FDA-cleared Procalcitonin (PCT)

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics expands chemistry menu

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics along with partner Diazyme Laboratories announces FDA clearance of a new procalcitonin (PCT) assay, an...

Structural insights

Cancer cells may streamline their genomes to proliferate more easily

Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate...

Predicting antibiotic resistances

GEAR succeeds in competition "Landmarks in the Land of Ideas"

Ares Genetics GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Curetis GmbH and a developer of pioneering solutions for the detection of genetic...

Trypanosomiasis

News from the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness

A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg has discovered an interesting enzyme in the pathogens responsible for African...

Clinical trial

A simple breath test could evolve breast cancer diagnostics

The University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is actively recruiting for a clinical trial that is...

Tumor detection

MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), in collaboration with colleagues from Heidelberg University Hospital, have been...

Cardiology

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research by the...

Time-lapse microscopy

Image correction software simplifies quantification of stem cells

Today, tracking the development of individual cells and spotting the associated factors under the microscope is nothing unusual. However,...

Point-of-care

The TUBE approach to perioperative point-of-care ultrasound

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total...

Regenerative medicine

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University...

CRISPR-Cpf1

Firefly gene illuminates ability to edit human genome

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to...

Remote assistance

Can drones improve response times for cardiac arrests?

In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time...