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BPA-free plastic products aren’t safe for people to use, scientists warn

February 19, 2020

Using “BPA-free” plastic products could be as harmful to human health — including a developing brain — as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in […]


Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer’s ability to spread and evade immune defenses

February 11, 2020

Just as people tend to become stuck in their ways as they grow older so too do cells. Neurons in the brain don’t one day decide to become heart cells; skin cells repair wounds with skin cells rather than kidney […]


Yale researchers take important step toward curbing the threat posed by tsetse fly

February 3, 2020

Category: Innovation

When an infected tsetse fly bites humans or other mammals to feed on their blood, microscopic parasites (African trypanosomes) in the fly’s saliva are transferred. The unfortunate recipient of the bite, once infected, often faces severe health consequences, even death. […]


Opinions

Hospitals across the US prepare for coronavirus outbreak to become global pandemic

February 20, 2020

Via: CNBC

“This is the time to open up your pandemic plans and see that things are in order,” Anne Schuchat, a top official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urged hospitals last week. “For instance,” she continued, health-care providers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Fist Bumps vs. Handshakes: How COVID-19 Does—and Doesn’t—Spread

February 19, 2020

Via: Time Health

With more than 73,000 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection as of Feb. 18, and nearly 2,000 deaths around the world, questions about how the virus spreads are becoming more urgent. Here’s what you should remember: COVID-19 spreads when the virus […]


Opinions

Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed With No Doctor’s Visit, Study Finds

February 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

A recent study published in Health Affairs by researchers with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that nearly 45% of antibiotics prescribed over a 10-year period were given out for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists design innovative mechanical controller for robot-assisted surgery

February 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. Their controller combines the two distinct types of gripping used in commercially available robotic systems to leverage the advantages of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus is more fatal in men than women, major study suggests

February 18, 2020

Via: CNBC

Men have a higher risk of death than women if they contract the new strain of coronavirus, Chinese researchers concluded in the largest study on the outbreak to date. In research published Monday, analysts studied 72,314 patient records from the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Regulatory

Seegene secures approval in South Korea for Covid-19 assay

February 18, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Seegene has received approval from the South Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) Real-time PCR assay for emergency use. The assay recently received the CE Mark. The firm will immediately begin supplying the assays […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New technology reveals how cancer cells communicate

February 18, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A mass spectrometry technique developed at University College London (UCL) is enabling cancer researchers to analyse the individual behaviour of millions of different cells inside lab-grown bowel tumours. The research, which has been published in Nature Methods, provides new insight […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

February 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and consume a lower-quality diet, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The findings provide new insight into how poor sleep quality can increase the risk of […]