Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM The hospital has approximately 250,000 patient encounters every year, and because of its location in the growing Charlotte region, continues to experience increases in […]

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First-ever US clinical trial of engineered iPSC-derived cell therapy for blood cancer

A new cancer clinical trial has opened at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center that leverages the groundbreaking research on stem cells and natural killer (NK) cells done at the Masonic Cancer Center and applies it to attack acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and B-cell lymphoma. The first-of-its-kind NK cell cancer immunotherapy, called FT516, is manufactured from a […]

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Cloud-enabled tumor board review enables faster insights than traditional methods

The conventional tumor board may soon be a thing of the past. Tumor boards typically comprise practitioners from multiple backgrounds, who meet to weigh a wide range of options for potential oncology treatments, study gene sequencing and assess patients’ suitability for clinical trials. They’re essential parts of the care process. But getting oncologists, pathologists, patient advocates and others together in […]

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UK urine test that can detect early-stage pancreatic cancer starts clinical study

A urine test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer has reached the final stage of validation before being developed for use with patients. If successful, this non-invasive urine test would be the first in the world to help clinicians detect the highly lethal cancer at an early stage—enabling many more people to have surgery to remove their tumor, which […]

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Neural dust: Implantable medical devices the size of a grain of sand

Many of the diseases that afflict people today are fundamentally addressable through neuromodulation, a process by which nervous activity is regulated by way of controlling the physiological levels of several classes of neurotransmitters. Neuromodulators are a subset of neurotransmitter. Unfortunately, many challenges confront clinicians in the study of the nervous system and hinder the discovery of new treatments, said Jose […]

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New hope: German doctor to have discovered a cure for Alzheimer’s

A German scientist may have discovered a drug against dementia-diseases that can make the memory loss undo. Animal experiments with the new drug breakthrough results – a clinical study with Alzheimer’s patients. To show whether the active ingredient with the name Triple-Receptor Agonist, also shows in people’s success. 200 Alzheimer’s patients take part in the study in England, you get […]

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EHR tool boosts clinical research participation for Medical University of South Carolina

As clinical research protocols increase in complexity and the list of inclusion and exclusion criteria a patient must meet to qualify for clinical research studies grows, many research sites are faced with participant recruitment challenges. The Medical University of South Carolina is one of them. THE PROBLEM Those stricter criteria mean more personnel time is dedicated to chart review and […]

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These bacteria may be the key to treating clinical depression

We like to think of ourselves as individuals. But scientists estimate that we share our bodies with 38 trillion organisms that play an integral part in keeping us healthy and making us who we are. They crawl across our skin, cling to our intestines, and generally call our bodies home. Now, a study led by researchers at Northeastern shows that […]

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Team uses gene editing to personalize clinical care for family with cardiomyopathy

A little over a year ago, a 65-year-old woman with severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally thick, potentially causing dangerous irregular heartbeats—had her genes sequenced before her first visit to the Penn Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease. In the sequence, the patient’s care team identified a variant in a gene called TNNT2, which is associated […]

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