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FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

FDA approves Medtronic's ‘artificial pancreas’ for type 1 diabetes patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Medtronic's MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, the first FDA-approved device that is intended to automatically monitor glucose (sugar) and provide appropriate basal insulin doses in people 14 years of age and older with type 1 diabetes. [More]
EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it is increasing its focus on bringing its high-volume manufacturing process solutions and services to the biotechnology and medical device market. [More]
World leaders at UN meeting commit to develop action plans on antimicrobial resistance

World leaders at UN meeting commit to develop action plans on antimicrobial resistance

World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. [More]
FDA approves new biosimilar for multiple inflammatory diseases

FDA approves new biosimilar for multiple inflammatory diseases

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases. [More]
MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

MSU experts pioneer pathways to new treatment options for pneumonia

Streptococcus pneumoniae likely is not a term immediately recognizable by most individuals, even if they have had unpleasant run-ins with the common bacterium. However, experts at Mississippi State University are pioneering pathways to new treatment options. [More]
Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

Sarepta Therapeutics wins accelerated approval from FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). [More]
Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode, a form that restores damaged axons. [More]
FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

FDA authorizes marketing of new Aera system to treat patients with chronic ETD symptoms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or clogged or muffled sensations occur in the ear. [More]
TSRI researchers find potential new weapon to combat C. difficile infections

TSRI researchers find potential new weapon to combat C. difficile infections

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a potential new weapon against Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes hundreds of thousands of severe intestinal infections in the U.S. every year and is frequently fatal. [More]
FDA warns retailers for selling newly regulated tobacco products to minors

FDA warns retailers for selling newly regulated tobacco products to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has taken action against 55 tobacco retailers by issuing the first warning letters for selling newly regulated tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-liquids and cigars, to minors. [More]
Study shows pig farm workers as main source of LA-MRSA in Norwegian herds of swine

Study shows pig farm workers as main source of LA-MRSA in Norwegian herds of swine

Norway is the only country to have implemented a "search and destroy" strategy against LA-MRSA among pig herds to date. [More]
FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain patients 22 years of age or older. [More]

FDA awards $21.8 million to support states in implementing FSMA produce safety rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the awarding of a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states to help implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. [More]
Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. [More]
New mathematical model could help predict potential outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

New mathematical model could help predict potential outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. [More]
New virus discovered by SDSU researchers named influenza D

New virus discovered by SDSU researchers named influenza D

he executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses approved naming a new virus, influenza D, as the South Dakota State University researchers who discovered it proposed, according to professor Feng Li. [More]
Solution made of silver nanoparticles shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers

Solution made of silver nanoparticles shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers

One of the major complications of diabetes is the appearance of wounds in the lower extremities that do not heal properly. [More]
Penn scientists find striking similarities between human patients with LCA and dogs

Penn scientists find striking similarities between human patients with LCA and dogs

Ciliopathies are diseases that affect the cilia, sensory organelles that most mammalian cells possess and which play a critical role in many biological functions. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim and Duke expand collaboration to create largest patient registry for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Boehringer Ingelheim and Duke expand collaboration to create largest patient registry for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced today the expansion of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – PROspective Outcomes (IPF-PRO) Registry, a patient registry developed to uncover insights into IPF, a rare and serious lung disease. The expansion will increase the study enrollment from 300 patients at 18 study sites to 1,500 patients at approximately 45 sites, creating the largest registry of newly diagnosed IPF patients. [More]
The rise of disease ecology and its implications for parasitology

The rise of disease ecology and its implications for parasitology

The Journal of Parasitology – With a shared focus on host–pathogen relationships, parasitology and disease ecology seem to have a lot in common. But parasitology lacks the eye-catching—and wallet-opening—emphasis on known diseases. By working more closely with disease ecologists, could parasitologists gain more support for work crucial to predicting and controlling infectious diseases? [More]
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