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Light replaces the needle

One in twelve children are born prematurely in Switzerland. If hypoglycemia develops in these premature babies and persists for over an hour, it can affect brain development. In order to prevent this,… Read more →

From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps

Outside his career as a noted nanochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer. To show off his photos, his preferred device is a Kindle Fire HDX tablet because “the color display is a… Read more →

2015 Medtech Predictions

When the calendar turns over to a new year, everyone gets out their crystal ball in an attempt to predict what the next 12 months will bring. Here on MD+DI, we’ve already looked at Cleveland Clinic’s top innovations in 2015,… Read more →

Can a biomarker in the blood predict head fracture after traumatic brain injury?

In cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI), predicting the likelihood of a cranial lesion and determining the need for head computed tomography (CT) can be aided by measuring markers of bone injury in the blood. The results of a new… Read more →

Scientists develop new technique to get detailed images of mouse neurons

Scientists can now explore nerves in mice in much greater detail than ever before, thanks to an approach developed by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy. The work, published online today in Nature Methods, enables… Read more →

New fluorescence-imaging agent could improve diagnosis, guide surgeons during tumor removal

CEA-Leti and CLARA today announced the development of a new fluorescence-imaging agent that could significantly increase surgeons’ accuracy when removing cancerous tumors.

LipImage™ 815 was developed in the NanoENO project, which focused on producing a nano-scale contrast agent in the… Read more →


Highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles could enable personalized medicine

Scientists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena; Germany) and colleagues have produced highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles that, with near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye, can be guided to the liver or kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients… Read more →

New technology could ‘light up’ cancer cells during surgery and improve cancer surgery outcomes: First human clinical trials underway

On Target Laboratories LLCand Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could “light up” cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures.

The technology was developed by Philip Low, the Ralph… Read more →

Fluorescence imaging and MRI-capable nanoparticles could track disease

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) have developed new nanoparticles that can perform fluorescence imaging along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals. Such nanoparticles could help scientists to track specific… Read more →

New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder-cancer detection

The researchers identified a protein known as CD47 as a molecular imaging target to distinguish bladder cancer from benign tissues. In the future, this technique could improve bladder cancer detection, guide more precise cancer surgery and reduce unnecessary biopsies, therefore… Read more →

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