Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
22 July, 2019

This week; - Applications of AI in healthcare - How does gene therapy work? - What the Apollo 11 moon landings did for medicine - and more.

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Garvan Institute's immune cell barcoding technique could improve cancer treatment

A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research has released the results of a study, which streamlined the discovery of specialized immune cells that can help fight cancer. -


A look at operational and clinical applications of AI in healthcare

It has become such a part of everyday life that it is easy to lose sight of how AI and machine learning can assist entire industries in very significant and concrete ways. When applied strategically, AI has the potential to profoundly influence how healthcare is delivered as well as how that care impacts cost. -


People with mental illness experience poorer physical health

A new global report led by Australian researchers has revealed how a barrage of physical health challenges experienced by people with mental illness is contributing to years of lost life. -


Sugar, alcohol and tobacco fuel oral health crisis

Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases, according to a Lancet series on oral health. -


How Does Gene Therapy Work?

Gene therapy is a technique that involves the addition of functional genes to a patient’s cells to take the place of dysfunctional genes.  The technique typically uses engineered viruses to deliver desired genetic material into a host’s cells. -


What The Apollo 11 Moon Landings Did For Medicine And You

When Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Earth's moon, not only did this major achievement prove once and for all that the Moon is not made of cheese, it marked a major milestone in the NASA space program. This program, in turn, has led to many medical scientific developments. -


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