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Innovation, Medical Devices

‘Brain training’ app could help OCD patients to manage symptoms

October 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A ‘brain training’ app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing and contamination fears. In a study published in the journal Scientific […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New diagnostic platform simultaneously screens for all known pathogenic bacteria

October 23, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for virulence […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scripps and Nvidia look to apply AI to health data

October 23, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

The Scripps Research Translational Institute and Nvidia are teaming up to apply artificial intelligence to genomic and health sensor data, the organizations announced Tuesday. The goal of the new partnership is to detect and prevent diseases by applying machine learning […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

October 23, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Triple-negative breast cancer is so called since its cells lack receptors for two hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and one protein (HER2). While this cancer is uncommon, it is one of the most aggressive and deadly. In the majority of cases, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

October 22, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Every year, over 2 million people in the United States develop infections that are resistant to treatment, and approximately 23,000 people die as a result. These statistics have prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deem drug […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Abbott obtains US regulatory approval for HeartMate 3 device

October 22, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The approval has labelled HeartMate 3 as a destination therapy for people who are not eligible for a transplant. LVADs are designed to pump blood through the body in order to significantly cut down the workload on a weakened heart. […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Some countries take more time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers Want Cancer Patients To Share Their Medical Information In Search of Cures

October 18, 2018

Via: Time Health

April Doyle, a single mom from Visalia, Cal., only lets herself look three months into her future. Since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, she’s tried a new treatment every three months to keep the cancer from […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

October 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of Finland research fellow Satu Pekkala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

October 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

As years of research mount up, we are steadily improving our understanding of sleep. However, despite making up around one third of our entire lives, sleep still holds many mysteries. The strains of modern life often mean that we sleep […]