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Clinical Research, Innovation

Study offers new insight on molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to spread disease

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New insight on the molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to move and spread disease within their hosts has been published today in the open-access eLife journal. The movement and infectivity of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and ultimately its ability […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How deadly parasites ‘glide’ into human cells

October 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Gliding enables the Apicomplexa parasites to enter and move between host cells. For example, upon entering the human body through a mosquito bite, Plasmodium glides through human skin before crossing into human blood vessels. This type of motion relies on […]


Regulatory

HHS Secretary Azar says U.S. could have enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by March

October 8, 2020

Via: CNBC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday the U.S. could have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every American as early as March, a more optimistic estimate than President Donald Trump has publicly said. The Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress

October 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many, getting older can unfortunately mean an increased risk of illness from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of aging with the aim of developing interventions that could potentially help people […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Preliminary results of two large immune therapy studies show promise in advanced cervical cancer

October 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Preliminary results from two independent, phase II clinical trials investigating a new PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1)-based immune therapy for metastatic cervical cancer suggest potential new treatment options for a disease that currently has limited effective options and disproportionately […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study compares antibiotic therapy with surgery in patients with appendicitis

October 5, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Results of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial shed light on when antibiotics instead of surgery might be the better choice for treating appendicitis in some patients, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), who […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Smartphone app used to analyse coronavirus genome

September 29, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new mobile app has made it possible to analyse the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, on a smartphone in less than half an hour. Genopo, developed by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, in collaboration with […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Ischemic stroke market will likely experience limited impact despite second wave

September 24, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted markets across the medical devices industry. However, the stroke market has been showing some stability and will likely experience a slight uptick in the near future as a result of Covid-19. A recent […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medasense Biometrics raises funds for pain monitoring solutions

September 23, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli pain monitoring start-up Medasense Biometrics has raised $18m in a Series C round from Sabadell Asabys venture capital company, Israeli family offices and returning investors Baxter Ventures, Olive Tree Ventures and LGL Capital. The company develops NOL technology for […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

BioProtect raises funds for ongoing balloon spacer clinical trial

September 22, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Israeli biotechnology company BioProtect has raised $25m as part of its Series D equity financing from an undisclosed strategic investor and Peregrine Ventures. The round, which was led by Almeda Ventures and Consensus Business Group chairman and investor Vincent Tchenguiz, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health

September 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In addition to a tough outer shell, brains have internal defenses, including a powerful shield called the blood-brain barrier that defends brain cells from substances in the bloodstream that are toxic and dangerous to nerve cells. If the blood-brain barrier […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Opinions

Better material for wearable biosensors

September 16, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Matthew S. Brown, a fourth-year PhD student with Assistant Professor Ahyeon Koh’s lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, served as the lead author for “Electronic?ECM: A Permeable Microporous Elastomer for an Advanced Bio-Integrated Continuous Sensing Platform,” published in the […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Painless paper patch test for glucose levels uses microneedles

September 14, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have been trying to develop a practical way to use microneedles — tiny needles less than 1 mm in length — for routine do-it-yourself medical monitoring. Microneedles are so short that they stay within the skin and do not […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New, rapid test detects ovarian cancer more accurately

September 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The CA125 antigen, a plasma membrane glycoprotein found in the tissues of the female reproductive tract, is commonly used for the detection of ovarian cancer but works poorly on its own in identifying early stage cancers. The cancer specificity can […]


Opinions

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19

September 9, 2020

Via: Time Health

The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the […]