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Red blood cells can help regulate blood sugar

Red blood cells can help regulate blood sugar
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
9th May 2017

Drug for bipolar disorder may help treat traumatic brain injuries

Drug for bipolar disorder may help treat traumatic brain injuries
  A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help to preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a traumatic brain injury, according to a new Rutgers University study.
8th May 2017

Alzheimer’s patient treated with focused ultrasound

Alzheimer’s patient treated with focused ultrasound
The blood-brain barrier prevents almost all potentially therapeutic drugs from passing into the brain. This has been a major roadblock for clinical neurology, but we may have a solution, perhaps a partial one, in the form of focused ultrasound. The first Alzheimer’s patient has just been treated using ultrasound to open up the blood-brain barrier in his brain. Though no drugs have been administered, the researchers are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the technique on such patients.
8th May 2017


AXESS Sedation Mask to improve delivery of gases

AXESS Sedation Mask to improve delivery of gases
Crosstex International and its subsidiary, Accutron, has announced the launch of the AXESS Mask, a single-use, lightweight and low profile nasal mask that is contoured to form fit comfortably over the patient’s nose. AXESS Mask and scavenging circuit are constructed of slender, lightweight tubing to reduce drag that can lead to mask displacement. The mask and circuit combined are designed to provide patients with a comfortable experience while offering clinicians easy and unobstructed access to the oral cavity.
27th April 2017

World’s smallest CPAP is designed for travel

World’s smallest CPAP is designed for travel
ResMed has unveiled its AirMini, the world’s smallest CPAP machine – a game-changer for people with sleep apnea. Achieving heights in patient-centered innovation, AirMini packs ResMed’s clinically proven CPAP technology along with its comfort and ease-of-use features into a sleek, portable, pocket-sized device ideal for traveling. The AirMini is available with ResMed’s proprietary AutoSet functionality as well as an innovative, built-in humidification system for patient comfort.
26th April 2017

TrueTear granted marketing authorisation by the FDA

TrueTear granted marketing authorisation by the FDA
Allergan plc has announced that it has been granted marketing authorisation from the U.S. FDA for TrueTear Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator, the first and only FDA-cleared device developed to temporarily increase tear production during neurostimulation in adult patients. TrueTear is a handheld stimulator with daily disposable tips that is inserted into the nasal cavity to induce the production of tears.
26th April 2017

Placebo effect can soothe heartache

Placebo effect can soothe heartache
Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain. That's the takeaway from a University of Colorado Boulder study that measured the neurological and behavioral impacts the placebo effect had on a group of recently broken-hearted volunteers.
25th April 2017

VR playing a vital role for terminally ill patients

VR playing a vital role for terminally ill patients
As they battle terminal illnesses, patients at a hospice in Leicester are using virtual reality to break out of the restrictions placed upon them by their conditions and experience life again. A special film has been commissioned for the LOROS Hospice to give terminally ill patients whose lives have become restricted due to their illness, the chance to see the world from the comfort of their chair or bed.  
25th April 2017

Fungi have immense potential for next-gen antibiotics

Fungi have immense potential for next-gen antibiotics
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings - which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance - were recently published in the journal Nature Microbiology. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were discovered in the 1940s.
24th April 2017

Non-invasive VNS cleared for episodic cluster headaches

Non-invasive VNS cleared for episodic cluster headaches
electroCore has announced that the U.S. FDA released the use of gammaCore (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator) for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore transmits a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, resulting in a reduction of pain. This is the first FDA product release for electroCore in the U.S.
20th April 2017


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