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Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Securing Medical Devices and IoT

July 1, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

I know it’s easy to be distracted by COVID-19 right now, but it’s important to remember that many of the challenges we faced pre-COVID-19 are still around and need to be managed effectively even as we deal with the pandemic. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New Disinfection Robot Can Destroy COVID-19 Virus in 2 Minutes

June 30, 2020

Via: HitConsultant

Xenex Disinfection Services, the world leader in UV disinfection for healthcare facilities, announced the launch of StrikeForce, an innovative disinfection service that destroys the novel COVID-19 virus in two minutes. For the first time, organizations can engage Xenex’s team of […]


Opinions, Wellness

Patients reluctant to visit hospitals due to Covid-19

June 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused disruption to many aspects of routine medical care with the immediate impact being seen in the drastic reduction of hospital / doctor visits. Recent results from a GlobalData survey show that 79% of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

High blood pressure, the main risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), can manifest as early as childhood, and the prevalence of high blood pressure among children continues to rise. In previous studies, analysis of blood vessels in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Ecosystem degradation could raise risk of pandemics

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, by the University of the West of England and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, presents the hypothesis that disease risks are “ultimately interlinked” with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle. Using […]


Regulatory

Coronavirus cases grow in more than 30 states as the U.S. sets a record for average daily cases

June 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Coronavirus cases are growing in more than 30 states, based on a seven-day moving average, as governors in Florida and Arizona place a hold on their reopenings and Texas tightens restrictions once again. As of Thursday, the nation’s seven-day average […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

June 25, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers wanted to overcome a decades-old problem that confronts those hoping to study and make use of the countless antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic compounds that bacteria can produce, said Satish Nair, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Chemists find new way to make unnatural amino acids

June 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Chemists have found a way to turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers explained the transformation, which involves selectively identifying and replacing molecular bonds with unprecedented […]


Innovation, Med Tech

BrightInsight raises funds to develop digital platform for biopharma

June 24, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based digital health platform provider BrightInsight has raised $40m in a Series B funding led by venture capital and private equity company Insight Partners. Series A investors New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures have also participated in the funding […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop low-cost emergency ventilator

June 24, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have developed a low-cost, easy-to-use emergency ventilator for Covid-19 patients based on a ventilator bag usually found in ambulances. An automated system that can be fabricated and assembled in […]


Wellness

Restoring ecosystems for better human health

June 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Billions of people using the Earth’s resources and changing or destroying ecosystems are not only creating the global environmental and climate crisis, but also compromising human health and long-term survival of our species, experts warn in an open letter to […]


Opinions

Homeless patients with respiratory infections more likely to be treated with ventilators than non-homeless

June 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from UCLA, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Tokyo found that during a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who […]