E-cigarettes: Teens ‘should not be using them at all’

Carcinogens threaten teenagers’ health A new study confirms that e-cigarettes are harmful to teenagers and urges adolescents to stop putting their health at risk. Many teenagers are attracted to ‘vaping,’ but at what cost to their own health? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices regularly used as a more healthful alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes […]

FDA approves new tests to detect tickborne parasite in human plasma and whole blood samples

March 7, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Imugen Babesia microti Arrayed Fluorescent Immunoassay (AFIA), for the detection of antibodies to Babesia microti (B. microti) in human plasma samples, and the Imugen Babesia microti Nucleic Acid Test (NAT), for the detection of B. microti DNA in human whole blood samples. These […]

New class of antimicrobial polymers can kill five hard-to-treat multidrug-resistant bacteria

March 7, 2018 An international research team led by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and IBM Research developed a synthetic molecule that can kill five deadly types of multidrug-resistant bacteria with limited, if any, side effects. Their new material could be developed into an […]

Oracle Health Sciences study explores status of precision medicine initiatives and challenges

March 7, 2018 Oracle Health Sciences today announced the results of a new study that explores the current and planned status of precision medicine initiatives, associated challenges and the future impact of this discipline on life sciences and healthcare communities. Conducted by GenomeWeb and sponsored by Oracle Health Sciences, the study revealed perspectives on the […]

New partnership enables integration of AMRA’s body composition analysis with Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem

March 7, 2018 Healthcare professionals and researchers to benefit from latest integration, designed to support breakthroughs in predicting and preventing disease AMRA, the international leader in body composition analysis, and Siemens Healthineers have announced a new agreement that will see AMRA’s cloud-based, body composition analysis integrated into Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem. Designed to deliver pioneering […]