Prophylaxis

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Antenatal screening to incorporate DNA analysis

Antenatal screening to incorporate DNA analysis
  Medical scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down's syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate than existing methods, and safer and less stressful for mothers.
13th November 2017

Product can help prevent older adults from falling

Product can help prevent older adults from falling
A research project conducted in partnership by the University of São Paulo’s Mathematics & Computer Science Institute (ICMC-USP) and the Gerontology Department of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) will lead to the development of a product to help older people avoid falls. The project won a one-year Latin America Research Award from Google in late August 2017.
1st November 2017

Flu forecasting tool uses evolution for prophylaxis purposes

Flu forecasting tool uses evolution for prophylaxis purposes
Each year, public health officials monitor the spread of influenza to identify which flu strains need to go into that year's vaccines and where outbreaks will occur. But it can be difficult to predict how bad a particular flu season will be until people actually start getting sick. A new flu forecasting tool built by scientists at the University of Chicago aims to make better predictions by combining data about how the virus spreads with an estimate of how much the current virus evolved compared to recent years.
26th October 2017


Method helps rule out heart valve infection

A risk assessment system developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows which patients, with a certain type of streptococcal bacteria in the blood, need to be examined for a heart valve infection – a serious condition requiring prolonged medical treatment. “Our assessment system can help reduce unnecessary examinations of low-risk patients”, says Torgny Sunnerhagen, one of the researchers behind the study.
25th October 2017

Predicting how healthy your heart will be in the years ahead

Predicting how healthy your heart will be in the years ahead
Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road. Your doctor chooses the treatment with the best long-term outcome, and you live a longer and healthier life.
19th October 2017

How benzopyrene can cause cancer

How benzopyrene can cause cancer
Benzo[a]pyrene is a potent carcinogen and mutagen present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes, barbecued and smoked meat etc. Understanding the mechanisms whereby benzo[a]pyrene, which belongs to the class of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), may induce malignant transformation of human cells is the aim of a research project supported by FAPESP and coordinated by Ana Paula de Melo Loureiro, a professor in the University of São Paulo’s FCF-USP in Brazil.
18th October 2017

Textile material can keep itself germ-free

Textile material can keep itself germ-free
Scientists have developed a textile material that disinfects itself, an advance that can help fight deadly hospital-acquired infections. By incorporating the specially-engineered textile in a device designed to be used on hospital doors instead of the traditional aluminium door plate – the part of the door that people push to open it – they aim to bolster hand hygiene. Researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK developed the device known as Surfaceskins.
12th October 2017

Finding the most suitable monitor for students

Finding the most suitable monitor for students
As many young people are currently getting ready to start their studies at college or university soon, display company AOC has put together a variety of monitors from its portfolio to meet students’ special demands. Nowadays, laptops and tablets are almost staple goods for a student. Homeworks, assignments, coding, statistical analysis, writing papers and essays, creating presentations; almost every aspect of studies are done mostly on these devices.
2nd October 2017

Vaccine management revolutionises storage and handling

Vaccine management revolutionises storage and handling
  TruMed Systems has announced the introduction and commercial availability of the AccuVax Vaccine Management System. The AccuVax Vaccine Management System streamlines vaccine workflow, saves nursing time, minimises vaccine waste, safeguards vaccine potency, and helps protect against medical errors.
20th September 2017

Duodenoscope with Disposable Elevator Cap released

Duodenoscope with Disposable Elevator Cap released
PENTAX Medical Europe has obtained a CE mark for its new duodenoscope with a Disposable Elevator Cap – the DEC Duodenoscope. The product provides a breakthrough solution in infection prevention with increased reprocessing operational efficiency, while ensuring reliable therapeutic performance. The new DEC Duodenoscope (as the ED34-i10T2 will be known) will be presented for the first time during the EUS-ENDO congress, in Marseille, France, 28-29th September 2017.
20th September 2017


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