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A Global Market Research Study Shows Relevant Unmet Needs in Phenylketonuria Management

APR Applied Pharma Research s.a. (“APR”), the Swiss independent developer of science driven and patent protected healthcare products, announces today the preliminary results of a global market research project commissioned to IDR Medical, a leading international healthcare market research organization. The study gathered insights from over 100 interviews conducted in seven countries: U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France, [...]

June 12th, 2017|News|

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|

Cloud is the Answer to Healthcare Security Questions?

While data security is a top priority for IT professionals in every industry, this is especially true for those supporting healthcare organizations. Besides the fact that healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries requiring stringent security and privacy safeguards, data thieves are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their efforts to infiltrate data centers run [...]

May 15th, 2017|News|

Medical data to see tenfold increase worldwide by 2025

The amount of data (including medical) created worldwide will increase by tenfold by 2025, and organizations will have to choose what portion of that data to manage, and how. Organizations that don’t manage this data deluge correctly could lose revenue, provide poor customer experiences, and suffer operational inefficiencies. Those are among the conclusions of a [...]

May 12th, 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|

New EU rules on medical devices to enhance patient safety and modernise public health

There are over 500,000 types of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices on the EU market. The existing regulatory framework dates back to the 1990s and consists of three Directives. However, problems with divergences in the interpretation and application of the rules, technological progress as well as incidents involving malfunctions of medical devices, e.g. the PIP breast implant [...]

April 21st, 2017|News|

3D Cell Culture Models Staring at a Bright Future

Medical science has taken giant strides ahead in the last two decades. With numerous advancements in the different fields of medicine, technology is playing an important role in the process. One such advancement that has gained significant equity in the last decade is 3D cell culture. 3D cell culture models are used to illustrate cellular [...]

April 20th, 2017|News|

How Philips is Using Augmented Reality to Improve the Accuracy of Spinal Surgery

In a preclinical study, neurosurgeons using augmented reality were able to more precisely place screws in cadavers’ spines. Royal Philips is working on an augmented reality surgical navigation technology designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Augmented reality has implications for thoracic spine fusion surgery in adults, pediatric spine surgery, and [...]

April 10th, 2017|News|