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Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus: CDC finds some test kits sent to states are faulty

February 13, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some coronavirus test kits delivered to state laboratories are faulty. The test kits were delivered to enable states to carry out testing locally rather than transporting samples to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Shingles vaccine may also reduce stroke risk

February 12, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

More than 99% of people aged 40 or older in the United States carry the dormant chickenpox virus, also known as the varicella-zoster virus. Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus and typically occurs after age 50. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer’s ability to spread and evade immune defenses

February 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Just as people tend to become stuck in their ways as they grow older so too do cells. Neurons in the brain don’t one day decide to become heart cells; skin cells repair wounds with skin cells rather than kidney […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Med Tech

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer’s disease

February 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A research team at KAIST reported clinically accurate multiplexed electrical biosensor for detecting Alzheimer’s disease by measuring its core biomarkers using densely aligned carbon nanotubes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder, affecting one in ten aged over 65 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI, brain scans may alter how doctors treat depression

February 10, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A national trial initiated by UT Southwestern in 2011 to better understand mood disorders has produced what scientists are calling the project’s flagship finding: a computer that can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work based on a patient’s brain […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Youth with HIV have lower rates of viral suppression than adults

February 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite similar rates of enrollment into medical care, youth with HIV have much lower rates of viral suppression–reducing HIV to undetectable levels–compared to adults, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. Among more than 1,000 youth, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research reveals novel way to treat cancers using CAR T cell therapy

February 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Too many patients with cancers like multiple myeloma relapse after treatment. This grim reality motivated researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) to try to improve the depth and durability of treatment response […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers new avenue for melanoma diagnosis and therapies

February 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment. Edith Cowan University’s Melanoma Research Group, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and clinicians […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover new approach to make tumors sensitive to immunotherapy

February 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A cancer tumor’s ability to mutate allows it to escape from chemotherapy and other attempts to kill it. So, encouraging mutations would not be a logical path for cancer researchers. Yet a Mayo Clinic team and their collaborators took that […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New tool monitors real time mutations in flu

February 6, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The gold nanoparticle-based probe measures viral RNA in live influenza A cells, according to a study in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. It is the first time in virology that experts have used imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify gene as potential therapeutic target for dementia in people with Parkinson’s

February 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dementia is one of the most debilitating consequences of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological condition characterized by tremors, stiffness, slow movement and impaired balance. Eighty percent of people with Parkinson’s develop dementia within 20 years of the diagnosis, and patients […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Analyzing cancer-specific alterations found in tumor’s RNA

February 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at EMBL-EBI were among the leaders of a large international consortium that carried out a joint analysis of data from over 1000 donors of more than 25 cancer types, studying data on their whole genomes along with tumor transcriptome […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Three key variables linked to higher rural mortality rates in the U.S.

February 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Since the 1980s, the all-cause mortality rate in the U.S for rural residents has exceeded that of urban dwellers. In a recently completed study, researchers from the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech […]


Patient Experience

Beyond burnout: Docs decry ‘moral injury’ from financial pressures of health care

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and […]


Innovation

New step toward understanding cancer prevention in evolutionary terms

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new Scientific Reports paper puts an evolutionary twist on a classic question. Instead of asking why we get cancer, Leonardo Oña of Osnabrück University and Michael Lachmann of the Santa Fe Institute use signaling theory to explore how our […]