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RSV causes 160,000 hospitalizations every year in the EU, according to new study

*Important notice: medRxiv publishes preliminary scientific reports that are not peer-reviewed and, therefore, should not be regarded as conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behavior, or treated as established information. In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers estimate hospitalizations associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in the European Union (EU). Study: Estimation of the Number of RSV-Associated Hospitalisations […]

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Transfer-tattoo-like cell-sheet delivery for wounds

Recently, a team of Korean and international researchers reported the successful development of a transfer-tattoo-like cell sheet that can be directly applied to targeted surfaces. The cell sheet delivery system has shown promising potential for facilitating cutaneous wound healing and promoting skin tissue regeneration, particularly in complex and broad injuries such as burn wounds. A research team at POSTECH led […]

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Jonathan Bush's health data startup Zus Health raises $40M

Zus Health, a health data platform led by digital health veteran Jonathan Bush, scooped up $40 million in financing. The raise included participation from JAZZ Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). WHAT IT DOES Zus offers a platform that aims to connect health information so that providers can access a single view of their patient’s history, […]

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Biological BMI: Researchers dig deep into data to determine better measures of metabolic health

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) researchers have constructed biological body mass index (BMI) measures that offer a more accurate representation of metabolic health and are more varied, informative and actionable than the traditional, long-used BMI equation. The work was published in the journal Nature Medicine. For decades, clinicians have relied on BMI as a crude tool to classify individuals as […]

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Step forward in gene therapy to treat cause of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes

University of Utah Health scientists have corrected abnormal heart rhythms in mice by restoring healthy levels of a protein that heart cells need to establish connections with one another. That protein, GJA1-20k, is underproduced in people with a genetic condition called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes under the age of 35. The […]

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Novel Single-Use Patch Shows Promise for Axillary Hyperhidrosis

NEW ORLEANS — Application of a single-use disposable patch to the axillary area for up to 3 minutes led to statistically significant and clinically meaningful benefit for patients with primary axillary hyperhidrosis, results from a pivotal randomized trial showed. “This is a new kind of device that is going to be a nice tool to have for treating patients who have hyperhidrosis […]

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