Download PDF In the largest randomized controlled trial of treatment for high blood pressure ever conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, two frontline two-drug combinations that included the long-acting calcium channel blocker, amlodipine, were able to drive down blood pressure levels more than a third two-drug combination that did not include amlodipine, according to research presented at […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study by King’s scientists will monitor air quality exposure of 250 children on their way to school and in the classroom. The announcement was made today at Haimo Primary School in Greenwich by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is funding the study. Led by Dr Ben Barratt from the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mar 20 2019 Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the signing of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese biotech company GenScript for a strategic alliance focusing on plasmid and viral vector manufacturing. Manufacturing of high-quality plasmid and viral vectors is one of the most critical components in the commercialization […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. The study also found substantial statewide variation in rates of treatment with long-term opioid therapy for osteoarthritis, which was not […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDFDavid D. Ho, renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, is among dozens of scientists and staff who will join Columbia University.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF What makes one person different from one another, and how did these differences evolve? A study by University at Buffalo biologists is illuminating one aspect of this complicated question. The research examines hot spots of genetic variation within the human genome, examining the sections of our DNA that are most likely to differ […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Diagnostics company sphingotec GmbH reports novel applications of bio-ADM® (bio-active adrenomedullin), the very first biomarker capable to diagnose the onset of septic shock, allowing physicians earliest life-saving therapeutic interventions in sepsis critical care. At the 39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM, 19-22 March, 2019, Brussels), Prof Peter Pickkers (Radbound […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 — Of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis who have a history of hip fracture, only 14 percent are receiving appropriate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 12 to 16 in Las Vegas. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Placing an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in kidney dialysis patients as a preventative measure is of little benefit. This device does not prevent premature death, according to researchers at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in the leading scientific journal Circulation. The result of their prospective randomized trial of kidney dialysis patients settles a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FDA Approves Zulresso (brexanolone) for the Treatment of Postpartum Depression March 19, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zulresso (brexanolone) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. This is the first drug approved by the FDA specifically for PPD. “Postpartum depression is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Edward Rubenstein, MD, professor emeritus of primary care and population health at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of an early textbook on intensive care medicine, died March 11 of natural causes. He was 94. Described by many as a Renaissance man, Rubenstein researched treatments for sickle cell anemia, developed […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Powerful gene editing tools could soon face a global regulations on their use on human embryos, sperms or eggs. There have been instances of outrageous use of these powerful tools on modifying the DNA of sperm, eggs or embryos that would go on to become live human beings by rogue and unethical researchers. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A group of Brazilian scientists have long conducted experiments with roundworms to investigate the role of schizophrenia-linked genes in patients’ response to antipsychotic drugs. The results obtained thus far point to new ways of understanding resistance to certain classes of medication. The studies are conducted by researchers in the Pharmacology Department of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Accidental falls are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among older adults in the United States. While a number of measures can be taken to prevent dangerous and costly spills, a report from the University of Vermont shows that free community-based screenings are effective in influencing older adults to take preventative measures […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Intensive lowering of blood pressure did not significantly reduce dementia risk but did have a measurable impact on mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to the final, peer-reviewed results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Memory and Cognition in Decreased Hypertension (SPRINT MIND). SPRINT MIND secondary results are […]Continue Reading ...
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