Download PDF“The U.K. government has announced a fivefold increase in spending on combating neglected tropical diseases [NTDs] as part of an international effort to help rid the world of a group of infectious diseases that currently affect one billion people and kill more than half a million every year,” BMJ reports.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 23, 2017 at 4:19 AM Researchers at the University of Illinois report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials designed to mimic characteristics of the bone marrow. The findings, reported in the journal Science Advances, are a first step toward developing more effective bone marrow treatments for diseases […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 1, 2016 at 8:23 AM By controlling the molecular switch, scientists could potentially make aggressive cancers more sensitive to conventional drugs and improve treatment outcomes A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has established novel insights into the relationship between breast cancer tumour intracellular redox environment and the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 28, 2011 at 2:03 AM Women are at higher risk than men of developing kidney damage after undergoing a coronary angiogram, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that women are 60 percent more likely than men to develop radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN), an adverse side effect that causes kidney dysfunction […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM Orthobiologics company positioned to begin commercial distribution in the U.S. following successful Premarket Approval application. Cerapedics, a privately-held orthobiologics company, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Premarket Approval (PMA) application for i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft for use in anterior […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDFebruary 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM A new study published in Diabetologica reveals that pregnant women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect. The study researchers noted a higher risk of infants suffering serious problems if their mothers had Type […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 20, 2014 at 7:37 AM A new review article in the June issue of Focal Points, a monthly publication of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, calls keratoprosthesis a viable alternative to standard corneal transplantation to help people suffering from corneal blindness. Co-authored by Rony R. Sayegh, MD, an eye surgeon with the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJanuary 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM A new study shows that many women who get screened for osteoporosis may not need it. It suggests that the current guidelines result in too many unnecessary tests, increasing costs and sometimes spurring unnecessary treatment. Osteoporosis, a loss in bone density that can […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 11, 2015 at 7:36 AM Bypass patients who are older, female and/or from lower-income neighbourhoods are more likely to face delays in beginning cardiac rehabilitation (CR), making them less likely to complete CR, which can lead to a higher mortality risk, suggests a new study. The study, led by Dr. Susan Marzolini, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 11, 2017 at 6:01 AM A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study published in the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2004 at 7:39 AM The Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST) Consortium for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) has launched a new study to compare long-term benefits and risks of transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) and transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) to a regimen of the alpha-1 inhibitor alfuzosin and the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor finasteride. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 5, 2007 at 2:28 PM Studying mutations that give rise to a rare genetic disease, genetics researchers have identified a novel biological pathway that may have a broader role during human development, potentially in cases of mental retardation and autism. An international team of researchers identified two genes that contribute to Cornelia […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 4, 2013 at 2:53 AM Researchers supported by The ALS Association have discovered how mutations in new amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) genes cause not only ALS but also other diseases of the brain, muscle and bone. The results also shed light on the disease pathways of ALS due to other genes and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 15, 2016 at 12:40 PM The U.S. clothing industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, but for the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families, a lack of options in the apparel industry presents daily challenges. Now researchers from the University of Missouri are looking at the relationship between apparel and marginalization […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 24, 2004 at 4:49 PM Researchers have identified a compound in cilantro, a key flavor component of salsa and a variety of other dishes, that kills harmful Salmonella bacteria and shows promise as a safe, natural food additive that could help prevent foodborne illness, according to a joint study by U.S. and […]Continue Reading ...
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