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Clinical Research, Innovation

Key molecules in brain development and neurodegenerative diseases identified

December 1, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Neurological diseases of the brain such as dementia, autism and schizophrenia are now a growing social problem. Nevertheless, studies on their definitive cause are still insufficient. Recently, a POSTECH research team has identified the mechanism in which such neurological diseases […]


Opinions

Who gets the Covid vaccine first? A CDC panel will decide that today

December 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is set to vote Tuesday on who will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine. The meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an outside group of medical experts […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Scientists develop new tools to detect very early changes in Alzheimer’s disease

November 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, together with their colleagues at the Barcelona Beta Research Centre in Spain, the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the University of Paris, have found new forms of tau protein that […]


Editorial

Figuring Healthcare Today: Can We See a Back to Normal Journey?

November 30, 2020

Via: Diana Beverly Ross

Healthcare systems around the world need a transformation—and the crisis caused by the most recent pandemic has demonstrated it during the past months. Due to the current social distancing rules, today more than ever, healthcare professionals need to focus on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: None of the SARS-CoV-2 mutations appear to increase transmissibility in humans

November 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a study led by UCL researchers. The analysis of virus genomes from over 46,000 people with COVID-19 from 99 countries is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity

November 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates, says a new study published today in eLife. The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scoring system can help improve the diagnosis of concomitant heart diseases

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common heart valve defects. Its prevalence increases with age and it often requires treatment. As well as conventional valve replacement involving open-heart surgery, a less invasive procedure has now been available for some […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Measurement of Cancer Biomarker Enrichment in Exosomes

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Asymmetrical Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) and Centrifugal Field-Flow Fractionation (CF3) are high resolution separation techniques for fractionation of macromolecules and biological nanoparticles based on their hydrodynamic size (AF4) and mass (CF3). Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles containing nucleic acid and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists show SARS-CoV-2’s viral replication with 3D integrative imaging

November 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

As the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues, scientists are racing to develop immunizing vaccines and therapeutic drugs to fight against it. In order to do this, researchers are continuously trying to better understand this novel virus, how it […]


Opinions

The First U.S. Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Include 6.4 Million Doses

November 24, 2020

Via: Time Health

With three vaccine makers saying that their COVID-19 vaccines are at least 90% effective, the U.S. government is gearing up plans to distribute the shots across the country. In a Nov. 24 briefing, members of the Department of Health and […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Picosun’s Medical ALD Solutions Enable Safer Surgeries

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Picosun’s biocompatible ALD coatings will be applied to electrosurgical equipment (electrotomes) to improve their performance, safety, and service life. “It’s great to collaborate with a company such as Picosun to develop solutions for safer and more patient-friendly surgeries. Picosun is […]


Opinions

Compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs may inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection

November 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative pathogen of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, infects human hosts by binding with the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor on their cells, notably the epithelium lining the […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Humanizing AI: How to Close the Trust Gap in Healthcare

November 23, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

Physician turnover in the United States, due to burnout and related factors, was conservatively estimated to cost the US healthcare system some $4.6 billion annually, according to a 2019 Annals of Internal Medicine study. The results reflect a familiar dynamic, […]


Opinions

How to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The rapid spread of COVID-19 overwhelmed hospitals that were unable to contend with the increasing number of patients, many requiring ventilators and other critical care. Such conditions can put medical workers at risk. Now researchers are studying methods to increase […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Unique Schwann cells: the eyes have it

November 23, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The insulation around nerve cell components in our corneas have unique properties, and little is known about them. But UConn School of Medicine neuroscience professor Royce Mohan believes his lab is on the verge of uncovering a path to better […]