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The First U.S. Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Include 6.4 Million Doses

November 24, 2020

Category: Opinions

With three vaccine makers saying that their COVID-19 vaccines are at least 90% effective, the U.S. government is gearing up plans to distribute the shots across the country. In a Nov. 24 briefing, members of the Department of Health and […]


Study identifies new factor that offers potential strategy for treating obesity

November 17, 2020

Obesity is a serious global health problem and a risk factor for diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease. A central element in the development of obesity is adipose tissue, which comprises fat cells (so-called […]


A potential game-changer to reverse alcohol intoxication

November 12, 2020

A staggering 3 million deaths occur every year as result from harmful use of alcohol, according to the World Health Organization. Present in alcoholic drinks, ethanol, normally referred to as ‘alcohol’, affects every part of the human body. Brain function, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Regulation of fat production is abnormal in obesity, shows study

November 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Gut hormones play an important role in regulating fat production in the body. One key hormone, released a few hours after eating, turns off fat production by regulating gene expression in the liver, but this regulation is abnormal in obesity, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity

November 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today in eLife. The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scoring system can help improve the diagnosis of concomitant heart diseases

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common heart valve defects. Its prevalence increases with age and it often requires treatment. As well as conventional valve replacement involving open-heart surgery, a less invasive procedure has now been available for some […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Measurement of Cancer Biomarker Enrichment in Exosomes

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) and Centrifugal Field-Flow Fractionation (CF3) are high resolution separation techniques for fractionation of macromolecules and biological nanoparticles based on their hydrodynamic size (AF4) and mass (CF3). Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles containing nucleic acid and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists show SARS-CoV-2’s viral replication with 3D integrative imaging

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, scientists are racing to develop immunizing vaccines and therapeutic drugs to fight against it. In order to do this, researchers are continuously trying to better understand this novel virus, how it […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Picosun’s Medical ALD Solutions Enable Safer Surgeries

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Picosun’s biocompatible ALD coatings will be applied to electrosurgical equipment (electrotomes) to improve their performance, safety, and service life. “It’s great to collaborate with a company such as Picosun to develop solutions for safer and more patient-friendly surgeries. Picosun is […]


Opinions

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, infects human hosts by binding with the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor on their cells, notably the epithelium lining the […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Humanizing AI: How to Close the Trust Gap in Healthcare

November 23, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

Physician turnover in the United States, due to burnout and related factors, was conservatively estimated to cost the US healthcare system some $4.6 billion annually, according to a 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine study. The results reflect a familiar dynamic, […]