Tag: "simplifies" at medical news
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...s well as effectiveness. TAME is a new metric that simplifies
direct comparison of a large volume of very complex safety data. The authors also believe that the TAME system will be applicable to multiple disease sites, although this will require site-specific development, and hope that one day patients and cl...
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
...icken flocks hard. The insect-cell technology also simplifies
the manufacturing process in another way: A live flu virus is needed when growing vaccine in eggs, a danger when working with a potent bird-flu strain. The technology would also help make it possible to boost the dose that patients receive, by incr...
Molecular medicine comes to the rescue
... medication doesn't cure the disease but it vastly simplifies
disease management and improves long-term prognosis. Patients still need to monitor blood glucose, although much less often. Instead of frequent insulin injections, they take pills twice a day. "As long as they take their pills, it's like tradin...
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
... small keypad connected to the computer speeds and simplifies
certain routine commands -- switching from doctor mode to patient mode, for example. When a doctor asks a question, the speech recognition software captures it -- but hedges its bets by displaying not just its best guess about what was said, but a ra...
Technique may speed drug production, reduce costs and waste
...essor Mark Lautens and graduate student Eric Fang, simplifies
the creation of the basic molecular framework found in many natural products and popular pharmaceuticals like some cholesterol-lowering drugs. Until now, synthesizing this framework - an indole - was inefficient, requiring six to 10 steps and often p...