Probiotics are defined as beneficial bacteria that are consumed to boost the populations of more beneficial microbes. The importance of probiotics in health improvement seems to be growing worldwide with more awareness of the benefits. For this reason, numerous research works are currently being conducted in the field of probiotics.
The continuing increase in life expectancy, as one of the most important factors of development in societies, indicates the increasing focus on health and its ever booming market, with an estimated average return rate of 18 percent.
Sweden-based Telehealth startup Kry has raised $66 million series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Creandum, Accel, and Project A. Just a year ago the company raised its venture capital funding of $22.8 Million
San Francisco based Healthcare venture capital firm Alta Partners has launched funds titled as Alta Partner NextGen Fund I. The new fund will focus on the new development of therapeutics and health technology services. This will be the 9th fund in Alta Partners firms History.
Healthcare industry stakeholders say the FDA should consider a type of measuring stick when evaluating a vendor’s cybersecurity culture to decide whether it meets the requirements for the agency’s proposed fast-past program for premarket approval of "software as a medical device" products (SaMD). Until the end of the last month, the FDA accepted proposals on its working model for a SaMD pre-approval program
Capsule-type micro-robots that can enclose cells and drugs for delivering to specified parts of the human body have been developed by an international team of researchers, led by the Director of DGIST-ETH Micro-robot Research Center, professor Hongsoo Choi. The lids of these micro-robots have been tailor-made to be opened and closed, unlike standard methods which have been positioned to install cells or drugs outside of micro-robots.
For instance, the liver becomes accumulated with fat as we age due to wrinkly nuclear membranes. The nuclear membranes become wrinkled due to the absence of a particular membrane protein called lamin. This condition leads to high risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death. If lamin becomes well structured, the scientists believe that they could cure the issue wrinkling.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially approved the weekly injection of semaglutide under the brand name of Ozempic. This therapy along with healthy diet and exercise would improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. The side effects of semaglutide was found to be mild or moderate nausea.
The mobile app named Sunface is available for both iPhones and Android-based devices. With the app, the user takes a selfie and is then offered three categories named ‘daily sun protection’, ‘no sun protection’ and ‘weekly sunbed’.
Iodine is a major component for thyroid hormone secretion, which helps in controlling the heart rate and metabolic rate. During pregnancy, iodine helps in fetal growth and brain development. Low iodine levels in pregnant women may lead to lower IQ levels or mental disabilities. Iodine deficiency was especially observed among women of childbearing age in industrialized countries.
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