Radiology must fully embrace new training pathways and translational research so that young doctors are capable of progressing research from the laboratory to the clinic, a senior radiologist noted in a broad-ranging, visionary, public lecture on Thursday evening.
IBM supercomputer goes to work at MD Anderson
First he won on Jeopardy!, now he’s going to try to beat leukemia. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced Friday that it will deploy Watson, IBM’s famed cognitive computing system, to help eradicate cancer.
The next generation of gold-standard MUSICA image processing introduces new levels of details in traditionally difficult image areas.
- Clear visualization of the subtle details in the abdomen
- Balanced presentation of both soft tissue and overlapping bone structure
- High level of detail in the mediastinum
- True representation of implants with clear bone interfaces
How iPads can help discover concussions
CLEVELAND – An apple a day can keep the doctor away, but so can an Apple product. Doctors have come up with a way iPads can help discover concussions, which impact more than 150,000 student athletes every year.
New York-based digital health academy StartUp Health has picked its latest class of digital health startups.
It is common knowledge now that the amount of data worldwide is growing exponentially across all industries, and healthcare is certainly one of them. I came across a few figures recently that convey the pace of data growth pretty well: Ninety percent of the world’s data is less than two years old, total data collected will grow by 40% next year, and that per IBM’s estimates 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data is generated each day. For those who are wondering, a quintillion is 1018 bytes. Major contributors to data volumes include imaging data, social media data, geocoding data, sensor data, web traffic data and RFID data.
A new microscopic technique that can see tiny structures inside the “control center” of the cell for the first time has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London,It represents a major advance for cell biologists because it will allow them to investigate structures deep inside the cell, such as viruses, bacteria, and parts of the nucleus in depth.
By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections. In a recent experiment, they demonstrated that a community of Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause some skin infections, became more resistant to antibiotics when it was contained within a larger community of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria involved in various diseases, including cystic fibrosis. The researchers use a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. Their method uses a laser to construct protein “cages” around bacteria in gelatin.
This schematic depicts a new system that uses tiny magnetic beads to quickly detect rare types of cancer cells circulating in a patient’s blood (credit: Bin-Da Chan/Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering). Researchers are developing a system that uses tiny magnetic beads to quickly detect rare types of cancer cells circulating in a patient’s blood, an advance that could help medical doctors diagnose cancer earlier than now possible and monitor how well a patient is responding to therapy.
The new website for information standards has been developed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) working in partnership with NHS England, the Department of Health and other commissioning partners. The site is aimed at information standards professionals across health and social care. It provides a single place to locate all information standards, along with valuable supporting material, such as e-learning, implementation guidance and case studies. It also enables users of the site to become active participants in the development of standards, by facilitating the sharing of materials, user experiences and views on existing and potential future standards