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First Simulated Patient Treatment Carried Out in The First Hospital Based BNCT Facility in Europe

First Simulated Patient Treatment Carried Out in The First Hospital Based BNCT Facility in Europe Neutron Therapeutics and Cosylab Collaborate to Enable New Advanced Cancer Treatment Option for Patients At Helsinki University Hospital Neutron Therapeutics, a targeted radiation therapy company developing a comprehensive solution for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), and Cosylab, the world’s leading provider of control systems for the planet’s most complex machines, today announced that Neutron Therapeutics' nuBeam BNCT System, using Cosylab's OncologyOne software, has reached a significant milestone in its clinical commissioning at Helsinki University Hospital – first simulated patient treatment. BNCT is a targeted radiation cancer therapy in which neutron beams destroy only boron
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New NYU Abu Dhabi Research Could Make Cancer Treatments More Efficient

The findings will help in the development of drugs that could increase the effectiveness of existing treatments A team led by Professor of Biology, Senior Vice Provost of Research at NYU Abu Dhabi, and UAE national Sehamuddin Galadari, has discovered a novel structural modification in AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) during anticancer therapy that could pave the way for the development of more effective cancer treatments. AMPK normally works as the cellular energy sensor that is activated when there is a shortage of energy in the body. Once activated, AMPK kickstarts events in the cell that restore the energy balance. The major component of AMPK exists as two isoforms (functionally similar proteins) - AMPK-⍺1 and AMPK-⍺2. In a paper titled Caspase cleavage and nuclear retention of the

GluCare Health Achieves World's First Value-Based Practice Recognition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 June 2022 – GluCare.Health, a hybrid digital therapeutics company focused on diabetes, has announced it has become the first provider globally to have met the criteria of value-based practices by fulfilling the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurements (ICHOM)
Specialities

Kazakhstan experts talks about innovative approaches in neurosurgery field

In the regions of the country there are more than fifty neurosurgical departments, where the transfer of the latest technologies is carried out on an ongoing basis. A three-day International Neurosurgical Forum ended in the capital, which was attended by leading neurosurgeons from 15 foreign countries. One of the organizers was the National Center for Neurosurgery, the flagship of medical innovations. Sometimes brain surgery is compared to rocket science to emphasize its complexity. Small mistakes in decision-making, planning, or execution can have dire consequences. Realizing this, the state pays special attention to the technical equipment of neurosurgical departments and centers. "In the regions of the country, there are more than fifty neurosurgical departments, where medical
Medical Equipment

Smart Socks Help Prevent Falls Among At-Risk Patients

Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have tested the PUP (Patient is Up) Smart Socks, developed by a medtech company called Palarum, in their ability to reduce falls among at-risk patients.
Product Focus

What is Orthopedic Equipment?

Orthopedics is a medical specialty that is focused on the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, tendons, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and nerves. This branch of study is named from the combined Greek words ortho and pais, meaning “straight" and “children,” respectively. While many people tend to think that owning or using a piece of orthopedic equipment is a reward for getting old, musculoskeletal disorders can affect anyone of any age. In fact, children can experience a number of problems due to birth defects or sports injuries, such as clubfoot, Kohler's Disease, Sever's Disease, and Sprengel's Deformity. Some of the simplest of kinds of orthopedic equipment likely exist in any home medicine cabinet. Ice packs and heating pads, for example, are considered orthopedic

Neonatal ICU: New Technology Helping Babies Progress Faster

Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, part of the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center, is using new devices to personalise the nutritional care of premature babies for more rapid and healthier weight gain. In addition to improving nutrition, Cedars-Sinai is also using new specially designed mattresses to help
Pharmaceuticals

Thrombolytics

Thrombolytics, or clot-busting drugs, get rid of blood clots that keep oxygen from reaching your vital organs. Providers can give you thrombolytics at the hospital or in an ambulance when you’re having a heart attack or stroke. This keeps the clot from doing more damage and gives you a better chance at surviving and recovering.

