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Study emphasizes the importance of public knowledge and practices related to COVID-19

September 18, 2020

Category: Opinions

Understanding workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding COVID-19 is crucial to preventing it and controlling it. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that Chinese workers are highly aware of, and informed about, COVID-19 but there is still […]


New, rapid test detects ovarian cancer more accurately

September 11, 2020

The CA125 antigen, a plasma membrane glycoprotein found in the tissues of the female reproductive tract, is commonly used for the detection of ovarian cancer but works poorly on its own in identifying early stage cancers. The cancer specificity can […]


Vaccine Multilateralism Is The Alternative To Vaccine Nationalism

September 3, 2020

Via: Forbes
Category: Regulatory

The globe’s best bet at managing Covid-19 demands a global effort. At the moment this looks like the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility, which pulls together the buying power of most of the world’s countries and aims at fair […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medasense Biometrics raises funds for pain monitoring solutions

September 23, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli pain monitoring start-up Medasense Biometrics has raised $18m in a Series C round from Sabadell Asabys venture capital company, Israeli family offices and returning investors Baxter Ventures, Olive Tree Ventures and LGL Capital. The company develops NOL technology for […]


Opinions

Face-covering use up, more people are taking COVID-19 threats seriously, study finds

September 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The results are in a new report published this month by the Risk and Social Policy Group, a team of more than 15 scholars across the country that includes University of Central Florida associate professor Lindsay Neuberger. “One of our […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Parkinson’s disease is not one, but two diseases

September 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This is the conclusion of a study which has just been published in the leading neurology journal Brain. The researchers behind the study are Professor Per Borghammer and Medical Doctor Jacob Horsager from the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify a potential drug candidate for hand, foot and mouth disease

September 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A study appearing next week in the journal Nature Communications offers some good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. Researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Diabetes leads to drastic reduction in the kidney’s potential to clean itself

September 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The kidneys often become bulky and dysfunctional in diabetes, and now scientists have found that one path to this damage dramatically reduces the kidney’s ability to clean up after itself. The natural cleanup is called autophagy, which literally means “self-eating,” […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover a hormone that might help tackle malabsorption

September 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s used human intestinal organoids grown from stem cells to discover how our bodies control the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. They further found that one hormone might be able to reverse a congenital […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

BioProtect raises funds for ongoing balloon spacer clinical trial

September 22, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli biotechnology company BioProtect has raised $25m as part of its Series D equity financing from an undisclosed strategic investor and Peregrine Ventures. The round, which was led by Almeda Ventures and Consensus Business Group chairman and investor Vincent Tchenguiz, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health

September 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In addition to a tough outer shell, brains have internal defenses, including a powerful shield called the blood-brain barrier that defends brain cells from substances in the bloodstream that are toxic and dangerous to nerve cells. If the blood-brain barrier […]


Opinions

Immunization is critical to protect current and future generations from preventable diseases

September 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that vaccines should be prioritized, writes Githinji Gitahi. Imagine a world in which everyone is at risk of contracting a contagious disease with no prevention or cure. A world in which billions of people […]