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Biomarker, Innovation

A study identified 15 novel biomarkers for diseases predisposing to dementia

August 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A study by an international research group identified 15 novel biomarkers that are linked to late-onset dementias. These biomarkers are proteins, which predict cognitive decline and subsequent increased risk of dementia already 20 years before the disease onset. The proteins […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US FDA approves Abbott’s app for diabetes management

August 3, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 iOS application for checking glucose levels to manage diabetes. The accessible and cost-effective sensor-based glucose monitoring app permits customers to read their glucose levels on compatible […]


Innovation, Research

Intradermal administration of low-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine induces strong immune response, study finds

August 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in the Netherlands recently conducted an open-level, randomized-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of fractional intradermal doses of the mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine mRNA-1273 (Moderna). The trial findings reveal that the fractional dose regimen of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Analysis reveals positive association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and odds of breast cancer

August 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Oncotarget published “Association of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and odds of breast cancer by molecular subtype: analysis of the MEND study” which reported that the authors examined the association of high-sensitivity CRP with odds of BC by molecular subtype among Nigerian […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Urine Tests Before Surgery Blasted as Mostly Unnecessary

August 2, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

“The vast majority” of urine tests conducted prior to scheduled surgeries to check for infections “were not plausibly indicated,” said researchers who examined claims data from private insurers and Medicare. And while the individual tests didn’t cost much — about […]


Innovation, Research

A new method of X-ray imaging based on the coloring abilities of hackmanite

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Turku have discovered a new method of X-ray imaging based on the coloring abilities of the natural mineral hackmanite. The international group of researchers also found out how and why hackmanite changes colour upon exposure […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers develop two complementary bladder models to study UTIs

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections. They usually require treatment with antibiotics, and almost a quarter of treated cases lead to recurrent infection. The vast majority of UTIs are caused by a subspecies of the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Newly identified genetic mutation causes rare, early onset inflammatory bowel disease

July 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, in collaboration with national and international researchers, have identified a genetic mutation in a small number of children with a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease. The discovery of the mutation, which weakens the activity of […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists discover a surprising new way that tuberculosis suppresses immunity

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

When Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, infects a person, the body’s immune response is critical to how the disease will progress — either helping the body fight the bacterium or exacerbating the infection University of Maryland researchers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

More genetic markers for inherited testicular cancer identified

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A meta-analysis of nearly 200,000 men revealed 22 new genetic locations that could be susceptible to inherited testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) — a 40 percent increase in the number of regions known to be associated with the cancer. The […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Eliminating RNA-binding protein improves survival in aggressive leukemia

July 29, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer’s development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Orthofix Medical launches fibre bone-graft solution

July 29, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Orthofix Medical has launched its fiberFuse Strip, an advanced demineralised bone-graft solution containing cancellous bone. The new fiberFuse Strip is a preformed bone-graft strip for posterior cervical, posterior lumbar and degenerative spinal procedures. Orthofix has also announced the first patient […]


Innovation, Research

Systematic review explores the effects of ivermectin in preventing and treating COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites such as scabies in humans and intestinal helminths in cattle, was screened in 2020 for activity against COVID-19. Laboratory tests suggested a weak effect on SARS-CoV-2 virus in a test tube but did […]


Innovation, Research

Research shows how brain mechanisms of fatigue influence people’s motivation to work

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Fatigue – the feeling of exhaustion from doing effortful tasks – is something we all experience daily. It makes us lose motivation and want to take a break. Although scientists understand the mechanisms the brain uses to decide whether a […]


Innovation, Research

Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible covid virus yet

July 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by […]