Scientists develop "synthetic bioluminescent molecules" to make cells glow bright enough to be seen from outside the human body
(Natural News) Thanks to science, humans have been able to mimic the characteristics of many different animals. One example of this is human flight, which was made possible by drawing inspiration from the movement of birds, first and foremost. Now a team of Japanese researchers wants to take inspiration from fireflies and jellyfish by unlocking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic launches In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan
Medtech titan Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan. The company won approval and reimbursement for its device last year from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the upper leg. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medtronic launches In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Vascular Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima - Iwasaki K, Sawada Y, Aldrich DP.
The March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan resulted in an increased risk of psychological distress among affected residents. We conducted original surveys of Futaba residents, a town in Fukushima where all of the residents were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A critical review of potential tsunamigenic sources as first step towards the tsunami hazard assessment for the Napoli Gulf (Southern Italy) highly populated area - Alberico I, Budillon F, Casalbore D, Fiore VD, Iavarone R.
Catastrophic tsunami events like those occurred in Papua New Guinea in 1998, Sumatra in 2004 and Japan in 2011, attracted the attention of the scientific community and promoted the development of different tools for assessing tsunami hazard. A preliminary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Advanced casualty estimation based on tsunami evacuation intended behavior: case study at Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura, Japan - Takabatake T, Shibayama T, Esteban M, Ishii H.
Tsunamis are some of the most destructive types of natural hazards that can affect coastal areas. To optimize tsunami mitigation measures, it is important to estimate the potential casualties that can result from one of these events. Taking into account ts... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Damage to buildings and structures due to recent devastating wind hazards in East Asia - Yang Q, Gao R, Bai F, Li T, Tamura Y.
Extreme wind events such as typhoons and tornadoes can cause devastating damage to structures and huge losses to human societies. This paper introduces recent devastating wind-related disasters in East Asia, including disasters in Japan, the Philippines an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Effects of providing measures against earthquakes: experimental studies on the perceived risks of disasters and disaster preparedness intentions in Japan - Nakayachi K.
This research examined the effects of providing measures against disasters on recipients' perceived risks and preparedness intentions by conducting two experimental studies. A provision of a set of emergency food was manipulated in the first experiment. Pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Declining Sales Prompts Endologix to Hit the Strategic Reset Button
John Onopchenko has had his work cut out for him since being promoted to CEO of Endologix in May. The company's revenue dropped 6.1% in the fiscal year 2017 compared to the fiscal year 2016 after a manufacturing glitch interrupted sales of its top-selling device for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This and other issues led CEO John McDermott to resign earlier this year. "The leadership team and I have been working hard on reestablishing Endologix's credibility and reputation with our physicians and customers and building a culture of accountability, with the ultimate goal of deliv...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Minimum legal drinking age and youth health: evidence from Japan - Matsubayashi T, Yoshikawa K.
This study seeks to widen available evidenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Endologix shares plunge on Q2 earnings miss
Shares in Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) have lost nearly 40% after the company released second quarter earnings that missed loss per share expectations on Wall Street and lowered its guidance for the full year. The Irvine, Calif.-based company posted losses of $23.9 million, or 28¢ per share, on sales of $44.7 million for the three months ended June 30, seeing losses grow 46.6% while sales shrunk 7.9% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, losses per share were 18¢, just behind the 15¢ consensus on Wall Street. “Our second quarter results were in line with our ex...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Endologix Source Type: news

