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Clinical Research, Innovation

Research uncovers SARS-CoV-2 viral traits critical for the virus in human airways

October 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Across the world, scientists are working frantically to develop effective therapies and vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in October 2020 reports the discovery of important viral […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Future of Microbiome Research

October 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Human microbiome research is one of the most relevant fields of innovation, based on the large range of applications in human microbiome research, and the similarly wide range of sectors that are currently or potentially involved in the area. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers tackle the surface transmission of COVID-19 in new partnership

October 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, the research will see the development of new antiviral sprays, films, and other products. These can be delivered via additives in existing commercial products, such as detergents, or integrated with current […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Transcription factors may inadvertently lock in DNA mistakes

October 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transcription factor proteins are the light switches of the human genome. By binding to DNA, they help turn genes “on” or “off” and start the important process of copying DNA into an RNA template that acts as a blueprint for […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists take major step toward Angelman Syndrome gene therapy

October 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A gene will develop Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder with no cure and limited treatments. Now, for the first time, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine show that gene […]


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, […]