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Innovation, Med Tech

New standards for advancing AI capabilities in healthcare released

February 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the global healthcare industry is growing as the technology is increasingly able to tackle complex problems across diverse areas of the industry. For example, researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed an AI capable of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists design innovative mechanical controller for robot-assisted surgery

February 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. Their controller combines the two distinct types of gripping used in commercially available robotic systems to leverage the advantages of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New technology reveals how cancer cells communicate

February 18, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A mass spectrometry technique developed at University College London (UCL) is enabling cancer researchers to analyse the individual behaviour of millions of different cells inside lab-grown bowel tumours. The research, which has been published in Nature Methods, provides new insight […]


Opinions

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get

February 4, 2020

Via: Time Health

It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from […]


Innovation

Doctors in China Are Starting Human Trials for a Coronavirus Treatment

February 3, 2020

Via: Time Health

China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug by Gilead Sciences […]


Opinions

No-calorie sweetener may have metabolic effects in some users

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar – a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming […]


Clinical Research

Researchers reveal mutation’s role in blood cancers

February 3, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A genetic mutation that disrupts how DNA sends messages to the rest of a cell has been linked to a large number of blood cancers. Thanks to a collaboration between biologists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and an oncologist […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Predicting influenza outbreak using Fitbit wearable technology

January 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The rise of wearable technology, such as fitness trackers, has given unprecedented access to real-time data that could be leveraged to predict the next influenza (flu) outbreak. In the US, approximately 7% of adults and approximately 20% of children are […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health-care companies use technology and data to boost primary care services

January 10, 2020

Via: CNBC

In baseball, high-salaried home run sluggers have always gotten the glory. The equivalent in health-care may be high-priced drugs and medical specialties that help save lives in critical cases. But 20 years ago, there was a big shift baseball. Leveraging […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New machine learning platform can help spot colorectal cancers, predict disease severity

January 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new machine learning platform can identify patients with colorectal cancer and helps predict their disease severity and survival, according to a study involving samples from thousands of subjects. The noninvasive method adds to recent advances in technologies that analyze […]


Innovation, Med Tech

A reality check on artificial intelligence: Are health care claims overblown?

December 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI identifies previously unknown features relevant to cancer prognosis

December 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors. Further, the AI identified […]


Wellness

Exercise improves key measures of cardiovascular health

December 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve others like arterial […]


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An award-winning engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria and sepsis from the body using magnets. George Frodsham designed the blood filtering system whilst studying how magnetic nanoparticles can bind to cells to […]