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Biomarker, Innovation

Markers of SARS-CoV-2 shedding in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals

November 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines effectively prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related illness and death. Because COVID-19 vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing illness, certain infections among those who have been vaccinated are expected. The involvement of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

November 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can directly target and cause cellular damage to the adrenal glands. The resulting adrenal dysfunction may explain adrenal insufficiency in several […]


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Effectiveness of public health measures in reducing COVID-19 incidence

November 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new review in the BMJ suggests public health measures such as mask-wearing, universal lockdowns, and temporary shutdowns of businesses and schools helped prevent further severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. Universal lockdowns and mandatory quarantine measures were […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US medical devices industry sees a drop of 33.33% in deal activity in October 2021

November 23, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US medical devices industry saw a drop of 33.33% in overall deal activity during October 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Alkeon Capital, Coatue Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital Management’s $600m venture financing of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

COVID-19 saliva testing kits can also measure microscopic organisms in the mouth

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study found. This enables study of the relationship between mouth and lung microbes and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers reveal ethical and social issues faced by healthcare workers during the pandemic

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us remained in the safety of our own homes, frontline healthcare workers faced a sudden influx of patients with the new, highly contagious, life-threatening disease. This undoubtedly caused a […]


Innovation, Research

Interferon beta versus the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

November 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Natural immunity plays a critical role in protecting us from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Interferons (IFNs) constitute a significant part of the anti-viral innate defense system. To establish […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Price Transparency Alone Improve Patient Experiences?

November 22, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

The Price Transparency rule is intended to help consumers know the costs of hospital healthcare services before receiving them. While providing a list of services and prices is useful, it’s only part of the solution to help patients understand what […]


Innovation, Research

Comparing effectiveness of virus and patients-centered strategies to reduce COVID-19 mortality

November 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Since the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many drugs have been explored for repurposing against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). While several have unfortunately led to a lack of results, plenty show promise. In a […]


Innovation, Research

Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during Delta variant predominance

November 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The current pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to distort lives with the emergence of newer variants of concern (VOCs). The causative pathogen, the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is thought to have emerged […]


Biomarker, Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants 510(k) clearance for Lunit AI solution to detect breast cancer

November 19, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for Lunit’s artificial intelligence (AI) software, Lunit INSIGHT MMG, for detecting breast cancer. Developed using Lunit’s deep learning technology, the new AI solution accurately analyses mammography images to detect […]


Innovation, Research

A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life?

November 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Living a long, healthy life is everyone’s wish, but it is not an easy one to achieve. Many aging studies are developing strategies to increase health spans, the period of life spent with good health, without chronic diseases and disabilities. […]


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AstraZeneca Releases More Positive Data on COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

November 18, 2021

Via: Time Health

AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail was more than 80% successful at both preventing symptomatic disease and stopping the illness from worsening after six months, demonstrating its ability to provide long-lasting protection. The medicine reduced the risk of developing symptomatic Covid […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Cancer cells disarm cellular attackers by extending out nanoscale tentacles

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

To grow and spread, cancer cells must evade the immune system. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT used the power of nanotechnology to discover a new way that cancer can disarm its would-be cellular attackers by extending out […]


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UCLA study shows how COVID vaccination is critical to controlling the pandemic

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to […]