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New blood test for Down syndrome

... this is the first demonstration of a universal, noninvasive test for Down and other aneuploidies," said ... Researchers have been working for years to devise noninvasive screening tests that would be safe for that group ... in 2005. That article discussed new methods of noninvasive prenatal testing that relied on measurements of ...

Ultrasound shown to exert remote control of brain circuits

... , provide insights into how low-power ultrasound can be harnessed for the noninvasive neurostimulation of brain circuits and offers the potential for new ... of neurons," Tyler explains. The search for new types of noninvasive neurostimulation methods led them to revisit ultrasound. "We were ...

NIH awards more than $33 million to fund state-of-the-art research equipment

... Also, four more awards will support biomedical imagers that allow for noninvasive imaging at the molecular level. Researchers at the University of ... vast quantities of data; two cyclotrons for producing new probes for noninvasive imaging at the molecular level; and many other types of specialized ...

Montana State researchers release guide to noninvasive carnivore research

... are principal editors on a new book that will help biologists find noninvasive ways to study carnivores in the wild. "Noninvasive Survey Methods for ... Long and MacKay solicited writings from 25 wildlife experts on the noninvasive survey methods currently available to wildlife researchers. The study of ...

Brain-computer link systems on the brink of breakthrough, study finds

... uneven, with invasive BCIs almost exclusively centered in North America, noninvasive BCI systems evolving primarily from European and Asian efforts. BCI ... Electrical Stimulation and Rehabilitation Applications of BCIs, noninvasive Communication Systems, Cognitive and Emotional Neuroprostheses, and BCI ...

Oosight microscope enables embryonic stem cell breakthrough

... MBL, in 2000, that the technology developed by Dr. Oldenbourg facilitated noninvasive enucleation of mice eggs. At that time, Keefe operated a research lab at ... with Oldenbourg and Inou. Keefe was interested in finding out if the noninvasive LC-PolScope could be used in clinical settings to evaluate the quality of ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... artery embolization (also called uterine fibroid embolization). "Uterine artery embolization is a treatment method for fibroids that is relatively noninvasive and has high success rates. Women with fibroids and their health care providers should be aware of this therapy. This collection assembles relevant ...

NAU discovery could help feed millions

... million people a year," Mayer said. "We can easily increase rice production by 10 percent by reducing rodent fertility in half." She said this noninvasive approach is more humane than poison, which takes several days to kill rodents and seeps into groundwater, harming other animals and possible food ...

Interventional radiology: From sidelines to mainstream for patients

... team; adequate space dedicated for clinical visits; inpatient admitting service; dedicated time for seeing inpatients and patients in a clinic; noninvasive vascular laboratory; clerical services for scheduling, insurance authorization and billing of procedures and evaluation/management services; and ...

Star Trek-like technology offers noninvasive monitor for patients and athletes

... oxygen and pH. One unique advantage of Dr. Soller's near infrared device is that its measurements are not impacted by skin color or body fat. A noninvasive system also means a reduced risk of infection due to the lack of needle pricks. Most of the system's development has occurred at the University of ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... The stent graft is advanced to the aneurysm and then opened, creating new walls in the blood vessel through which blood flows. This innovative and noninvasive method of placing a graft within an aneurysm redirects blood flow and stops direct pressure from being exerted on the weak aortic wall, explained ...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

... fight PAD, a disease that affects 12 to 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older. "To develop new stem cell treatments for PAD, we need suitable noninvasive methods to track the fate of stem cells clearly inside the body," said veterinary radiologist Dara L. Kraitchman, V.M.D., Ph.D., an associate ...

Penn research team tests bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism in stroke victims

... PHILADELPHIA A University of Pennsylvania team has completed the first successful demonstration of a noninvasive optical device to monitor cerebral blood flow in patients with acute stroke, a leading cause of disability and death. The ultimate goal of this ...

Far-reaching genetics topics to be addressed: 2009 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 25-29

... Current issues in clinical cancer genetics The metabolic basis of cardiac disease Progress toward development of stem cell-based therapeutics noninvasive prenatal diagnostics Carrier testing for common genetic diseases Current and novel molecular genetic methodologies And many more For complete ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 14, 2009

... 65 proteins that appeared twice as often in the diabetic samples than the non-diabetic samples. These newly identified proteins could lead to new, noninvasive tests for diabetes screening, detection, and monitoring, the researchers say. MTS ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Proteomic Identification of ...

Studies on imaging and tracking transplanted cells

... immortalized human fetal hepatocytes injected into mice was evaluated. According to the researchers, it was essential for them to evaluate via noninvasive monitoring the effectiveness of transplanted cells to engraft and repopulate the recipient liver. Using double or triple fusion lentiviral vectors in ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... diseases. Using this enhanced understanding of the blood-brain barrier and the role of microbubbles, it may be possible to develop a noninvasive means of successfully delivering potent pharmacological agents to treat neurological and neurodegenerative diseases that are currently not treatable. ...

Field-hospital-on-a-chip project awarded to nanoengineer from UC San Diego

... for patients with diabetes don't include smart sensors capable of performing complex logic operations," said Wang, who helped to develop the first noninvasive system for monitoring glucose from a patient's sweat. "We are working on a system that will be different. It will monitor biomarkers and make ...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

... specific brain changes during normal emotion, and began exploring brain changes in depression and mania. This led to his pioneering use of a noninvasive brain stimulation method, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to probe neuronal circuits regulating mood, and to clinical trials of TMS in ...

