Information technologyFor scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming – and deeply personal | STAT
The Trump administration's call on Thursday to slash almost 20 percent of the National Institutes of Health's budget led scientists to warn that such cuts would sap biomedical research in the U.S. But it also left many of them with more personal feelings: Anxiety. Fear. Sadness.
A score based on common blood tests may someday help people gauge their risk of developing a chronic disease like diabetes or dementia within the next three years.
Medical devices and equipmentOne of the top iPhone medical devices just got funding from Mayo Clinic | Business Insider
Alivecor announced $30 million in Series D funding on Thursday from Mayo Clinic and Omron Healthcare. It had previously received $13.5 million in venture funding from investors including Kholsa Ventures and Qualcomm.
PharmaceuticalsCholesterol-slashing drug can protect high-risk heart patients, study finds | The New York Times
The first rigorous test of an expensive new drug that radically lowers cholesterol levels found that it significantly reduced the chance that a high-risk patient would have a heart attack or stroke. These were men and women who had exhausted all other options.
Medtronic's non-invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system proved as safe as traditional surgery in intermediate-risk patients in a two-year study presented on Friday, paving the way for its use in a wider patient population.
PhysiciansLet's hope that Match Day brings us lots of foreign-born doctors | NPR
This Friday is Match Day, an annual rite of passage for seniors in medical school, when they find out at noon if they've "matched" with a residency in the specialty and location of their choice. But many of those being matched will be happy to go pretty much anywhere. They are international medical graduates — either U.S citizens who've attended school out of the country (think the Caribbean or Mexico) or doctors who are citizens of other countries and want to train here.