With modern medicine and public health measures extending the average person’s life expectancy, a growing population is coming face to face with the challenges of age – including cognitive decline. Addressing the needs of people dealing with cognitive change is no simple task. And today’s healthcare workers are hungry for objective, meaningful data to help […]
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an antibiotic-eluting polymer that could be used to treat infections in orthopedic implants, according to a report published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Traditionally, treating a prosthetic joint infection involves removing an implant and replacing it with a temporary spacer made from antibiotic-releasing bone cement for at least six […]
A simple blood test could accurately diagnose heart disease in 2 hours, according to new data published by life science company Prevencio. Prevencio researchers and the Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to develop a clinical and multi-protein blood test that could diagnose obstructions in coronary arteries, leading to the prevention of a heart attack. The blood test, known […]
Researchers from Boston University have developed a bionic pancreas system that outperformed conventional insulin pump therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a trial conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. The team’s work was published in The Lancet. This device is the latest development in the race to make an entirely closed loop insulin pump system, […]
PAVmed Inc. (NSDQ:PAVMU) said today that it inked an exclusive licensing agreement with academic institutions to develop and commercialize antibiotic-eluting resorbable ear tubes based on an aqueous silk technology designed by the institutions. The licensing deal includes agreements with Tufts University, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital, who developed the aqueous silk technology. As […]
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have regenerated functional heart muscle in a decellularized human heart. The donated hearts used in the study were stripped of components that would generate an immune response, and the regenerated tissue was generated from induced pluripotent stem cells, which the researchers said could come from a potential recipient. Investigators said […]
A new study from Harvard Medical School investigating the incidence of drug dosing errors and adverse events before, during and after surgeries found a 50% rate of errors in the OR. The study, which examined more than 275 operations at the Massachusetts General Hospital, also indicated that a 3rd of the errors discovered resulted in […]
Organizers of a "stop Ebola" hackathon planned for next week at Mass. General Hospital say the Ebola scare at MGH highlights the need for more advances to combat the outbreak.
Elizabeth Bailey, director of the Consortium of Affordable Medical Technologies, told MassDevice.com that the group was "absolutely commited" to holding the hackathon next week.