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Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today

The role of medical devices in health care is essential. A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or similar that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease or other conditions. This category includes news on product re

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Alzheimer's disease: New genetic culprit found

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study challenges the traditional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists point to a new gene that may be responsible for the illness.

Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.

Cancer detected in just 10 seconds with new device

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A state-of-the-art device that can accurately identify cancerous tissue in just 10 seconds has the potential to transform cancer surgery.

New assessment predicts fracture risk for patients in long-term care

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients.

Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.

Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serum

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what's wrong.

'Seeing' robot learns tricky technique for studying brain cells in mammals

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, or whole-cell recording (WCR), is the gold-standard technique for studying the behaviour of brain cells called neurons under different brain states such as...

Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland.

Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant...

Algorithm could predict Alzheimer's risk years before symptoms occur

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created an algorithm that could predict the risk of Alzheimer's in patients with mild cognitive impairment 2 years before symptoms arise.

Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do.

Lisfranc fracture: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A Lisfranc fracture is a type of bone fracture that occurs in the foot. Learn about diagnosing a Lisfranc fracture, treatments, and prevention.

How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.

Fasting before a blood test: What you need to know

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For some kinds of blood tests, the patient may be required to fast beforehand. In this article, learn about fasting for blood tests.

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image...

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated...

McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?

New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness.

New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolor.

Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in...

New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere...

New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their...

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.