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Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene-cutting system may play second role as a genetic dimmer switch

January 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a series of experiments with laboratory-cultured bacteria, Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that there is a second role for the widely used gene-cutting system CRISPR-Cas9 — as a genetic dimmer switch for CRISPR-Cas9 genes. Its role of dialing […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

January 18, 2021

Via: HITECH Answers

The artificial intelligence industry is exploding in value and functionality, effectively reshaping healthcare solutions in the process. By 2026, AI as an industry is expected to reach $150 billion. This value has been brought about by the game-changing treatments and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Can transgenic mice studies illuminate neurological complications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in humans?

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The potentially deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has swept the world over the last 12 months has not affected animals with corresponding severity. In order to understand the mechanism of severe disease, animal models have been used. This includes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New computational technique accurately differentiates between data from tumor cells and normal cells

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and while even operating the nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder are all serious sleep-related illnesses. Researchers […]


Regulatory

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use deep learning to identify gene regulation at single-cell level

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new deep-learning framework that predicts gene regulation at the single-cell level. Deep learning, a family of machine-learning methods based on artificial neural networks, has revolutionized applications such as image interpretation, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient’s type of asthma. The study, which has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

January 12, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according to a new study […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, in the atmosphere due […]


Regulatory

U.S. will require negative Covid tests for inbound international air travel

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. will soon require airline passengers to prove they recently tested negative for Covid-19 before flying to the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The measure, which aims to curb the spread of the disease, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers determine the atomic structure of protein that helps coronavirus to evade immune cells

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists who banded together to support COVID-19 science determined the atomic structure of a coronavirus protein thought to help the pathogen evade and dampen response from human immune cells. The structural map […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Study identifies exposure to common food-borne pathogen linked to rare brain cancer

January 11, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study suggests a link between toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain cancer, in adults. The report, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer, finds that people who have glioma are […]


Regulatory

Senate Democrats demand Trump fix ‘failed’ Covid vaccine rollout

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

Senate Democrats on Monday demanded the Trump administration make changes to its Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy, saying it has “failed” states by not providing detailed guidance on how to effectively distribute the potentially lifesaving doses to Americans across the country. […]