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Category: Innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

1-2 caffeinated drinks not linked with higher risk of migraines; 3+ may trigger them

August 8, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a study published today in the American Journal of Medicine, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) evaluated the role of caffeinated beverages as […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Potential genomics methods discover gene signature predicting type 1 diabetes

August 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Using cutting-edge genomics methods a gene signature predicting type 1 diabetes was discovered. This signature is detectable already before the appearance of type 1 diabetes associated autoantibodies. The finding could help in identifying early on the children who are likely […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood clotting proteins in urine act as potent biomarkers for lupus

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered that blood clotting proteins in urine can act as biomarkers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially those with lupus nephritis. The team of researchers at the University of Houston found that blood clotting proteins, both […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the operation. When that wears off a day or two later, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Patients transported by mobile stroke units instead of standard ambulance get faster treatment

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published new findings in Stroke that show […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie

August 6, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. Ambient light penetrates the skin’s outer layer allowing digital optical sensors in smartphones to visualize and extract blood flow patterns, which transdermal optical imaging models […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care

August 6, 2019

Via: Time Health

It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Major step toward creation of vaccine that could neutralize ‘superbug’

August 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) have taken a major step toward the creation of vaccine that could neutralize the culprit behind a growing public health crisis. Candida auris, a “superbug” that has caused hundreds of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Thai researchers develop new blood test for prostate cancer

August 6, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at Mahidol University in Thailand has developed a blood test that can detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to study lead scientist Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualising tumour-associated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG. According to the findings, the technology […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bluetooth, AI and health tracking: hearing aids are smarter than ever

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

One in six people in the UK lives with hearing loss, 6.7 million of whom could benefit from a hearing aid. However, only around two million people in the UK use them. Assistive hearing technologies have progressed significantly in recent […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Increased sweating after trauma may predict PTSD risk

August 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Within four hours of a traumatic experience, certain physiological markers namely, sweating are higher in people who go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study by a researcher at Case Western Reserve University and other […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists take major step in 3D bioprinting functional organs

August 2, 2019

Via: Medical News

Scientists have taken a major step closer to being able to 3D bioprint functional organs, after researchers devised a method of rebuilding components of the human heart, according to a study published in the August 2nd edition of Science. The […]


Biomarker, Featured, Innovation

Blood test detects breast cancer relapse months before symptoms emerge

August 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new liquid biopsy has been shown to detect the return and spread of breast cancer months before symptoms emerge or hospital scanners can find the disease. The test, developed by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and […]