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Category: Innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of the United States ages, its prevalence is increasing. Symptoms include tremor and difficulty coordinating movements. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential to prevent inflammation following traumatic brain injury. More specifically, they tested a drug that allowed them to block […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

To what extent do our genes really dictate longevity?

November 8, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists from Calico Life Sciences, a research and development company — in collaboration with colleagues from Ancestry, an online genealogy resource — have recently analyzed data from millions of people to establish whether genetic makeup really does have a crucial […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI system predicts billions of potential side effects from drug combinations

November 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at Stanford University could ultimately help physicians make more informed decisions about which medications to safely prescribe. The AI system, called Decagon, is able to predict billions of potential side effects from drug […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cambridge Consultants designs new digital health platform

November 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Designed to remotely monitor patients, the platform leverages machine learning to predict health conditions or diseases. For proof-of-concept, Verum is being tested to measure and monitor the stress levels of patients participating in clinical trials. Stress is attributed to 30% […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Rats and humans share ability to selectively forget distracting memories

November 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Our ability to selectively forget distracting memories is shared with other mammals, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The discovery that rats and humans share a common active forgetting ability – and in similar brain regions – suggests […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence technology improves prediction of Alzheimer’s disease

November 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can make a big difference to disease progression, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

November 7, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Sleep deprivation has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s health. Not only does insufficient sleep impair attention and judgment, but prolonged sleep deprivation raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and respiratory disease. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

November 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with cigarettes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?

November 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die because of heart disease-related problems each year in the United States. At global level, cardiovascular diseases caused around 31 percent of all deaths in 2016 alone, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers find possible biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The majority of infected patients do not show symptoms or have mild illness with low-grade fever. However, foetuses exposed to the virus are at risk of neurological defects, including microcephaly. The team expects the latest finding to help in developing […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health professionals require more guidance to support children of terminally ill patients

November 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey and the Princess […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New virus could help destroy cancer

November 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is likely to be responsible for more than 9 million deaths in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alzheimer’s may be treated with diabetes drugs

November 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research — led by Vahram Haroutunian, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, NY — analyzed the brain tissues of people who had both Alzheimer’s disease […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists discover biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This breakthrough finding could result in a diagnostic test to screen fetuses for Zika-associated birth defects whilst still in the womb. This would reassure expectant mothers that their babies are healthy. The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of […]