Category Archives: Innovations

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found

Things just got complicated. Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don’t just facilitate respiration – they also play a key role in blood production. In experiments involving mice, the team found that they produce more than 10… Read More »

Cleveland Clinic names top 10 medical innovations 2017

FHIR makes the list. As do other innovations ranging from better treatment for depression to disappearing stents. Read about all ten here. CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic today revealed its top 10 medical innovations to expect in 2017. The top 10 innovations were unveiled to more than 1,600 doctors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders at… Read More »

Vaccine for Diarrhea Could Be on the Way

Diarrhea, as well most of us know, is characterized by frequent, watery bowel motions, most often brought on by ingesting food or water contaminated with harmful bacteria such as Escherischia coli. In the Western world, diarrhea is more often than not a short-lived, acute illness, picked up from ill-prepared food, such as undercooked meat or… Read More »

Cure for HIV

HIV, or ‘human immunodeficiency virus’, is a serious virus that is most known for its role in causing AIDS – a condition that causes the progressive failure of the immune system and that leads to potentially threatening infections and cancers to occur. Often HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably for this reason, though technically the… Read More »

World first self-donning system for surgical gowns

In the health care setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that health care personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the context of Crisis Management for the Ebola virus and other severe infectious diseases, use of a gown that can be donned and removed quickly and… Read More »

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs. This pig embryo was injected with human cells early in its development and grew to be four weeks old. In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can… Read More »

Scientists Create New Technique That Makes Cells Resistant To HIV

In a major new study, scientists have managed to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, effectively making a cell population resistant to the virus. Under laboratory conditions, the resistant cells not only replaced diseased cells, but they stopped the spread of infection and provided long-term protection. The study is published in the Proceedings of the… Read More »