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Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to a fold of skin, led to short term changes in the skin barrier and specifically the formation […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Virologists identify potential COVID-19 treatment

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pathogenic coronaviruses are a major threat to global public health, as shown by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or SARS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV; and the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The […]


Opinions

Cannabinoids may alter the effects of some prescription drugs

August 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They published information that could help medical professionals make safe prescribing choices for their patients who use prescription, over-the-counter or illicit cannabinoid […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many years, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has been based on the characterization of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, typically after a person dies. An inexpensive and widely available blood test for the presence of plaques and […]


Opinions

Researchers identify potential anti-viral strategy for SARS-CoV-2 virus

July 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In the case of an infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus must overcome various defense mechanisms of the human body, including its non-specific or innate immune defense. During this process, infected body cells release messenger substances known as type 1 interferons. These […]


Opinions

COVID-19 may increase risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking birth control pills

July 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology. One of the many complications […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

July 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap […]


Regulatory

FDA Cites Increased Reports of Injury After Americans Use—and Sometimes Ingest—Unauthorized Hand Sanitizers

July 28, 2020

Via: Time Health

U.S. health officials are warning Americans again to avoid a growing list of imported hand sanitizers that may be contaminated with the toxic chemical methanol. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday there have been increasing reports of injury due […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Covid-19 pandemic likely to accelerate the development of at-home healthcare technologies

July 28, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced healthcare providers to consider using alternate methods to continue to treat populations that should currently avoid visiting clinics or hospitals. Devices that allow remote patient monitoring or at-home technologies and procedures may see rapid adoption […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Phase Of Testing In The U.S.

July 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by the biotech company Moderna, Inc. and developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health begins Phase 3 clinical trials on Monday, the first such final-phase testing trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 total $1.68bn globally

July 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry private equity deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.68bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked an increase of 94.7% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.6% when compared with the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

July 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Whether white blood cells can be found in the brain has been controversial, and what they might be doing used to be complete mystery. In a seminal study published in Cell, an international team of scientists led by Prof. Adrian […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Novel device offers added protection for healthcare workers performing endoscopies during COVID-19

July 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up unimaginable challenges for healthcare workers. Even simple outpatient procedures such as endoscopies can expose staff to the risk of infection. However, a team of researchers has developed a simple, disposable, and inexpensive device to […]