Tag Archives: Medicine

11Jul/21

Genetic factors linked to response to common antiviral medications

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists and collaborators in Sweden and Japan are reporting that the enzyme NUDT15 plays a role in how patients respond to antiviral therapy with the common drugs ganciclovir and acyclovir. The researchers showed that NUDT15 status can help predict how individuals will respond to treatment for cytomegalovirus, a serious infection common among people who receive bone marrow transplants. The paper was published today in Nature Communications. Continue reading

27May/21

As COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Rise, Grocery Shopping Behavior Dramatically Evolves

With the COVID-19 vaccination rate of adults receiving at least one dose now topping 60 percent in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) easing mask guidelines for those who have been vaccinated, recent grocery/CPG shopping data from shopper intelligence leader Catalina underscores the increasing enthusiasm for returning to a sense of normalcy sweeping the country after 15 months of varying degrees of restrictions. Continue reading

27May/21

As India Burns Amid a Lethal 2nd Wave, It’s Now Evident that the World Has Failed in Ensuring Equitable Access to Vaccines. While Vaccine Doses Reach 9.7 Billion by 2025, Will They be Equitably Distributed?

A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released the 1st edition of its report titled “COVID-19 Vaccines – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on what to expect post commercialization of COVID-19 vaccines amid the rising spirit of vaccine nationalism, selfish international politics over vaccines, inadequate market access, stockpiling, and vaccine patents that still remain firmly in place. Continue reading

18May/21

Roche receives FDA authorisation for testing of asymptomatic people with the cobas SARS-CoV-2 Test to help control the spread of COVID-19

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that its cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test for use on the widely available, high-throughput cobas® 6800/8800 Systems has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing individuals without symptoms or reasons to suspect COVID-19. Continue reading

09Feb/21

Azerbaijan issues permit to conduct world’s first clinical trials of vaccine combination – Sputnik V and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Clinical trials of the combination of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines will begin in February 2021

The studies will assess the immunogenicity and safety of combined vaccine usage

The joint research is important in developing an approach to combat future mutations Continue reading

14Dec/20

Elsevier acquires Shadow Health, a leading provider of best-in-class healthcare simulations

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a Florida-based developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education.

Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences train and prepare nurses and healthcare practitioners for clinical settings. Its cutting-edge simulations, powered by Shadow Health’s Conversation Engine, enable learners to practice and apply their clinical reasoning skills through life-like interactions with a diverse range of virtual patients. Engaging in conversation-based learning, students gain confidence by practicing the skills they need to care for patients in a safe and standardized environment. Read more

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more

02Aug/20

Brain Navi Develops New Robot Performing Nasal Swab Tests to Prevent Cross Infections

Inspired by the pandemic, Brain Navi developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections so we can save the medical system and reestablish economies. The coronavirus caused the lock-in policy over the world. To reopen and reboot the economy in this pandemic, a large scale of testing is the essential key and solution, but it needs to be done “safely and effectively.” With the Brain Navi Nasal Swab Robot’s assistance, users can test safely around the clock, so as to spare medical health care workers from the high-risk environment during sample collecting. With the unique robotic help, users can control the spread of the virus while waiting for a vaccine and prevent cross-infections. Read more

28Jan/18

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

14Dec/17

High tech, high finance and high times for the pot industry

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google’s Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million (USD) in business. Continue reading