3D Printing Provides a Potential Cure for Diabetes
June 22, 2021 / Diabetes / Biotech / 4IR – 3D Printing
Readily3D, a spin-off of EPFL, developed a new method to print biological tissues using a biological gel that contains the patient’s stem cells. From now on, diabetes could soon be treated by creating a bio-printed pancreas to exactly match the patient’s deficient one.
Add More Crab to Your Diet and Help Reduce the Risk of Diabetes…But the Effects Can be More Far Reaching
June 19, 2021 / Diabetes / Diet & Nutrition
Good for diabetics Along with all other shellfish, crabs are rich in chromium, which helps insulin to metabolize sugar, and thereby lowers the blood glucose levels in the body. All shellfish, including crab, have generous amounts of selenium.
June 17, 2021 / Obesity / Global Epidemics
Labelled an epidemic by the World Health Organization, the obesity crisis disproportionately affects people from lower-income and BAME backgrounds. An initiative by the Consumer Goods Forum – the Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition – looks to address the global issue of obesity by encouraging healthier behaviours and engaging a range of stakeholders from consumers, to retailers, governments and NGOs.
June 4, 2021 / Pharmaceuticals / Obesity / FDA
The news: HumanFirst (formerly Elektra Labs), a tech startup focused on building out remote clinical trials, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) are launching the Digital Measures Evaluation Center to assess how biometric sensors and other digital health measures can be best used in clinical trials.
June 21, 2021 / Consumer Health / Obesity
In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s. These teens are also more likely to have other health issues down the road, regardless of whether they shed any excess weight during adulthood.
June 20, 2021 / Digital Innovation / 4IR – Clinical Development
Real World Stories sessions at Microsoft Business Applications Summit in May 2021. In this session, Søren Klim (Director of Digital Innovation) and Kaja Andersen (Power Apps Developer) share their story of how the Clinical Development Digital Innovation team at Novo Nordisk is spearheading the adoption of the Power Platform, and inspiring other areas of the business to follow in their steps.
June 22, 2021 / 4IR – Digital Innovation / Digital Therapies
The digital treatment developer Pear Therapeutics is taking the SPAC track, going public through a deal expected to provide about $400 million in new funding as the company looks to expand its prescription apps to a wider range of conditions.
June 21, 2021 / Private Equity & Venture Capital / 4IR – Investment & Finance
We’re witnessing a dramatic period of technological change that will permanently alter how we interact with one another and the world around us. With the rapid proliferation of companies that focus on technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, blockchain and biotechnology — what’s often referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) — many venture capital (VC) investors are trying to figure out which of these companies are innovative and sustainable enough to warrant an investment.
June 22, 2021 / Cardiovascular / Acute Care Market Growth
Fact MR: The global acute care market is expected to grow at high CAGR in the assessment period, from 2021 to 2031 due to rising demand for treatment of cardio vascular diseases. As per Fact.MR, the acute care market revenues will nearly double in forecast period of 2021-2031.
June 20, 2021 / Endocrinology / Nephrology
A new analysis from Kaiser Permanente Northern California is providing clinicians with an overview of the heart and kidney outcomes associated with nephrotic syndrome in adults. The study, which compared data from nearly 1000 patients with nephrotic syndrome to more than 80,000 without kidney disease, details the increased risks of adverse kidney and cardiovascular outcomes as well as giving further insight into different types of nephrotic syndrome and their associations with these events.