Test May Detect Cancer Early

Cleveland Clinic http://clevelandclinic.org has joined a multi-center clinical trial aimed at developing a blood test to detect cancer early. The study called “Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas” (CCGA) is recruiting 10,000 patients in the U.S to build a database for cancer biology. (more…)

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Lab Unveils Heart-on-a-Chip

Prescription drugs have enabled millions with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity. (more…)

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Digital Tools May Help CKD Patients

Patients with complex, long-lasting conditions such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) often take multiple medications which can frequently result in serious medication problems arising from poor communication between doctors and patients. (more…)

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Xact Medical Device Launched

The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org and Ben Gurion University http://bgu.ac.il/en in Israel last March launched a new company called Xact Medical https://www.xactmedical.com. The startup was formed to commercialize the “Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery” or FIND system https://www.xactmedical.com/find-system. (more…)

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ECHO Helps N.Y’s Rural Elderly

Demand for mental healthcare services will continue to grow, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health. The number of adults age 65 or older will almost double from $2.5 million as reported in 2016 and grow to $4 million by 2030. The number of patients with mental illness is expected to rise from 495,000 to 772,000 by that time. (more…)

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Reducing Post-Surgical Infections

According to a recent estimate, implant infections following hip and knee replacement surgeries in the U.S may be as high at 65,000 by 2020 with the associated healthcare costs to exceed $1 billion. However, a new small high tech device called the Air Barrier System (ABS) could have an impact on improving health outcomes and reducing cost for these types of surgeries. (more…)

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FCC Seeks Comments & Ideas

FCC www.fcc.gov in a public notice released on April 24, 2017 seeks ideas and comments from the public on how to improve the adoption of broadband especially in rural and underserved areas. The FCC is interested in not only suggestions but also invites input on policies or initiatives that the FCC could implement to further spur deployment and adoption of broadband services. (more…)

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