New Prehospital Score to Classify Stroke Subtypes New Prehospital Score to Classify Stroke Subtypes
A new set of clinical prediction rules to help paramedics classify patients with suspected stroke into different stroke subtypes has shown a high degree of accuracy in a new Japanese study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination
The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan medical school scandal highlights deeper gender problem
Female doctors say they face discrimination in every phase of their careers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections
FINDINGSMethyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have shown that at the connections between brain cells — which often are located far from the central control centers of the cells — methyl groups also dot chains of RNA. This methyl markup of RNA molecules is likely key to brain cells’ ability to quickly send signals to other cells and react to changing stimuli in a fraction of a second.BACKGROUNDTo dictate the biology of any cell, DNA in the cell ’s nucleus must be translated into corresponding strands...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Tic'-tock
(Hiroshima University) Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity
(Hokkaido University) A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other. This technology is expected to assist in rapid and low-cost drug synthesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prehistoric peopling in southeast Asia -- genomics of Jomon and other ancient skeletons
(Kanazawa University) Current evidence suggests that Southeast Asia was occupied by Hoabinhian hunter-gatherers until ~4000 years ago, but the human occupation history thereafter with farming economies remains unsettled. By sequencing 26 ancient human genomes (25 Southeast Asians, 1 Japanese Jomon), the history is shown to be more complex than previously thought; both Hoabinhian hunter-gatherers and East Asian farmers contributed to current Southeast Asian diversity. The results help resolve one of the long-standing controversies in Southeast Asian prehistory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Backed with $140M, startup launches three-pronged attack on liver diseases
Startup factory Third Rock Ventures is launching a three-pronged attack on liver diseases with $140 million and an unusually early and large assist from a Japanese drug maker. Ambys Medicines Inc. will get $100 million from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. — including $80 million in research and development commitments — on top of $40 million from Third Rock to pursue cell therapy, gene therapy and traditional small-molecule approaches to restoring and replacing live r function lost in a variety… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Japan begins to embrace the 100-year life
Tokyo is waking up to the huge implications — as well as opportunities — in healthcare, finance, housing and technology of an ageing society (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women
A Tokyo medical school has apologized after confirming it altered entrance exam scores to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japanese medical school admits rigging exams to favour men
Tokyo Medical University says it ‘betrayed’ trust by discriminating against women (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan med school confirms altering scores to limit women
A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan med school confirms altering scores to keep out women
A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Glaukos inks R & D deal for glaucoma therapy
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) has inked a research & development deal with Japanese biotech D. Western Therapeutics Institute to develop an intraocular glaucoma therapy. Glaukos and DWTI plan to evaluate products from the biotech’s compound library, as well as potentially synthesize new compounds as a part of the collaboration. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Glaukos inks R&D deal for glaucoma therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Optical/Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat Glaukos Source Type: news

Going back: radiation and intentions to return amongst households evacuated after the Great Tohoku Earthquake - Munro A, Managi S.
Based on a survey conducted with evacuees from the Fukushima radiation-affected region of Japan we examine intentions to return, eventually to the family homes. Many respondents do not intend to return, particularly those from tsunami-affected towns, but h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Postpartum depression among women in Nagoya indirectly exposed to the Great East Japan Earthquake - Kubota C, Okada T, Morikawa M, Nakamura Y, Yamauchi A, Ando M, Shiino T, Ohara M, Murase S, Goto S, Kanai A, Masuda T, Aleksic B, Ozaki N.
This study aimed to assess the situation of postpartum depression and maternal bonding in Nagoya, a city distant from the epicenter of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. Among the participants at 1 month after childbirth betwe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Understanding and mitigating the impacts of massive relocations due to disasters - Bier VM.
We have grown used to thinking of displaced persons as a developing-world problem. However, Hurricane Katrina and the Japanese tsunami/nuclear disaster made clear that even in the developed world people may need to leave their homes due to natural or man-m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Japan suspends imports of heat-treated pork from China after ASF outbreak
Japan has suspended imports of heat-treated Chinese pork after the first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in China on Friday, an official at Japan's ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Reported med school discrimination sparks protests in Japan
Japan's government has urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to ensure fewer women became doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tokyo Medical University Cut Women's Exam Scores to Curb Numbers - Media Tokyo Medical University Cut Women's Exam Scores to Curb Numbers - Media
A Tokyo medical school systematically cut women applicants'entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

ViewRay reports revenue growth but net loss in Q2
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay posted a substantial increase...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay touts University of Wisconsin MRIdian installation ViewRay posts Q1 revenue increase ViewRay wins Fla. MRIdian Linac installation ViewRay sells milestone linacs to Rad Technology ViewRay lands Japanese regulatory approval for MRI linac (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 3, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Esaote launching its new ultrasound device to Nipro’s Infraredx launching in Japan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Esaote launches new ultrasound devices Esaote announced in an Aug. 2 press release that it has launched its new MyLab X7, MyLab X6 and MyLab X5 ultrasound systems. The MyLab X7 offers faster and more reliable ultrasounds with intuitive usability and ergonomics. MyLab X5 has zero-click automatic that speeds up assessments and enhances image quality. 2. Bonesupport inks deal with MTF Biologics Bonesuppor...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Ultrasound Bonesupport Esaote InfraReDx Inc. ivwatch MedTech Mindshare Medical Modulated Imaging MTF Bi Source Type: news

