Tag: Dermatology

Nanoneedle Skin Patch to Inject Drugs Into Cells

Delivering drugs directly into skin cells using microscopic nanoneedles may allow for highly effective treatment of skin conditions without injuring the cells that are treated. Silicon nanoneedles have been developed in the past that can do such a trick, but they’re stiff and can be painful, in addition to quickly losing their effectiveness. (Read more...)

Topical Skin Lotion to Detect Variety of Disease Biomarkers

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new way of utilizing nanotechnology to detect important biomarkers within the skin using what looks like a simple lotion. Their NanoFlares, which are spherical, programmable nano-scale balls of nucleic acid, have gold cores. These NanoFlares are able to penet (Read more...)

Knitted Fabric Delivers Laser Light to Treat Skin Conditions

A number of diseases are treated using light therapy. These include acne, actinic keratosis, jaundice, Paget’s disease, and psoriasis. Modern light blankets use arrays of LEDs to produce illumination, but light emitted by LEDs can be quite weak compared to light produced by a laser. Photodynamic therapy light lamps, on the other hand, ca (Read more...)

Sensus Healthcare’s Technology Uses Low-Energy X-rays Directly on Cancer Cells: Interview with CEO Joe Sardano

Sensus Healthcare is a medical device company that focuses on providing non-invasive and cost-effective treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids utilizing superficial radiation technology (SRT). Their proprietary, FDA-cleared SRT technology is used to effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions. The radiat (Read more...)

Students Win Dyson Award for sKan Melanoma Detector

A team of biomedical engineering students have won the 2017 international James Dyson Award, and the £30,000 ($39,000) prize that goes with it, for their innovative sKan device that uses skin temperature measurements to diagnose skin cancer. The James Dyson Award runs in 23 countries, and is open to university level students and recent g (Read more...)

Using Watson to Diagnose Skin Cancer: Interview with IBM Computer Vision Scientist, Noel Codella

With an approximate 100,000 people in the US diagnosed with melanoma each year and a total of 5 million diagnosed with a variety of other skin cancers, a lot of research has gone into improving current methods of early detection and speeding up diagnoses. Unfortunately, in addition to a highly-trained pair of eyes and significant […]

Vectra WB360 Whole-Body Skin Lesion Mapping System

Canfield Scientific (Parsippany, NJ) have recently installed the first commercial Vectra WB360 whole-body skin lesion mapping system. Skin cancer can develop from lesions on the skin, such as moles. If a lesion begins to change shape or size it might be turning cancerous. For people at risk of skin cancer, such as those who have already [&hell (Read more...)

Artificial Intelligence System to Diagnose Skin Cancer: Interview with Stanford Scientist Andre Esteva

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a deep convolutional neural network that can diagnose skin cancer by examining images of skin lesions. Skin cancer is the most common human cancer, and one in five Americans will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. At present, skin cancer is primarily diagnosed through an […]

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