Vaccination

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary

The European Union sought Monday to ease concerns that citizens might be obliged to get shots against the coronavirus before they're allowed to travel, as debate swirls over the use of vaccination certificates to help reopen ...

Biomedical technology

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Precision health is an approach to wellness that takes into account variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. And thanks to advancements in technology, it's here today. Huge amounts of data are being ...

Surgery

Virtual kidney transplant evaluation possible

(HealthDay)—Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published ...

Medications

Investigational ALS drug pridopidine enters trial

In 2020, the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center at Massachusetts General Hospital launched the first platform trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in which multiple treatments are tested and evaluated simultaneously to ...

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Platform

The word platform is used in several different contexts, usually referring to some kind of standing surface used to support things, give them stability, or visibility:

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