Guardian Science Correspondent NIcola Davis reports that a nerve-cooling implant could offer pain relief alternative to opioids.
The team behind the device at Northwestern University in Illinois say it could bring benefits for management of acute pain such as that experienced after amputations, nerve grafts or spinal decompression surgeries.
Scientists at CSIRO (Australia's Government Science & Industrial Research Organisation) are developing a machine learning tool which provides an
early warning to medical professionals of a patient’s deteriorating
The study, published in Nature: Scientific Reports, showed the early warning
deterioration alerts can be set to monitor patients two to eight hours before
they are triggered by current clinical criteria. CSIRO's Dr Dr Sankalp Khanna says, 'Until now there hasn’t been a way to harness all the
data to predict patient health. This new tool has the potential to
transform the day-to-day functioning of health systems'.
At an estimated $6.2 billion, Israel’s healthcare technology industry is a global leader in innovations across various medical fields. With over 1,400 digital health start-ups to date, Israel ranks 5th in the world according to the World Index for Healthcare Innovation. Investors have taken notice of such success. According to a recent survey conducted by McKinsey & Company group of Israeli venture capital funds and investment bodies, 60 percent of investors said they expect to invest more in digital health in 2022, with only 4 percent expecting to invest less than in 2021. See more about Peregrine Ventures: https://israeltrade.org.au/2022/09/19/investing-in-the-future-of-medicine/