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Data Analytics, Information Management

Open-source database enhances genomics research collaboration

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An open-source database of genomic variants in health and disease has been developed by Australian and North American researchers to simplify the sharing of this information between academics. The MaveDB database stores data from multiplex assays of variant effect (MAVE) […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

UK researchers use simple blood test to detect early breast cancer

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that a simple blood test can help to detect breast cancer up to five years before the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to researchers, the blood test could be […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Common early sign of cardiovascular disease associated with cancer risk

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Factor responsible for formation of white blood cells has regulatory effect on adaptive immunity

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which causes division and differentiation of bone marrow cells depending on the body’s need for leukocytes, has a significant regulatory effect not only on innate, but also on adaptive immunity. That’s what scientists from the IKBFU […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists modify a toxic protein to create a biosensor

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Some types of bacteria kill other cells by releasing proteins called “pore-forming toxins” (PFTs) that create holes in the cell membrane. The PFTs bind to the cell membrane and burrow into, creating a tube-like channel or pore. Once enough holes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Beckman Coulter receives BARDA funding to develop novel sepsis detection algorithm

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Beckman Coulter, Inc., a Danaher company, today announced that it has initially been awarded a contract of $1.25 million, with potential to be awarded an additional $6.5 million if all contract options are exercised, from the DRIVe (Division of Research, […]


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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify new family of drugs which could combat prostate cancer

September 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new family of drugs which inhibit the activity of a protein associated with prostate and other cancers has been reported by scientists from the University of Bath. They provide a promising avenue for research to potentially develop new therapies […]


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, Medical Devices

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the operation. When that wears off a day or two later, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Patients transported by mobile stroke units instead of standard ambulance get faster treatment

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published new findings in Stroke that show […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie

August 6, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. Ambient light penetrates the skin’s outer layer allowing digital optical sensors in smartphones to visualize and extract blood flow patterns, which transdermal optical imaging models […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care

August 6, 2019

Via: Time Health

It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, […]