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Sweat-analyzing patch could help spot biomarkers linked to COVID-19

April 30th, 2020 at 1:39 pm » Comments Off

When you think about wearable tech, chances are that your mind goes to a device like the Apple Watch long before it does the Band-Aid-style smart patch developed by Epicore Biosystems. But the company, which spun out of Northwestern University’s Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics and professor John A. Rogers’ laboratory, has been hard at […]



Smart toilet checks you’re healthy by analyzing you wees and poos

April 26th, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

The new ‘smart toilet’ technology can look for signs of disease, scientists claim, from cancer to kidney failure. Going to the loo may never be the same again thanks to scientists who claim to have invented a device that can be fitted on toilets to detect signs of various diseases in stool and urine. The […]



Self-driving startups Beep and Navya explore driverless transport for coronavirus lab specimens

April 25th, 2020 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Most Consumers Believe They’ll Prefer Riding In Self Driving Cars In Ten Years Autonomous vehicle startups Beep and Navya are using four driverless shuttles to transport coronavirus tests around the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Because the routes are isolated from public traffic, the shuttles can be operated without a human safety driver, which […]



Tesla unveils coronavirus ventilator prototype that uses Model 3 parts

April 20th, 2020 at 8:18 pm » Comments Off

The Model 3 infotainment system provides the basis for Tesla’s ventilator, hastily designed to combat device shortages around the world.   Ventilators are one of the most important medical devices in the battle against the coronavirus, helping keep patients with critical COVID-19 infections alive. But as the coronavirus pandemic has spread, hospitals in the worst-hit […]



Potentially the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin

April 19th, 2020 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

“Immunotherapy is the biggest breakthrough in medicine in our generation”: Associate Professor Alex Menzies from Melanoma Institute Australia. If there is reason to have faith in the scientists, immunologists, virologists and oncologists racing to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, it is the stunning progress they are having in reducing deaths from what is called “Australia’s […]



93% of cancer patients respond to souped-up-immune cells

April 17th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

In a new study of CAR T-cell therapy for cancer, 93% of patients responded to the treatment.  Two physicians had major roles in a cutting-edge clinical trial using the body’s own immune cells to fight late-stage cancer, one as a researcher and one as a patient. Senior author Patrick Reagan, an assistant professor of hematology/oncology […]



Carnegie Mellon researchers develop app that could detect Coronavirus infection using your voice

April 15th, 2020 at 2:33 pm » Comments Off

The COVID Voice Detector app uses your smartphone or computer’s microphone to analyse your voice and determine for signs of COVID-19 infection At a time when every other tech giant or healthcare company is coming up with apps that could diagnose or help you detect whether or not you have coronavirus infection by asking you […]



CDC data shows 9% vaccine effectiveness for influenza A, virus H3N2 flu shot last year

April 13th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

While governments, international bodies and the public health community scramble to arrest the COVID-19 virus, now a pandemic, and with states of emergency declared nationwide and in Massachusetts, medical experts are still trying to come up with vaccines that can do a better job against various strains of influenza that have sickened and killed people […]



Sewage analysis suggests a New England metro area with fewer than 500 COVID-19 cases may have exponentially more

April 12th, 2020 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Epidemiologists are studying wastewater to gauge rates of COVID-19 infection. Preliminary findings released this week from a new effort to track the spread of the coronavirus through sewage data suggests that one metro region in Massachusetts that’s reported fewer than 500 positive tests actually may actually have exponentially more. Last month, Massachusetts lab Biobot Analytics […]



Universal cancer blood test detects and locates 50 types of tumors

April 10th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

A new universal cancer blood test can spot over 50 types of tumors and identify where they are in the body  Cancer is one of humanity’s leading killers, and the main reason for that is it’s often hard to detect until it’s too late. But that might be about to change. Researchers have developed a […]



Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate – preliminary data

April 9th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Biologists work in a laboratory at Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. in Haifa Not only have all the patients survived, according to Pluristem, but four of them showed improvement in respiratory parameters. Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to […]



India releases first image of how Covid-19 virus looks like under electron microscope

April 7th, 2020 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

  India becomes the first country to produce high definition images of the coronavirus. A team of scientists from the ICMR-NIV in Pune has come up with this remarkable discovery as the coronavirus pandemic continues claiming lives. The images have been captured using a transmission electron microscope and have been published in the Indian Journal […]



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