Moving Ideas from the Lab to Patients

In June 2017, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) www.cancer.gov held their inaugural Technology showcase with 200 attendees from Frederick Maryland. Attendees came from the NCI’s Technology Transfer Center (TTC) https://techtransfer.cancer.gov and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) https://frederick.cancer.gov to connect with biotechnology professionals across the Maryland/DC region. (more…)

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Predicting Cognitive Deficits

Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impairs function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient’s risk for developing dementia and could enable clinical trials aimed at finding treatments to prevent the cognitive effects of the disease. (more…)

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FDA Initiates Pre-Cert for Software Pilot

FDA www.fda.gov is in the process of developing their new voluntary Pre-Cert for Software Pilot program. This will enable the FDA to develop a tailored approach with digital technology by looking first at the software developer not at just the product. (more…)

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NEHI’s Report to Help Consumers

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) www.nehi.net report “Transparency in Health Care: A Priority Roadmap for Consumer Engagement” found current trends in health insurance, growth of narrow provider networks, restrictions on coverage for prescription drugs, and information gaps which can result in higher costs for consumers. (more…)

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Startup Effectively Using AI

The explosion of new data regarding the biology of disease has far outpaced the human ability to consume and make sense of it which is creating a challenge for scientists working to translate biomedical data into new treatments. Uncovering potential new therapeutic indications for drugs powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still rare in today’s drug development process. (more…)

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Telenutrition Helps in Rural Areas

“Telenutrition, a form of telehealth has the potential to increase access to nutrition care for people in rural areas where alternatives may be lacking,” according to Melissa Ventura Marra Assistant Professor at West Virginia University. (more…)

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Achieving Better Healthcare

Robert Pearl MD, Executive Director and Chairman of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) http://accountablecaredoctors.org, former CEO for The Permanente Medical Group, and former CEO for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, presented his unique perspective on the business of healthcare and the culture of medicine at the recent 9th Annual mHealth +Telehealth World meeting www.worldcongress.com. (more…)

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