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Target Meeting's 2nd World Clinical Diagnostics Online Conference, December 10-11, 2013 - Join for Free
Source: Conferences News From Medical News Today [2013.11.27]
A Free Virtual Clinical Diagnostics Conference at Targetmeeting.com featuring 40 live oral presentations from academic and industry experts around the world. The 8 sessions (40 oral presentations), which will be spread over two days will discuss Diagnostic Imaging, Genetic Diagnostics, Biochemical Diagnostics, General Diagnostics, and many more.
Diagnostic method can reveal the factors behind conditions thought to have environmental triggers
Source: Immune System / Vaccines News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
You may be sensitive to gluten, but you're not sure. Perhaps you can't put your finger on a recurring malaise, and your doctor is at a loss to figure it out. A diagnostic method recently developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Patrick Daugherty can reveal - on a molecular level - the factors behind conditions thought to have environmental triggers.
Diagnostic Errors Cause Up To 160,000 Deaths Annually, USA
Source: Litigation / Medical Malpractice News From Medical News Today [2013.04.24]
Misdiagnosing patients or making diagnostic errors is one of the most costly and dangerous mistakes made by doctors in the U.S., resulting in up to 160,000 deaths per year. Johns Hopkins researchers have reviewed over 350,000 malpractice claim payouts in the U.S over the past 25 years.
FDA allows marketing of four "next generation" gene sequencing devices
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2013.11.25]
Today (November 19th, 2013) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of four diagnostic devices that can be used for high throughput gene sequencing, often referred to as "next generation sequencing" (NGS). These instruments, reagents, and test systems allow labs to sequence a patient's DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).
Studies on the use of breast MRI
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.11.19]
Study finds use of breast MRI in women increasingThe overall use of breast magnetic resonance imaging has increased, with the procedure most commonly used for diagnostic evaluations and screenings, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia calls for continued investment in innovations and proven tools
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2013.11.14]
Fifth Annual World Pneumonia Day marks successes and challenges in tackling #1 killer of childrenGlobal health advocates commemorated the fifth annual World Pneumonia Day by calling on global leaders to scale up existing interventions and invest in new diagnostics and treatments to defeat pneumonia. Each year, pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Initial study results demonstrate detection rate of 75% for colorectal cancer
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.11.11]
VolitionRx Limited (OTC: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, has announced the publication of preliminary data from an ongoing independent trial of one of its NuQ® assays. Priv.-Doz. Dr.
New membrane pores with DNA nanotechnology
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2013.11.07]
A new way to build membrane-crossing pores, using Lego-like DNA building blocks, has been developed by scientists at UCL, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and the University of Southampton.The approach provides a simple and low cost tool for synthetic biology and the technique has potential applications in diagnostic devices and drug discovery.
PET scanning reveals pain processes in tennis elbow
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.31]
Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University and the results are now being published in the prestigious journal PLOS ONE.
FDA approves second brain imaging drug to help evaluate patients for Alzheimer's disease, dementia
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.30]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18 injection), a radioactive diagnostic drug for use with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain in adults being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia.Dementia is associated with diminishing brain functions such as memory, judgment, language and complex motor skills.
Blood test may differentiate between benign lung nodules and early stage lung cancer
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.10.18]
Indi (Integrated Diagnostics), an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics, today announced the results of a major study which suggests that quantifying a combination of blood proteins can distinguish between benign lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer with high probability.
Scientists identify genetic errors in 12 major cancer types
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2013.10.18]
Examining 12 major types of cancer, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that appear to drive the development and progression of a range of tumors in the body. The discovery sets the stage for devising new diagnostic tools and more personalized cancer treatments.The research, published Oct.
Steps to reduce risk of inadvertent harm to potentially normal pregnancies
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.11]
A panel of 15 medical experts from the fields of radiology, obstetrics-gynecology and emergency medicine, convened by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU), has recommended new criteria for use of ultrasonography in determining when a first trimester pregnancy is nonviable (has no chance of progressing and resulting in a live-born baby). These new diagnostic thresholds, published Oct.
Genetic condition that attacks the heart, brain and nerves diagnosed using new MRI technique
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.05]
A genetic condition that attacks multiple organs and usually results in fatal heart problems can be detected using a new MRI technique that was developed at the University of Alberta. The discovery of this new diagnostic tool has resulted in updated clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Fabry disease in Canada.