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Category: Innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

January 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham. Understanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help us better assess the reliability […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

January 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects more than 21 million people globally. In a new study, specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and the Sheppard Pratt Health System in […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

AI combined with EHR and other data improves influenza forecasting

January 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

With influenza cases elevated nationally and widespread throughout the country, researchers led by Boston Children’s Hospital contend that machine learning can produce highly accurate local flu surveillance. In fact, they say that combining two forecasting methods with artificial intelligence produces […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm outperforms humans in identifying cervical precancer

January 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An automated artificial intelligence algorithm has been shown to accurately analyze digital images of a woman’s cervix and identify cervical precancer. The AI approach, called automated visual evaluation, was developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and Global Good—a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify promising therapeutic option to treat multiple sclerosis

January 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There is currently no effective remedy for multiple sclerosis (MS). The sole therapeutic option is to alleviate its symptoms. As a result, this promising new approach to treating MS, developed by a team of scientists from the Cell Biology Unit […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Algorithm predicts patients at risk for chronic kidney disease

January 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Roche and IBM have developed an algorithm based on real-word data, including electronic health records, that predicts patients with early risk of diabetes-related chronic kidney disease. The Roche-IBM predictive algorithm—trained using half a million electronic health records—outperformed published algorithms derived […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Biodegradable blood flow sensor to monitor surgery success

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Intended to monitor the success of the surgery, the blood flow sensor has been designed to warn doctors if a patient has a blockage. The device is expected to allow earlier interventions. The sensor wraps around the healing blood vessel […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smartphone app monitors breathing to identify opioid overdose

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die in the US due to opioid overdose, which is characterised by the slowing down or cessation of breathing. If detected in time, these symptoms can be reversed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

January 9, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A team of researchers from institutions across the United States — including the University of California (UC), Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — has recently developed a tiny device akin to a sponge, which is set […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New mechanism of gene regulation involved in tumor progression discovered

January 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Genes contain all the information needed for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs in our body. Gene expression, meaning when and how are the genes being read and executed, is thoroughly regulated like an assembly line with several things […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Rush working with AT&T to be the first 5G-enabled U.S. hospital

January 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

One of Chicago’s major academic medical centers is poised to be the first standards-based, 5G-enabled hospital in the United States. On Tuesday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, AT&T announced a collaboration with Rush University Medical Center and the Rush […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study shows safety of flu vaccination for hospitalized patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study also showed that vaccinating […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Study uses AI to create cost-effective early detector of heart disease

January 8, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic research team revealed in a recent paper that AI/ECG test accuracy compares favourably with a range of common screening tests, such as mammography tests for breast cancer and cervical cytology for cervical cancer. The findings have been […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New walking app can be simpler way to assess physical activity in medical patients

January 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A walking app designed to assess and support physical activity in medical patients – is a simpler and more accessible way than many current methods – is being developed at the University of Strathclyde. The app will enable patients to […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

January 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

This makes it the third most common cancer that medical professionals detect in both men and women. Colorectal cancer, which doctors also refer to as bowel cancer, is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. If […]