Archives March 2019

Giant study shows Apple Watch can spot heart rhythm changes — but it’s far from ‘medical-grade technology’

New results of a gigantic study testing how well the Apple Watch detects important heart-rhythm changes offer a tantalizing glimpse of how consumer devices might change medicine and lead to new ways to conduct science — but little more. Unfortunately, the data don’t tell us much about whether anyone should buy an Apple Watch, or

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Large Scale Research Initiative RESTORE New presentation

SUPPORT RESTORE AND DIFFUSE INFORMATION USING DOWNLOAD MATERIAL AT https://www.restore-h2020.eu/documents/download/restore_pr_slides_short_update_14_03_2019.pdf Large Scale Research Initiative RESTORE is a “place” where medicine, basic research, technology development and engineering meet, communicate and work together. Advanced Therapies (Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products and Biologised Medical Devices – ATMP/bio-MD) are a potential game changer in health care: They aim to transform

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UK named the ‘heartland of European healthcare AI’ in new report

Germany and France are two flourishing AI hubs, but the UK has been named the European AI “powerhouse” in a new report from London-based investment firm MMC Ventures. https://www.stateofai2019.com/ Published earlier this month, the analysis sheds light on the hype around the technology, but identifies healthcare as an area of increasing focus for AI entrepreneurs as

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Microsoft, Oxford Biomedica to apply cloud, machine learning to improving gene therapy

The partnership between the US software giant and UK-based biotech company is designed to increase the yield and improve the purity of lentiviral vectors in gene therapy. A British cell and gene therapy company is partnering up with the world’s largest software company to improve gene therapy vectors using cloud computing and machine learning. Oxford,

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Scientists find new approach that shows promise for treating cystic fibrosis

NIH-funded discovery uses common antifungal drug to improve lungs’ ability to fight infection. Researchers say a widely-used antifungal drug may hold promise for treating people with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs. In studies using human cells and animals models, the researchers found that the medication, called amphotericin,

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Progress in adolescent health and wellbeing: tracking 12 headline indicators for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016

Sharp rise in obesity, anemia among adolescents worldwide Nearly a billion young people across the world are living in countries where they face multiple health burdens, a jump of more than 250 million from nearly two decades ago, according to new research. Here’s a rundown of the study: The design: The authors looked at changes across 195

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