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Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study findings may help identify new targets to inhibit spread of melanoma

October 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has revealed novel insights into the mechanisms employed by melanoma cells to form tumors at secondary sites around the body. The findings from the study may help to identify new targets to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Women on Birth Control Pre-Pandemic

October 20, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

About two-thirds of U.S. women used contraception in years 2017-2019, according to the National Survey of Family Growth. In the month the survey was conducted, 65.3% of women ages 15-49 reported using some form of contraception in the past 3 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cytotoxic NK cells also have immunological memory function

October 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Good news for the human immune system: researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Departments of Dermatology and Surgery have managed to ascribe an immunological memory function to a subset of cytotoxic NK cells, which have hitherto been regarded as antigen-non-specific. The researchers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists produce biodegradable nanocoating with antimicrobial and anti-reflective properties

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists from Russia and Switzerland have probed into nanostructures covering the corneas of the eyes of small fruit flies. Investigating them the team learned how to produce the safe biodegradable nanocoating with antimicrobial, anti-reflective, and self-cleaning properties in a cost-effective […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows SARS-Cov-2 antibodies offer lasting immunity

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

One of the most significant questions about the novel coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection and, if so, for how long. To determine the answer, University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers studied the production of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study offers new insight on molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to spread disease

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New insight on the molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to move and spread disease within their hosts has been published today in the open-access eLife journal. The movement and infectivity of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and ultimately its ability […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Sequencing RNA from individual cells can reveal a great deal of information about what those cells are doing in the body. MIT researchers have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify a mechanism to prevent hair loss

October 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An international research group headed by Associate Professor Sara Wickström at the University of Helsinki has identified a mechanism that is likely to prevent hair loss. Hair follicle stem cells, which promote hair growth, can prolong their life by switching […]


Opinions

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: U.S. could never test for Covid as much as China but it must get better

October 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday the U.S. still needs to expand and improve its coronavirus testing and contact tracing to bring its epidemic under control — even if it will never be able to employ an operation as […]


Data Security, Information Management

MT: How safe is your health data?

October 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical Technology is now available on all devices. Read it for free here Social distancing and lockdown measures have dramatically shifted the ways that people access healthcare information, with patients turning to devices, apps and the internet for help. But […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Wearing facemask does not affect indicators of cognitive performance, shows study

October 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A novel study shows that facemask use does not affect indicators of cognitive performance when the wearers are resting or performing moderate physical work in hot environments. However, wearing a facemask does make it more difficult to breathe when performing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Amniotic fluid stem cells may lead to better treatment for ischemic stroke

October 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine points the way to a possible new avenue of treatment for ischemic stroke. The study, led by Annamaria Cimini, Ph.D., of the University of L’Aquila, and Liborio Stuppia, M.D., of D’Annunzio […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Dried blood spot sampling offers inexpensive way to widen access to antibody testing for COVID-19

October 6, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Using dried blood spot samples (DBS) is an accurate alternative to venous blood in detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, a new study by immunology experts at the University of Birmingham has found. Currently antibody testing for COVID-19 uses serum or plasma, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

October 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Results of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial shed light on when antibiotics instead of surgery might be the better choice for treating appendicitis in some patients, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), who […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Med Tech

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Aid Patient Matching

September 30, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Since the dawn of the digital revolution in healthcare, providers have been in search of tools to connect disparate systems and deliver timely and secure patient data directly to the point of care. Our public health crisis is a sobering […]