The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday officially granted the foundational patent for CRISPR-Cas9 to the University of California, following years of legal battles with the Broad Institute, which received competing patents, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Texas.
Scientists on Wednesday revealed that they have developed a device that detects electrical signals in the brain and turns them into mostly understandable synthetic speech, raising hopes that brain-computer interfaces could someday help those who have lost the ability to speak.
CMS on Tuesday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020, which includes a proposal that would lessen the gap between the cost of providing emerging technology and therapies—such as CAR T-cell gene therapy—and Medicare payments.
CDC in a statement Wednesday said the total number of U.S. measles cases in 2019 has exceeded the record for the highest number of measles cases in a single year since the United States eliminated the disease in 2000.
The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that federal prosecutors for the first time have filed criminal charges against a drug distributor and two of its former executives over their alleged involvement in fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Sleep is essential to good health—yet many people have misconceptions about what makes for a good night's sleep, and some of those beliefs can be dangerous to public health, according to a study published last week in Sleep Health.