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Ebola Successfully Neutralized by Latest Generation Polyclonal Immunotherapy
August 17, 2018

SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its anti-Ebola immunotherapy (SAB-139) provided “100% protection against a lethal dose of the Ebola virus” in a recent animal study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study was conducted at the Integrated Research Facility, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) and others. According to the World Health Organization, Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans with an average fatality rate around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to......

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2018 Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan: Where Tech Meets Medicine
August 15, 2018

From November 29th to December 2nd 2018, global-leading biomedical and technology institutes will gather in Taipei for the top healthcare and technology event in Asia - The Healthcare+ Expo - Taiwan. In line with the theme “Med X Tech”, a lineup of global leaders in technology will share the latest technology advancements and how technology create better solutions for future medical applications. This year, the expo gathers 400 + world-class medical institutes and multi-national IT/ICT/electronic giants. The IT giants will showcase medical innovations of AI, IoT and robotic technologies. The medical institutes will demonstrate advanced medical technologies, smart hospital designs, products, and services while bio-pharmaceutical, medical device, and genetic enterprises will provide the most......

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70-year-old Nigerian woman chooses UAE for a pacemaker implant
August 15, 2018

If you meet 70-year-old Maria, a Nigerian national, you’d never know she has a dual chamber pacemaker to keep her heart beating well. Full of life and vigour, Maria came to the UAE to treat her atrioventricular (AV) block. An AV block is a serious heart condition where the heart beats irregularly and much slower than usual. It can cause loss of consciousness or complete collapse. Patients with this condition need to have a pacemaker - a small device that rests"...

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New Study Investigates the Utility of Home Monitoring Using Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry to Screen Children with Down Syndrome for Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prior to Diagnostic Multichannel Sleep Studies
August 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a recently published study in which researchers investigated whether home pulse oximetry monitoring might be a useful initial screening method of determining which children with Down syndrome (DS) – who are at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – be recommended to undergo multichannel sleep studies to diagnose the condition. The home monitoring was conducted using Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry.1 Noting that OSA “can only be reliably diagnosed using multichannel sleep studies, which are expensive, demanding for families and only available in specialist centres,” Dr. Hill and colleagues at the University of Southampton and Southampton Children’s Hospital......

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No diseases reported among pilgrims: Saudi Health Ministry
August 12, 2018

No cases of epidemics or quarantine diseases have been reported so far among pilgrims arriving from around the world to perform Hajj this year, according to the Saudi Health Ministry.
The heath situation, the ministry said, is reassuring. The ministry takes necessary measures to prevent outbreak of diseases and monitors the global health situation in line with the World Health Organization’s standards and guidance. The Saudi authorities also monitor reports"...

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Only 28% pharmacists in Saudi Arabia are Saudis: SCFHS
August 12, 2018

Only 28 percent of 29,000 pharmacists working in the Kingdom are Saudi nationals, according to the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, which has said more than 900 Saudis, who have obtained bachelor's degrees in pharmacology, are currently seeking jobs.

“Of the total number of pharmacists Saudis represent 8,200 or 28.44 percent while expats account for 20,800 or 71.56 percent,” Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported quoting commission"...

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Saudi researcher makes medical breakthrough
August 7, 2018

A Saudi researcher has discovered a new compound that can help prevent strokes.

Khalid Al-Sahly said the compound he discovered would block a protein from connecting to blood cells and then form clots that lead to stroke. The compound has been tested on humans and animals with 65 to 75 percent success rate.

The research was part of Al-Sahly’s PhD studies and it was supported by the British Heart Foundation. Al-Sahly has already been"...

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NMC Health eyes expansion in Saudi Arabia
August 6, 2018

Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health is planning to expand in Saudi Arabia due to growing opportunities and strong demand in the health-care sector, its chief executive officer told Gulf News.

The London-listed company has significantly increased its presence in Saudi Arabia in recent times and currently owns five hospitals with a combined bed capacity of 650.

“With"...

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Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, Imperial Innovations and Oxford Biomedica Announce New Partnership to Develop First-in-Class Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
August 6, 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium (GTC)—consisting of Imperial College London and the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh—Imperial Innovations, and Oxford BioMedica (OXB) announce a global collaboration to develop a first-in-class, long-term therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The new partnership brings together the academic partners’ leading expertise in developing gene therapy for CF and OXB’s"...

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Toilet Paper Innovation Sets Fine Hygienic Holding on a Roll
August 6, 2018

The original patent for the modern toilet paper roll was made in 1883, with the standard design of a long strip of toilet paper wrapped around a paperboard cylinder remaining unchanged for over a hundred years. It seemed so simple and so effective a design that it couldn’t be improved upon. Granted, manufacturers have meddled and tinkered with the size of the roll, and the softness of the paper itself, but the fundamental design hasn’t been challenged"...

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