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Category: Innovation


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments

July 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Organ-on-a-chip systems are emerging rapidly: they will be capable of mimicking the functionality of an entire organ, by using just a tiny part of it on a microchip with fluid channels. Researchers of the University of Twente already booked good […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

NHS will be first health service to offer routine DNA tests

July 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

NHS England will be the first health service in the world to routinely offer genomic medicine from 1 October 2018, enabling the analysis of patient DNA to help diagnose rare diseases, match patients to the most effective treatments, and reduce […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

You can have a VIP emergency room doctor on call, for a price

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

The promise of concierge medical practices is to provide round-the-clock access to doctors when patients need it. For New York start-up Priority Private Care, that means going to where their members are this summer — the Hamptons. “We have an […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers find new marker for better prognosis in gastric and esophageal cancer

July 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In Austria, adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal transition is diagnosed in about 500 people every year. At the same time, this is the type of tumor with by far the highest increase. Sebastian Schoppmann, Department of Surgery (Head M. Gnant) of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Aging, obesity may prime the brain for Alzheimer’s

July 2, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to a new study, the effects of natural aging processes, combined with those of obesity and a poor diet, affect certain brain mechanisms, thereby boosting the risk of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that is characterized primarily […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Three Things Caffeine Does In Your Brain

June 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to […]