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Innovation, Research

Computerised brain implant reduces pain in NYU Langone’s study 

June 22, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at NYU Langone’s Grossman School of Medicine have found that a computerised brain implant could efficiently alleviate short-term and chronic pain in a new preclinical study. This data could be a ‘blueprint’ for creating brain implants to treat pain […]


Biomarker, Innovation, News

FDA grants EUA to Roche’s 20-minute Covid-19 PCR test

June 21, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Roche has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of its cobas SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic acid test in point of care settings. Indicated for screening symptomatic as well as asymptomatic people, the […]


News

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?

June 17, 2021

Via: Time Health

At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know […]


News

A ‘key clinical role’ for community pharmacies in COVID-19 vaccination campaigns

June 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Community pharmacies represent credible and trustworthy services across the UK, which could be key to COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, especially when addressing vaccine hesitancy. One of the four pillars of the UK primary care system New research led by Aston University […]


News, Regulatory

Medical Tourism: Regulatory Trends

June 17, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Stricter regulations and complicated market access pathways can inhibit the medical tourism industry from growing in certain countries. Regulatory Trends Listed below are the key regulatory trends impacting the medical related tourism theme, as identified by GlobalData. Rise of non-profit […]


Innovation, News, Research

Two COVID-19 vaccines show safety, strong immunity in infant model

June 16, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A group of scientists led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that the Moderna mRNA vaccine and a protein-based vaccine candidate elicited durable neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in […]


Innovation, Research

Idea of COVID-19 ‘immunity passports’ decreases people’s compliance with restrictions

June 16, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the University of Kent’s School of Psychology have found that when people are presented with the idea of a Covid-19 “immunity passport,” they show less willingness to follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. However, this willingness seems […]


Innovation, Research

Study observes increased breadth of SARS-CoV-2 antibody neutralization acquired over one year

June 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

It has been over a year and a half since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began to besiege the world, forcing a large-scale shut-down of business activity, travel, educational and sports institutions, and placing an overwhelming burden on healthcare […]


News

Adapting COVID-19 vaccination strategies based on SARS-CoV-2’s evolution

June 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Successfully arresting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – requires global vaccination. While high-income countries have already begun vaccinating their citizens, developing and lower-income countries are not […]


Innovation, Research

Study may offer an unexpected pathway for targeted treatment of brain tumors

June 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers show the nucleoside transporter ENT2 may offer an unexpected path to circumventing the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and enabling targeted treatment of brain tumors with a cell-penetrating anti-DNA autoantibody. The study […]


News

COVID-19 Exposed the Faults in America’s Elder Care System. This Is Our Best Shot to Fix Them

June 15, 2021

Via: Time Health

For the American public, one of the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic to come was a tragedy at a nursing home near Seattle. On Feb. 29, 2020, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]


News

Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you must go maskless. Here’s why.

June 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

For more than a year, public health officials have repeatedly told us that masks save lives. They’ve warned us to keep our distance from our neighbors, who’ve morphed into disease vectors before our eyes. Now they are telling us that […]


News

Robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 with Pfizer vaccine is mediated by memory B cells

June 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A reassuring study, released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, from a multi-institutional team of researchers in Italy suggests that with the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine, post-vaccination immunity against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is both robust […]


Innovation, Research

New mathematical model helps simulate progression of age-related macular degeneration

June 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created a mathematical model and simulated numerically the progression of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness. This model can be used to better understand how this […]


Innovation, News, Research

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health

June 11, 2021

Via: Time Health

You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. […]