NIH Reports: Brain Scans Show Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

 of NIH posted this today on their blog. My wife works with ASD children and what with the challenges around diagnosis and early treatment, I found it very interesting. Medical imaging will continue to expand its role into healthcare for the foreseeable future.

~TJK

Brain Scans Show Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Unhappy baby

For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), early diagnosis is critical to allow for possible interventions at a time when the brain is most amenable to change. But that’s been tough to implement for a simple reason: the symptoms of ASD, such as communication difficulties, social deficits, and repetitive behaviors, often do not show up until a child turns 2 or even 3 years old.

Now, an NIH-funded research team has news that may pave the way for earlier detection of ASD.

Full Article – https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2017/02/21/brain-scans-show-early-signs-of-autism-spectrum-disorder/

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Approved: First fully absorbable stent

FDA approves first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease

07/05/2016 11:04 AM EDT

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease. The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS), which releases the drug everolimus to limit the growth of scar tissue, is gradually absorbed by the body in approximately three years.

 

Pretty cool.

~TJK

WHO: GOOD DATA AND RECORD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Some good stuff in this guidance….particularly the bit on True copies…..

GUIDANCE ON GOOD DATA AND RECORD MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (SEPTEMBER 2015) DRAFT FOR COMMENT

True copy: A true copy is a copy of an original recording of data that has been certified to confirm it is an exact and complete copy that preserves the entire content and meaning of the original record, including in the case of electronic data, all metadata and the original record format as appropriate.

Full Guidance:  http://www.who.int/medicines/areas/quality_safety/quality_assurance/Guidance-on-good-data-management-practices_QAS15-624_16092015.pdf

FCC votes to “unlock the cable box”

I like seeing disruption in the technology sphere from the technology side rather than the regulatory side. It happened to be the Republicans on the regulatory side, but the Dems have their days too.

~TJK

http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/02/fcc-votes-to-unlock-the-cable-box-over-republican-opposition/

 

FCC votes to “unlock the cable box” over Republican opposition

Customers should be able to watch TV on any device without CableCard, FCC said.

The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks to give consumers more choices in the set-top boxes they use to watch cable TV.

The vote was 3-2, with Chairman Tom Wheeler and fellow Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voting in favor of the proposal, while Republicans Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly voted against. An NPRM is not a final vote. Instead, this will kick off a months-long public comment period leading up to a final vote that is likely to happen before the end of this year…..

Vaccines, Real Medicine

I’m so tired of #Homeopathabullshit….

~TJK

Sharepoint White paper on Part 11

As published by Microsoft

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Guidance for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Thoughts?

~TJK

 

Part 11 Cloud Compliance Course

 Timothy J. Kuhn

Timothy J. Kuhn: I’m not affiliated with the provider of the course as you may have surmised. I’ve been looking for a course for some of my team members and this came up in my feed so I thought I’d share. It looks useful; has anyone else taken it?

Best,

TJK

“21 CFR Part 11 Compliance for SaaS/Cloud Applications” has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits

Key Focus:

Agenda: http://www.complianceonline.com/21-cfr-part-11-compliance-for-saas-cloud-applications-seminar-training-80202SEM-prdsm?channel=Nisha_OB

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