Scientia Issue #102

Jan 28, 2016 | Issues

INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

Our healthcare system depends and thrives on innovations, both old and new. Indeed, medical equipment that one can find in any doctor’s office, a stethoscope, was once a revolutionary innovation that we now routinely use to do simple, yet critical tasks such as measuring blood pressure and listening to normal/abnormal noises of the heart and lungs. One may notice state-of-the-art equipment in the operating room as well, such as the complex system of monitoring machines that is used to measure various vital signs during surgery. Scientific innovations that help increase our understanding of molecular processes underlying diseases can also help us identify targets that can be used for drug development or disease monitoring. For example, the development of insulin, which is the primary treatment for individuals with diabetes, stemmed from Dr. Frederick Banting’s finding that molecules released from the pancreas are critical for the regulation of carbohydrates in the body and development of diabetes.

As it is clear from these examples, innovations in healthcare have had a direct impact on our quality of life. Recent innovations are no different, as scientists and physicians are tirelessly discovering new ways to improve our lives, whether such findings impact specific populations, such as those with rare cancers, or the general population, such as women and families. In light of these new discoveries, it is our responsibility to maintain our knowledge of upcoming innovations that have the possibility of significantly changing our lives. Therefore, this issue focuses on innovations in healthcare that aim to change diagnosis, treatment and management of various disorders and conditions, ranging from sepsis to skin damage from UV rays.

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Scientia Issue #102 Contents

 


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FIGHTING SEPSIS

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STEM CELL THERAPY FOR CRITICAL ILLNESS INVOLVING SEPSIS AND
ORGAN INJURY
Dr. Claudia dos Santos

Stem cell transplantation to fight sepsis

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USING ASPIRIN WILL SHOW US THAT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE, EVEN
FOR SEPSIS

Dr. Damon Eisen

Aspirin in the prevention of sepsis

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TARGETED THERAPIES 

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A WINNING COMBO
Dr. Kazuhito Suzuki
Abolishing multiple myeloma with Bortezomib, Lenalidomide and
Dexamethasone (BLD) regimen

 

 

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TAKING IMMUNOTHERAPY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Dr. Nabil Ahmed and Dr. Stephen Gottschalk
Osteosarcoma: a nasty cancer

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FIGHTING A COLD, FIGHTING A TUMOUR
Dr. Yasunari Nakamoto
Fighting hepatocellular carcinoma

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A NOVEL TREATMENT FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH RENAL INSUFFICIENCY
Dr. Shunsuke Mori

Novel treatments for rheumatoid arthritis: recent contributions

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TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE

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IMPROVING MEDICAL CARE WITH ENGINEERING
Dr. Hiroshi Ueda

Quenchbody for rapid diagnosis

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STRUCTURALLY INTERACTING RNA: A NOVEL THERAPEUTIC AND
DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
Dr. Scott Tenenbaum

RNA technology for the development of novel therapeutics

 

 

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MODIFICATION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY TO AID RESEARCH
Dr. Ed Schmidt
“The Embryo Cradle” bringing big technology to laboratories of all sizes 

 

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NO PAIN, CERTAIN GAIN
Novaremed
NRD135S.E1 for the treatment of neuropathic pain

 

 

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CARE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN 

 

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SMOKED CARROTS
Dr. Marita Lynagh
Lower smoking rates amongst pregnant women 

 

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PREVENTING DISEASE IN BABIES BEFORE BIRTH
Dr. Jodie Benson

Role of vitamin D in newborns

 

 

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WATER BABIES
Dr. Hagit Friedman

Treatment for prematurely born infants suffering from
developmental disorders

 

 

 

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HELPING CHILDREN REACH THEIR FIFTH BIRTHDAY IN
SINDH, PAKISTAN

Dr. Fauziah Rabbani

Overcoming the paradox

 

 

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IN THE FRONTIERS OF EMOTIONALLY
INTELLIGENT PARENTING
Dr. Sophie Havighurst and Ms Ann Harley
A non-behavioural approach to behaviour  

 

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SCIENCE APPLIED TO DAILY LIFE    

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THE POWER OF SLEEP 
Dr. Margot Skinner  
Management of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea
syndrome

 

 

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NUCLEAR SUNSCREEN 
Dr. Stephen Lloyd  
Development of a protective enzyme, cv-PDG, for UV
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MULTIPLE TREATMENTS APPROACHES FOR THE
CONTROL OF BLEB LEAK

Dr. Hideto Sagara  

New clinical trial on combined treatment approaches
to control bleb leak

 

 

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CONTACT LENS DISINFECTING SOLUTIONS FOR
PROPER HYGIENE

Dr. Mark Willcox

Lens disinfectant for commercialization approval