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Clinical Research, Innovation

Engineered llama antibodies neutralize COVID-19 virus

July 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The team involves researchers from the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford University, Diamond Light Source and Public Health England. They hope the antibodies — known as nanobodies due to their small size — could eventually be developed as a treatment for […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop novel tool to maximize the power of deep learning for genomic studies

July 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the MDC have developed a new tool that makes it easier to maximize the power of deep learning for studying genomics. They describe the new approach, Janggu, in the journal Nature Communications. Imagine that before you could make […]


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, 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 […]


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

Women’s egg quality dependent on metabolic factors

July 7, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In the world’s most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman’s eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). UQ Centre for Clinical Research […]


Opinions

New Study: Medical Innovation Relies on Elected Officials Embracing Health Care Entrepreneurship

July 2, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

As Americans have benefited from tele-health and other innovations thanks to COVID-19 regulatory relief, future medical advances will be stymied unless policymakers remove road blocks that make it difficult for entrepreneurs to develop new technology and for patients to access […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Ecosystem degradation could raise risk of pandemics

June 29, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, by the University of the West of England and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter, presents the hypothesis that disease risks are “ultimately interlinked” with biodiversity and natural processes such as the water cycle. Using […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

June 25, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers wanted to overcome a decades-old problem that confronts those hoping to study and make use of the countless antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic compounds that bacteria can produce, said Satish Nair, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Chemists find new way to make unnatural amino acids

June 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Chemists have found a way to turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers explained the transformation, which involves selectively identifying and replacing molecular bonds with unprecedented […]


Opinions

Homeless patients with respiratory infections more likely to be treated with ventilators than non-homeless

June 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from UCLA, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Tokyo found that during a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Nuclear softening allows cells to move into dense tissue, encouraging injury repair

June 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study focuses on cells in the meniscus, which is a thin layer of dense connective tissue in the human knee. However, the approach could prove effective beyond that specific area. “In this case, we studied how meniscus cell nuclei […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Immune cells infiltrating tumors may play bigger cancer role than previously thought

June 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, published June 10, 2020 in PLoS Biology, is the first to uncover the role a molecule called IRE1α plays in determining whether macrophages promote inflammation in the tissues surrounding cancer cells — a region known as the tumor […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Initial COVID-19 infection rate may be 80 times greater than originally reported

June 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Now, a new study from Penn State estimates that the number of early COVID-19 cases in the U.S. may have been more than 80 times greater and doubled nearly twice as fast as originally believed. In a paper published today […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Human brain size gene triggers bigger brain in monkey fetus

June 19, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The expansion of the human brain during evolution, specifically of the neocortex, is linked to our cognitive abilities such as reasoning and language. A certain gene called ARHGAP11B that is only found in humans triggers brain stem cells to form […]