• Synthetic retina created for the visually impaired
    A team of researchers have successfully proven the viability of biological synthetic tissue for human use. Although this research is still in its early stages, it offers hope for the visually impaired.
  • News Bites: Mussel secretion could prevent scars in wound healing, Orlando doctor injects herpes to fight skin cancer
    This week, an Ebola outbreak in DRC has prompted the WHO to prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine in an attempt to fight the outbreak. Researchers from Stanford University on the other hand, have developed a drug delivery tool that could administer personalised dosages of medicines, while a pair of Australian entrepreneurs have developed a "Tinder-style" app Baby to "bring people together solely based on their desire to make a baby."
  • 4 new technologies in medical bioengineering
    In keeping with the times, technological advancements play a vital role in the future of medicine. Various machineries and applications are constantly being developed to tackle everyday clinical problems.
  • Viral fingerprinting to combat deadly viruses
    The human virome was discovered to leave an “indelible footprint on the immune system”. Research has shown that these antibodies will remain in the host years after the initial acute infection and constitute a pattern very much like our fingerprints.
  • The converging lines between tech giants and healthcare
    Tech giants such as Apple and Google are developing cutting edge technology to break into healthcare, for example, a non-invasive glucose monitoring device to help diabetic patients.
  • First trace-back of a tumour unveils how cancer spreads
    A recent study done by the Institute of Cancer Research UK looked at the development of a tumour in a patient after a biopsy had a rare side effect - it left behind a trail of cells from the tumour as doctors withdrew the needle. The researchers suggest that studies like these and the tools they use will be critical in the future management of cancer.
  • 'WanaCrypt0r 2.0' attacks NHS hospitals, causing national emergency
    Since 12 May, the world has witnessed a cyberattack by a malicious software that has crippled computer systems across the globe. It has affected many individuals and small businesses, as well as hospitals across England.
  • Science Bites: Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of miscarriage, Smoking during pregnancy tied to autism in granddaughters
    Study findings have discovered an association between five common classes of antibiotics and an increased risk of spontaneous abortion in early stages of pregnancy. Meanwhile, researchers suggest that a carefully timed pregnancy may prevent miscarriage.
  • 4 innovative medical devices by budding young scientists
    Four young scientists have shown the world new hope with their medical innovations that bring more possibilities for the future of medicine and lead to more advanced medical development.
  • 60% of Mimaropa RHUs now digitally connected – DOH

    The public health system in the MIMAROPA region has been given a boost as the Department of Health regional office successfully adapted a form of digital record keeping known as iClinicSys in more than half of the health facilities.