Research News

New AI system implemented in China Hospitals can diagnose COVID-19 faster with 96% accuracy

  • Posted on: 4 March 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Damo Academy, a research institute of Alibaba has developed a new, Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven diagnosis system that can detect COVID-19 infections with an accuracy of up to 96% reported by Sina Tech News. AI driven tool also uses computerized tomography (CT) scans of patients to form a diagnostic, but it is faster and more reliable than human doctors at diagnosis.

Diagnostics for Asymptomatic Malaria

  • Posted on: 2 March 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The fight against Malaria could get easier with a joint team of scientists from Department of Biotechnology’s Bhubaneswar-based Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) and Bengaluru-based Jigsaw Bio Solutions, coming up with a method that promises to overcome the problem of inadequate identification of asymptomatic carriers of the disease.

Insulin signaling suppressed by decoys : Scientists

  • Posted on: 26 February 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The nematode roundworm c. elegans. / Gill lab

In a discovery that may further the understanding of diabetes and human longevity, scientists at Scripps Research have found a new biological mechanism of insulin signaling. Their study, involving the roundworm C. elegans, reveals that a “decoy” receptor is at work in binding to insulin molecules and keeping them from sending signals for increased insulin production.

Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

  • Posted on: 26 February 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models.

NIH study supports new approach for treating cerebral malaria

  • Posted on: 20 February 2020
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence that specific immune cells may play a key role in the devastating effects of cerebral malaria, a severe form of malaria that mainly affects young children. The results, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that drugs targeting T cells may be effective in treating the disease. The study was supported by the NIH Intramural Research Program.

World experts and funders set priorities for COVID-19 research

  • Posted on: 18 February 2020
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

Leading health experts from around the world have been meeting at the World Health Organization’s Geneva headquarters to assess the current level of knowledge about the new COVID-19 disease, identify gaps and work together to accelerate and fund priority research needed to help stop this outbreak and prepare for any future outbreaks.

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors : Ebola

  • Posted on: 14 February 2020
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Here glioblastoma cells from a human brain are growing. Addition of the Ebola-VSV oncolytic virus results in tumor infection and cell death, seen here as black cells. Over time the infection spreads to other glioblastoma cells.

Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer — elements of the Ebola virus.