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Multigene Test for High Risk Heart Disease, et al

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Multigenic risk score
Polygenic risk scores may become as routine as cholesterol screening. To that end, researchers at the Broad [MORE]

Automated Mammogram Reading

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mammogram showing dense and fatty breasts
It’s not uncommon for radiologists to batch mammogram images and then examine them at the [MORE]

Virtual Visits for Hypertension Care.

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine consult
Hypertension is the reason for about 39 million doctor’s visits a year in the US.  During a visit, the [MORE]

Metabolic Profiling for Prostate Cancer

June 12, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prostate Cancer
Elevated levels of prostate specific antigen followed by prostate biopsies have long been the standard for determining prostate cancer, [MORE]

Preserving Liquid Biopsy Samples with a Glycoprotein

February 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Circulating tumor cells, captured in microfluidic devices, die off in a few hours; so means of preserving them is a [MORE]

Cell Atlas of the Small Intestine

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Small Intestine Cellular Composition
Quoting directly: “The lining or epithelium of the gut is one of the body’s most diverse and [MORE]

Liquid Biopsy for Monitoring Treatment Response

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ctDNA Liquid Biopsy
Most interest in liquid biopsies has focused on less invasive disease diagnosis. This piece, however, draws attention to [MORE]

POC Device for Fast Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

July 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Polarization Anisotropy Diagnostics
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have built a point-of-care device that can diagnose five different bacteria—the major germs [MORE]

POC Device for Hospital Acquired Infections

June 14, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

PAD Device
In proof-of-principle research, bioengineers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a point-of-care device that can interface with a table [MORE]

Making Devices Easier to Swallow

November 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Gastric Devices
Relying on a novel elastic polymer gel, biomedical engineers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a [MORE]

Lab-Grown Limbs

September 29, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

The technique of taking an animal organ, washing cells out of the extracellular matrix, and then seeding in new cells [MORE]

Device to Measure Drug Metabolism in the Liver

September 22, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liver Drug Analysis
Anticancer drugs are metabolized in the liver before they reach the tumor target—thus a need for a means [MORE]

Automated Vital Signs Scanning for Trauma Patients in Transit

July 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Internal hemorrhaging is a life-threatening risk for trauma patients, and every moment toward a correct assessment saves live. To [MORE]

Digital Diffraction Diagnosis

May 26, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cancer Diagnosis Using SmartPhone
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center has been testing a small imaging device that is attached to a [MORE]