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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses A company developing a drug derived from the blood thinner heparin for a form of leukemia is planning to test it in patients with Covid-19 due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting...
Patient access to data will get much easier under two rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that expand access under the 21st Century Cures Act. Highlights include allowing patients in certain federal programs to access their health information on their smartphones and the ability...
Coronavirus dominates every conversation as the world grapples with the magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic. But policymakers and healthcare actors dare not simply wish for warmer weather or hope to “ride this one out.” Amidst the confusion and chaos lies an unparalleled opportunity to tap into the immense...
Nines, a Palo Alto-based teleradiology startup, received FDA 510(k) clearance for a system that can detect and triage two serious conditions from CT scans. The company’s NinesAI system uses machine learning to identify potential cases of intercranial hemorrhage and mass effect, both of which are associated with strokes....
While social distancing has forced healthcare conferences to go virtual, it hasn’t stopped startups from raising money to fund their early development efforts. Here is a list of companies that have raised money this week. DascenaHeadquarters: Oakland, CaliforniaFunding type: Series BAmount raised: $50 million A company developing machine learning...
Coronavirus testing is commonly an unpleasant, even painful experience in which a health care provider pushes a torturously long swab up your nostril. President Donald Trump declared that submitting to the process was “a little bit difficult.” Since late March, three Southern California jurisdictions ? Los Angeles County, and...
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Most physicians are seeing patients remotely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by physician polling website Sermo. The survey of 1,392 physicians, conducted between April 3 and April 14, showed more than 90% of them are conducting some of their patient visits...
The Food and Drug Administration has granted an anticipated emergency use authorization to a drug that may be able to treat patients with Covid-19. The agency said Friday that it had given the EUA to Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir for adult and pediatric patients hospitalized with suspected or laboratory-confirmed severe...
Crowdsourcing, representing diverse internet users to achieve a defined objective, is a feature of the digital generation. Wikipedia currently hosts more than 48 million articles in 302 languages. Ride-sharing applications enable mobile crowdsourcing of transportation services. These examples — which started as seemingly far-fetched ideas but are now...
Many countries have been caught off guard by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In every way possible they are trying to gain control over a public health crisis of unprecedented scope and scale., and we are rooting for success for one and all. The purpose of this blog is not to...
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