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Clinical Research, Innovation

Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

May 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks of the Origins of Land Plants,” was published May 21 in the journal Cell. Penium margaritaceum belongs to a group of freshwater algae called charophytes, and specifically to a subgroup called the Zygnematophyceae, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals risk factors for hypertension

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors. DZD researchers have now discovered new genes that play a role in the development […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine

May 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Heavy hearts soared Monday with news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate — the frontrunner in the American market — seemed to be generating an immune response in Phase 1 trial subjects. The company’s stock valuation also surged, hitting $29 billion, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

May 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a study of mice, the researchers showed that when HDAC1 is lost, a specific type of DNA damage builds up as the mice age. They also showed that they could reverse this damage and improve cognitive function with a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Mapping the Path Forward in Health IT

May 18, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT. The 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the Strategy on Reducing Regulatory […]


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 […]


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

Study shows how our eyes recycle vitamin A

May 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Many of us will remember been told as kids when we refused to eat our vegetables that ‘carrots are good for your eyes’. Although our parents may not have fully understood it at the time, there is some truth to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Repurposing existing drugs to treat coronavirus will likely be quicker than a vaccine, scientists claim

May 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

Repurposing existing drugs will be a quicker way to tackle the coronavirus pandemic than developing a vaccine, scientists have argued. In a paper published Thursday in the British Journal of Pharmacology, a team of international experts said that while there […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study examines the link between flavenoid-rich foods and risk of Alzheimer’s disease

May 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were two to four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according […]