In the US, they work on unique gene therapy for type 2 diabetes

The biotechnology company Fractyl Health (USA) is in the early stages of developing a one-time gene therapy to reduce blood sugar and body weight, writes WIRED. It is a drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, which can also be used for weight control. It is based on the ... Read more

Sennheiser introduced its first over-the-counter hearing aids

Sennheiser became a new company in the market that began to offer over-the-counter hearing aids. The new All-Day Clear and All-Day Clear Slim models include a charging case similar to the one you’ll get with Momentum True Wireless or other TWS earbuds. The hearing aids have battery life of up ... Read more

In the United States, a remote-controlled camera has been developed to diagnose digestive problems

Researchers have developed a capsule endoscope with a pill-shaped camera that can be controlled remotely. This was reported by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (USA), writes Engadget. The video capsule is called NaviCam. The new technology allows doctors to literally move a small device around ... Read more

Researchers have created a heart valve that can grow with the human body

Researchers have developed the FibraValve, a synthetic heart valve that could eventually be used in children as they continue to grow. This is reported by Engadget. The valve was created at Harvard’s Wass Institute and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). This implant can be manufactured ... Read more

Daily pill reduces risk of dying from lung cancer by 51%, study finds

Taking a single daily pill reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer by 51%. The effectiveness of such treatment after surgery was confirmed by a late-stage study led by Yale University, writes The Guardian. Their results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ... Read more

Trials of a universal flu vaccine begin in the US

The US National Institutes of Health announced the start of the first phase of clinical trials of a potential universal vaccine against influenza. This is reported by Gizmodo. The safety and immune response of the experimental vaccine will be compared with the typical annual flu vaccine. The new vaccine was ... Read more

The new smart scales from Withings do not show the user their actual weight

Even if your goal is to lose weight by summer, the number on the scale isn’t always the best indicator of progress. That is why Withings has released new Body Smart smart scales that have a special “Eyes Closed” mode. Instead of displaying your actual weight, the device will display ... Read more

FDA to reject new medical devices for lack of cybersecurity

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that medical device manufacturers product manufacturers must now prove that their products meet certain cybersecurity standards in order to receive approval from the agency. These rules were laid out in a general appropriations bill signed last December that authorized the FDA to set ... Read more

Neuralink is looking for a partner for human trials of the brain implant

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink has approached one of the largest US neurosurgery centers as a potential clinical trial partner as it prepares to test its devices on humans as soon as regulators give the go-ahead to do this, reports the Reuters agency, citing its own sources. Neuralink has ... Read more

The plot from The Last of Us: the deadly and drug-resistant parasitic fungus Candida auris has been spreading in the United States for several years

The deadly, drug-resistant fungus Candida auris has spread faster and has become even more resistant to drugs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wrote ArsTechnica. The parasitic yeast Candida auris has been considered an “urgent threat” — the CDC’s ... Read more

Mark Gurman believes that AirPods will soon receive more health-oriented features

Health tracking and user assistance features are not new to many gadgets. And the technology of the Apple company is among the leaders in this direction. According to Mark Gurman, quite soon AirPods will receive new functions related to the health of the owner.  Mr. Gurman says that Apple “intends ... Read more

Scientists revived the “zombie” virus that spent 48.5 thousand years in permafrost

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic is causing the region’s permafrost — the frozen layer of soil below the ground — to melt and potentially reawaken viruses that, after being dormant for tens of thousands of years, could threaten animal health and people. Although a pandemic caused by a disease from ... Read more

The FDA did not allow Neuralink to test the brain implant on humans

Bold statements by Elon Musk about the prospects of creating a ready-made product based on the brain-computer interface (BCI) of the Neuralink startup, it seems, remain distant, reports Engadget, citing Reuters. Sources indicate that in 2022 Neuralink received a waiver from the FDA to conduct human trials using the same ... Read more

Synchron startup is testing a brain implant to control devices with the help of the mind

In a Brooklyn lab lined with 3D printers and a makeshift pickleball court, employees of a brain interface startup called Synchron are working on technology designed to change the daily lives of people with paralysis. The Synchron Switch is implanted through blood vessels to allow people with no or very ... Read more

The new Omicron XBB.1.5 Covid strain is more contagious than the previous ones. EU countries reintroduce COVID testing

According to Politico citing a WHO representative, the Omicron XBB.1.5 strain of the coronavirus has become dominant in the US in a matter of weeks and may cause a new wave of disease. “We are concerned about its growth advantage, in particular in some countries in Europe and the Northeast ... Read more

Scientists have found that plastic might lead to obesity

The global obesity situation is worsening, especially among children: obesity rates have been increasing over the past decade and are shifting to earlier ages, reports The Washington Post. Approximately 40% of US high school students were overweight before they started school, and the incidence has tripled worldwide since the 1970s. ... Read more

Marijuana is already more popular than tobacco: in the United States, it is smoked by a third of young people

In three American states – Arkansas, Maryland, and Missouri – they have to vote for the legalization of marijuana. Such decisions are made not without reason. A recent poll shows that smoking marijuana in the US is now more popular than ever, reports CNN. According to a survey by the ... Read more

Electric current passed through the brain improved memory in the elderly

Memory deterioration or loss in the elderly can be a serious problem. About 8% of people in the US suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An even greater percentage is found with lesser manifestations of this phenomenon. In the search for easy and quick ways to improve memory in older ... Read more

More than 6,600 patients with monkeypox: the United States declared an emergency due to an outbreak of infection

Monkeypox is spreading – a public health emergency was declared in the US on Thursday due to its outbreak. The number of patients in the country exceeded 6,600, reports CNBC. Declaring an emergency will make it easier to access funds and allow doctors to gather more information about the spread ... Read more

A brain implant was installed for the first time in a patient from the USA: it will allow a person to communicate

A patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis received a brain implant for the first time in the US, reported Bloomberg. A device with a length of almost 4 cm, consisting of wires and electrodes, was placed in a vessel of the brain. Scientists hope that a patient who has lost the ... Read more

In Ukraine, medical cannabis is going to be legalized for the treatment of a number of diseases, says the Ministry of Health

The Cabinet of Ministers supported the bill on legalization of medical cannabis in Ukraine according to a message on the official website of the Ministry of Health. The new law will regulate the circulation of cannabis for medical, industrial, scientific and technical activities. It should expand access to cannabis to ... Read more

Woman gets 3D-printed ear transplant made of her own cells

Doctors successfully transplanted a 3D-printed ear made of human cells to a woman born with a rare ear deformity – microtia, reported the regenerative medicine company 3DBio Therapeutics. The transplant was part of the first clinical trial of the technology, and its success marks a major step forward for tissue ... Read more

Drug-releasing contact lenses can be used to treat glaucoma

Scientists have created contact lenses that will release drugs when they detect high pressure in the eye. They can be used to treat glaucoma. It is an eye disease that involves damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. In the Nature Communications journal, a ... Read more

Nearly 15 million people have died in two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a WHO study

WHO calculated the total number of redundant deaths in the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an analysis of the global excess mortality in 2020-2021, the global pandemic killed 14.91 million people. This estimate is much higher than the registered number of deaths directly caused by the ... Read more

How to get a medical consult online during the war

At present, not all Ukrainians have the opportunity to go to the doctor and get the help of a specialist by the usual visit to the hospital. But in some cases, a simple consultation may be enough. The Ministry of Digital Transformation informed what services citizens can now use to ... Read more