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Regulatory

Shuttered Hospitals Re-Opening Across U.S. For Coronavirus Cases

March 25, 2020

Via: Forbes

Hospitals that only recently were closed after struggling financially are now being re-opened by state and local governments to treat the sickest of patients stricken by the Coronavirus strain COVID-19. In the south Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Ill., for […]


Opinions

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get

February 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from […]


Innovation

New step toward understanding cancer prevention in evolutionary terms

February 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new Scientific Reports paper puts an evolutionary twist on a classic question. Instead of asking why we get cancer, Leonardo Oña of Osnabrück University and Michael Lachmann of the Santa Fe Institute use signaling theory to explore how our […]


Innovation

Doctors in China Are Starting Human Trials for a Coronavirus Treatment

February 3, 2020

Via: Time Health

China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug by Gilead Sciences […]


Opinions

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar – a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming […]


Clinical Research

Researchers reveal mutation’s role in blood cancers

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A genetic mutation that disrupts how DNA sends messages to the rest of a cell has been linked to a large number of blood cancers. Thanks to a collaboration between biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and an oncologist […]


Innovation

Yale researchers take important step toward curbing the threat posed by tsetse fly

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

When an infected tsetse fly bites humans or other mammals to feed on their blood, microscopic parasites (African trypanosomes) in the fly’s saliva are transferred. The unfortunate recipient of the bite, once infected, often faces severe health consequences, even death. […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals

December 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Two mornings a week, a van arrives at the Escondido, Calif., home of Mario Perez and takes him to a new senior center in this northern San Diego County town, where he eats a hot lunch, plays cards and gets […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This bacterium is one of many that have evolved a system that allows them to acquire difficult-to-access iron from the human body. Iron is essential for bacterial growth and survival, but in humans, most of it is held up within […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New leukemia treatment developed from common wild flower

August 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Birmingham University have discovered how to turn a compound from a common wildflower called Feverfew into a new treatment for cancer. The team found a way to extract the naturally-occurring substance, called parthenolide, from the plant’s leaves and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using Artificial Intelligence To Fix Healthcare

November 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – fragmented or non-existent […]