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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. […]


Editorial

2020 Healthcare Forecast: What You Need to Know

January 10, 2020

Via: Kelly Redmond

A better future requires new strategic objectives for the healthcare system. This means that future policies may need to address problems such as pricing and inequality in medical care, and also provide patients with better choices and innovations in prevention […]


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 […]


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 […]