diagnostics

Turning Graphene Into A Bacteria Sensor

When combined with microfluidics and antibodies, graphene can become a powerful bacteria biosensor, researchers say.

Taking Image Guided Therapy To Greater Heights

The Philips Azurion 7 C20 with FlexArm augments image guided therapy workflows and grants medical teams unprecedented flexibility in hybrid operating rooms.

A Tool For Rapid Diagnosis Of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers in Japan have developed a fast, accurate and fully automated device that can measure the extent of α-synuclein aggregation in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Scanning For Scoliosis Using A Palm-Sized Device

Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system that could allow mass screening for scoliosis.

Biosensor Bandage Samples Sweat

Using their adhesive biosensor, researchers in China were able to measure the pH of sweat, as well as the concentration of glucose, calcium and chloride in the biofluid.

Spotting Cancer Cells In Lymph Nodes

By injecting contrast agent into upstream lymph nodes, scientists in Japan were able to detect cancer cells within the lymphatic system early on.

Taking The Pulse Of Reproductive Disorders

Scientists in Hong Kong and the UK have devised a method to monitor hormone pulse patterns in patients with reproductive disorders.

PHC Acquires Thermo Fisher’s Pathology Arm For US$1.14B

The acquisition will allow PHC Holdings Corporation to expand its portfolio of products and services across diabetes care, diagnostics, life sciences and healthcare IT.

Too Much ETP Is Bad For The Liver

Elevated levels of endotrophin, or ETP, result in liver cell death, leading to inflammation and fibrosis of the liver, scientists find.