Tag: "specimen" at medical news

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...icroscopy produces sharp pictures butpreparing the specimen to enable viewing necessarily kills thecell. Viewing separate cells at different phases of development canprovide a proper time sequence, but this involves much tediouslabor. A second method, using fluorescent probes coupled with lightmicroscopes, ...

Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year

...der in using bar coding and robotic technology for specimen processing. Nearly three million laboratory test are processed annually at Northwestern Memorial, and use of this technology has shortened result turnaround time by 32 percent, while also increasing accuracy and reducing costs....

New technology shows our ancestors ateeverything!

...e-dimensional analysis of an object. "You put the specimen in and the microscope is programmed to step down at fine intervals, perform its series of scans, and collect 3D coordinates for each data point," said Teaford. The result is like a map of the earth that shows mountains, valleys and plains in full re...

Errors in cancer diagnosis put patients in harm's way

...same body site, found up to 12 percent of reviewed specimen pairs had an erroneous diagnosis. However, pathol...titution-dependent. Up to 9 percent of gynecologic specimen pairs (Pap test and cervical biopsy) contained an error and up to 12 percent of non-gynecologic spec...

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award

...connection. The method allows free navigation in a specimen with stepless zooming, and educational annotations as well as overlay graphics to easily be added to the virtual slides. According to the researchers, all steps from processing to viewing of virtual slides parallel the management of aerial and satell...

Proteome Systems Ltd and US-based Egenix Inc to develop semen-based test for prostate cancer

...organ and most men would willingly provide a semen specimen to potentially avoid a painful needle biopsy" Dr Donald Fresne, CEO and Chairman of Egenix, stated "Our company has produced excellent research in collaboration with the University of Rochester on the use of HCA as a cancer diagnostic and therapeuti...

Study finds stool testing novel technique for detecting colon cancer

... had immediately added buffer and then shipped the specimen by express courier to the clinical lab. Stools were homogenized and DNA was extracted using sequence-specific gel-capture....

Specimen radiography confirms success of MRI-guided breast biopsy

...perating room," Dr. Erguvan-Dogan said. Whole specimen and sliced specimen radiography was performed in 10 patients, and X-raying the lesion as a whole and in slices proved to...

Sunscreens with benzophenone-3 unsuitable for children

...ening for five days. These people supplied a urine specimen every day. "We designed the study such that it was similar to what is normal when people take a normal holiday in the sun", says Helena Gonzalez. The subjects continued to provide urine specimens after they stopped applying the sunscreen. The u...

Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work

...ds that had three holes, each of which contained a specimen of each type of restorative material, and volunteer patients wore the mouth guards 12 hours per day for 10 days. The patients rinsed twice daily with a commercial mouthrinse and after the 10 days, the materials were removed from the devices and were...

Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa

... too. The median survival from the time of sputum specimen collection was just 16 days for 52 of the 53 infected individuals, including six health workers and those reportedly taking anti-retroviral drugs. "Such a fatality rate for XDR-TB, especially within such a relatively short period of time, is unprece...

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