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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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to a fold of skin, led to short term changes in the skin barrier and specifically the formation […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers use zeolite nanocrystals to deliver oxygen to brain tumors

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Glioblastoma, the most widespread and lethal primary brain tumor in adults, is notoriously difficult to treat due to the surrounding lack of oxygen essential to the effectiveness of current treatment. A team of CNRS and University of Caen Normandie researchers […]


Opinions

Trial to examine if new psychological therapy can help tackle problem drinking

August 4, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A psychological therapy found to be effective in helping people achieve and maintain weight loss is being trialed to see if it can support patients with chronic liver disease to stop drinking. Functional Imagery Training (FIT), developed by researchers at […]


Opinions

Child sleep problems associated with impaired academic and psychosocial functioning

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Our study shows that although those with persistent sleep problems have the greatest impairments when it comes to broad child well-being, even those with mild sleep problems over time experience some psychosocial impairments,” said Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, a psychologist […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Uncategorized

AI and single-cell genomics

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the Institute of Computational Biology at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Department of Mathematics at TUM developed “scVelo” (single-cell velocity). The method estimates RNA velocity with an AI-based model by solving the full gene-wise transcriptional dynamics. This allows […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Virologists identify potential COVID-19 treatment

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pathogenic coronaviruses are a major threat to global public health, as shown by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or SARS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV; and the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The […]


Regulatory

New head lice treatment receives FDA approval

August 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The treatment, Xeglyze™, was developed by Hatchtech, an Australian pharmaceutical company and will be commercialized by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Hatchtech CEO Hugh Alsop estimates that it is only the 13th drug developed primarily by an Australian company to be given […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Early coronavirus drug trials tested vaccines mostly on White people; next phase aims for diversity

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

With chronic asthma, food allergies and a heart condition, Thomas Silvera does everything he can to safeguard his health, including getting vaccines. So if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, he said, he’s leaning toward getting that, too. But […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

LKC Technologies secures approval for ophthalmic diagnostic device

July 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US-based medical device company LKC Technologies has secured the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for the RETeval device and associated Sensor Strips skin electrodes. The RETeval device is a portable, handheld, functional diagnostic device for medical professionals to diagnose […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

July 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

For many years, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s has been based on the characterization of amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain, typically after a person dies. An inexpensive and widely available blood test for the presence of plaques and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Phase Of Testing In The U.S.

July 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by the biotech company Moderna, Inc. and developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health begins Phase 3 clinical trials on Monday, the first such final-phase testing trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a new study published in EBioMedicine, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, analyzing data from more than 3,000 specimens to compare the three approaches. The team found that sputum testing detected the RNA […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers dual role for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease

July 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a study by National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers. In models of autoimmune diseases of the eye and brain, blocking IL-17A increased the presence […]