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Innovation, Research

Accenture Backs Turbine’s AI-Powered Platform to Accelerate Drug Discovery

May 16, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Turbine’s core technology, the Simulated Cell platform, leverages machine learning to decipher human cell decision-making processes. By intricately modeling molecular interactions within and around cells, the platform facilitates virtual experiments on a massive scale, exceeding the capabilities of the physical […]


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Dementia Action Week 2024: the future of Alzheimer’s diagnostics  

May 13, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Dementia Action Week 2024, which starts today, shines a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. The approval of several drugs for Alzheimer’s such as Eisai’s Leqembi (lecanemab) and Biogen’s Adhuelm (aducanumab), which was later withdrawn, in […]


Innovation, Research

Are noise-canceling headphones hazardous to your health? Audiology experts share warnings

May 3, 2024

Via: Fox News

Noise-canceling earbuds and headphones can be helpful when you need silence on demand — but could they be hazardous to your health? The technology has grown in popularity among people who need to eliminate auditory distractions — background chatter, loud […]


Innovation, Research

Oncology in 2024: The clinical trial trends reshaping the role of CROs

March 27, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Oncology is the most active area in clinical trials globally this year, as more resources than ever are being dedicated to developing and testing new cancer treatments. At the same time, there is the recurring issue of patient recruitment and […]


Innovation, Research

COVID pandemic led to thousands of missed prostate cancer cases, new study finds

March 22, 2024

Via: Fox News

Tens of thousands of prostate cancer cases were missed during the disruption of the COVID pandemic. Those are the findings of a new study published in BJU International last month. Researchers from the University of Oxford and other U.K. universities […]


Innovation, Research

New Research Leverages AI/ML and Sensor Technologies

March 13, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

While physical activity, physical therapy, and structured exercise have long been considered effective treatments for Parkinson’s disease, their efficacy has been difficult to scientifically establish due to the inability to measure changes in key functional motion indicators like gait and […]


Innovation, Research

WhiteSwell reports positive eLym System treatment outcomes

March 7, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

WhiteSwell has revealed positive six-month outcomes for patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), treated with its eLym System, as part of the ongoing DELTA-HF trial. The DELTA-HF trial is a non-randomised early feasibility study assessing the eLym System’s safety […]


Innovation, Research

Carthera sees positive results in brain-blood barrier trial

March 4, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Paris-based device company Carthera has announced that its SonoCloud-9 system can help certain drugs pass the brain-blood barrier, as part of positive results from a Phase I/II clinical trial. The trial examining the SonoCloud-9, designed as an ultrasound-based treatment for […]


Innovation, Research

Hair loss and prostate medication could also reduce heart disease risk, study finds

February 29, 2024

Via: Fox News

A drug that has long been used to treat two common men’s health conditions could have some unexpected benefits. Finasteride — more commonly known as Propecia or Proscar — has treated male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of […]


Innovation, Research

NHS capsule sponge test diagnoses Barrett’s oesophagus in trial

February 27, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

The NHS in the UK has reported that an innovative capsule sponge test could effectively diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus, a precursor to oesophageal cancer, in a trial. The trial has demonstrated the test’s ability to reduce the need for invasive endoscopies […]


Innovation, Research

COVID pandemic triggered spike in antidepressant use among young females, study finds

February 26, 2024

Via: Fox News

Young people turned to antidepressants in greater numbers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has shown. Use of these medications was already on the rise prior to March 2020, but the pandemic accelerated that trend, according to a […]


Innovation, Research

FDA approves allergy drug to lessen severity of reactions to peanuts, dairy, other foods

February 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

Food allergy sufferers have a new weapon in their fight against severe symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the injectable Xolair (omalizumab) the green light for use in decreasing the risk of life-threatening reactions to certain […]


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Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters

February 20, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

The study was the first to identify earlier patterns of adrenal puberty as a result of prenatal stress. Adrenal puberty is marked by changes like the growth of body hair, pimples and aspects of cognitive maturation, but does not include […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


Innovation, Research

Alzheimer’s disease found to be transmitted through medical procedures decades ago, study finds

February 1, 2024

Via: Fox News

Alzheimer’s disease has been considered something that happens from within, generally speaking — but for the first time, researchers have identified cases that were triggered by a specific medical treatment. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s is caused by […]


Innovation, Research

PathAI Expands PathExplore Reach to 14 Cancer Types, Fueling Precision Oncology

January 31, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Despite advances in cancer treatment, many patients remain unresponsive to available therapies or lack access to potentially life-saving options due to the absence of actionable biomarkers. The TME, a complex ecosystem of cells and tissues surrounding the tumor, holds immense […]


Innovation, Research

Kids who consume energy drinks are more prone to mental health disorders, study finds

January 31, 2024

Via: Fox News

Energy drinks could pose a risk to young brains, according to new research. Those who consumed energy drinks — which are intended to boost energy through the use of caffeine or other stimulants — were shown to have a higher […]


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Rising health insurance premiums linked to wage stagnation, study finds

January 17, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Health insurance offered through employers represents the single largest source of coverage in the U.S. But premiums often rise faster than inflation and wage growth, frustrating employers who are on the hook for a large portion of climbing costs and […]


Innovation, Research

The New Era of Clinical Trials: Adopting Electronic Informed Consent

January 17, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

The clinical trials landscape continues to evolve and with it, an exponential growth in the adoption of electronic informed consent (eConsent) solutions. These solutions deliver a myriad of benefits for trial sponsors, sites and patients. However, there is still some […]


Innovation, Research

Clinical Trial Payments: Optimizing the Path Forward for Site Payments

January 10, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Escalating competition for clinical trial sites, in tandem with other industry-wide challenges such as changing regulations; a lack of bandwidth and resources; identifying ideal sites and recruiting and retaining patients, are posing significant obstacles for sponsors and site teams within […]