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Healthcare Organisations in India: Building a Digital Roadmap

Globally, the healthcare industry is seeing a transformational shift in the use of next-generation technologies like big data, cloud computing, predictive analytics, mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The objective is to leverage the vast amounts of clinical, operational and financial data at the disposal of hospitals, insurance companies, and even in the hands of patients to drive efficiencies, improve quality of care, minimise risks and move towards a care delivery model that is truly 'value-based.'

Bacterial Molecule Target Might Reduce the Need for Antibiotics

Scientists have shown that cellulose serves a mortar-like role to enhance the adhesion of bacteria to bladder cells, causing urinary tract infections. Stanford researchers have shown that bacteria involved in urinary tract infections (UTI) rely on a novel chemical form of the molecule cellulose to stick to bladder cells. The finding, published in the journal of the PNAS could lead to new ways of treating UTIs and other infections without antibiotics.

CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene Against Flavivirus Infection

Researchers now report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection. UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection. That nasty class of pathogens includes West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and yellow fever.

NLRP12 Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet.

The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, both of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions.

Effectiveness of Microbubble Scrubber against Dangerous Biofilms

Stiff microbial films often coat medical devices, household items and infrastructure such as the inside of water supply pipes, and can lead to dangerous infections. Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of these tough films and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living inside.

Combating High STDs Rate with aid of 'Expedited Partner Therapy'

In a new paper, physicians describe the barriers that stand in the way of getting expedited partner therapy to more people. Nearly 2.3 million times last year, Americans learned they had a sexually transmitted disease. But despite these record-high infection rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea, most patients only receive treatment for their own infection — when they probably could get antibiotics or a prescription for their partner at the same time.