Study identifies more genes that are likely behind psoriasis and eczema

A Swedish study has identified 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis and eczema, two common hereditary skin diseases with no cure. Pelin SahlĂ©n, senior lecturer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says that the combined KTH-Karolinska Institutet research team mapped 118 gene targets related to the skin conditions, psoriasis and […]

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Diagnoses of rare diseases enhanced through the teamwork of national network

With the benefit of pooled resources, the NIH-supported Undiagnosed Diseases Network has demonstrated a novel approach to identifying and diagnosing mystery diseases compared to singular institutions working alone, according to an analysis of key cases. The network, established by the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund in 2013, now includes 12 clinical sites within academic […]

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Hospital suppliers unite to standardize medical device failure codes

With hospitals and industry leaders all collecting data in their own unique ways, it has been all but impossible for healthcare technology management (HTM) professionals to assess their industry as a whole. So six competing computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) suppliers recently set aside their differences to standardize how medical device information is configured. They […]

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