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Clinical Research, Innovation

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

DNA test can quickly identify pneumonia in patients with severe COVID-19, aiding faster treatment

January 15, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in COVID-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation than non-COVID-19 patients. For patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19, mechanical ventilation is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New antiviral repurposing study finds peptides that could prevent SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding

January 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

As the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers are busy searching for pharmaceuticals that can effectively counteract the pathogen. This causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), infects through engagement via […]


Regulatory

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

January 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, […]


Regulatory

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use deep learning to identify gene regulation at single-cell level

January 13, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new deep-learning framework that predicts gene regulation at the single-cell level. Deep learning, a family of machine-learning methods based on artificial neural networks, has revolutionized applications such as image interpretation, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers map genetic changes that may have facilitated SARS-CoV-2’s jump from bats to humans

January 13, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage the globe. To date, over 91.62 million cases and more than 1.96 million deaths have been reported worldwide. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, […]


Regulatory

U.S. will require negative Covid tests for inbound international air travel

January 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The U.S. will soon require airline passengers to prove they recently tested negative for Covid-19 before flying to the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The measure, which aims to curb the spread of the disease, […]


Opinions

BioNTech says Covid vaccine is effective against key new strains; to publish more data in days

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

The CEO of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said he remains confident the company’s Covid vaccine, developed in partnership with Pfizer, will be effective against the highly-infectious variants of the virus discovered in the U.K. and South Africa. “We are […]


Regulatory

Senate Democrats demand Trump fix ‘failed’ Covid vaccine rollout

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

Senate Democrats on Monday demanded the Trump administration make changes to its Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy, saying it has “failed” states by not providing detailed guidance on how to effectively distribute the potentially lifesaving doses to Americans across the country. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers demonstrate lab tool that simplifies simulations of the human intestine

January 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found a way to mimic conditions in intestines, giving them a mechanical model for the real-time growth of bacterial infections. In a new study, they demonstrate a lab tool that simplifies […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A brain mechanism underlying ‘vision’ in the blind is revealed

January 7, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Some people have lost their eyesight, but they continue to “see.” This phenomenon, a kind of vivid visual hallucination, is named after the Swiss doctor, Charles Bonnet, who described in 1769 how his completely blind grandfather experienced vivid, detailed visions […]


Opinions, Regulatory

WHO warns of tipping point in Covid pandemic, says Europe likely seeing ‘most acute’ phase of virus spread

January 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a tipping point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, amid growing fears over more infectious variants of the virus that have resulted in a surge of infections. Countries are scrambling to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Manufacturing process of ultra-thin sensor for smart contact lenses

January 6, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. In a paper published by the journal Matter, engineers from the University of Surrey together with […]