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Clinical Research, Innovation

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care

August 6, 2019

Via: Time Health

It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Major step toward creation of vaccine that could neutralize ‘superbug’

August 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) have taken a major step toward the creation of vaccine that could neutralize the culprit behind a growing public health crisis. Candida auris, a “superbug” that has caused hundreds of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Thai researchers develop new blood test for prostate cancer

August 6, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at Mahidol University in Thailand has developed a blood test that can detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to study lead scientist Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualising tumour-associated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG. According to the findings, the technology […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bluetooth, AI and health tracking: hearing aids are smarter than ever

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

One in six people in the UK lives with hearing loss, 6.7 million of whom could benefit from a hearing aid. However, only around two million people in the UK use them. Assistive hearing technologies have progressed significantly in recent […]


Regulatory

Allergen’s textured implant ban threatens market

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

One of the largest breast implant manufacturers, Allergan, has issued a global recall of its Biocell product line of textured breast implants at the request of the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Major repercussions in the overall breast implant […]


Opinions

UCLA Launching Telemedicine-Based Second Opinion Program

August 1, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

At UCLA Health, they’re rolling out a program in which its doctors will offer second opinion consults to patients around the world. To launch the program, UCLA is partnering with MORE Health, a technology vendor which offers what it calls […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Alternative treatment for epileptic seizures in children identified

May 7, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Every day in the UK, 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, affecting over 600,000 people. Many people with a new diagnosis of epilepsy will experience memory and other cognitive problems. The cause of these problems is unknown. It has an […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine Learning is an Investment Priority for QHSE Users

February 5, 2019

Via: Aberdeen

Best-in-Class organizations lead in Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) management. QHSE users lead in emerging technology investment in machine learning. Aberdeen’s recent survey of EH&S leaders helped us uncover the top Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) emerging technologies companies plan […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smartphone app monitors breathing to identify opioid overdose

January 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die in the US due to opioid overdose, which is characterised by the slowing down or cessation of breathing. If detected in time, these symptoms can be reversed […]


Opinions

It’s Time For A Better Dialogue Between Regulators And Healthtech Pioneers

December 4, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to healthcare, regulation is vital. Without it, doctors and patients cannot know what drugs, products and services are safe, exposing us all to greater uncertainty and unacceptable levels of risk. However, regulation is far from easy – […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using Artificial Intelligence To Fix Healthcare

November 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – fragmented or non-existent […]


Wellness

Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns Of Another E. Coli Outbreak

November 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

The bacteria Escherichia coli O157:H7 (short for E. coli O157:H7) is outbreaking our hearts of Romaine again. In fact, not just the hearts, but all of Romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a stern […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]