FDA approves J&J's allergy-fighting contact lens infused with an antihistamine

The FDA has approved its first contact lens that comes equipped with its own antihistamine to help fight off eye itchiness caused by allergies during everyday wear. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s Acuvue Theravision lenses are laden with ketotifen, the same drug used in a variety of eye drops for taming reactions to

Corticosteroids for Inflammation

Corticosteroids, also called glucocorticoids or just “steroids,” are drugs used to treat an array of inflammatory, respiratory, and autoimmune disorders. The drugs, which mimic a hormone called cortisol that the body produces at times of stress, help rapidly reduce inflammation and temper an overactive immune response.
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Lipid nanoparticles carry gene-editing cancer drugs past tumor defenses

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult. Now, scientists at UT Southwestern have developed nanoparticles that can break down the physical barriers around tumors to reach cancer cells. Once inside, the nanoparticles release their payload: a gene editing system that alters DNA inside the tumor, blocking its growth and activating the immune system.
Diet & Nutrition

Multivitamin/mineral Supplements

What is multivitamin/mineral (MVM) dietary supplements? Multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. People refer to them by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. Each of the vitamins and minerals in MVMs have a unique role in the body. For more information about each one, see our individual vitamin and mineral fact sheets. MVMs cannot take the place of eating a variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet. Foods provide more than vitamins and minerals. They also have fiber and other ingredients that may benefit health. What kinds of MVM supplements are available? Many types of MVMs are available in stores and online. Companies choose which vitamins and minerals—and how

Digestive Health

How your gastrointestinal system keeps you healthy. Your gastrointestinal (G.I.) system, the key player in your overall digestive health, is one of the most important systems in your body. It consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder, and is
Country Report

Regional manufacturing of vaccines to bolster pandemic preparedness in the Americas

Washington D.C. 13 July 2022 (PAHO) – As Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 drive a new wave of COVID-19 infections across the Americas, and cases of monkeypox continue to rise, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne has called on countries to work together to meet the growing demand for vaccines, medicines, and other health equipment in the region. The emergence of Omicron sublineages is “yet another reminder that the virus keeps evolving every time it is transmitted, and that we must remain vigilant,” the Director said during a media briefing today. “Manufacturing capacity will continue to be sorely needed in our Region to help deal with COVID-19 and other pathogens. There are likely to be outbreaks of other diseases that will require us to rapidly

UK delays post-Brexit food checks on EU imports until end of 2023

LONDON — The U.K. is postponing checks on imported food and fresh products from the EU until the end of 2023, as it announced a review of the post-Brexit regime. The controls were due to be introduced in July this year, but the government said Thursday that the review will look at how to implement the remaining checks
Opinion & Interviews

How to Spot and Treat Eye Cancer

Dr. Ziad Bashshur, visiting Ophthalmologist specialising in Medical and Surgical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai shares how to spot and treat eye cancer. Eye cancers vary and can range from ocular surface tumours that can be malignant or benign to intraocular tumours that develop inside the eye. These abnormal growths can arise from the eye (primary) or spread to the eye from cancers elsewhere in the body. This process is known as metastatic. Eye cancer is not age-related, but different types of cancer are likely to occur at a higher or lower frequency depending on age. In children, the most common eye cancer is called retinoblastoma, an eye cancer that begins in the retina, and it can be caused by an inherited gene mutation that occurs in 1 out of 15,000 live births. In adults,

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2021

An up-and-coming gene therapy for blood disorders. A new class of medications for cystic fibrosis. Increased access to telemedicine. These are some of the innovations that will enhance healing and change healthcare in the coming year, according to a distinguished panel of clinicians and researchers from a top American

Five treatment options for Keratoconus

The word Keratoconus comes from two Greek words: kerato (cornea) and konos (cone). Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which the shape of the cornea, which is usually round, is distorted and develops a cone-shaped bulge, resulting in reduced vision. Keratoconus is a relatively common condition. It
Events

Reuters Digital Health forum to bring together global leaders on the transformative potential of technology in healthcare

Over 30 C-suite and board level leaders from Ascension, Providence, Humana, Bon Secours Mercy Health, and others will come together in San Diego on April 26 to discuss the transformative potential of technology in U.S. healthcare delivery, hosted by Reuters Events. Following a turbulent period felt by the industry, the world-leading forum will bring together executives from health systems, payers, policy makers, pharma, and health tech to share ideas, innovations, and collective strategies. Across two days, the event will focus on ways to strengthen the delivery of quality virtual, predictive, affordable, and equitable care over the next 12 months. Among the speakers are: Dr Vivek Garg, Chief Medical Officer & Senior VP, Primary Care, Humana Laura Smith, Chief Information Officer,