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Innovation, Med Tech

3D modeling of drug resistance could lead to more effective cancer treatment

July 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding the research of a University of Akron (UA) scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment. Dr. Hossein Tavana and students in his Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies lab recently developed and patented […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study finds blood test can predict lung cancer risk

July 16, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has found a new blood test for four protein biomarkers can better identify people who will develop lung cancer in the future. The study was performed in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Retooled vaccine raises hopes as a lower-cost treatment for Type 1 diabetes

July 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For Hodalis Gaytan, 20, living with Type 1 diabetes means depending on an assortment of expensive medicines and devices to stay healthy. Test strips. Needles. A glucose meter. Insulin. The increasing cost of Type 1 diabetes, one of the most […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Fighting cancer with engineered cancer cells

July 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have engineered cancer cells that track and kill cancer cells. The modified cancer cells have demonstrated anti-cancer efficacy in preclinical studies, destroying both primary and metastatic tumours. Each year over 8 million people die […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

July 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research shows that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents. The prevalence of diabetes, or the total number of existing cases, is on the rise in the United States and globally. According […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Blood test for genetic changes may predict leukaemia early

July 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have revealed that a blood test for changes in the DNA code can help predict a patient’s risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before a positive diagnosis. During […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers highlight the need for wider access to HIV prevention drugs

July 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite highly effective anti-HIV pharmaceuticals having been used worldwide for almost a decade, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has not been conquered. In 2016, there were an estimated 39,782 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., according to San Francisco State University […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

July 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A new study in mice finds that the ketogenic, or keto, diet helps to eliminate the side effects of a new generation of cancer drugs. In recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys

July 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than three decades after the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), scientists are still working to develop a preventative vaccine that could finally put an end to the epidemic for which there are nearly two million new infections […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop needle simulator for medical training

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the US have created a low-cost needle simulator to train doctors to perform complex and delicate medical procedures. The handheld simulator is intended to provide an alternative for existing training approaches such as mannequins, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New biomarkers to help detect hypervirulent K. pneumonia

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of Buffalo researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately detect a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria (K. pneumonia), which leads to sudden life-threatening complications. Based on the theory that hypervirulence of the bacteria is due to genes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Oxygen therapy could help prevent dementia in people with breathing difficulties

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. These findings could have implications for future research aiming to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced. Cleveland Clinic patients can also access their health data through the MyChart […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How to safely stop antidepressants

July 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can cause. We also cover which antidepressants are harder to stop taking, how to relieve symptoms, and tips for stopping […]