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Biomarker, Innovation

New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors

January 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence to better classify a tumor and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene-cutting system may play second role as a genetic dimmer switch

January 19, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In a series of experiments with laboratory-cultured bacteria, Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that there is a second role for the widely used gene-cutting system CRISPR-Cas9 — as a genetic dimmer switch for CRISPR-Cas9 genes. Its role of dialing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study IDs Puzzling Risk Factor for ADHD

January 19, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

Kids whose mothers had an autoimmune disease were more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results of a cohort study and meta-analysis. Mothers with an autoimmune disease were 30% more likely to have a child with ADHD (hazard […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients. For patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19, mechanical ventilation is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A rift in the retina may help repair the optic nerve

January 14, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases. […]


Regulatory

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use deep learning to identify gene regulation at single-cell level

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new deep-learning framework that predicts gene regulation at the single-cell level. Deep learning, a family of machine-learning methods based on artificial neural networks, has revolutionized applications such as image interpretation, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Lipid biomarkers in urine can determine the type of asthma

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have used a urine test to identify and verify a patient’s type of asthma. The study, which has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Atmospheric particulate matter may influence the transmission and evolution of SARS-CoV-2

January 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A recent study conducted at the University of Malta Medical School, Malta, has revealed that a drop in the level of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), which are airborne pollutant particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, in the atmosphere due […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Genetic blueprint provides insights into unique biology of egg-laying monotreme mammals

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The genomes of egg-laying monotreme mammals, platypus and echidna, have been published in the prestigious journal Nature, providing a valuable public resource for research in mammalian biology and evolution, with applications for their conservation and health. Monotremes display a unique […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Manufacturing process of ultra-thin sensor for smart contact lenses

January 6, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. In a paper published by the journal Matter, engineers from the University of Surrey together with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Novel technique could replace clinical biopsies with ‘virtual biopsies’ in future

January 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumor biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge. This is an important step towards precision tissue sampling for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Deep neural network predicts transcription factors

January 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A joint research team from KAIST and UCSD has developed a deep neural network named DeepTFactor that predicts transcription factors from protein sequences. DeepTFactor will serve as a useful tool for understanding the regulatory systems of organisms, accelerating the use […]