'Human touch' nanoparticle sensor could improve breast cancer detection
(Phys.org) —University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based device that emulates human touch and that could significantly enhance clinical breast exams for early detection ...
Advancing safety through color changing technology
An intelligent tape that changes color in the presence of hydrogen has been licensed by the University of Central Florida to a faculty-led spinoff company.
New warning system to find invasive species in Welsh seas
A new warning system is being developed that could reduce the damage caused to Welsh marine industries and native wildlife by non-native or 'alien' creatures in coastal waters.
New methods improve quagga and zebra mussel identification
The earliest possible detection of quagga and zebra mussels has long been a goal of biologists seeking to discover their presence in water bodies. The Bureau of Reclamation's Detection Laboratory has released two reports ...
Assay developed to rapidly detect disease that hurt oyster industry
Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few ...
New method for the early detection of vineyard mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has developed a new method for the early detection of the diseases mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis in vines. The new methodology based on ...
Detecting tsunami events before they occur
The saying to be 'forewarned is to be forearmed' sums up the principle objective behind the DEWS (Distant Early Warning System) project, which can detect tsunami events before they occur.
Study of friction reveals clues about arthritis
(Phys.org)—A new, noninvasive, and low-cost method for the early detection and monitoring of osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by wear and tear) may be on its way, thanks to research by UC Santa Barbara ...
Early prostate cancer detection, screening: No benefit for men with low baseline PSA value
Men aged 55 to 74 years who have low baseline blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) are not likely to benefit from further screening and treatment. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in ...
New tsunami early warning system stands guard
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami killed 230,000 people. The next time a tsunami threatens Indian Ocean nations, a lifesaving early warning system spearheaded by the EU will be in place.
Reliable biomarkers needed for early detection of liver cancer
While biomarkers are needed to complement ultrasound in the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; liver cancer), neither des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) nor the most widely used biomarker, alpha fetoprotein ...
Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo
Talk about house calls! The Wildlife Conservation Society thanks The Brain Tumor Foundation and its "Road To Early Detection" campaign for their assistance in performing a brain scan on a gorilla at the Bronx Zoo.
Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death
A group of international researchers has found the first reliable evidence that early detection of subsequent breast tumours in women who have already had the disease can halve the women's chances of death from breast cancer.