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Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to a fold of skin, led to short term changes in the skin barrier and specifically the formation […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researcher is exploring safer and more effective treatment for leukemia

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers use zeolite nanocrystals to deliver oxygen to brain tumors

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Glioblastoma, the most widespread and lethal primary brain tumor in adults, is notoriously difficult to treat due to the surrounding lack of oxygen essential to the effectiveness of current treatment. A team of CNRS and University of Caen Normandie researchers […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Uncategorized

AI and single-cell genomics

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the Institute of Computational Biology at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Department of Mathematics at TUM developed “scVelo” (single-cell velocity). The method estimates RNA velocity with an AI-based model by solving the full gene-wise transcriptional dynamics. This allows […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Virologists identify potential COVID-19 treatment

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pathogenic coronaviruses are a major threat to global public health, as shown by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or SARS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV; and the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Early coronavirus drug trials tested vaccines mostly on White people; next phase aims for diversity

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

With chronic asthma, food allergies and a heart condition, Thomas Silvera does everything he can to safeguard his health, including getting vaccines. So if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, he said, he’s leaning toward getting that, too. But […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Opinions

Alzheimer’s risk factors may be measurable in adolescents and young adults

July 30, 2020

Via: Alzheimer

These risk factors, many of which are disproportionately apparent in African Americans, include heart health factors — such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes — and social factors like education quality. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Investigational vaccine and immune therapy work well together to fight breast cancer

July 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A vaccine for HER2-positive breast cancers that is being tested in a clinical trial at Duke Cancer Institute is part of an effective, two-drug strategy for enlisting the immune system to fight tumors, according to a Duke-led study in Clinical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

LKC Technologies secures approval for ophthalmic diagnostic device

July 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical device company LKC Technologies has secured the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for the RETeval device and associated Sensor Strips skin electrodes. The RETeval device is a portable, handheld, functional diagnostic device for medical professionals to diagnose […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many years, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has been based on the characterization of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, typically after a person dies. An inexpensive and widely available blood test for the presence of plaques and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Iron deficiency during infancy may reduce protective effect of vaccines

July 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite the fact that global immunization programmes are now reaching more people than ever, about 1.5 million children still die every year from diseases that vaccination could have prevented. Vaccination is also less effective in low-income countries than in high-income […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Covid-19 pandemic likely to accelerate the development of at-home healthcare technologies

July 28, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to consider using alternate methods to continue to treat populations that should currently avoid visiting clinics or hospitals. Devices that allow remote patient monitoring or at-home technologies and procedures may see rapid adoption […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Phase Of Testing In The U.S.

July 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by the biotech company Moderna, Inc. and developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health begins Phase 3 clinical trials on Monday, the first such final-phase testing trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the […]