Optogenetic therapy partly recovers the vision of patient blind by retinitis pigmentosa

Optogenetic therapy partly recovers the vision of patient blind by retinitis pigmentosa

A patient with retinitis pigmentosa was able to recover part of the vision after undergoing optogenetic therapy and light stimulation. For the first time, this technique has achieved partial recovery of visual function, according to clinical trial researchers. The study was published in Nature Medicine journal . Before treatment, the man could only perceive the presence […]

How federated learning in medicine can generate assertive diagnoses

How federated learning in medicine can generate assertive diagnoses

Artificial Intelligence (AI), through  machine learning technique, uses huge amounts of data to find disease patterns and provide more accurate diagnoses without human intervention. However, reaching clinical-level accuracy demands analyzing a great volume of information from several institutions. It may come up against issues such as data privacy. Currently, this is one of the major […]

Study reports cases of rejection of corneal transplant after covid-19 vaccine

Study reports cases of rejection of corneal transplant after covid-19 vaccine

Since the beginning of the pandemic, several researches have investigated how the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can affect the eyes. A recent study has described two cases of patients who have suffered corneal transplant rejection after being immunized against covid-19. The work was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Learn about the study and results. In […]

Eyes and covid-19: reports of rare infection that may affect the eyes of patients

Eyes and covid-19: reports of rare infection that may affect the eyes of patients

Several countries are investigating if covid-19 potentiates infections by other pathogens, such as fungi. In Brazil, a study by the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) analyzed the first two cases of Candida auris in a hospital in Salvador (BA), in December. Currently, nine more occurrences have been confirmed in the same hospital. The “super-fungus” quickly grows resistant […]

How do solutions from healthtechs improve access to healthcare?

How do solutions from healthtechs improve access to healthcare?

Undoubtedly, one of the trends in health technology in 2021 is the consolidation of healthtechs. These startups have spread widely in recent years. Since 2014, they sum up US$ 430 million in investments, according to the survey Healthtech Report Brazil 2020. Basically, these businesses are aimed at solving problems in healthcare services. They offer innovative solutions […]