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Researchers offer ratings for winter boots that may help reduce risk of slips on icy surfaces

Researchers offer ratings for winter boots that may help reduce risk of slips on icy surfaces

A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this winter by offering evidence-based ratings on footwear that may reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. [More]
Compugen program shows potential for development of new immunotherapy treatments for solid tumors

Compugen program shows potential for development of new immunotherapy treatments for solid tumors

Compugen Ltd., a leading predictive drug discovery company, today presented new data for its preclinical CGEN-15029 program demonstrating the potential for the development of new cancer immunotherapy treatments for solid tumors, including the potential for drug combination with current immune checkpoint blockers. [More]
SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist receives NCI grant to advance research into how certain viruses cause cancers

SMU virologist and cancer researcher Robert L. Harrod has been awarded a $436,500 grant from the National Cancer Institute to further his lab's research into how certain viruses cause cancers in humans. [More]
Alpine HC announces consolidation of Reposa and Opera brands

Alpine HC announces consolidation of Reposa and Opera brands

Alpine HC, a provider of equipment to care environments, has recently announced some upcoming changes to their Reposa pressure care brand under which they manufacture pressure relieving mattresses, cushions and accessories. [More]
New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

New collaborative initiative seeks to develop interventions for optimizing adult vaccination rates

A new quality improvement initiative that aims to create effective solutions in optimizing adult vaccination rates was announced today. [More]
EarlySense-powered sensor reveals sleep quality scores for 4 European countries

EarlySense-powered sensor reveals sleep quality scores for 4 European countries

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, released today sleep scores gathered from a sample of 900 Europeans using an EarlySense-powered sleep sensor for six months. Data recordings from more than 20,000 nights were analyzed. [More]
New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

New collaborative initiative aims to improve adult immunization rates

A new quality improvement initiative that aims to create effective solutions in optimizing adult vaccination rates was announced today. [More]
ASTRO clinical practice statement outlines recommendations to customize treatment for rectal cancer

ASTRO clinical practice statement outlines recommendations to customize treatment for rectal cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology recently issued a new clinical practice statement, "Appropriate Customization of Radiation Therapy for Stage II and III Rectal Cancer: An ASTRO Clinical Practice Statement Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method." [More]
Medical weight-loss programs help people develop healthier lifestyle habits

Medical weight-loss programs help people develop healthier lifestyle habits

Because Valerie Prim grew up in a large Italian family, food has always been an important part of her life. [More]

Experts describe pathway to limit blurring of boundaries between medical intelligence, securitisation of health threats

Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health advocates writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
Shire’s Xiidra receives FDA approval for treating dry eye disease in adult patients

Shire’s Xiidra receives FDA approval for treating dry eye disease in adult patients

Shire plc announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, a twice-daily eye drop solution indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients. [More]
Osprey Medical announces record sales for medical device

Osprey Medical announces record sales for medical device

Osprey Medical has announced record sales results for the second quarter of CY2016, reflecting strong adoption by physicians and hospitals of Osprey’s technology protecting patients from the harmful effects of X-ray dye. [More]
TPU scientists develop robotic arm prototype controlled by algorithm using myoelectric signals

TPU scientists develop robotic arm prototype controlled by algorithm using myoelectric signals

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to perform all the same motions like a healthy arm. [More]
Molecular imaging technique could help optimize radiotherapy dose to combat NETs

Molecular imaging technique could help optimize radiotherapy dose to combat NETs

Aggressive neuroendocrine cancer is something of a dark horse--a rare, elusive and persevering force linked to discouraging long-term survival rates. [More]
Inhibiting autophagy can effectively block tumor cell migration, breast cancer metastasis

Inhibiting autophagy can effectively block tumor cell migration, breast cancer metastasis

Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that inhibiting autophagy, a self-devouring process used by cells to degrade large intra-cellular cargo, effectively blocks tumor cell migration and breast cancer metastasis in tumor models. [More]

MIT researchers test tiny origami robot that unfolds from swallowed capsule in simulated stomach

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound. [More]
NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

I've been a nurse for almost 32 years and one of the things that has always been difficult for me to comprehend is that all too often we treat people who are sick, having missed opportunities to prevent, screen or intervene. [More]
PAH role proposed for left heart failure biomarker

PAH role proposed for left heart failure biomarker

Levels of galectin-3 are elevated in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and correlate with disease severity, research shows. [More]
New study could help explain critical shortcomings in stem cell-driven therapies for heart disease

New study could help explain critical shortcomings in stem cell-driven therapies for heart disease

With every heart attack, billions of cardiomyocytes, the contracting heart muscle cells that make the heart pump time after time over a lifetime, are lost which can lead to heart failure or injury. Stem cell-based replacement strategies could open new and much needed therapeutic avenues. [More]
Framework for improving chemical hazard assessment without animals

Framework for improving chemical hazard assessment without animals

A new paper published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, co-authored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls for ongoing development and regulatory acceptance of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), a framework for improving chemical hazard assessment by prioritizing modern test methods that reduce animal use. [More]
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