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Project to Develop Virus-Resistant Human Cells for Clinical Applications

Harvard’s Wyss Institute is partnering with Cellectis, a company working on immunotherapy technology involving editing the genes of allogeneic CAR T-cells, to create “virus-resistant human cells.” These would be used to produce therapeutic products and to create new cell-based clinical therapies. More from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering…

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Ford’s Feel The View System Lets Visually Impaired People Glimpse Outside Car’s Window

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com Ford is aiming to make car rides a bit more interesting for blind people and those with very limited vision. A company’s team in Italy, working with Aedo, a firm developing technologies for people with visual impairments, and GTB, a marketing agency, have developed a system they call Feel The View. When the user…

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Fluorescent Particles Bind to Cancer Cells to Spot and Diagnose Tumors

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com Mammograms have become extremely useful in identifying suspect lesions that may be cancer, but biopsies are still required to actually find out whether the tissue is cancerous. Researchers at University of Michigan have developed a molecule, which can be delivered in pill form, that connects to cell surface receptors on certain types…

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Online Patient Reviews Good Predictor of Hospital Quality

Original Post on: https://www.medpagetoday.com By: Joyce Frieden Yelp compares favorably with more traditional quality measures WASHINGTON — If patients need to figure out which hospital or medical practice in their area is of the highest quality, they wouldn’t do too badly by looking online … at review sites like Yelp, several speakers said here Thursday. “We’re starting…

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Future CMS innovation center initiatives could include outcomes-based drug pricing, telehealth

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ By: Mike Stankiewicz The federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation should focus more on increased interoperability, more value-based payment programs, and expanded telehealth coverage, hospitals and payers say. Those were the recommendations which resulted from the CMS Innovation Center’s recent request for information from the health industry about which improvements could lower spending and improve outcomes. In…

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Graphene spikes that kill bacteria

Original post from: https://www.medgadget.com Click Here to Read Article Graphene, the material that consists of a one atom thick layer of carbons, is so impressive that its development was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics. To add to its abilities, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden used it to create microscopic spikes that kill…

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April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day – 'Don't BE a Dealer'

Original Post on: https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com By: Florence Chaverneff, Ph.D. April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Launched in 2010 by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this biannual event addresses “a crucial public safety and public health issue” by providing numerous venues across the country for individuals to dispose of their unused prescription drugs and…

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Transfusion-Transmitted Hepatitis B Virus: Minimizing the Risk

Original Post on: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com By: Jasenka Piljac Žegarac, PhD One of the major concerns in transfusion medicine is minimizing the risk for transfusion-transmitted infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV).1 In the last few decades, HBV vaccination programs and the implementation of blood safety measures have contributed to a steady reduction in the risk for HBV transfusion transmission.2 Commonly employed blood safety…

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5 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Rut in Your Career

These key rut-busters can help you recharge and find new inspiration. Original Post on: https://www.inc.com By: Amy Vetter Everyone strives for that moment when all your hard work and dedication pays off and you can finally sit back and enjoy your work life. Everything gets a little bit easier and you can relish what you have…

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Nanotechnologies aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Conn Hastings Anti-Microbial Nanotechnology: Interview with Adrian Fellows, Head of R&D at AGA Nanotech AGA Nanotech, a medtech company based in the UK, has developed nanotechnologies aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance, with a view to offering an alternative to conventional antibiotics. The company has collaborated with researchers from University College London…

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