MedCrypt researchers evaluated alerts submitted by medical device vendors to the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team since 2013 and found 47 cybersecurity disclosures, with 70% of 122 vulnerabilities occurring after the FDA's December 2016 release of its Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices guidance. Forty-two percent of the 85 cybersecurity vulnerabilities disclosed after December 2016 were caused by user authentication, followed by code defect, encryption, operating system, third-party library and system configuration.
ANA President Pamela Cipriano was named to Modern Healthcare's annual list of the 100 most influential people in health care for the fourth consecutive year. President Donald Trump topped this year's list, which focuses on disruption taking place across the health care system.
A visually impaired employee has been a prime mover in Google's efforts to make its products -- and the world at large -- more accessible to people with disabilities. Laura Palmaro Allen is part of a centralized team that vets all equipment for adaptability to user differences.
Swedish researchers used a cohort of 283 individuals with type 1 diabetes, ages 18 to 59, and found significantly higher levels of galectin-3, an inflammatory protein, among those with depression. The findings were published in the journal Endocrine Connections.
A study in Diabetes Care showed that the biomarkers FGF23, HGF, KIM1, MMP1 and NTproBNP were significantly associated with estimated glomerular filtration rate decline in patients with type 2 diabetes, but showed only modest predictive power. Researchers analyzed 2,560 patients from the PROVALID study and found that each biomarker's individual contribution to eGFR decline dropped below 1% after including baseline eGFR in the model.
Tandem Diabetes Care is launching in the US its t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ predictive low glucose suspend feature, a technology intended to help reduce of hypoglycemic event frequency and duration. The company will give in-warranty t:slim X2 users the option of adding the feature through a remote software update at no cost.
The gut microbiome plays a role in individuals' varying postprandial glucose responses to specific foods, highlighting the need for personalized nutrition to better manage diabetes, according to findings presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting. Researchers used a cohort of 800 adults without diabetes and said dietary interventions to target postprandial glucose responses could cause changes in the gut microbiota, but more research is needed.
Canadian researchers found that drinking a high-protein milk in the morning could reduce appetite at lunch and lower blood glucose levels, reducing an individual's risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in the Journal of Dairy Science.
Transplants of healthy, corrected stem cells transplanted into the nasal airways of mouse models of cystic fibrosis resulted in continued reproduction of healthy cells, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia reported in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The study team is seeking to develop a gene therapy for cystic fibrosis similar to bone marrow transplants used to treat immunodeficiency disorders.
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