Early alcohol tasting

Just one sip won't hurt your child? Guess again

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence,…


A New Chapter for Clinical Lab LC-MS/MS Systems

Every day you’re challenged to deliver faster, reliable results to inform clinicians. Now the power of LC-MS/MS technology is available with the Topaz™ System from SCIEX, developed with the demanding clinical lab in mind. It is the first FDA-reviewed integrated LC-MS/MS IVD system, that is open by design and closed when you need it.


Fraunhofer and Mologic partner on UTI solutions

Mologic Ltd, which develops powerful, personalised diagnostics to improve the lives of patients, and Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (Fraunhofer CAP), a world-leading centre in the field of applied laser research and development, announced they are working together to develop a rapid, point-of-care test to immediately diagnose bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) and any associated antibiotic susceptibility, in a primary care setting. The test will lead to a step-change improvement in informed, targeted prescriptions, addressing the increasing incidence of antimicrobial resistance, as well as saving healthcare costs and time. The project has been awarded a £900K development grant from SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Networks…


Reducing Airborne pathogens within Hospitals

Air Quality is important in hospitals for protecting patients, staff and the sensitive processes which are involved in running a hospital.
To help hospital teams learn about how they can…

Beyond PSA monitoring

New prostate cancer risk model could better guide treatment

One of the biggest challenges in treating prostate cancer is distinguishing men who have aggressive and potentially lethal disease from men whose cancer is slow-growing and unlikely to metastasize.…


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Carestream is a dynamic, global company with more than 100 years of leadership. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help our customers be successful – in Europe and hospitals around the…

Latest headlines

FDA and NRC pave way for domestic supply of medical isotope in diagnostic imaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging product used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases. The FDA approved the RadioGenix System, a unique system for producing Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely used radioisotope in medical imaging. The NRC is issuing guidance and will license the RadioGenix System to enable the Tc-99m it produces to be used for its medical purpose. More details at fda.gov

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to form health care company

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent company "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" to address health care for their U.S. employees, the organizations announced. Details on businesswire.com.

COCIR releases position paper on Medical Device Regulation

COCIR, the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry, has developed a document which provides a strategic and in-depth overview of the impact of Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on industry sectors. It addresses the general framework, pre- and post-market obligations for manufacturers as well as the relevant actors in the implementation process. This document will be updated on regular basis and can be viewed on the COCIR website.

Blindness gene therapy becomes most expensive medicine in U.S.

With a sticker price of $850,000, a gene therapy for blindness will be the most expensive medicine sold in the United States. The treatment called Luxturna is manufactured by Spark Therapeutics and helps treat Leber congenital aumaurosis, an inherited condition that leads to blindness. More details at Medical Daily.

What to expect in the healthcare industry in 2018

The digitalization keeps revolutinizing the sector, so how will it change the industry in 2018? A new trends report identified the top concerns and desires on the minds of industry leaders, while a Business Week author focuses on health tech trends worth watching in the coming year. Find out more: Trends report and tech developments.

TV vs reality

Grey’s Anatomy may be distorting public expectations of trauma care

The television drama, Grey’s Anatomy, may be giving viewers a false impression of the realities of trauma care, including the speed at which patients recover after sustaining serious injuries,…

Mitosis' structure

Understanding the inside of cancer cells

Cell division is an intricately choreographed ballet of proteins and molecules that divide the cell. During mitosis, microtubule-organizing centers (MTOCs) assemble the spindle fibers that separate…

DIY testing

Self-sampling identifies twice as many women at risk of cervical cancer

Using self-sampling followed by HPV testing, more than twice as many women at risk of developing cervical cancer could be identified and offered preventive treatment. This is shown by researchers at…


Kawasaki disease: Gaining new insights into a mysterious illness

Texas Biomedical Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio have joined forces to cure a mysterious condition called Kawasaki disease. The illness which affects young children is…

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Gene editing

CRISPR-based technology DETECTR can detect viral DNA

A powerful genome editing tool can be deployed as an ace DNA detective, able to sniff out DNA snippets that signal viral infections, cancer, or even defective genes. This genetic detective, developed…

Cognitive improvement

Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains…

A map to the heart

The meaning of heart geometry in surgery

Geometry is often referenced for matters of the heart. Marriage has been described as “two parallel lines,” and others have compared love to an “irrational equation” or as unending as…

Manganese or gadolinium?

Promising first steps for alternative MRI contrast agent

NIH-supported researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are studying an alternative to the contrast agents currently used for magnetic resonance imaging. In a recent study, they showed that…

Clinical Collaboration Platform

Carestream puts power into the cloud

Carestream Health’s Vue Cloud, a healthcare imaging cloud service based on the Carestream Clinical Collaboration Platform, now manages more than 26 billion images in public and private cloud data…


'Selfish' gene may protect against heart disease

Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to…

Researchers investigate

Kidney stones on the rise

Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing…

Idiot box

Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents

Watching too much television at age 2 can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal’s School of Psychoeducation…