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Antibacterial Sleeve Protects Against Implant Infections

Heart and major blood vessels

A mesh envelope infused with antibiotics holding an implanted cardiac device is shown in a large-scale clinical trial to reduce the number of infections associated with those devices. . . . → Read More: Antibacterial Sleeve Protects Against Implant Infections

Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

Population genetics

The first batch of data from a large-scale genomic sequencing project in the U.K. shows strong associations between several gene variations and common health conditions. . . . → Read More: Population Data Show Genetics-Health Links

Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

Heart check

Digital stethoscopes combined with artificial intelligence will be evaluated in a clinical study of these technologies to screen for heart valve disease. . . . → Read More: Digital Tech, A.I. Assessed for Heart Valve Problems

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

Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Sonja Schrepfer and Tobias Deuse

A new study shows editing the genomes of adult stem cells can avoid their rejection by the immune system when implanted in lab mice other than the stem cell donor. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Wearables Assessed for Clinical Trial Value

Smart watch

An evaluation of wearable devices shows their value for collecting useful data in a clinical trial can vary depending on the purpose of the device. . . . → Read More: Wearables Assessed for Clinical Trial Value

Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

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Wearers of Fitbit activity tracking devices now have the option of sharing their data with a large-scale precision medicine project run by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Heart check

A developer of chip devices emulating heart tissue and a medical analytics company using artificial intelligence are jointly discovering new drugs to treat aging heart muscles. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

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A clinical trial testing stem cell treatments for symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy is on hold after a patient reported a severe reaction. . . . → Read More: Duchenne Stem Cell Trial Halted

Report – 289 Cell and Gene Therapies in Development

Human T-cell

A report by a pharmaceutical industry organization says nearly 300 new therapies that transfer live cells or genes as treatments for disease are in clinical trials or being reviewed by Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Report – 289 Cell and Gene Therapies in Development