Download PDF By Sally Robertson, BScApril 18, 2018 Researchers report a newly developed biomarker was 98% effective at distinguishing between benign and malignant lung nodules in a recent multicentre clinical trial. Credit: Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock.com If the biomarker’s results had been used to direct care in the trial, 40% fewer procedures would have been performed on […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 17, 2018 Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in children. Scientists at the Cincinnati Children’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute report in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics testing the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than placebo for relieving moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis. The findings of a randomized trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Symptomatic hand osteoarthritis affects up to 31 percent of adults over the age of 70 and up to 15 percent of those over […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 17, 2018 The process that the body sets in motion in the event of inflammation is complex, but also impressive. The main role here is played by immune cells migrating from the blood into the tissue to fight the inflammation. If too many of these cells are active, however, they can just […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF MONDAY, April 16, 2018 — Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on more than 88,000 U.S. adults who filled a statin prescription after a heart […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 19, 2018 SC Johnson today released its 26th annual Sustainability Report, The Science Inside, which shares publicly the criteria inside the company’s Greenlist™ ingredient selection program. The Greenlist™ program helps the company continually improve its products by choosing ingredients to better protect human health and the environment. People can now see, in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Kate Bass, BSc April 19, 2018 Scientists have uncovered a link between the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke. Credit: JPC-PROD/Shutterstock.com Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. It is characterized by pain, swelling and stiffness in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 19, 2018 A study looking at the personal perceptions and experiences of patients, families and healthcare professionals, has highlighted the need for improvement in symptom management in end of life care. The analysis by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre at Cardiff University has identified several areas of treatment which were […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF MONDAY, April 16, 2018 — One- and two-hour plasma glucose concentrations (1h-PG and 2h-PG, respectively) are similarly effective at predicting diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online April 5 in Diabetes Care. Ethan Paddock, from the National Institutes of Health in Phoenix, and colleagues assessed the ability of 1h-PG and 2h-PG, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 18, 2018 Transplanted livers change the profile of blood cells in the recipients, reducing the potential for organ rejection, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are published in Kidney International. For decades, transplant experts have observed that liver transplant recipients often need less anti-rejection medication, known as immunosuppressive drugs, than recipients of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 19, 2018 A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers. UQ Centre for Clinical Research group leader Dr Hosam Zowawi said his team had witnessed rapid growth of the new multi-drug resistant clones – variants of existing […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF News Release Monday, March 26, 2018 NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes. Children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such symptoms, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. This protective effect was found for all participants, as well as among those carrying a gene that puts them at higher risk of developing dementia, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 18, 2018 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could be a target for future therapies. High levels of the protein ZMYND8 are correlated with poor survival in breast cancer patients, said Dr. Weibo Luo, Assistant Professor of Pathology […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain A new link between diminished input from dopamine-firing cells deep inside the brain and the ability to form new memories could be crucial in detecting the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Sheffield […]Continue Reading ...
- Novel biomarker can distinguish malignant lung nodules
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- Hydroxychloroquine no more effective than placebo for relieving osteoarthritis hand pain
- Transplanted livers have a protective effect and reduce potential for organ rejection
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- Researchers discover highly antibiotic resistant superbugs in Gulf States
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- SC Johnson releases annual Sustainability Report
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- Environmental pollutants found to worsen rheumatoid arthritis
- UT Southwestern scientists discover protein linked to metastatic breast cancer
- Study highlights need for further evidence to improve symptom management in end of life care
- Detecting diminished dopamine-firing cells inside brain could reveal earliest signs of Alzheimer’s
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