Age Well with Smart HealthTech

America is going gray. According to U.S. Census data, in 2030 even the youngest Baby Boomers will have reached 65, and older Americans will make up 21 percent of the population. That’s up from 15 percent today. By 2060, nearly a quarter of Americans will be at least 65 and a half million will reach age 100. These changing demographics give urgency to the concept of “aging in place.” Nobody wants to lose their independence, but that’s the reality for many who are forced from their homes by cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes or other chronic conditions when they need a level of care their family members aren’t equipped to provide.   Call-out: In 2035, oldsters will outnumber kids in the U.S. for the first time in history: the population will include 78 million people 65+ but just 76.7 million children under age 18. ----U.S. Census, Graying of America Smart in-home medical devices, however, can be game-changers for seniors, preventing or delaying the need to go into a long-term care facility. Not only can they help seniors stay on top of their healthcare routines -- from providing medication reminders to monitoring glucose levels for diabetics -- these devices can make it far easier for seniors to be proactive about their health. Smart HealthTech for Seniors The most useful devices for seniors incorporate voice or wearable technology and are perfect for monitor...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators A: PhysicalAuthor(s): Ssu-Han Chen, Aron Michael, Chee Yee KwokAbstractThis paper presents the fabrication and characterization of a high performance piezoelectrically driven micro-lens actuator. The fabrication method involves controlling the residual stresses in the structure to predefine the initial deflection of the actuator, resulting in a larger actuation stroke. The residual stress control exploits the unique properties of ultra-high vacuum e-beam evaporated film to form thick tensile polysilicon as the actuator structural layer. This is...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): V. Arpudhamary, S. Priya, Muhammed A.P. Manzoor, D. Mubarakali, S. HemalathaAbstractCancer is a group of diseases characterized by the rapid creation of abnormal cells. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in humans, affecting millions of people per year. Cembranoids are carbocyclic diterpenes composed of 14-membered ring, mainly present in the genera Nicotiana and Pinus in plants, and soft coral and other organisms. Cembranoids are cytotoxic and inhibit phospholipid metabolism. The present study is focus...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular ProbesAuthor(s): Fengwei Nan, Guibo Sun, Weijie Xie, Tianyuan Ye, Xiao Sun, Ping Zhou, Xi Dong, Jiafu Sun, Mengren Zhang, Xiaobo SunAbstractDiabetic encephalopathy is a severe diabetic complication characterized by cognitive dysfunction and neuropsychiatric disability. Methylglyoxal (MGO), a highly reactive metabolite of hyperglycemia, serves as a major precursor of advanced glycation end products that play key roles in diabetic complications. Ginsenoside Rb1 (abbreviated as Rb1) has received extensive attention due to its potential therapeuti...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
In this study, 3D Comparative Molecular Field Analysis (CoMFA) and Comparative Molecular Similarity Indices Analysis (CoMSIA) were employed to construct quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models of a series of niacinamide analogues as antiandrogens. The obtained models have good reliability and predictivity. In addition, the contour maps from the models can intuitively aid to understand the vital structural characteristics of niacinamides related with the AR antagonistic activities. Our study provides important guidance for the rational design and screening of highly potential active antiandrogens.
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of the Keynote-048 study have already led to the approval of pembrolizumab in the first line for platin-sensitive HNSCC in the USA and the expected approval in Europe will presumably change the therapeutic landscape in the long term. In the future, effective therapies for patients without a response to programmed cell death 1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 inhibition will be needed. PMID: 31612261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Yasmeen M. Attia, Dina M. El-Kersh, Reham A. Ammar, Aliaa Adel, Aya Khalil, Hoda Walid, Kirullos Eskander, Mohamed Hamdy, Nada Reda, Nour Elhoda Mohsen, Ghada M. Al-Toukhy, Mohamed Tarek Mansour, Mohamed M. ElmazarAbstractTreatment of breast cancer by paclitaxel (PAX) often encounters therapeutic failure most likely caused by innate/acquired resistance. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and multidrug resistance complex (MDR-1 or P-glycoprotein) overexpression are main mechanisms implicated in chemoresistance. Increased aldehyde dehro...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
In this study, the levels of radioactivity in the muscle, liver, gonad, and gill tissues of the Whiting fish caught from Rize coast of the Black Sea during the winter season in 2017 were determined using gamma spectrometry. Data obtained from the fish showed that the mean activity concentrations in all tissues for males were found to be 4.57 Bq kg−1 for 226Ra, 2.79 Bq kg−1 for 232Th, 308.46 Bq kg−1 for 40K, and 3.38 Bq kg−1 for 137Cs, respectively. The mean activity concentrations in all tissues for females were found to be 2.56 Bq kg−1 for 226Ra, 2.28 Bq kg−1 for 232Th, 277.90 Bq kg&min...
Source: Microchemical Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Inorganica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Leila Tabrizi, Bachir Zouchoune, Abdallah ZaiterAbstractThe new gold(III), palladium(II), and platinum(II) complexes with 3-((4-nitrophenyl)thio)phenylcyanamide (HL) and 2,2′-bipyridine (bpy) ligands of formula [M(bpy)LCl] (M = Pd(II),1, Pt(II), 2) or [Au(bpy)LCl]Cl, 3, have been synthesized and fully characterized. The cytotoxicity of free ligands and complexes 1-3 were evaluated against HT-29 (colorectal adenocarcinoma), MCF-7 (breast), and HeLa (human squamous cervical adenocarcinoma) cancer cell lines along with MRC-5 non-...
Source: Inorganica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsAuthor(s): Fiammetta Nigro, Cristal Cerqueir, André Rossi, Verônica Cardoso, Alane Beatriz Vermelho, Eduardo Ricci-Júnior, Elisabete P. dos Santos, Claudia Regina E. MansurAbstractCoenzyme Q10 (CQ10) is a lipophilic substance synthesized endogenously by the body that has antioxidant, photoprotective and wound-healing properties. However, when applied exogenously in topical preparations, there are obstacles to its permeation through the stratum corneum due to its high molar mass, low ...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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