Circadian clock may be critical for remembering what you learn, Stanford researchers say

... remember anything. Losing their rhythms costs them a lot." The researchers knocked the hamsters' circadian systems out of commission using a new noninvasive technique they developed involving manipulating the hamsters' exposure to light. The hamsters were first exposed to two hours of bright light late at ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes AOptix Technologies for its Pioneering Contribution to Security through Noninvasive Biometrics

... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the noninvasive biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan presents AOptix Technologies Inc. with the 2008 North American Award for Technology Innovation in recognition of ...

Saliva proteins could help detection of oral cancer

... patients. Since it is very simple to collect and process saliva fluids, the discovery of these biomarkers may lead to a useful clinical tool for noninvasive diagnosis of oral cancer in the future. "This test is currently not available, but we are developing point-of-care microfluidic devices to detect ...

At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better

... overweight "As vascular experts, interventional radiologists can intervene early, help prevent vascular disease progression and provide minimally noninvasive treatment if needed," said Murphy. Legs for Life began a decade ago because interventional radiologists recognized that the disease is a major public ...

Resuscitation technique after brain injury may do more harm than good

... the best way to monitor this sort of brain damage in humans so we can understand how it correlates to the mouse models. There are many emerging noninvasive technologies that can monitor the brain." ...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on growing use of cell-based assays

... according to an article in the April 15 issue of GEN ( http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2437 ). Better screening technologies, noninvasive monitoring, and more automation are driving the trend toward adoption of this technology, notes John Sterling, Editor-in-Chief of GEN. Some estimates ...

Saliva can help diagnose heart attack, study shows

... and analyses the patients cardiac status on the spot. Whats novel here is our ability to measure all such proteins in one setting and to use a noninvasive saliva sample, where low protein levels make such tests difficult even with large and expensive lab instruments, McDevitt says. Cardiovascular ...

Power of molecular imaging reveals secrets of the heart

... scans may also be helpful in selecting those who would profit the most from CPC administration. Early detection of hibernating myocardial tissue via noninvasive imaging modalities such as PET and SPECT will help us to assess a patients myocardial metabolism and blood flow, he said. Subsequent early coronary ...

Using ground-penetrating radar to observe hidden underground water processes

... of sustainable and optimal environmental management strategies has become a priority, there is a strong prerequisite for the development of noninvasive characterization and monitoring techniques of the vadose zone. In particular, approaches integrating water movement, geological, and physical ...

'Fluorescent' cells give early warning for eye disease

... would be vision-saving because many severe eye diseases do not exhibit early warning signals before they begin to diminish vision. The testing is noninvasive and takes less than 6 minutes to administer to a patient. In a recent study, two researchers from the U-M Kellogg Eye Center used the instrument ...

Videos extract mechanical properties of liquid-gel interfaces

... NIST/Minnesota approach has possible applications in areas as diverse as speech therapy where observing the flow of air over vocal cords could enable noninvasive measures of vocal tissue elasticity and help clinicians detect problems at an early stage. Also, this research may help clarify specific plastics ...

An 'attractive' man-machine interface

... nanobiotechnology that enables magnetic control of events at the cellular level. They describe the technology, which could lead to finely-tuned but noninvasive treatments for disease, in the January issue of Nature Nanotechnology (published online January 3). Don Ingber, MD, PhD, and Robert Mannix, PhD, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

... scheduled for the Dec. 15 issue of ACS Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal, Pascale Richardin and colleagues describe development of a new, noninvasive test that accurately identifies traces of blood apparently left on ancient African artifacts used in ceremonies involving animal sacrifices. ...

Between water and rock -- a new science

... And because contaminants are bound to nanoparticles, stability and interaction of contaminants are different than what was once predicted. Even noninvasive clean-up is problematic, the review reports. Bioremediation of soluble uranium by microorganisms, such as metal-reducing bacteria, is of high ...

Using fMRI to study brain development

... Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a powerful noninvasive tool for studying brain activity in both humans and experimental animals. Most fMRI studies are carried out on adults, but this technique also has ...

Purdue research finds similarities in dog, human breast cancer pre-malignant lesions

... breast cancer tumors has been surgical removal. Both Mohammed and Miller would like to find out if there is a way to identify the lesion early with noninvasive screening, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. As a next step, Mohammed will determine the prevalence of lesions in dogs with no ...

How does the opioid system control pain, reward and addictive behavior?

... provides a fascinating means to study dynamic biological processes in mammals. Fluorescent genetically encoded proteins are unique high-contrast, noninvasive molecular markers for live imaging in complex organisms and provide the exploration of the receptor localization and function in vivo. Scherrer et ...

SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding

... instruments for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and for biomedical research. Annually, more than 20 million men, women and children need noninvasive molecular/nuclear medicine procedures. These safe, cost-effective procedures include positron emission tomography (PET) scans to diagnose and monitor ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 12, 2007

... and permits monitoring of the lipid flip in actual cell membranes in real time, as the process unfolds. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New noninvasive Methodology for Real-Time Monitoring of Lipid Flip DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/bcches/asap/pdf/bc700189n.pdf ...

Small animal imaging facility is big boon to research

... are noninvasive, says Dr. Hu, which obviously makes them excellent clinical tools as well. If you have an animal disease model, for pretty much any noninvasive technique, the advantage is it reduces animal use tremendously, he says. Like physicians do with patients, basic scientists now use technology to ...

U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases

... Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center have identified a noninvasive and painless way to diagnose complex brain diseases. And its as simple as staring at a point of light. The research offers promise for a ...
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