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One potential means of accelerating medical innovations, particularly in the developing world, is through medical hackathons inspired by the computer industry. India recently held such an event on July 19 and 20 in Bangalore. The event was hosted by CAMTech India, a public-private partnership funde...(Read More)
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Let’s say that you’re the first person to diagnose prostate cancer by detecting a specific protein in blood. If you’re looking to patent such an invention, you may be out of luck. Bill Malone, managing editor of Clinical Laboratory News, discusses what’s patent-eligible and what isn’t during an As...(Read More)
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Six medical centers will leverage grants from the National Institutes of Health to investigate approaches for diagnosing patients with unsolved medical conditions. According to an NIH News statement, “each of these clinical sites will conduct clinical evaluation and scientific investigation in case...(Read More)
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Expert recommendations on whether to routinely test pregnant women’s thyroid levels—or to selectively test instead—remain mixed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends against universal screening of pregnant women and instead suggests a risk-based approach. The American ...(Read More)
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