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A weight loss drug repurposed to save lives
A weight-loss drug could be repurposed to prevent organ failure in patients in intensive care, research from the University of Auckland and Monash University in Australia shows.Orlistat, marketed in New Zealand as Xenical, can be retooled to treat conditions such as severe acute pancreatitis, severe infection and haemorrhagic shock, according to the study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.Patent filed. Seeking commercial partners.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120247
16 February 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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Smart watches keep track of Parkinson's patients
A recent pilot study has shown the possibility for a smart watch to bridge the gap between doctors and patients, by monitoring symptoms in Parkinson's disease sufferers. A new application developed by Apple Inc, the Motor Fluctuations Monitor, will allow doctors to monitor patients via built-in hardware such as gyroscopes and accelerometers that can detect and measure subtle motor movements. A study published in Science Translational Medicine used the Apple smartwatch and app to follow 225 patients with Parkinson’s over the course of half a year. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease. | https://www.labroots.com/trending/clinical-and-molecular-dx/19800/smartwatches-close-eye-parkinson-s-patien
12 February 2021 by Mel Raassina
 
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Empathy - in our brain or our heart?
A team from Harvard Medical School and MIT recorded directly from single neurons in the forepart of their brains. For the first time, the scientists identified a special group of cells that lets us acknowledge and predict someone else’s hidden beliefs. Even crazier, these neurons loyally encoded demonstrably false ideas that others may have, and beliefs that the person being studied doesn’t necessarily agree with.In other words, each of us has a smattering of brain cells dedicated to modelling another mind inside our own heads.https://singularityhub.com/2021/02/02/this-is-where-empathy-lives-in-the-brain-and-how-it-works
6 February 2021 by Jenny Morawsk...
 
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The Future of Healthcare – 2021 & Beyond
Across the World, hospitals are over their capacities, doctors' offices are now Covid-19 breeding grounds, and more and more people are working from home…so the question is: “How do we properly address and tackle the difficult tasks of continuing to provide high-quality, remote, patient-care to those still in need medical attention?” Israel’s commanding intelligence and sophistication in the worlds of IoT, Cyber & Cybersecurity, Life-Sciences, Healthcare and Medical Devices make Israel one of the most logical and sound partners of Healthcare Providers/Institutions across the globe. Companies such as BioBeat, Binah.ai, Hyro, Datos, MyHomeDoc need to be considered now. Read: http://www.israeltrade.org.au/the-future-of-healthcare-2021-beyond/
3 February 2021 by Jeremy Ungar
 
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Biodegradable and biocompatible sensors
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced displays that have been biodegradability certified and checked by independent auditorsThe construction materials are of natural origin or biocompatible and are sealed with gelatin making the display adhesive and flexible so it can be worn directly on the skin. This sort of display is particularly well-suited for short-lifecycle applications in sectors like medical diagnostics. The technology could also be used to monitor food packaging where reuse isn’t permitted.Scientists believe this is the first demonstration of a biodegradable display produced using inkjet printing.https://www.slashgear.com/researchers-create-biodegradable-flexible-displays-for-skin-28657194/
1 February 2021 by Jenny Morawsk...
 
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3D printed bone with living cells
UNSW researchers have developed an ink comprised of calcium phosphate, and their new technique allows 3D printing of bone-lik
31 January 2021 by Lynn Wood
 
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