In a messy house, people use computers to manage paper and photo clutter; companies use computer systems to track their inventory. Researchers are taking a similar approach to cell-molecular inventory control for cancer. They have created computer models, using their programming framework (PySB), which enable them to explore the complex biochemical processes that drive cancer growth.
As hospitals and doctors' offices across the country race to join online systems that let them share medical information securely, a new study suggests that these systems may already be helping cut unnecessary care. Fewer emergency patients got repeated medical scans when they went to a hospital that takes part in a health information exchange,according to new findings.
The transformation of clinical development will take time but regulators increasingly wanting the “voice of the patient” incorporated into research, and now pervasive mobile infrastructure available to do so, this change may be closer than we think.
A patient with terminal heart failure is in satisfactory condition two months after becoming the first person to be fitted with Carmat's artificial heart which is designed to beat for several years, his hospital said.
Camera-in-a-pill maker Given Imaging said on Monday it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a pill to provide visualization of the colon that has a global market of 3 million procedures a year.
Researchers are building a digital library of children's MRI brain scans. The goal is to give physicians a Google-like search system that will enhance the way they diagnose and treat young patients with brain disorders.