Drug repurposing

University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. “The gist of it is we think we found a drug that is on par with remdesivir and is much cheaper,” said Tudor…

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Octopus-inspired sucker transfers thin, delicate tissue grafts and biosensors

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical application, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at…

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National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to team

A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages. As part of the project, researchers will develop an application to teach American Sign Language learners about associated…

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Congenital heart defects may not increase the risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 16)–Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than 7,000 patients from the congenital heart disease center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Throughout the course of the pandemic, evidence has shown that…

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OnSight Medical wins TCT Connect 2020 Shark Tank Innovation Competition

NEW YORK – October 16, 2020 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that OnSight Medical, an AI-based company specializing in cardiac ultrasound imaging, has won the TCT 2020 Shark Tank Innovation Competition which took place during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.…

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