Your smart watch isn’t a medical device – but it is tracking all your health data

Medical devices have a legal definition, but the lines might become blurred in future.

Pin Lean Lau, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Bio-Law, Brunel University London • conversation
Feb. 23, 2024 ~8 min

Nanomaterial for retina implant could help restore sight

Researchers have created a material that could be turned into retinal implants that help restore people's vision.

Lisa Ercolano-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 23, 2024 ~5 min

Team finds potential heart treatment for people with diabetes

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in people with diabetes. Now, researchers have uncovered a potential treatment.

Eric Slusher-U. Missouri • futurity
Feb. 23, 2024 ~4 min

Early COVID-19 research is riddled with poor methods and low-quality results − a problem for science the pandemic worsened but didn’t create

Pressure to ‘publish or perish’ and get results out as quickly as possible has led to weak study designs and shortened peer-review processes.

Dennis M. Gorman, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2024 ~10 min

100-year-old TB vaccine shrinks liver tumors in mice

In a new study, a single dose of the vaccine for tuberculosis cut liver tumor burden and extended the survival of mice with liver cancer.

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
Feb. 23, 2024 ~6 min

Having a ‘regular doctor’ can significantly reduce GP workload, study finds

If all GP practices moved to a model where patients saw the same doctor at each visit, it could significantly reduce doctor workload while improving patient

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 23, 2024 ~5 min

2-step method for HIV treatments could boost quality of life

A new approach for HIV treatment that suppresses the virus and cuts side effects could improve quality of life for people getting treatment.

Lisa Ercolano-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Feb. 22, 2024 ~5 min

Alzheimer’s blood test could replace spinal taps and brain scans

A simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's disease could make early diagnosis and treatment accessible to more people.

Katie George-Rochester • futurity
Feb. 22, 2024 ~9 min

Common brain tumor is genetically alike in dogs and people

The most common type of brain tumor in humans and dogs—called meningiomas—are extremely similar genetically, researchers report.

Jennifer Gauntt - Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 22, 2024 ~6 min

Accident leads to basis for new antibiotics to kill resistant bacteria

Researchers trying to harness electricity from bacteria realized they may be onto solving another issue: antibiotic resistance.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 22, 2024 ~13 min