TuesdayJan 11, 2022 9:30 am

Study Finds Telehealth Improved Access to Perinatal Mental Healthcare During Pandemic

A new study has found that the use of telehealth for mental health services for infants and mothers in the course of the pandemic improved access to care. Perinatal anxiety and mood disorders occur after or during pregnancy. These disorders are associated with problems with an infant’s emotional and social development as well as poorer birth outcomes. Mothers with high psychosocial stress and low social support have a higher chance of developing perinatal disorders. The coronavirus pandemic disrupted social interactions and increased social isolation, which raised some concerns for the mental health of pregnant mothers. Limited in-person interactions became the…

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MondayJan 10, 2022 1:24 pm

Deep Learning Model Could Accurately Classify Brain Tumors After One MRI Scan

Scientists from the School of Medicine at Washington University have created a deep-learning model that can classify brain tumors using an MRI scan. One of the researchers involved in the study, Satrajit Chakrabarty, stated that the research was the first to identify the absence or presence of a tumor from an MRI scan and directly determine the tumor class. The most common types of intracranial tumors include acoustic neuroma, pituitary adenoma, meningioma, brain metastases, low-grade glioma and high-grade glioma. Each tumor type was documented via histopathology, which involves the surgical removal of tissue from the site of a cancer and…

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MondayJan 10, 2022 12:22 pm

Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (NEO: MYCO) (OTC: MYCOF) (FSE: ONFA) Announces Completion of Target-Based Model in Its AI-Driven Drug Discovery Program

The AI-driven drug discovery program uses not only artificial intelligence but also machine learning, which is a relatively new concept and is continuously expanding The use of artificial intelligence in the drug development space may help eliminate or reduce the manual operations that a company typically must undergo to identify and make necessary improvements to drugs  The new model will allow the company to rapidly screen billions of structures promoting near term patent filings for novel psychedelic molecules  Mydecine has already been able to eliminate unsuccessful candidates early on with the use of this technology Mydecine’s primary focus is the…

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MondayJan 10, 2022 10:27 am

Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN) CEO Participation in Upcoming Events Recognizes Company Expertise

CEO to participate in panel discussion, fireside chat focusing on psychedelics The company is engineering next-generation psychedelic molecules as it works to transform the mental health treatment landscape CYBN is implementing a three-pillar strategy Cybin (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on progressing psychedelics to therapeutics, is gaining recognition as a leader in the psychedelic space. Evidence of this can be seen in the Cybin CEO’s upcoming participation in two virtual investor conferences (https://ibn.fm/1zAF4). The company announced that CEO Doug Drysdale has been invited to participate in a panel discussion titled "Psychedelics: More Than Just a Trip" during…

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FridayJan 07, 2022 10:48 am

Review Finds Ketamine Effective in Treating Mental Health Disorders

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that is used to induce loss of consciousness for medical procedures that don’t need muscle relaxation. Its effects include decreased sensation of pain and sedation. In addition to this, the drug possesses hallucinogenic properties that produce hallucinations similar to other drugs such as LSD. Research has shown that the use of low doses of ketamine in treating treatment-resistant depression is effective, with ongoing trials finding that the drug could also be used to effectively treat other psychiatric conditions. Recent research by Cambridge University Press explores how ketamine works in treating mental health conditions. For their…

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FridayJan 07, 2022 9:00 am

Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (NEO: MYCO) (OTC: MYCOF) (FSE: ONFA) Signs LOI with Maya to Co-Develop a Prescription Digital Therapeutics Platform Targeting a Trifecta Approach to Patient Care

Mydecine has signed a letter of intent with Maya detailing a collaborative partnership to develop a novel digital therapeutics (“DTx”) platform The DTx platform is expected to create a three-pronged approach to patient care by combining Mydecine’s Mindleap digital health platform with its medication-based treatments According to COO Damon Michaels, the new platform will provide improved adherence to treatment protocols, patient experience, biometric insights, and post-approval insurance reimbursements Both companies intend to pursue rigorous studies to achieve FDA clearance Regarded as the convergence of health care and software that has resulted in a new crop of life sciences technology helping…

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ThursdayJan 06, 2022 2:29 pm

Timely Initiation of Treatment Improves Opioid Use Disorder Outcomes

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have discovered that a program which was designed to make buprenorphine administration timely and easy has increased the use of the treatment in hospital emergency departments significantly. Buprenorphine is a drug that’s used to stabilize opioid withdrawal and pacify cravings. The medication’s use can decrease overdose deaths and other complications associated with drug use while growing long-term engagement with care for opioid use disorder. The lead author of the study, Margaret Lowenstein, stated that the researchers utilized a behavioral design approach to make the execution of evidence-based treatment timely, attractive and…

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ThursdayJan 06, 2022 9:00 am

Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN) Announces Key Meeting with UK Regulatory Agency

Meeting takes company a step closer to advancing its lead investigational candidate CYB003 into clinical development CYB003 is designed for the treatment of two significant conditions: major depressive disorder (“MDD”) and alcohol use disorder (“AUD”) CEO notes that CYB003 has the potential to achieve better patient outcomes The coming year holds significant promise for Cybin (NEO: CYBN) (NYSE American: CYBN) for numerous reasons. The biopharmaceutical company has seen significant success in the execution of its strategic focus on progressing psychedelics to therapeutics, including its recent announcement that company representatives will hold a scientific advice meeting with the UK Medical and Healthcare…

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WednesdayJan 05, 2022 11:53 am

Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (NEO: MYCO) (OTC: MYCOF) (FSE: 0NFA) Entering 2022 With Multiple Clinical Trials Including MYCO-001 for Smoking Cessation

Mydecine has partnered with Dr. Matthew Johnson and Johns Hopkins University for two upcoming trials for MYCO-001 – a psilocybin approach to smoking cessation The company is positioned to fill a billion-dollar hole in the industry after the leading pharmaceutical Chantix was removed from the market due to cancer risks Two previous psilocybin trials conducted by Dr. Johnson, show promising results for the use of psilocybin as a smoking cessation tool when paired with cognitive behavioral therapy (“CBT”) Smoking remains among the leading public health concerns of the 21st century. The total number of tobacco-related deaths worldwide has reached six…

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WednesdayJan 05, 2022 9:30 am

New Study Explores Whether mRNA Vaccines Could Help Against Cancer

The German pharmaceutical firm that worked with Pfizer in 2020 to develop the first coronavirus vaccine is now developing a new vaccine that harnesses the same mRNA technology it used to create an mRNA cancer vaccine. The firm, BioNTech, is currently conducting a phase 2 clinical trial for the experimental vaccine, which involves participants with cancer. BioNTech was founded more than a decade ago, with its CEO, Dr. Uğur Şahin, revealing that the company’s objective is to develop cancer therapies. The company isn’t the only one focused on developing mRNA vaccines for various indications, as the technology is said to…

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