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Detecting the undetectable in prostate cancer screening

New technology 300 times more sensitive than commercial tests, defines new PSA 'zero'


A team of Northwestern University researchers, using an extremely sensitive tool based on nanotechnology, has detected previously undetectable levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy. The researchers found measureable PSA levels in each ...


NIST calculations may improve temperature measures for microfluidics


If you wanted to know if your child had a fever or be certain that the roast in the oven was thoroughly cooked, you would, of course, use a thermometer that you trusted to give accurate readings at any temperature within its range. However, it isn't that simple for researchers who need to measure ...


NYU physicists find way to explore microscopic systems through holographic video


Physicists at New York University have developed a technique to record three-dimensional movies of microscopic systems, such as biological molecules, through holographic video. The work, which is reported in Optics Express, has potential to improve medical diagnostics and drug discovery. The ...


Syft Technologies has been awarded a $3m FRST RFI grant to continue their medical research programme


Syft has again successfully secured a four year grant totaling over $3M dollars from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology’s Research for Industry (RFI) programme. Syft’s medical strategy director, Dr Jenny Scotter says: “The announcement of this funding is exciting on a number of ...


General Lab and Labco to create a leading European medical diagnostics Group


Labco and General Lab join forces to create a key player in the medical diagnostics sector. According to the companies, Integration of General Lab within the Labco network creates the first laboratory group in European market with more than 150 laboratories and 1,600 employees. Combined entities ...


Fingerprint instead of Blood Sample

Antibody tests on fingerprints to detect drugs and diseases


To this day, fingerprints are just the thing when a perpetrator needs to be arrested or a person needs to be identified. British scientists working with David A. Russell also want to make it possible to use fingerprints to reveal drug and doping transgressions and to diagnose diseases. As the ...


Rice scientists unveil 'nanoegg'

Asymmetric particles focus light in unique way


Contact: Jade BoydResearchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) have unveiled the "nanoegg," the latest addition to their family ultrasmall, light-focusing particles. A cousin of the versatile nanoshell, nanoeggs are asymmetric specks of matter whose striking optical ...


Virginia BioTechnology Research Park announces new $300 million Phillip Morris project


The Virginia BioTechnology Research Park announced that Philip Morris USA will begin construction on a new $300 million research and technology center in the Park's downtown campus. The new facility will be Philip Morris USA's largest capital project since the 1980s, and will be the ...


Scots Export Healthcare Innovation


Scottish innovation is set to cause a stir at the world's largest medical forum, Medica 2004, which has started on 24th November 2004 in Dusseldorf, Germany. A total of 13 Scottish companies have travelled across to display their wares and expertise to healthcare practitioners from 100 ...


LabNow Announces $14 Million in Funding - Investment Led by George Soros


Austin. LabNow, Inc. announced that it has raised $14 million in equity financing from a syndicate of private and venture investors led by George Soros, with the participation of Austin Ventures. Funds will be used to develop the company's technology and to launch its initial product, CD4Now(TM), ...


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