What is an informed consent and how do doctors and patients communicate with the patients and subjects? This was one of the questions from the participants at the fourth International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences' preconference session on ethical dilemma in health research in low-income countries.
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Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They're planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide.
The battle against Non communicable diseases [NCDs] will be in the spotlight at the 3rd High-Level Meeting as part of the United Nations General Assembly on NCD's in September 27, 2018. It is hoped that progressive, evidence-based methods towards Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030 will be accepted by over 50 Heads of States for accelerated implementation.
Diabetes, often considered the mother's disease of most NCDs, will be tabled for discussion to reduce the global burden of disease. What is needed immediately is a strong policy commitment to ensure the meaningful prevention and support of people living at risk for diabetes in the response.
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao has combined nanoparticles with a viral container from a particular species of moth to deliver CRISPR / Cas9 payloads that modify genes in a specific tissue or organ with spatial control.
World set to miss contraception goal leaving millions of women behind. The number of women using modern contraception, which may include implants or sterilization but not rhythm or withdrawal methods, have grown slowly in Bangladesh, said Jason Bremner, director of data and performance management at FP2020
Researchers have developed a new way of controlling magnetism in materials, which could lead to low-power technologies for memory, computing, and sensing devices. A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the doors to memory, computing, and sensing devices that consume drastically less power than existing versions. The approach could also overcome some of the inherent physical limitations that have been slowing progress in this area until now.
At least four out of 10 adolescents are addicted to Internet in Bhutan, according to a study conducted by a team of doctors. That means about 40 percent of the high school-going adolescents are addicted to Internet in the country.
Researchers have developed a new flexible and translucent base for silicon nanoneedle patches to deliver exact doses of biomolecules directly into cells and expand observational opportunities.
The taboo around menstrual health is still as prevalent in the society of Bangladesh as it was for many years — despite the issue concerning half of the population. These taboos emerge from an absence of proper awareness and management of menstrual hygiene, causing more complications to the already sensitive and painful occurrence.
A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineer is working in collaboration with a pioneer in the field to develop an implantable optical probe that can be inserted in the brain and used to monitor brain function after traumatic injuries or surgeries, then be absorbed by the body. If successful, the device would increase patient comfort during recovery and lessen the risks of complications from surgery to remove monitoring devices.
Although Bangladesh attained remarkable success in curbing child mortality rate over the last 25 years, more than six hundred thousand are born prematurely each year in Bangladesh. Awareness about health and nutrition of mothers is important to decrease premature birth, discussants at a roundtable observed.
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer's disease.