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The Private Sector Steps In to Protect Online Health Privacy, but Critics Say It Can’t Be Trusted

May 19, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Most people have at least a vague sense that someone somewhere is doing mischief with the data footprints created by their online activities: Maybe their use of an app is allowing that company to build a profile of their habits, […]


Innovation, Research

Scientist uncovers clues to aging in mitochondria

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for […]


Regulatory

HHS to Expand Telehealth Care in the Title X Family Planning Program

May 18, 2022

Via: Health IT Answers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (@HHSGov) awarded $16.3 million in grant funding to support 31 grantees to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning clinics in 26 states, one U.S. territory, […]


News

UW Health invests $60M in new upright proton therapy technology, taking a new approach to treating cancer

May 17, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

UW Health plans to offer proton therapy, a form of radiation treatment that more precisely targets tumors for patients with certain cancers, and will be the first location in the state of Wisconsin to provide the treatment. The University of […]


Innovation, Research

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought. A team of Georgia State University researchers led by Regents’ Professor […]


Innovation, Research

Ethical challenges in microbiome research

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New micro device injects a boost to IVF success

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A research team led by the University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts. The first-of-its-kind device will […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning innovation among medical industry companies dropped off in the last quarter

May 16, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research and innovation in machine learning in the medical sector has declined in the last quarter – but remains higher than it was a year ago. The most recent figures show that the number of related patent applications in the […]


Innovation, Research

New measure of sperm age may be predictor of pregnancy success

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. […]


News

Rising Google searches for procedures suggest recovering demand, analysts say

May 11, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The most recent medtech industry earnings season was characterized by improving results. After struggling with the impact of omicron early in the year, many companies had a recovery in demand as the quarter progressed, leading some orthopaedic businesses to post […]


Research

Brain searches for the best way to move the body

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Research that examines how the body adapts to new movements is shedding new light on how the nervous system learns, and could help to inform a wide range of applications, from customized rehabilitation and athletic training to wearable systems for […]


Innovation, Research

Cells take out the trash before they divide

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers […]


Innovation, Research

Drugs showing promise in cancer trials reduce scarring for scleroderma

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Epigenetic drugs that have shown promise in cancer trials significantly reduce scarring in the cells of patients with scleroderma, an incurable and life-threatening autoimmune disease, a new study shows. Scleroderma is a chronic disease that affects the immune system, causing […]


Innovation, Research

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps us understand how the process could go wrong. Their study of enzymes revealed the presence […]


Wellness

A better diet helps beat depression in young men

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 million Australians […]