China culls 1,000 hogs in bid to control African swine flu
News of the infection will stoke concern about its spread in the world's largest pig herd, and possibly to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and other parts of Asia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan urges quick probe of female med school discrimination
Japan's government has urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to ensure fewer women became doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The real reason people rent middle-aged men in Japan
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On implementing a therapeutic jurisprudence-based criminal justice system in Japan - Ibusuki M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Takeda completes acquisition of cell therapy company TiGenix
The Japan-based company has acquired all outstanding ordinary shares and warrants of the biopharma company, with the original bid being announced back in January (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan medical school hit by claim it lowered women’s exam results
Tokyo Medical University accused of discrimination over female applicants’ scores (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mobile AED for Runners' Cardiac Arrest Yields Full Recovery for Most
(MedPage Today) -- Japanese strategy for marathons, road races saw CPR start within a minute (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 1, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Balancing the risk of the evacuation and sheltering-in-place options: a survival study following Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident - Shimada Y, Nomura S, Ozaki A, Higuchi A, Hori A, Sonoda Y, Yamamoto K, Yoshida I, Tsubokura M.
OBJECTIVE: The decision to evacuate or shelter-in-place is fundamental to emergency response, especially for a vulnerable population. While an elevated risk of mortality due to a hasty, unplanned evacuation has been well documented, there is little researc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Longitudinal characteristics of resilience among adolescents: a high school student cohort study to assess the psychological impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake - Okuyama J, Funakoshi S, Tomita H, Yamaguchi T, Matsuoka H.
AIMS: Resilience, the ability to cope with disasters and significant life adversity, is an important factor to consider when studying the mental health of populations affected by a disaster. Although high school students in a community affected by a disast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Synthetic suede gives high-end cars that luxury feel
(American Chemical Society) Leather car seats were once synonymous with luxury, but these days, synthetic suede is becoming the material of choice for high-end automobiles. With increased affluence worldwide, and the growing popularity of car-sharing and luxury-driving services, business is booming for manufacturers of synthetic suede. Among these companies, Japanese firms sit snugly in the driver's seat, reports an article inChemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evolocumab + statin in CAD − cost effective in Japan?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves blood disorder drug made by Japan's Shionogi
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Japan-based Shionogi& Co Ltd's treatment for low blood-platelet count or thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Infraredx brings IVUS+NIRS catheter to Japan
Coronary imaging technology developer Infraredx has formally introduced its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Infraredx launches new TVC imaging system Infraredx prepares for IPO Infraredx joins forces with MGH Infraredx touts PROSPECT II trial Philips, Infraredx announce resale agreement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems shares steady on Q4, FY2018 earnings beat
Shares in Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) have stayed steady in after-hours trading after the medical device maker posted full year and fourth quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings that beat expectations on Wall Street. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company posted profits of $3.7 million, or 11¢ per share, on sales of $59.2 million for the three months June 30, seeing massive 384.1% growth on the bottom-line while sales grew 11.8% compared with the same period during the previous year. Earnings per share beat the 6¢ expectations on Wall Street, where analysts expected too see sales of $58.2 million, which the com...
Source: Mass Device - July 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Source Type: news

First human trial of stem cells against Parkinson's to start in Japan
The first human trial using a kind of stem cell to treat Parkinson's disease will begin this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing subgroup differences in posttraumatic stress disorder among rescue workers in Japan with the Impact of Event Scale-Revised - Noda Y, Asano K, Shimizu E, Hirano Y.
We examined the impact of demographic confounding factors on responses to the Impact of Event Scale-Revised. METHODS: Participants were rescue workers aged 20 to 65 years who had responded during the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news