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Innovation, Research

Transplant recipients with COVID-19 may show lower cellular and antibody immune responses

May 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Transplant patients are typically on chronic immunosuppression, making them automatically more vulnerable to infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the loss of over three million lives in the current coronavirus disease 2019 […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics gets CE mark for Covid-19 IgG antibody test

May 6, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The WHO standardisation aids in regulating Covid-19 virus serological methods and permits unified data comparison across labs. The new assay is indicated for the qualitative and quantitative identification of IgG antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum and plasma. The test […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

North America’s medical devices industry saw a rise of 34.83% in cross border deal activity in Q1 2021

May 6, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by $635m acquisition of Capsule Technologies, North America’s medical devices industry saw a rise of 34.83% in cross border deal activity during Q1 2021, when compared to the last four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database. A total of […]


EHR & EMR

How accurate are virtual assessments of cognitive function?

May 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Virtual care provided through telephone or videoconference has been broadly implemented in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new analysis of published studies has examined the accuracy and reliability of virtual compared with in-person cognitive assessments for diagnosing […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect against cancer

May 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For all animals, eliminating some cells is a necessary part of embryonic development. Living cells are also naturally sloughed off in mature tissues; for example, the lining of the intestine turns over every few days. One way that organisms get […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Crohn’s disease patients have specific IgG antibodies to human bacterial flagellins

May 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Last year, Charles O. Elson, M.D., demonstrated a potential preventive treatment for Crohn’s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. He used a mouse model that included immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn’s disease in a flagellin peptide-specific immunotherapy. […]


Innovation, Research

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

May 5, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Young Black women show a high prevalence of obesity, elevated blood pressure and other lifestyle-related factors that may put them on a trajectory to develop heart disease at a young age, according to a study presented at the American College […]


Biomarker, Innovation

The micro-environment of breast cancer in three dimensions

May 4, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Cancerous tumors thrive on blood, extending their roots deep into the fabric of the tissue of their host. They alter the genetics of surrounding cells and evolve to avoid the protective attacks of immune cells. Now, Penn State researchers have […]


News

Connecticut becomes the first state with half of all adults fully vaccinated amid slowing pace of U.S. inoculations

May 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

Connecticut is the first state in which half of all adults are fully vaccinated, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data published Monday showed as the nationwide pace of daily shots continued to decline from peak levels. At the same […]


News

Biden’s new Covid vaccination goal is for 70% of adults to have at least one shot by July 4

May 4, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his administration’s latest goals in the fight against the coronavirus: getting 70% of U.S. adults to receive at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and having 160 million adults fully vaccinated, by July […]


Innovation, Research

Vaccine candidate targeting SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein elicits protective immune response in animal model

May 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Most treatment and vaccine development have been focused on the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein. This is chiefly because the spike is the viral protein that mediates SARS-CoV-2’s entry into the host cell. However, evolving variants […]


Innovation, Research

Atrial fenestration during atrioventricular septal defect repair is linked to higher mortality rate

May 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows an association between decreased survival at five years and leaving an atrial communication at biventricular repair of unbalanced AVSD after adjusting for other known risk factors. During repair […]


Innovation, Research

New gene therapy restores dystrophin protein in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

May 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

UT Southwestern scientists successfully employed a new type of gene therapy to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), uniquely utilizing CRISPR-Cas9-based tools to restore a large section of the dystrophin protein that is missing in many DMD patients. The […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Engineering T cells to attack cancer broadly

April 30, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Through T cell engineering, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center show that it’s possible to arrest tumor growth for a variety of cancers and squash the spread of cancer to other tissues. This research will be published in […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New genetic target for blood cancer treatment

April 30, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Targeting a pathway that is essential for the survival of certain types of acute myeloid leukaemia could provide a new therapy avenue for patients, the latest research has found. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute found that a specific genetic […]