Top

Tag: innovation


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to a fold of skin, led to short term changes in the skin barrier and specifically the formation […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers use zeolite nanocrystals to deliver oxygen to brain tumors

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Glioblastoma, the most widespread and lethal primary brain tumor in adults, is notoriously difficult to treat due to the surrounding lack of oxygen essential to the effectiveness of current treatment. A team of CNRS and University of Caen Normandie researchers […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Uncategorized

AI and single-cell genomics

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the Institute of Computational Biology at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Department of Mathematics at TUM developed “scVelo” (single-cell velocity). The method estimates RNA velocity with an AI-based model by solving the full gene-wise transcriptional dynamics. This allows […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Early coronavirus drug trials tested vaccines mostly on White people; next phase aims for diversity

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

With chronic asthma, food allergies and a heart condition, Thomas Silvera does everything he can to safeguard his health, including getting vaccines. So if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, he said, he’s leaning toward getting that, too. But […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many years, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has been based on the characterization of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, typically after a person dies. An inexpensive and widely available blood test for the presence of plaques and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Study brings researchers one step closer to produce and blend medicines on a microscopic scale

July 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

For the first time, a single, twisted nanoparticle has been accurately measured and characterised in a lab, taking scientists one vital step closer to a time when medicines will be produced and blended on a microscopic scale. Physicists at the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows how parasitic bacteria cause lesions in the skin and internal organs

July 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are parasites that can be transmitted to humans via insect bites and animal scratches, resulting in an infection known as “bartonellosis.” Cat-scratch disease and trench fever are forms of bartonellosis caused by different Bartonella species […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Caption Health raises $35m for ultrasound technology commercialisation

July 16, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network

Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Caption Health has raised $35m in a Series B financing round to develop and commercialise its Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared, AI-guided ultrasound technology. Led by the company’s existing investor DCVC, the round was joined […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Presidio Medical raises $30m to develop neuromodulation platform

July 15, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical device company Presidio Medical has raised $30m in a funding round led by Invus Opportunities. The round was also joined by the company’s existing investor Action Potential Venture Capital. Presidio Medical plans to use the funds for the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Engineered llama antibodies neutralize COVID-19 virus

July 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The team involves researchers from the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford University, Diamond Light Source and Public Health England. They hope the antibodies — known as nanobodies due to their small size — could eventually be developed as a treatment for […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop novel tool to maximize the power of deep learning for genomic studies

July 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the MDC have developed a new tool that makes it easier to maximize the power of deep learning for studying genomics. They describe the new approach, Janggu, in the journal Nature Communications. Imagine that before you could make […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]