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Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Experts say source of newly identified virus in China must be found

January 9, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Chinese state media reported today that scientists have identified the virus that is likely to have caused the pneumonia-like illness seen in dozens of people recently in the central city of Wuhan. After identifying a new form of coronavirus (the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researcher receives ERC grant to explore the mechanism of the brain

December 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

You don’t usually notice it, but you are, in fact, continuously learning how to walk. It happens when you first step onto a slippery sidewalk in a pair of new shoes, or when you try to carry a tray full […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Even light to moderate alcohol consumption can increase cancer risk

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 total $1.33bn in US

November 28, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Total medical devices industry venture financing deals in Q3 2019 worth $1.33bn were announced in the US, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 37.2% over the previous quarter and a drop of 23.5% when compared […]


Opinions

Trauma training for high school students can help save countless lives

November 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Severe bleeding from traumatic injuries during disasters or accidents can lead to death in as little as five minutes. People can save lives if they act fast to stop the bleeding until medical help arrives. Now, with new training, high-school-age […]


Opinions

Opening Medicare to senior Americans would lower health care premiums

November 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower health care premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING) found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements in radiologist reports, resulting in clearer more actionable diagnosis descriptions. The study was […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

American Lung Association report: Lung cancer survival is rising, but more lives can be saved

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past ten years the survival rate has dramatically increased. A new report from the American […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study finds that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese

November 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study has found that only-children are more likely to be overweight or obese compared with children who have siblings. The research revealed that families with two or more children tended to have more healthy eating and drinking habits […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Open-source database enhances genomics research collaboration

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An open-source database of genomic variants in health and disease has been developed by Australian and North American researchers to simplify the sharing of this information between academics. The MaveDB database stores data from multiplex assays of variant effect (MAVE) […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

UK researchers use simple blood test to detect early breast cancer

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that a simple blood test can help to detect breast cancer up to five years before the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to researchers, the blood test could be […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New studies have shown that measles can compromise the immune system’s ability to fight off other infections for months or even years by causing “immune amnesia.” Two studies involving unvaccinated Dutch children found measles makes the body “forget” the immunity […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover gene mutation involved in paraplegia and epilepsy

November 1, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Manchester have made an important discovery that could help scientists understand the cause of paraplegia and epilepsy in some sufferers. Their study pointed towards mutations in a gene that codes for an enzyme involved in […]