How HIV-1 overcomes the person’s defenses and infects their cells has been studied intensively for over 30 years. While much has been learned, there remain events in the viral life … Continue Reading Researchers reveal and image new phase of HIV infection for the first time.
A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. … Continue Reading FDA-funded study for one-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise.
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device’s inventors at the Stanford University … Continue Reading Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes.
Study cracks how the brain processes emotions. Researchers have discovered that fine-grained patterns of neural activity within the orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with emotional processing, act as a neural code which captures an individual’s subjective feeling. The findings provide insight into how the brain represents the human’s innermost feelings, what neuroscientists are calling the last frontier of neuroscience, and upend the long-held view that emotion is represented in the brain simply by activation in specialized regions for positive or negative feelings.
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Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment.
Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment. Over the last 60 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events. The study highlights gaps in how the long-term safety of drugs intended for chronic use in children is assessed as part of the FDA approval process.
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Using drugs to increase the digestion of certain proteins by brain cells, researchers have prolonged the cells’ lives and kept the protein from clogging the inner workings of the cells. … Continue Reading Could boosting brain cells’ appetites fight disease? New research shows promise.
Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the Journal of … Continue Reading Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease.
In the lead-up to London 2012, The Olympics Committee had decided to host a debate on the Ethics of Prosthetics usage in what was to prove the greatest and most … Continue Reading Healthinnovations On The Olympics Committee: Ethics For Prosthetics
“When you discover something novel the medical imperative is to come up with a good use for it” ….. Paul Janssen I was approached to report on a Reuters webinar … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on Thomson Reuters: New Techniques in Drug Discovery.
We know that obesity kills, we know that obesity costs the global economy billions, what we don’t know is how to sustainably treat obesity to bring the former points to … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on the BBC World panel on the Danish ‘Fat Tax’ [unedited]
Healthinnovations is not only on google plus but healthinnovations enjoys google +. I like the clean-cut asymmetrical minimalist design, I like the ease of use and I like the reach. … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on pharma brands on google +
To begin a QR code or Quick Response code is a 2-dimensional barcode which can be linked to a website or contain extra documentation, there’s one over there to the … Continue Reading Healthinnovations on QR codes in pharma & healthcare marketing.
I have a story, it’s nothing unusual. It’s about a teenager who found she couldn’t stand up straight. Worried parent’s told her to stand up straight, female family members worriedly … Continue Reading Healthinnovations in Psychology Part Two
The mental health patient is the forgotten patient…Let’s talk mental illness, does it make you feel uncomfortable? Does it worry you that speaking about it may lead people to believe … Continue Reading Health Innovations in Psychology Part One
I have just read a tweet about incentives being offered to women to take Mammograms in the US. These “mammogram parties” will offer incentives such as chocolate fondue, massages and … Continue Reading Why is it irresponsible to offer women incentives to take mammograms?
Before we begin these are my personal views and don’t necessarily reflect the views of my employer. In this post I will be exploring whether Japanese culture and new methodologies can co-exist in … Continue Reading Healthcare Innovations In Japan Part Two