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These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized… Read More »

Vertex Pharmaceuticals expands into Duchenne gene therapy with new deals

(Reuters) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said here on Thursday it would acquire privately held Exonics Therapeutics for an upfront payment of $ 245 million and potential milestone payments of up to $ 750 million. Exonics Therapeutics develops gene editing therapies to treat patients with severe genetic neuromuscular diseases. Shareholders of Exonics Therapeutics will also be… Read More »

'Myself and my son meditate every morning' – former Fair City actress Fiona Brennan says society is hypnotised into being busy

Clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan. Photo: Ruth Medjber Clinical hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan. Photo: Ruth Medjber “Relentlessly positive”: Fiona Brennan. Photo: Ruth Medjber ‘Myself and my son meditate every morning’ – former Fair City actress Fiona Brennan says society is hypnotised into being busy Independent.ie Every morning, Fiona Brennan, her husband, Ciaran, and her son, Luca (11),… Read More »