healthcare

Opdivo Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer

The cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab) may offer hope of a longer life for some patients with advanced lung cancer. Currently, only about 5 percent of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer survive five years or more. But that rate rose to about 16 percent among a group taking Opdivo. Opdivo is an immunotherapy drug, which [...]

May 17th, 2017|News|

Trump Era Strengthens the Vaccine Doubters’ Resolve

The healthcare community is full of concern as the 45th president of United States shows support for the “vaccine hesitant” side of the barricade. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a US federal agency), vaccines prevent approximately 2.5 million deaths a year of children under the age of five across the world. [...]

May 16th, 2017|News|

Peptide blocking FOXO4 restores youthfulness

Regular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue renewal, called senescent cells, showed evidence of improving healthspan in naturally-aged mice and mice genetically engineered to rapidly age. The proof-of-concept study, published March 23 in Cell, found that an anti-senescent cell therapy could reverse age-related loss of [...]

May 10th, 2017|News|

Zika-Infected American Women Had Babies With Birth Defects

About 10% of pregnant American women who contracted the Zika virus had children or fetuses with birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The latest CDC analysis spans the 50 states and the District of Columbia; nationwide, 1,297 pregnant women with laboratory evidence of potential Zika infection across 44 states were reported [...]

May 9th, 2017|News|

Ultrasound novelty: imaging inside live cells

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis. The new nanoscale ultrasound technique uses shorter-than-optical wavelengths of sound and could even rival the optical super-resolution techniques which won the 2014 Nobel Prize [...]

February 15th, 2017|News|

Smarter MRI diagnosis with nano MRI lamp

A research team led by CHEON Jinwoo at the Center for Nanomedicine, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), developed the Nano MRI Lamp: A new technology platform that tunes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals "ON" only in the presence of the targeted disease. Published in Nature Materials, this study can overcome the limitations [...]

February 15th, 2017|News|

Cancer tissue’s spread forerun by tiny exports signal

Microscopic shifts in metabolism and increases in tiny transport vesicles out of tumor cells preface larger changes to the tumor environment and could prepare the way for cancerous cells to spread and metastasize, University of Illinois researchers report. They saw cancer-causing biological events at both the molecular and tissue scales as they happened, imaging the [...]

February 15th, 2017|News|

Pfizer and Akili Join Forces For Gamification of Alzheimer’s Disease

Akili Interactive Labs Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to test the ability of Akili's mobile video game platform ("Project EVO") to detect cognitive differences in healthy elderly people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. To Akili's knowledge this is the first time that a large pharmaceutical company [...]

January 6th, 2017|News|

Medtronic and FitBit Team Up To Improve Type 2 Diabetes Monitoring

Medtronic plc, the global leader in medical technology, and Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced a partnership to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams. The iPro™2 myLog mobile app will allow patients to see their glucose levels and physical activity [...]

January 6th, 2017|News|

Insulog, an Innovative Insulin Tracker

Insulog, a device that connects with all major disposable insulin pen brands to display most recent injection data, paired with its app to display entire injection history in order to better manage diabetes, is today announcing the unveiling of its smart, connected insulin tracker. The device will soon be made available via Indiegogo, to bring [...]

January 6th, 2017|News|