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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Patient Experience

Digital experiences have improved standard of care from clinicians

October 9, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Customer Experience and Connectivity Chasm (CECC) report highlights how digital experiences and personal health data from wearable tech and health apps are impacting healthcare providers’ standards. A grand total of 9,030 adults were surveyed from across Europe, Asia and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Criticality is a hallmark of normally functioning brain networks, research shows

October 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers long wondered how the billions of independent neurons in the brain come together to reliably build a biological machine that easily beats the most advanced computers. All of those tiny interactions appear to be tied to something that guarantees […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 Scientists for Oxygen Research

October 7, 2019

Via: Time Health

STOCKHOLM — The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin, Jr, Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza. They received the award jointly for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US scientists develop blood test to identify lymphoma prognosis

October 7, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The test, created by scientists from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Chicago, identify if a patient with lymphoma will relapse after receiving treatment, predicting their survival time. On a molecular level, the test identifies the type of tumour the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Even diet drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, finds study

October 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Insulin resistance is a driving factor that leads to type 2 diabetes, which in itself can lead to a plethora of complications including cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, vision loss, and neuropathy. There are many factors that can contribute to the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers to create spinal interface to restore limb movement

October 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device is intended to bridge the gap that a spinal injury creates in neural circuitry, helping patients regain limb movement and bladder control. Designed to record signals that travel down the spinal cord above an injury site, the device […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Walmart to give workers financial incentives to use higher-quality doctors

October 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Worried its employees aren’t getting good enough care from doctors in their insurance networks, Walmart next year will test pointing workers in northwestern Arkansas, central Florida and the Dallas-Fort Worth area toward physicians it has found provide better service. If […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

October 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A potential drug to treat heart attacks and to prevent heart failure – for which no cure currently exists — may result from pioneering research by a University of Guelph professor. Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and PhD […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers observe the effects of two proteins responsible for metastasis

October 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The research by Assoc. Prof. Nurhan özlü of Koç University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and her team recently published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics has observed the effects of two proteins in the transition from the epithelial to […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Virtual Sitters Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Unbudgeted Hospital Costs

October 1, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

A common practice in hospitals today is the use of patient sitters, also called “specialling”, in which non-clinical staff is assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide in-room monitoring of patients at high risk for falls, self-harm, or other types […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

No need to reduce red meat or processed meat intake, study claims

October 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

To add to the almost daily updates on eating – or not eating – red and processed meat, here comes a new study that pulls together all the evidence available today, concluding that at the current levels, it could be […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists use machine learning methods to improve biomedical imaging

September 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for applications such as visualizing blood vessels, studying brain activity, characterizing skin lesions […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Stem cells derived from patients could lead to new treatments for congenital muscular dystrophies

September 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London have shown that using stem cells derived from patients could help find new treatments for a group of congenital muscular dystrophies. The proof of concept study generated the first […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US scientists identify potential diagnostic tool for Parkinson’s diagnosis

September 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The discovery points to the possibility of stopping the progression of Parkinson’s, the second most common neurodegenerative disease, which affects 35 million people globally. Stanford University School of Medicine associate professor of neurosurgery Xinnan Wang said: “This marker could be […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Blood test may replace biopsy in advanced lung cancer

September 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Data from the Blood First Assay Screening Trial (BFAST) presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2019 has shown that the test can identify DNA mutations in NSCLC patients by picking up tiny pieces of tumour DNA […]