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Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients

October 20, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How obesity promotes breast cancer

October 20, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital report on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover new function in gene-regulatory protein

October 20, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott introduces new DRG stimulator system for pain relief in US

October 18, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has introduced its new Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System in the US for reducing pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs such as the foot, knee and hip. With new patient-centric benefits, the magnetic […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

October 17, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults. There are around 12,500 MS sufferers in Austria and 400 new cases every year. There is currently no […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antibiotic resistance genes found

October 16, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery

October 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce pain, scarring and recovery time after surgery,” said Binita Ashar, M.D., […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

October 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease

October 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. Their study, published in Nature Communications, homes in on the role of RNA molecules involved in synaptic transmission — […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutation

October 12, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6. Scientists from the ULB Center for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning automatically identifies brain tumors

October 12, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A team of researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin has developed a new, fully automatic method that combines biophysical models of tumor growth with machine learning algorithms to automatically identify brain tumors. Researchers are using supercomputers at […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

Respicardia gets FDA approval for remede system to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Respicardia’s transvenous implantable neurostimulation system, remede, for moderate to severe central sleep apnea (CSA) in adults. Remede is designed to activate the phrenic nerve and engage the diaphragm to restore natural […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers how the brain reactivates networks of interrelated memories during sleep

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study led by the University of Barcelona has identified the process in the brain which strengthens or weakens memories of our daily events while we sleep. According to the study published in the scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Experts indicate new way via which tumor cells can respond to chemotherapy

October 10, 2017

Via: The Medical News

This finding could be the basis for future tools as well as the prognosis of therapeutic interventions An international group of researchers, with the participation of the members of the University of Seville and the Andalusian Centre of Molecular Biology […]