Tag: researchers

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify cells causing neuronal death in a mitochondrial disease animal model

July 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Microglia, a type of central nervous system cell, is primarily responsible for neuronal death in Leigh Syndrome and the neurological symptoms related to this mitochondrial disease. This is the conclusion of a research group from the Institut de Neurociències of […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers uncover the biology and treatment behind a rare autoinflammatory disease

August 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The absence of a protein that activates the body’s antiviral defenses can cause a rare rheumatoid-like autoinflammatory condition that is treatable with an FDA-approved class of drugs known as TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors, a global research team led by […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and the number of people developing the condition is increasing each year. The disease is characterized by the formation of β-amyloid plaques and toxic neurofibrillary tangles in the brain that cause […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop new monitor to track white blood cell level

June 22, 2018


A research team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can detect a reduction in white blood cells among chemotherapy patients in one minute without drawing blood. The research, funded by the National Institute […]

Innovation, Research

Is Parkinson’s disease passed on through genetics?

January 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

While the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, the development of the condition is influenced by many genetic and environmental factors. Doctors have identified how mutations in some genes can be passed down through generations and may lead to […]

Innovation, Research

Stanford researchers built an algorithm that recognizes pneumonia better than human radiologists

November 21, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A group of Stanford researchers says it has built an algorithm that can diagnose pneumonia in chest x-rays better than the average human radiologists. The group, which includes deep learning researcher Andrew Ng, developed the algorithm using more than 112,000 […]

Innovation, News, Research

Tattoos May Go Deeper Than You Realize, And Not In An Emotional Way

September 15, 2017

Via: Forbes

There may be another hazard of getting a tattoo besides contracting infectious disease like hepatitis and having “I love Irma” permanently on your butt when you really don’t. A study published in Scientific Reports showed that tattoo ink may go […]


Empa researchers developing solution to magnetically remove bacteria from blood

December 8, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Blood poisoning is still fatal in more than 50% of cases, but can be cured if treated at an early stage. The highest priority is therefore to act quickly. For this reason, doctors usually administer antibiotics even in the event […]

Med Tech

Mount Sinai Launches 3D Printing Services for Clinicians, Researchers

December 7, 2016

Via: Hitconsultant

Mount Sinai Health System has announced the creation of the Medical Modeling Core, a collaboration led by the Department of Neurosurgery, where clinicians can confer and order 3D printing models for their cases. Virtual reality, simulation, and 3D printing services […]

Innovation, Research

Zika Outbreak Could Last 3 Years, Scientists Estimate

July 15, 2016

Via: Time

The Zika virus outbreak spreading through the Americas could go on for three years, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Scientists from Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that the […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer

May 27, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Researchers have identified immune genes that may affect how long people live after diagnosis with a common type of brain cancer. If confirmed in other studies, the researchers say their findings could lead to improved treatment in the future. The […]


Healthcare’s most vulnerable emerging technologies, according to CERT

May 18, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

The CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute has released its list of 10 technologies emerging in the next five years with the greatest vulnerabilities in terms of cybersecurity, finance, personal health and safety. For the healthcare industry, two […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Genetic biomarker may predict nerve pain side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment

May 16, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Taxanes are a group of drugs commonly used to treat cancers of the breast, lung, ovary, or prostate, but its use can be limited by significant side effects. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center report prostate cancer patients who have a […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Portable Device Identifies Genes of Nosocomial Infections

May 10, 2016

Via: Medgadget

At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have been working on a point-of-care device for diagnosing bacterial infections in hospitalized patients. Currently healthcare-associated infections are identified following the appearance of symptoms, and frequently require slow the incubation of bacterial colonies before using traditional genetic testing […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

New Fully Automated Surgical Robot Sutures Tissues, Anastomoses Intestines

May 6, 2016

Via: Medgadget

Clinical researchers from the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. and Johns Hopkins University have been testing a new automated suturing robot the technology within which may soon be used on a daily basis. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot […]

Research, Uncategorized

Forget Insulin Injections: New Patches Integrate Pancreatic Beta Cells to Control Blood Glucose

March 16, 2016

Via: Medgadget

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University researchers may be fundamentally changing how insulin is delivered to help treat diabetes. Currently most people either use needle injections or insulin pumps, while pancreatic beta […]


New Infrared Dye to Improve Imaging of Interior of Body

January 6, 2016

Via: Medgadget

Near-infrared light emitting dyes have the potential for imaging vasculature, tumors, and other objects fairly deep within the body. Indocyanine green is already used for ophthalmic angiographies, liver and cardiac studies, and other applications, but the quality of the image […]


Massachusetts Researchers Collaborate on Cyberinfrastructure For Health Data Storage

December 29, 2015

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Researchers at UMass Medical School and UMass Lowell are collaborating on a new cyber-infrastructure technology with the aim to allow patients, researchers and physicians to transport and store large quantities of data, including sensitive information, through a secure system. The […]


Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

July 29, 2015

Via: Sciencedaily Health

Scientists from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University have discovered that intestinal bacteria play an important role in inducing anxiety and depression. The new study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to explore the role […]


Novel glycoengineering technology gives qualitative leap for biologics drug research

July 20, 2015

Via: Sciencedaily Health

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a way of improving biotech drugs. Better, cheaper and more effective drugs to combat cancer, arthritis and many other disorders. This is the result of a ground-breaking new technique developed by a […]