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Clinical Research, Innovation

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

December 14, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions diagnosed with schizophrenia […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual Incision gets funding for miniaturised surgical robots

December 14, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based Virtual Incision has secured an $18m Series B funding for the development of miniaturised surgical robots. Led by Sinopharm Capital and Bluestem Capital, the funding round involved additional investors such as PrairieGold Venture Partners. Virtual Incision intends to use […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers take step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds to fight cancer

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers – which were first introduced in the 1980s – may be used to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

US FDA approves Boston Scientific’s brain stimulation device

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boston Scientific’s Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. A DBS system is designed to trigger a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US research group measures CTC to predict breast cancer relapse

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in the US has demonstrated a new method of measuring circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood for predicting high or low risk of a breast cancer relapse. In a proof-of-concept study, the researchers analysed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

December 11, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system

December 8, 2017

Via: The Medical News

The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Houston Methodist neuroscientist Robert Krencik, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Research looks to bring deep learning to radiology

December 8, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Some leading healthcare organizations are beginning to apply deep learning to research efforts intended to help radiological initiatives to better diagnose diseases. Deep learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and is used by researchers to help solve many big […]


Innovation, Med Tech

DePuy Synthes introduces HD surgical visualisation system

December 8, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Synthes has introduced a new high-definition (HD) visualisation system, Purevue, for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The imaging platform employs a light source, image processor, intuitive touchscreen navigation, and customisable settings for various minimally invasive surgery (MIS) […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson’s disease

December 7, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the neurological journal, The Lancet Neurology, has identified that patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have a dopamine deficiency in the brain and suffer from a form of brain inflammation. They are subjected […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical Microinstruments unveils new robotic surgical device

December 7, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Italian medical robotic solutions developer Medical Microinstruments (MMI) has unveiled its new robotic platform for open microsurgery. Surgeons can use the new platform to control two small articulated microinstruments designed to allow easy reconstruction after traumatic injuries and following tumour […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

December 6, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Adding aspirin to a particular cancer medication increases its effectiveness against some cancers. These latest findings offer hope for individuals with certain difficult-to-treat cancers. Finding a “cure” for cancer is the Holy Grail of medical research. However, a single catch-all […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US researchers develop test for DNA damage by chemical compounds

December 6, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the US have developed a new biomarker test, TGx-DDI, to accurately identify and predict chemical compounds that could cause DNA damage leading to cancer. TGx-DDI biomarker panel is based on actively transcribed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds

December 5, 2017

Via: Time Health

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects 422 million people worldwide. For decades, doctors have treated it with medications designed to keep blood sugar levels down. But in a paper published in the Lancet, researchers in the UK […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DNA sequencing could identify genetic cause of kidney disease

December 5, 2017

Via: The Medical News

DNA sequencing could soon become part of the routine diagnostic workup for patients with chronic kidney disease, suggests a new study from Columbia University Medical Center. The researchers found that DNA sequencing could identify the genetic cause of the disease […]