Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
03 February, 2020

This week: Reaching for the sky with disease control strategies - Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program - What can 3D printing bring to healthcare in 2020? - and more.

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Coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency by WHO

The WHO has decided the outbreak is a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC). The designation could lead to more funding for the fight against the virus, but it could also hurt China's economy and lead to further travel restrictions. - abc.net.au

 

Reaching for the sky with infection prevention and disease control strategies

With millions of aircraft passengers crossing the globe every year, and this number set to reach over 8 billion by 2037, communicable disease prevention and infection control strategies are needed to mitigate global outbreaks. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

Microsoft's deepening health tech strategy now includes a significant commitment to AI. The company is starting a $40 million AI for Health program that should help researchers and key organizations improve the quality of life for people around the planet. - au.finance.yahoo.com

 

Cold plasma patch could make immunotherapy more effective for treating melanoma

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a medicated patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold plasma directly to tumors to help boost the immune response and kill cancer cells. - medicalxpress.com

 

What can 3D printing bring to the healthcare industry in 2020?

The 3D printing industry is growing at a very fast pace, with the potential to impact many markets, including healthcare. From biostructures comprised of cells to assistive devices and surgical tools, 3D printing has a plethora of uses and is only just starting to leave its mark in medicine. - docwirenews.com

 

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