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Innovation, Med Tech

New technology could revolutionize treatment of pediatric burns

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric burns remains challenging, especially with the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Abbott’s Aveir leadless pacemaker meets primary goals in clinical study

November 15, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Abbott has reported positive data from the Leadless II IDE trial, which assessed its Aveir leadless pacemaker for the treatment of patients with certain types of abnormal heartbeats. The Aveir system is claimed to be the only leadless pacemaker in […]


Innovation, Research

Study assesses whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs can help treat COVID-19

November 12, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A novel study is assessing whether medicinal mushrooms and Chinese herbs provide therapeutic benefit in treating acute COVID-19 infection. MACH-19 (Mushrooms and Chinese Herbs for COVID-19) — a multi-center study led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the British Journal of Surgery, published by Oxford University Press, indicates it’s now possible to diagnose appendicitis using low-does CT scans, decreasing the radiation exposure, which is of significant clinical importance especially in young patients. Appendicitis […]


Innovation, Research

Polymer-coated nanoparticles to promote drug delivery to the brain

November 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Treating diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s is a challenge because drugs have to be able to cross the blood-brain barrier. As a result, the doses administered must be high and only a small fraction reaches the brain, which can […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Intuity Medical launches automatic blood glucose monitoring system in US

November 4, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Intuity Medical has launched the POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System for diabetes patients in the US. The system is claimed to be the first and only blood glucose monitor to offer automatic testing that has been approved by the […]


Research

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

November 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one to two days required by current techniques. This discovery means that doctors […]


Innovation, Research

Focused ultrasound may benefit some patients with epilepsy

November 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Results from a study published in Epilepsia suggest that focused ultrasound, which can be used to non-invasively target circuits in the brain, may benefit some patients with epilepsy who experience seizures that do not respond to standard anti-seizure medications. In […]


Biomarker, Innovation

OSU research shines light on the way malignant cancer cells change shape

October 28, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Oregon State University research has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, are a key step toward understanding and preventing cancer […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New computer modeling could boost drug discovery

October 27, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a computer-aided data tool that could improve treatment for a range of illnesses. The computer modelling tool will predict novel sites of binding for potential drugs that are more selective, leading to more […]


News

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New study results suggest the national trend toward decreasing length of hospitalization after surgical procedures may come at the expense of an increasing proportion of complications occurring after patients leave the hospital. Findings from one of the few studies to […]


News

Innovative method greatly simplifies the complexity of delivering vaccines

October 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Future vaccine delivery may rely on everyday items like BBQ lighters and microneedles, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University researchers. The researchers, led by Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular […]


News

Coronavirus company news summary – Intrivo introduces at-home rapid Covid-19 antigen self-test – Aptar CSP to boost production of Covid‐19 test kit protection technology

October 20, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based Intrivo has introduced On/Go, an at-home rapid Covid-19 antigen self-test. The company says the test can deliver results with 95% accuracy in ten minutes. On/Go has already received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration […]


Innovation, Research

Study of DNA repair boosts prospects for gene editing technology

October 20, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The ability to edit the genome by altering the DNA sequence inside a living cell is powerful for research and holds enormous promise for the treatment of diseases. However, existing genome editing technologies frequently result in unwanted mutations or can […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists enable a blind woman to see simple shapes

October 20, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Newly published research details how a team of scientists from the University Miguel Hernández (Spain), the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience (Netherlands) and the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah (USA) successfully created a form of artificial […]