Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
20 May, 2019

This week: A new approach to targeting cancer cells - A new 'Smart' insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia - The Brexit silver lining for Australia's medical community - and more.

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The Brexit silver lining for Australia's medical community

The uncertainty gripping Britain in the face of Brexit could have an unexpected silver lining for the Australian medical community, with talented professionals potentially looking Down Under in favour of Britain. -


Growth in life expectancy in Australia slows

After 20 years of rapid increases in life expectancy at birth, the rate of growth in Australia is now falling behind most other high-income nations, research shows. -


'Smart' insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment

UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. -


A new way of diagnosing and treating disease—without cutting skin

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery—all without cutting skin. -


A new approach to targeting cancer cells

A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs. -


Scientists develop technology to capture tumor cells

Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you could sweep the haystack aside, leaving only the needle behind? That’s the strategy researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering followed in developing a new microfluidic device that separates elusive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a sample of whole blood. -


3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' may help generate new bone for skull reconstruction

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone -- readily produced by 3D-printing -- could offer a powerful new tool for use in reconstructing skull defects. -


Three Simple Interventions Increase Survival After A Severe Head injury

A new study involving more than 21,000 patients who were transported to the hospital by ambulance after sustaining a severe head injury found that adherence to 3 simple interventions helped to increase chances of survival. -


Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it

One of the growing problems in health care is that many highly competent health professionals, even in the highest positions, are struggling with feeling incompetent and that it’s only a matter of time before they are found out. -


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