New Faster, Cheaper, Better Test Platform for Nucleic Acid Identification of Diseases

At the National University of Singapore, scientists have developed a portable, point-of-care nucleic acid test platform that can be used to diagnose a variety of diseases. It comes in the form of a cartridge that does not need to be […]

iPrognosis Looking at People’s Behaviors to Find Signs of Parkinson’s

Our smartphones are powerful sensors and information processors that have the potential to detect early signs of some diseases. Parkinson’s, for example, is a disease that can have a slow onset with few symptoms early on. These symptoms, moreover, may […]

Mellitus Health and Smart Meter Announce Strategic Partnership for Connected Insulin Titration

TAMPA, Fla. – September 5, 2018 – Mellitus Health, Inc., the developer of Insulin Insights™, the first FDA-cleared and CE-registered clinician decision-support tool for titrating all types of insulin, all eight standard dosing regimens and 125 combinations of insulin, and […]

UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation–no bigger than a Band-Aid–is portable, wearable and can […]

New NCATS-Supported Test Could Provide Faster Diagnosis of Deadly Disease

Every year, diarrheal disease kills more than 1 million people, mostly children in the developing world. To treat the illness effectively, health care providers need to know its cause. Currently, a diagnosis requires sending a stool sample to a lab […]

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to […]

A pill for delivering biomedical micromotors

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Using tiny micromotors to diagnose and treat disease in the human body could soon be a reality. But keeping these devices intact as they travel through the body remains a hurdle. Now in a study appearing in ACS […]

Ultralaser treatment for fibromyalgia yields 75 percent pain reduction when applied to the hands

Medical device with simultaneous laser and ultrasound application was developed in Brazil. Scientists enhanced analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects by moving the treatment’s focus away from the tender points. A new device that combines low-intensity laser light and therapeutic ultrasound considerably […]