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Image problem – the CERN EndoTOFPET-US project
Saturday, December 09, 2017 by Because pancreatic cancer is nearly always detected at a late stage, there is a pressing need for better diagnostic techniques. The EndoTOFPET-US project based at CERN has developed...

Reducing radiation dose for paediatric CT
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Radiation dose, always a concern in CT, is particularly risky for children. Luckily, there is a new way to reduce the dose without adversely affecting image quality, according to a...

Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in the US.

EWMA 2016 Conference announced
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) has announced that the 26th EWMA Conference will take place in the German city of Bremen from 11-13 May 2016.

Tim Kelsey to say farewell to NHS technology community at EHI Live 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015 by Departing NHS England patient and information director to deliver swansong speech at UK’s largest digital health show.

Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 by New fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may revolutionise the way in which brain tumours are diagnosed and treated. Agents known as CLR1501 and CLR1502 have been shown to able...

FDA approves drug to treat binge eating disorder
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 by A new drug that treats moderate-to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults has been approved by FDA, The Obesity Society (TOS) has reported. The prescription drug,...

Report finds growth in UK childhood obesity is slowing
Friday, January 30, 2015 by A study by researchers at King's College London has found that childhood obesity among young children has started to level off.The team analysed trends in data from electronic...

Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. The technology, called the Missouri...

New research reveals antibiotics could help treat cancer
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by A researcher inspired by a conversation with his young child has discovered a means of eradicating cancer stem cells, using common antibiotics. Professor Michael P Lisanti, director...

NICE unveils guidelines to improve asthma diagnosis accuracy
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by A draft guideline released by NICE suggests spirometry should be used as ‘the first-line investigation’ for diagnosing asthma in adults over 16 and children over 5 years old.More...

First liquid-biopsy lung cancer companion diagnostic registered
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by The CE-IVD marking of a new liquid biopsy-based companion diagnostic, that has demonstrated clinical utility for guiding treatment decisions in patients with solid tumours, has...

New nanoparticles perform MRI and fluorescent imaging
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by IT chemists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging...

Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers
Friday, October 31, 2014 by The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in the US.

Lasers and sound waves offer skin cancer breakthrough
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by A handheld device that that may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma is ready for clinical trials. Researchers from Washington University in St Louis have been able...

DNA analysis tool speeds up cancer diagnosis
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by A newly developed nanoscale imaging tool will enable researchers examine large genomes at single-molecule resolutions in order to detect traces of cancer and other diseases.

Nanoparticle boost for cancer diagnosis
Friday, August 01, 2014 by Self-assembling nanoparticles developed by researchers at Imperial College London could help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. A special protein coating increases the effectiveness...

Anti-cancer drug tracks its own success in tackling tumours
Friday, August 01, 2014 by Asian scientists have developed an anti-cancer drug able to demonstrate its own efficacy.A team led by Bin Liu from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering...

Sight and smell test hope for early Alzheimer’s detection
Friday, August 01, 2014 by Changes in the way the eyes and nose work might indicate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the results of four trials published in July. Decreased ability to identify...

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