Download PDF An international team led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has identified a new gene related to the Van der Woude syndrome, the most common syndrome with cleft lip and palate. The study is published in the scientific periodical American Journal of Human Genetics and can lead the way to improved genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at the Medical Research Council\’s Prion Unit have identified a naturally occurring variant of the human prion protein that produces resistance to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The findings, published in Nature, could give important insight into other human brain diseases that lead to dementia. Prions are infectious agents that […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers report the economic and health impacts of a vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) in the United States. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil-9, an HPV vaccine that protects against 80% of cervical cancers, compared with 66% protection from vaccines currently in use, while costing $13 to $18 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Coffee drinkers may live longer. This has been the conclusion of numerous studies during recent years. Now, researchers believe that they may have uncovered one of the mechanisms underlying this association. Researchers say that they may have pinpointed one reason why coffee drinkers might live longer. In a new study, researchers reveal the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically associated with a form of thyroid cancer and an intestinal birth defect known as Hirschsprung disease. Data from the study, conducted in conjunction with […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Pelvic girdle pain is a common problem during pregnancy; new research shows that exercise before pregnancy can reduce the incidence of this pain.Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A practical guide for healthcare professionals to help improve communication during major disease outbreaks was launched Monday 2 February 2015. The Practical Guide for Risk Communication is part of the TELL ME project – an EU-funded programme to develop evidence-based models and tools for improved risk communication during major infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Regardless of whether we are sitting in a loud aeroplane or walking through a quiet forest clearing, how humans perceive their environment depends on the stimuli. This, in turn, affects our behaviour – sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously. In their study of fish larvae, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Driever and his team of neurobiologists at […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Although the recently FDA approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for use in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with annual drug prices needing to be reduced by more than two-thirds to meet a generally acceptable threshold […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be effectively provided by an engaged low-cost workforce — care coordinator assistants. Under the close supervision of clinical professionals, the care coordinator assistants, known as […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation in the body, a new study in mice suggests. That\’s important because inflammation, particularly in the brain, is believed to contribute to many of the neurological side effects of chemotherapy in humans, such as depression, anxiety […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Loss of a key protein leads to defects in skeletal development including reduced bone density and a shortening of the fingers and toes – a condition known as brachydactyly. The discovery was made by researchers at Penn State University who knocked out the Speckle-type POZ Protein (Spop) in the mouse and characterized the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A leak of a protein called haemoglobin from damaged red blood cells may be associated with brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of a team from Imperial College London, whose early-stage findings suggest treatments that lower levels of haemoglobin could slow progression of the disease. Haemoglobin carries iron and oxygen […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Bipolar disorder is also commonly known as manic depression or manic-depressive disorder. It is a long-term mental disorder that causes people to cycle between different moods and energy levels. These shifts in mood tend to range from feelings of being extremely happy and elated with a lot of energy and feelings of being […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings Boston Medical Center (BMC) pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured organs, etc.) after a terrorist attack based on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. […]Continue Reading ...
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