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Category: Innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

May 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Avacta is developing cancer immunotherapeutics, and diagnostics, based on its Affimer technology. The Affimer® platform is an alternative to antibodies derived from a small human protein, designed to address many of the shortcomings and negative performance issues associated with antibodies, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

May 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

If you want to solicit a furious stare from a doctor, ask them about their electronic medical record systems. Studies have shown that electronic health records are directly attributable to the growing problem of physician burnout because of the time […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Chest X-rays can predict Covid-19 severity, study finds

May 15, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Chest X-rays performed on young and middle-aged adults with Covid-19 can help predict which patients are at higher risk of severe illness and intubation, according to Mount Sinai researchers. The study, published in Radiology, used a unique scoring system to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Low-cost PCR test designed to detect coronavirus

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The project of Consuelo Rubio has been among those chosen for the call of the Valencian System of Innovation and Research for the COVID-19 emergency. The associated professor from the Department of Pharmacy at the CEU Cardenal Herrera (CEU UCH) […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The statement, published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, was presented during the SCAI […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study finds no evidence of COVID-19 virus transmitting from cats to humans

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Three cats infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 spread the virus to three other cats in a lab study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by a research team working in Tokyo, Japan, and Wisconsin, USA. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers establish link between inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

McMaster University researchers have established a connection between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Celiac […]


Innovation, Med Tech

App to treat migraines without the use of medication

May 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

One in seven people suffer from migraines and one in a hundred experience chronic headaches. Painful headaches can destroy a person’s social life and interfere with their ability to be a part of the workforce. Traditional migraine medication helps some […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Simple saliva test detects early throat cancer

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A simple saliva test developed by QUT biomedical scientists has detected early throat cancer in a person who had no symptom and no clinical signs of cancer. In what is believed to be a world-first, the non-invasive test picked up […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Rotavirus vaccination leads to a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Vaccination against rotavirus has led to a significant decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children due to severe diarrhea in the Western Pacific region, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover a new way for T cells to attack diseased cells

May 12, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences have discovered a new way for T cells to attack cells infected by viruses or deranged by cancer. Published online by the journal […]


Innovation, Med Tech

The Critical Features That Telemedicine Must Offer

May 12, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

If you want to know what’s happening in telemedicine and where it’s headed, one of the best people to ask is Michael Gorton. Along with Byron Brooks, MD, he founded Teladoc, the leading company in that space. Gorton recently took […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

COVID survivors’ blood plasma is a sought-after new commodity

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Diana Berrent learned she had tested positive for COVID-19 on a Wednesday in mid-March. Within a day, she had received 30 emails from people urging her to donate blood. Friends and acquaintances, aware of her diagnosis, passed along a pressing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Healthy eating habits early in life may reduce risk of adult obesity, cardiovascular disease

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

How children are fed may be just as important as what they are fed, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, “Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children,” published today in the Journal of the […]