Thursday, October 13, 2011

Commercial dry petfood has significant benefits for oral health in cats and dogs

Commercial dry petfood has significant benefits for oral health in cats and dogs: (CNC (UK) Ltd.) In a nationwide study of more than 17,000 dogs and 6,000 cats visiting over 700 Polish veterinary surgeries, researchers have shown that including at least some dry food in the diet has significant benefits for oral health in cats and dogs compared with home-prepared alternatives.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Developments in blood glucose measurement

Multiple Continuous glucose monitors, also called CGMs, are available. Non-invasive meters are still in the research and development stage. Previously available products have been recalled due to inaccuracy. A very promising new approach for semi-invasive measurement: a glucose measuring "tattoo".

Monday, October 10, 2011

Measuring vital signs with a off-the-shelf smartphone

A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone application that can measure not only heart rate, but also heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation using the phone's built-in video camera. The new app yields vital signs as accurate as standard medical monitors now in clinical use: abstract.

New imaging agents for PET to make inflammation and cancer visible

A series of novel imaging agents could make it possible to “see” tumors in their earliest stages, before they turn deadly: study abstract