Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria have developed an electrical pump that can precisely deliver chemotherapeutic drugs into the brain. The technology is conceived as being implantable into brain tumor resection sites to deliver localized chemotherapy over extended periods. It is hoped that this approach can prevent tumor recurrence.
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of April 18, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, specifically the sustained increase of SARS-CoV-2
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Aging entails a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in some cases impairs mobility, hinders walking or performance of day-to-day tasks, and exposes the elderly to the risk of falls and hospitalizations. In clinical practice, handgrip measurement is the most widely used method to identify loss of overall muscular strength in older people. Values
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of April 17, 2021. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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Latest Cancer News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) Researchers have successfully introduced human stem cells into monkey embryos in the lab, creating short-lived hybrid organisms that could prove an important step in growing human transplant organs from livestock or creating better animal models for studying human disease. The human/monkey
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Latest Depression News By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 The magic ingredient in “magic mushrooms” may be at least as effective as standard medication for depression, an early clinical trial suggests. The study of 59 patients with major depression tested the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) against psilocybin, which is the psychedelic substance in
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Four biopharma startups are among the finalists in the INVEST Pitch Perfect contest, which is part of our annual INVEST conference April 19-23. This year, the conference will be hosted online due to Covid-19. The Pitch Perfect contest includes five tracks for startups: biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, health IT and health services. The biopharma track presentations are scheduled for
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Medtronic continues to have problems with its HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD), which the company inherited through its $1.1 billion acquisition of HeartWare in 2016. In early March, MD+DI reported that Medtronic had recalled the pump implant kit for the HVAD because the device may fail to initially start, restart, or have a delay in restarting after the pump stops. That
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