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Image: Novel surface treatment could prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics (Photo courtesy of Penn State)

Novel Surface Treatment Stops Microbes from Adhering to Medical Devices

A novel surface treatment developed by scientists could help improve the safety of medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films, thus easing the economic burden on health care systems. More...
23 May 2022
Image: EsoGuard has demonstrated over 90% specificity and 90% sensitivity in identifying Barrett’s Esophagus (Photo courtesy of Lucid Diagnostics)

Biomarker Based Non-Endoscopic Technology Identifies Risk for Esophageal Cancer

A new technology coupled with a new biomarker test are giving patients timely access to a quick, accurate and less invasive way to identify risk for Barrett's esophagus (BE). More...
23 May 2022
Image: HemoScreen POC blood test analyzer makes testing simple and accessible anywhere (Photo courtesy of PixCell Medical)

POC Blood Test Analyzer Performs CBC in Five Minutes

The world's first and only lab-quality, portable plug-and-play Complete Blood Count (CBC) analyzer allows real-time blood testing to be performed by anyone, anywhere, providing critical health data on the spot. More...
23 May 2022
Image: Ultrathin fuel cell uses the body’s own sugar to generate electricity (Photo courtesy of MIT)

Glucose Fuel Cell Uses Sugar Present in Blood to Power Medical Implants

In recent years, scientists have been investigating glucose fuel cells as potentially smaller power sources, fueled directly by the body’s abundant glucose which is the sugar we absorb from the foods we eat. Glucose powers every cell in our bodies and could now power tomorrow’s medical implants. More...
20 May 2022
Image: The KangDuo surgical robot (Photo courtesy of Peking University First Hospital)

New Surgical Robot Found Safe and Effective for Localized Prostate Cancer Surgery

An initial evaluation of a new surgical robotic system has found it to be "feasible, safe, and effective" for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer. More...
20 May 2022
Image: A minimally invasive diagnostic biomarker strategy has proven successful in detecting early esophageal cancer (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Minimally Invasive Device Combined With Molecular Biomarkers Detects Early Esophageal Cancer

A novel, minimally invasive biomarker-based strategy has demonstrated a 90% success rate in detecting esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) which comprises 80% of esophageal cancers globally. More...
19 May 2022
Image: Ion robotic-assisted endoluminal platform for minimally invasive peripheral lung biopsy (Photo courtesy of Intuitive Surgical)

Robotic Platform Offers Diagnosis and Removal of Lung Cancer During Single Surgery

A robotic-assisted minimally invasive biopsy platform allows for the diagnosis and removal of a lung cancer mass during one surgery, thus reducing anxiety and unnecessary waiting time for patients. More...
19 May 2022
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