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Innovation, Research

New nanothin coating could be used to treat deadly bacterial and fungal infections

April 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a new superbug-destroying coating that could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections. The material is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings developed to date and is […]


News

Teen EUA Sought for Pfizer Vaccine; J&J Vax Probed; 40% of Marines Shun Shots

April 12, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

On the heels of its recently released data in teens ages 12-15, Pfizer and BioNTech said they applied to the FDA to expand emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine to include that age group. Meanwhile, real-world data from Israel […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Accelerating Medical Device Innovation with Regulatory Science Tools

April 8, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

Progress in science and technology offers extraordinary opportunities to develop innovative medical products that can save lives and lead to better treatments, better diagnostics and better care for patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to advancing the […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers identify novel SARS-CoV-2 variant unregistered on genomic sequence databases

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz, USA, recently identified a novel variant (B.1.x) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that might be circulating in at least 20 US states and six countries globally. […]


Innovation, Research

The use of mammalian cell surface display for rapid characterization of SARS-CoV-2 variants

April 5, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A research group from the U.S. demonstrated the practicality of a spike display system in order to accelerate vaccine design, but also to swiftly appraise the effects of mutations in emerging strains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Hardy Diagnostics unveils Matrix-Assisted laser instrument

April 5, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Hardy Diagnostics, in partnership with Autobio, has launched the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionized Time of Flight instrument. The device, which is otherwise known as MALDI-TOF, offers high-speed detection and taxonomical classification of bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi based on proteomic fingerprinting. […]


Innovation, News, Research

5 New Things Experts Have Discovered About COVID-19 And The Vaccines

April 2, 2021

Via: HuffPost

What we know about COVID-19 seems to change by the minute. It’s understandable, given the massive scale of the pandemic. Right now, more than 129 million cases have been confirmed around the world. And even a year into the pandemic, […]


Innovation, Research

Study sheds new light on the evolution of mammalian brain size

April 1, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new study has revealed a surprising lack of support for widely-held explanations of why some mammals evolve larger brains than expected for their body size. The research, co-led by Flinders University’s Dr. Vera Weisbecker, argues that scientific understanding of […]


Innovation, Research

Corticosteroid therapy in pregnant women with COVID-19

March 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 may have different effects at different stages of pregnancy. This is because pregnancy is associated with wide-ranging hemodynamic and immunological changes, among others. The latter may predispose the pregnant woman to greater severity of disease following viral infection. Pregnancy […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists use specially designed gold nanoparticles to ‘seek out’ bone stem cells

March 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way of using nanomaterials to identify and enrich skeletal stem cells – a discovery which could eventually lead to new treatments for major bone fractures and the repair of lost […]


Innovation, Research

Researcher uses alternative approach to find genetic drivers of rare eye disease

March 23, 2021

Via: The Medical News

An analysis of thousands of genomes from people with and without the rare eye disease known as MacTel has turned up more than a dozen gene variants that are likely causing the condition to develop and worsen for a significant […]


News

FDA grants EUA to COVID-19 screening device using machine learning

March 23, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Estimates of the proportion of COVID-19 cases caused by asymptomatic individuals vary but make up a significant minority of transmission events even at the low end of the range. The role of people with no significant symptoms in the transmission […]


EHR & EMR

VA launches strategic review of beleaguered $16B Cerner EHR project

March 19, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

VA’s ongoing analysis of the only site operational with the new EHR, the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., precipitated the need for a schedule shift, the agency said. Mann-Grandstaff went live in October last year, the first site […]


Innovation, Research

DNA spike-ins increase reliability of amplicon-based sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 genomes

March 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread all over the world, its causative pathogen, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is being monitored for the emergence of new variants and alterations in viral biology. In […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists explore structure of SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain with G485R mutation

March 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread globally, with new variants of concern continuing to emerge. Scientists aim to closely monitor the spread of the virus and detect newly […]