Download PDF The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has entered into two exclusive licenses to develop the drug pentosan polysulfate sodium for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), with Australia-based company Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. and ReqMed Company, Ltd. of Japan. MPS is a group of 11 lysosomal storage diseases, metabolic disorders caused by genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Treatment for Diabetes Type 1 FDA Advisory Committee Votes on Zynquista (sotagliflozin) as Treatment for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes PARIS and THE WOODLANDS, TX – January 17, 2019 – The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today voted eight to eight on the question […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in a study using mice to model conditions in the womb. The placenta is the least understood organ and is notoriously difficult to study in pregnant women. But its ability to function properly is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Young adults who use drugs find fentanyl test strips useful, residue testing more convenient and testing at home more private, a Brown study found Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid so potent that a miniscule amount equivalent to several grains of salt can cause a fatal overdose. Yet it’s difficult for people who use […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: Miguel Porlan It was the kind of case no traditional medical textbook could explain. The subject—let’s call him Peter Green—was a white male in his late 80s, enrolled in longitudinal studies of the elderly at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Green’s brain scans “were not pretty,” recalls Joel Kramer, Psy.D., who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that it has been recognized by BioInformatics LLC with a 2018 Life Science Industry Award® for best use of social media. “This recognition reflects the opinions of our scientific customers and industry peers,” said Renee Connolly, head of Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Life Science, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sechenov University together with their German colleagues suggest a new highly sensitive, quick, and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer. This method is based on measuring of the immune response to arrestin-1, a retina protein that is synthesized in the cancerous cells of kidneys. Tumors can be benign or malignant. The first ones […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it’s not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner’s rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person’s ability to breathe and the quality of their sleep. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The ByAxon project is developing a new implant that restores the transmission of electrical signals in an injured central nervous system. According to the World Health Organization, up to half a million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by road traffic crashes, accidents or violence, the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Home News Professional Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The incidence and progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in South Asians may be an important prognostic marker of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich. The group of scientists – led by Selman Sakar at EPFL and Bradley Nelson at ETH Zurich – drew inspiration from bacteria to design smart, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Jan 21 2019 The Coeur Wallis association equips the canton of Valais with freely accessible defibrillators. The lay defibrillator FRED PA-1 Online from SCHILLER plays an important role. The association Coeur Wallis wants to guarantee rapid help in the event of sudden cardiac arrest and thus increase the chances of survival. On 18 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings. What might appear to be signs of memory loss could actually point to hearing issues, says Dr. Susan Vandermorris, one of the study’s authors and a clinical neuropsychologist at Baycrest. A recent Baycrest study, […]Continue Reading ...
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- New implant could restore the transmission of electrical signals in injured central nervous system
- Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk
- Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
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- Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age
- Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally stigmatized
- Merck recognized with 2018 Life Science Industry Award for best use of social media
- Coeur Wallis equips the canton of Valais with 260 SCHILLER defibrillators
- Scientists propose quick and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer
- Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues
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