Category Archives: Medical

  • Metabolomics: A potential tool for more personalized medicine

    The past decade has seen remarkable advances in the fields of early disease detection and personalized medicine. These advances have been made possible by “omics” technologies that have facilitated a better understanding of biological processes and associatio .. ... READ MORE

    By: Brett Moreau
  • How pharma and medtech collaborations fuel progress

    Collaboration between medical device and pharmaceutical companies is one of the ... READ MORE

    By: Marta Kubala
  • How AI is changing the future of how we handle the flu

    On February 28th, 2018 the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released a strategic plan to develop a universal influenza vaccine ... READ MORE

    By: KarryAnne Belanger
  • The doctor’s office of the future: AI, big data and no wait times!

    A Silicon Valley startup launched by ex-Google and Uber employees aims to combine annual health check with artificial intelligence and big data analytics to increase patient health outcomes. Patience test: A true story Imagine your appointment at the doctor’s office for the annual health exam. The spacious waiting rooms, health motivation posters .. ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • The opioid crisis: What’s driving it and how to beat it

    Nearly 2 million people in the United States are addicted to prescription opioids. Addressing the opioid crisis lies in large-scale, integrated solutions, with endeavors from all relevant stakeholders—government, healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies and non-profit organizations. The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • Will this be the next generation of antimicrobials?

    Antabio, a French biopharmaceutical company, is developing novel technologies to combat antibiotic resistance and address life-threatening infections. They are designing the next generation of antimicrobials by combining inhibitors against bacterial enzymes and antibiotics to improve their efficiency and defeat resistant bacteria. The rise of the superbugs: ... READ MORE

    By: Pooja Bhardwaj
  • CancerSEEK: A single blood test for early detection of eight cancer types

    CancerSEEK is a revolutionary blood test that could detect eight common cancers at relatively early stages. The test utilizes DNA assays and protein biomarkers to spot tumors, including five types for which there is currently no screening test. Johns Hopkins researchers and collaborators have made a ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • New device works to trap blood clots and prevent strokes

    Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide in individuals over the age of 60, with over one million cases in Europe ... READ MORE

    By: Vidhya Sivakumaran
  • How activated dendritic cells can boost the immune system and fight diseases

    What are dendritic cells? Dendritic cells (DCs) are an important part of the immune system, which coordinate between different types of immune responses. These responses can be: Innate, involving non-specific defense mechanisms that come into .. ... READ MORE

    By: Evangelia Vogiatzaki
  • A review of dental stem cells – where are we now in regards to clinical trials?

    Stem cell therapies have great potential to  cure currently untreatable diseases and to even extend lifespa .. ... READ MORE

    By: Tina Tsai
  • Novel Microneedle Patch Could Reduce Obesity

    Singaporean researchers have developed a novel approach to reduce bulging tummy fats, providing a new route to convert calorie-storing fats into calorie-burning fats. Obesity, or storage of excess fats, is the leading cause of many diseases, includi .. ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • How will 5G impact different industries?

    A little something about the Gs: We are living in a decade where wireless technologies have become an irreplaceable part of our daily life. It all started in the 80s with the analog technology referred to as the first generation wireless technology - 1G. The “large brick phones” had a poor battery life and a maximum speed of 2.4 Kbps. Then, 2G came in as a big leap in mobile technologies and .. ... READ MORE

    By: Abhinaya Baskaran
  • PreScouter Journal 2017 Roundup & 10 Most Read Articles

    It has been quite a year for the PreScouter Journal. Thanks to our great team and valued readers, the journal received 3 unique awards in 2017: PreScouter Journal named one of the Top 50 Innovation Websites and Blogs for Innovators & Inventors. PreScouter Journal named one of the ... READ MORE

    By: PreScouter Journal
  • How 3D printing is revolutionizing veterinary medicine

    3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is currently impacting several industries due to its flexibility and cost saving potential allowing it to create a solid object of virtually any shape. It allows permits using a variety of starting materials that include plastic, metal, ceramic, and even living cells. ... READ MORE

    By: Sushil Paudyal
  • Neuromarketing: How neuroscience is revealing what a consumer really wants

    Since the days of snake-oil peddlers, and even long before, the art of marketing has been to reach for that secret ‘buy button’ in the mind, to tickle the subconscious into purchasing whatever it is that needs to be sold. Along came the 21st century, and with it came neuromarketing. What is this new technology, and what can we expect from it? According to the Neuromarketing Science & Business Association ... READ MORE

    By: Vincent Schoots
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Babylon Health & IBM Watson Take the Lead

    A person becomes a doctor by graduating from medical school, but becomes a good doctor only after years of experience. What if we could give doctors the intuition that comes from years of experience on their first day? Several companies believe they can help every doctor achieve the same outcomes as top experts with tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI). AI is a term used for computer programs that can do things that we think of as "hum .. ... READ MORE

    By: Ben Pelcyger
  • PreScouter Case Study: Next-Gen Infection Control Technologies

    The following is a case study report of the work that was carried out by PreScouter for a client  in the infection control technology sector. About the client: The Client was working within the technology sector of infection control and wanted to develop a new product within two to three years. Unlike some larger clients, the Client was a medium-sized company that had to maintain a strong competitive advantage over similar product lines w .. ... READ MORE

    By: Charles Wright
  • Could virtual reality become a non-addictive painkiller?

    The applications of virtual reality (VR) range from enhanced gaming experience to improved retail and medical training to a weight loss solution. Scientists take VR even further proposing treatments to conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, .. ... READ MORE

    By: Marta Kubala
  • Innovative Cancer Treatments Gain FDA Endorsement

    In addition to the traditional pillars of cancer treatment—surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy—a new approach has emerged. This approach is called immunotherapy. One type of immunotherapy that has recently garnered much attention following successful FDA approval is chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, the fir .. ... READ MORE

    By: Vidhya Sivakumaran
  • How can phage therapy serve as a potential alternative to antibiotic treatment?

    In this article, we address the potential use of bacteriophages as a therapeutic alternative to conventional antibiotic treatments. We will start by showing why exploring new antimicrobial therapeutic options is imperative. Next, we will delve into the history of phage therapy and where we are today. We will then present a detailed view on the advantages and challenges of phage therapy. Why the need for new treatments? ... READ MORE

    By: Brett Moreau
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