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Electronic Health Record Develops Real-time Performance Metrics

New research published in the issue of JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated how the electronic health record could be used as a performance coach to help physicians improve patient care. The electronic health record develops real-time performance metrics, and then use these metrics to target interventions based on the electronic record, such as decision support tools and peer comparisons toward individual clinicians.

PHB Produced from Marine Microbes

According to a new study, the marine environment could serve as a mine for exploring several Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)-accumulating strains. Polyhydroxybutyrate plays a significant role in building a sustainable environment by replacing the non – biodegradable synthetic plastics.

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Inherited Breast Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to treat certain patients with inherited and metastatic breast cancer who have a "BRCA" gene mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP inhibitor) approved to treat breast cancer. Patients are selected for treatment with Lynparza based on an FDA-approved genetic test, called the BRACAnalysis CDx.

Aging: UZH leads the largest research

The international research network behind the DO-HEALTH study suggests that one or all three of the affordable and well-tolerated interventions (simple home exercise program, vitamin D supplements, Omega-3 fatty acids) would have an enormous public health impact by enabling senior adults to live a long healthy and active life.