Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer occurring in men and...
The changing landscape of colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer occurring in men and the second most common cancer in women. In addition to inflicting devastating personal costs on patients, CRC places a sizable economic burden on national healthcare systems.
First trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery is successful
Oxford University researchers have completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery.
Thermo Fisher launches Ion AmpliSeq technology for oncology research
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its new library preparation innovation, Ion AmpliSeq HD technology, for targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) oncology and genetic research applications.
BlueWind gets approval for study design of RENOVA iStim system
Miniature wireless neurostimulation platform developer BlueWind Medical has secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for study design for its RENOVA iStim system.
Simulation tool can predict efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis
Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin have developed a mathematical simulation tool to predict the efficacy of pre and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which can help to prevent HIV infection.
Ones to watch: the UK’s top medical AI companies
With the British government aiming to increase the amount of data and artificial intelligence (AI) used in healthcare, the country's medical technology industry is set to grow. But what are the UK-based companies currently dominating the medical AI sector?
Brazilian researchers devise AI-based approach to detect pathogens
A research team from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil has developed a new platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis of various pathogenic diseases.
OmniVision unveils prototype for new endoscopy tool
Digital imaging solutions developer OmniVision Technologies has partnered with Myriad Fiber to create a commercial prototype for a new endoscopic surgery tool featuring a built-in camera.
Robotic system can analyse eye movements to detect Parkinson’s
Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and start-up AURA Innotive Robotics have developed a new robotic system called OSCANN Desk, designed to accurately analyse eye movements for detecting neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Apps could improve heart disease risk management, but questions remain
A study regarding the medical impacts of mobile health (mHealth) technology has found that it has the potential to transform the way heart disease is prevented and managed, but key questions remain regarding the efficacy of cardiac risk management via smartphone apps and text messages.
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