Download PDF September 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. The researchers’ observations of how Zika virus arrested fetal brain formation in a pigtail macaque could provide a model for testing therapeutic interventions. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 14, 2017 at 8:34 AM University of Kansas researchers have found that certain specific parenting practices are significantly associated with the development of communication and language skills in children with Fragile X syndrome. These same parent behaviors are also associated with the growth of socialization and daily living skills of these children. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 27, 2014 at 2:23 AM A new technique developed by a Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues will improve the quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass. (The sort that’s needed for Minority Report-style giant computer displays.) Louis Piper’s research focuses on metal oxides, a class of materials that includes some of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 22, 2012 at 6:54 AM Scientists may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients, according to research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Work by a new research group, led by Professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics at Warwick Medical School […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 15, 2015 at 12:32 PM New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels of exercise are safe for women living with AF. However, vigorous levels of exercise are associated with an […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 10, 2015 at 12:10 AM Weight-loss surgery, long considered a treatment largely reserved for people with severe obesity, may also be a good and safe option for the treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in those who are overweight or have mild to moderate obesity, according to researchers from Cleveland Clinic in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF September 29, 2014 at 6:46 AM The transplantation of faecal microbiota from a healthy donor has been shown in recent clinical studies to be a safe and highly effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection and is now recommended in European treatment guidelines. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has emerged as a revolutionary, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF September 9, 2009 at 4:39 AM KP is a genetic skin condition that affects 40 percent of the world’s population, often resulting in patches of dry skin, and little red bumps, on the arms and legs. KP is most prevalent in the teenage years but may continue throughout adulthood. There is no cure […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 17, 2016 at 2:53 PM In a study that could one day help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have elucidated how the virus attacks the brains of newborns, information that could accelerate the development of treatments. Associate […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM UC biologists have turned to amphibian sources — specifically frogs and tadpoles — to help shed light on how early stressors in the womb and shortly after birth may play a part in the onset of adult diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Looking at how […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 26, 2014 at 5:42 AM Toxicologists are revealing new methods and models for estimating infants’ exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) today at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. Infants are exposed to a variety of chemicals throughout their development, but much remains to be […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 13, 2014 at 3:10 AM A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (a bacterium that is one of the most common causes of infection of the colon) with oral administration of frozen encapsulated fecal material from unrelated donors, which resulted in an overall rate of resolution […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 5, 2016 at 1:27 PM Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata–an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and less frequently, total hair loss–had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). By the end of their treatment, average hair regrowth was 92 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 3, 2009 at 6:44 AM Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) is currently used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions. According to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), early outcomes of PRP appear promising; however, larger […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF September 13, 2012 at 7:08 AM Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOD) today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of its proprietary recombinant insulin (RHI)-based ultra-rapid-acting mealtime insulin candidate, BIOD-123. “We are pleased to achieve another milestone in the development of BIOD-123. We continue to meet our timelines and project that […]Continue Reading ...
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