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Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Opinions

Coronavirus updates: J&J to develop 100 million vaccine doses for U.S.; global deaths surpass 700,000

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now surpassed 700,000, with the U.S., Brazil and Mexico leading the world in total deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. On Wall Street, Moderna reported a fivefold increase in […]


Regulatory

Moderna is pricing coronavirus vaccine at $32 to $37 per dose for some customers

August 5, 2020

Via: CNBC

Moderna is charging between $32 to $37 per dose for its coronavirus vaccine for some customers, under cheaper “pandemic pricing,” it said Wednesday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is currently in discussion for larger volume agreements that will have a lower […]


Opinions, Regulatory

World Health Organization reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

Almost 300,000 new coronavirus cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the last 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase ever, the agency said Friday. More than half the 292,527 new cases reported on Thursday came from the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Early detection of cancer four years before conventional diagnosis using non-invasive blood test

July 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An international team of researchers has developed a non-invasive blood test that can detect whether an individual has one of five common types of cancers, four years before the condition can be diagnosed with current methods. The test detects stomach, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 total $1.01bn globally

July 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in June 2020 worth $1.01bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 38.4% over the previous month and a drop of 8.7% when compared with the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Study reveals antiviral effects of curcumin

July 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

Coronavirus data has already disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC

July 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Previously public data has already disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website after the Trump administration quietly shifted control of the information to the Department of Health and Human Services. Since the pandemic began, the CDC regularly […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

The Company That Makes Remdesivir Says it Considerably Reduces COVID-19 Deaths

July 10, 2020

Via: Time Health

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its antiviral drug remdesivir experienced lower mortality rates and better recovery times compared to those not getting the treatment. The researchers compared 312 people […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Structural analysis of COVID-19 spike protein provides insight into its evolution

July 9, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A characterising feature of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is the protein spikes which cover the surface, which the virus uses to bind with and enter human cells. Analysing the structure of these spikes could provide clues about the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Breast cancer cells can reprogram natural killer cells to aid in metastasis

July 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, are known to limit metastasis by inducing the death of cancer cells. But metastases still form in patients, so there must be ways for cancer cells to escape. Using a novel […]


Regulatory

WHO warns the coronavirus is ‘getting worse,’ continues to accelerate

July 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

More than six months after the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, the “once-in-a-century pandemic” continues to accelerate, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. “The virus can be brought under control,” he said in his opening remarks to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

BD to manufacture injection devices for Covid-19 vaccination in US

July 9, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has formed a strategic partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the US to establish new manufacturing lines for injection devices. BARDA is part of the US Health and Human Services […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA grants breakthrough status to Dascena’s AI for kidney injury

July 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Machine learning diagnostic algorithm company Dascena has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Previse, an algorithm for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). The algorithm is designed to predict AKI in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Medtronic begins thoracic stent graft system post-market study

July 7, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical technology company Medtronic has begun the post-market study of the Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system in patients with thoracic aortic dissection. The prospective, observational, global, multi-centre, real-world study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the system […]