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FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”

Scott Gottlieb at Brookings Institution

The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration warned that the sharp rise in teen electronic cigarette use is an epidemic threatening the public health. . . . → Read More: FDA Chief Calls Teen Vaping an “Epidemic”

Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Scott Gottlieb

During his tenure, FDA issued a number of guidance documents outlining regulatory processes and practices that streamline reviews, yet are still dictated by scientific evidence. . . . → Read More: Commentary – Scott Gottlieb’s Legacy

Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes

Woman with phone and laptop

Popular health apps on smartphones are shown in reviews of data from app users to help reduce blood pressure and screen for type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Apps Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Detect Diabetes

Infographic – Fastest Growing Measles Outbreaks

Countries with measles outbreaks

Measles, a disease once considered by health authorities to be under control, is making a comeback in many places in the world. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Fastest Growing Measles Outbreaks

Smart Watch in Development for Respiratory Diseases

Embrace2 smart watch

A watch-like device is being designed to monitor for early onset of respiratory diseases like the flu, well before noticeable symptoms develop. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch in Development for Respiratory Diseases

Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Precision is applied to the bacterial genome, to find vulnerabilities making the microbe more susceptible to antibiotics, with those targets used to identify appropriate drugs. . . . → Read More: Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Researchers using a hand-held genomic sequencing device were able to identify targets for combating drug-resistant bacteria much faster than current methods. . . . → Read More: Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Syringe

An alliance of research organizations is designing ways to cut the time needed to develop, test, and manufacture new vaccines to as little as 6 months. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care

Eye exam

A medical school eye clinic is asking clinicians and patients to wear radio-frequency tags that track their time and movements to improve the clinic’s efficiency and quality of care. . . . → Read More: Electronic Tags Assessed to Boost Clinic Care

Trial Testing DNA Antibody Vaccine for Zika

Baby with microcephaly

A clinical trial is enrolling participants testing a vaccine to prevent Zika infections with synthetic DNA particles designed to produce antibodies against the virus. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing DNA Antibody Vaccine for Zika