Gene Therapy For Disease-Free Society

As per several genome research organizations, a sizeable percentage of diseases acquired by newborns are genetic, which means the diseases were acquired through hereditary or mutations. In simpler terms, when the egg and the sperm (genetic material) fuse, the embryo formed will acquire some hereditary traits that may carry diseases. A random mutation, although rare,

Edwards’ Sapien 3 Artificial Heart Valve For High Risk Patients

Repeated failure of the bio-prosthetic aortic valve or Mitral valve, which raises the chances of fatality or severe complications in patients of symptomatic heart disease, has lead to a new breakthrough in artificial valve technology. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Edward Lifescience LLC’s Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve,

Medical Versus Non-Medical Weight Loss: Breaking Down 3 Popular Approaches

Given that the most of the public struggles with weight loss, people are always on the lookout for a “quick fix” or “miracle” solution that will help them drop those problem pounds. However, there are pros and cons to just about any weight loss treatment, medical or otherwise. In most cases, a combination of cost,

Three Effective Medical and Non-Medical Weight Loss Strategies That Aren’t Exercise

We often hear stats thrown around which note that approximately two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. The question remains: if this is the case, why aren’t people doing something about their condition? The fact remains that most of the public at large is uninformed about their options for weight loss. While diet and

Top Professions in the Medical Field

When we think of the medical field we always think of doctors and nurses. There are a lot more opportunities within the medical field that one can work for and be very successful at. One of the best things about the healthcare profession is that there is always a need somewhere. So let’s review the

Research and Development Requires Specialized Lab Equipment and Environmental Controls Based on Specific Scientific Field of Research

A modern day laboratory is an indispensable tool for research and development. Without it, advances in every field of scientific study are impossible to achieve.  The equipment that is needed in a research lab varies widely and is mainly dependent upon the type of research that is conducted within it. For example, the equipment used in a laboratory

How Technology Is Speeding up the Drug Development Process

On average, it takes up to 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a new drug to market, according to data collected by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This includes both the drugs that successfully make it to market — about 12 percent — and those that fail at some point

Improving Hospital Workflows with New IT Features

Information technology, IT, plays an important role in healthcare. The role of IT is even more important now that hospitals and medical institutions are trying to improve their services, become more efficient and remain competitive at the same time. There are new regulations being put in place to help speed up the implementation of good

At $800 Million, Costly New Drug Developments Demand Consistency

According to information provided in the Congressional Budget Office’s 2006 study, Research and Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry, it costs pharmaceutical companies an average of 12 years and $800 million dollars to create and bring to market a drug that is based on a new molecular entity (NME). In sharp contrast, drugs that are based on

Safeguarding NHS patient data: Re-evaluating information management in your practice

Accusations that the NHS had tried to cover up the loss of 500,000 pieces of patient data hit headlines earlier this year, subsequently triggering a massive investigation. Driven by fears that misplaced blood tests, screening results and other medical documents had put patients’ lives in danger, five separate inquiries were launched. The NHS Shared Business