An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by Annalise.ai Pty Ltd. was able to improve radiologists’ accuracy in detecting abnormalities on non-contrast computed tomography brain (CTB) scans. According to a study published in European Radiology, the Annalise Enterprise CTB module improved radiologists' accuracy by 32% and reduced their overall reading time by 11%.
Light therapy during sleep helps increase resistance to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression, a study in Frontiers of Optoelectronics suggests. The researchers found that photobiomodulation (PBM) during deep sleep improved the ability of the lymphatic system to flush beta-amyloid from the brains of mice, demonstrating the importance of sleep in fending off the neurodegenerative disease and opening a possible new therapy for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s.
With a waiting list of some 90,000 people, startup company Charco Neurotech Ltd. is seeing growing demand for its Cue1 device which has shown to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in patients suffering from the condition. The Cue1 is a non-invasive device that can literally change the day-to-day lives of people living with Parkinson's, Lucy Jung, CEO and co-founder of Charco, told BioWorld.
The latest patent application from Neuroderm Ltd. described a magnetic coupling and detection mechanism for its small two-part wearable infusion drug delivery device that delivers a liquid drug to Parkinson’s disease patients subcutaneously.
Insightec Ltd. broadened its CE mark approval for the Exablate Neuro, a focused ultrasound platform which treats essential tremors, to allow patients to have their second side treated. With some 60 million people estimated to be affected by essential tremor globally, Insightec hopes that with both sides treated, patients will have full body relief from tremor and therefore be able to resume everyday activities.
An international team of researchers have developed a new blood test that could detect Parkinson’s disease earlier than current methods. The test, a real-time PCR-based assay, called Mito Dnadx, uses blood to identify damage to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) caused by the neurodegenerative condition. Based on the findings published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the test could allow rapid, noninvasive and accurate identification of Parkinson’s disease (PD) before it causes much damage to the nervous system.
AI-Stroke SAS is developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-based application able to detect strokes in real time using a simple smartphone or a tablet. The med-tech firm has just won an award in the i-Lab 2023 innovation competition, supported by the French Ministry of Research and sovereign bank Bpifrance SA. “We use the latest AI and computer vision technology to replicate a neurologist’s expertise immediately anywhere, whereas non-specialists can make diagnostic errors up to 50% of the time,” Cédric Javault, CEO and co-founder of AI-Stroke SAS, told BioWorld.
People who can’t verbalize their pain often end up being under medicated, and Painchek Ltd. uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify the presence of pain even when it may not be obvious. This gives a voice to those who cannot verbalize pain, while also driving objectivity and consistency in pain assessments.
At the same time it reported U.S. FDA clearance for bedside software to diagnose electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) seizures, Ceribell Inc. declared Claritypro the first ICU monitoring device to receive an NTAP reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The clearance of Claritypro to diagnose ESE follows receipt of an FDA breakthrough device designation in two different categories in the past year, setting the stage, Ceribell CEO Jane Chao told BioWorld, for expanded access to critical seizure diagnosis technology.
Amber Therapeutics Ltd. has acquired Bioinduction Ltd. as well as its neuromodulation therapy platform, Picostim Dyneumo. Amber is currently using the platform, an implantable system to deliver its closed-loop therapy for mixed urinary incontinence, Amber-UI, in a first-in-human study. With early indications confirming the safety and feasibility of the surgical procedure and adaptive therapy, it made sense to acquire the hardware which allows for the therapy to work, CEO Aidan Crawley, CEO and co-founder of Amber told BioWorld.