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Blood Test for Colitis Screening Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy
Blood Test for Colitis Screening Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy
News   Sep 20, 2017

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant test.

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Agilent Announces Expanded Use of Cancer Diagnostic in the US
Agilent Announces Expanded Use of Cancer Diagnostic in the US
News   Sep 20, 2017

Agilent announced that the FDA has approved the cancer diagnostic known as PD-L1 IHC 28-8 pharmDx for use in cases of urothelial carcinoma (UC) and of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).

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New Software Allows Mobile Monitoring of Breathing Problems
New Software Allows Mobile Monitoring of Breathing Problems
News   Sep 20, 2017

Researchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing.

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Metabolic Classification of Human Hepatoblastoma Uncovered
Metabolic Classification of Human Hepatoblastoma Uncovered
News   Sep 18, 2017

EPFL scientists have now found metabolic differences between hepatoblastoma subtypes, and identified several biomarkers that can help obtain more accurate subtyping of the disease.

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New Distance Record for Medical Drone Transport Set
New Distance Record for Medical Drone Transport Set
News   Sep 13, 2017

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert.

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Endomag Receives CE Mark Approval for Magseed Breast Cancer Localisation Technology
Endomag Receives CE Mark Approval for Magseed Breast Cancer Localisation Technology
News   Sep 13, 2017

Endomag can now use Magseed, an accurate marker for surgeons to use during breast cancer removal surgery.

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Agilent Obtains U.S. FDA Approval for GenetiSure Dx Postnatal Assay
Agilent Obtains U.S. FDA Approval for GenetiSure Dx Postnatal Assay
News   Sep 13, 2017

Agilent Technologies has obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the GenetiSure Dx Postnatal Assay: its first comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) assay for diagnostic use.

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Superior Pathological Diagnosis Using Transparent Tissues
Superior Pathological Diagnosis Using Transparent Tissues
News   Sep 13, 2017

In a new study researchers report CUBIC, a technique including a tissue processing that makes human organs transparent, and provides better assessment of lesions for pathological diagnosis.

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Institute of Pathology Joins Thermo Fisher Scientific to Drive Oncology Companion Diagnostic Development
Institute of Pathology Joins Thermo Fisher Scientific to Drive Oncology Companion Diagnostic Development
News   Sep 12, 2017

Institute of Pathology Heidelberg collaborates with Thermo Fisher Scientific to establish the Next Generation Sequencing Companion Dx Center of Excellence Program in Europe.

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MasSpec Pen Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds
MasSpec Pen Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds
News   Sep 07, 2017

The powerful new tool rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology.

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