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Genetic barcodes can ensure authentic DNA fingerprints

May 21, 2020

The technique relies on introducing genetic “barcodes” to DNA samples as they are collected and securely sending information crucial to identifying these barcodes to technicians in the laboratory. The system shows one way to guarantee that a sample taken in […]


Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

May 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

If you want to solicit a furious stare from a doctor, ask them about their electronic medical record systems. Studies have shown that electronic health records are directly attributable to the growing problem of physician burnout because of the time […]


The coronavirus has mutated and appears to be more contagious now, new study finds

May 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China over four months ago has since mutated and the new, dominant strain spreading across the U.S. appears to be even more contagious, according to a new study published. The new strain began spreading […]


Editorial

9 Ways AI and Data Science Are Helping Fight the Pandemic

May 21, 2020

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

AI and data science are not only growing into the public health sector, but they are having a significant impact on perhaps every aspect of healthcare. And that’s a good sign in the current global situation. As a matter of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals risk factors for hypertension

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Despite their safety, birth control pills are associated with several side effects

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Birth control pills are an effective and safe form of birth control; however, they are associated with a number of side effects, including mood alterations. A recent research study from Aarhus University has shown that women who take birth control […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Synchrotron X-ray imaging reveals more about Ménière’s disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a drainage system that may be assumed to play a major role in the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors. DZD researchers have now discovered new genes that play a role in the development […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine

May 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Heavy hearts soared Monday with news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate — the frontrunner in the American market — seemed to be generating an immune response in Phase 1 trial subjects. The company’s stock valuation also surged, hitting $29 billion, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Ataccama offers its technology free to governments

May 19, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) data management company Ataccama has offered its technology to governments around the world free of charge to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. To accurately assess population immunity and the rate of virus spread, detailed data about Covid-19 […]