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Biomarker, Innovation

University of Sussex researchers to develop brain tumour diagnosis test

January 18, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists at the University of Sussex in the UK are closer to developing a new blood test for identifying the most aggressive form of brain tumour. University of Sussex cancer cell signalling professor Georgios Giamas’ team has identified distinctive biomarkers […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Menarini unveils CoronaMeltVAR kit to detect Covid-19 and Omicron variant

January 18, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Menarini Diagnostics has introduced its new CE-IVD real-time PCR kit, CoronaMeltVAR, for detecting SARS CoV-2 and identifying the Omicron variant. The kit is designed to detect viral RNA from oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal and saliva swabs and provides results in less than […]


Innovation, Research

Omicron ‘probably’ won’t be prevented by fourth vaccine jab, Israeli researcher says

January 18, 2022

Via: Fox News

Israeli researchers on Monday said preliminary data show a second booster shot of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will “probably” not create enough antibodies to prevent infection from the omicron variant. Gili Regev-Yochay, an infectious disease expert at Sheba […]


Innovation, Research

Human immune system uses ancient family of cell death proteins also found in bacteria

January 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The human immune system, that marvel of complexity, subtlety, and sophistication, includes a billion-year-old family of proteins used by bacteria to defend themselves against viruses, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and in Israel have discovered. The findings, published online today […]


Innovation, Research

New study reveals how the lung’s immune cells develop after birth

January 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

From our first breath, our lungs are exposed to microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Thanks to immune cells in the lungs, so-called macrophages, we are protected from most infections at an early age. In a new study published in […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Alzheimer’s: Inflammatory markers are conspicuous at an early stage

January 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Long before the onset of dementia, there is evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system. Researchers from DZNE and the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) come to this conclusion based on a study of more than 1,000 older adults. […]


Innovation, Research

Study challenges evolutionary theory that DNA mutations are random

January 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany. The findings, published January 12 in the […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers reduce breast cancer metastasis in animal models by modifying tumor electrical properties

January 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

In normal cells, electrical voltage patterns provide a blueprint for orderly growth. But with cancer, the opposite happens. Marked by a breakdown in the normal electrical patterns generated by the cells, they lose their specialized functions, start expanding into a […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Simple screening for common lung disease could relieve millions globally

January 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The global burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of common lung conditions that affects more than 300* million people, could be significantly reduced with a simple health assessment, concludes a large-scale international study led by UCL researchers. […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers reveal how skin cells form a first line of defense against cancer

January 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A study published today in Cell Reports reveals important insights into the molecular mechanisms that underpin the body’s natural defences against the development of skin cancer. The findings offer new clues into the behaviour of skin cancer at the cellular […]


Innovation, Research

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting optimal heart health targets

January 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers develop optical biopsy system that detects liver cancer

January 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an optical biopsy system that can distinguish between cancerous and healthy liver tissue. The new technology could make it easier to diagnose liver cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer globally. “The instrument is designed to […]


Innovation, Research

Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect aging synapses

January 7, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When elderly people stay active, their brains have more of a class of proteins that enhances the connections between neurons to maintain healthy cognition, a UC San Francisco study has found. This protective impact was found even in people whose […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Robotics in Medical (2021) – Medical Robotics Trends

January 7, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical robotics is an emerging field in healthcare with the markets for exoskeletons, care robots, and hospital robots currently in the early stage of market development. Listed below are the medical robotics trends impacting the medical (2021) theme, as identified […]


Innovation, Research

Can a human microglial atlas guide brain disorder research?

January 6, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Certain subtle differences in DNA sequences are known to raise the chances a person may develop Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Some of these differences may work by altering the genetic activity of microglia, the brain’s immune cells. Those are just […]