Apr 17 2019 Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency cesarean sections, and improves the health of mothers and babies. These are some of the conclusions of the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction (POP) study published this week in PLOS Medicine by David Wastlund […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that “super-aspirins” or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don’t help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors wondered whether these drugs could still be helpful to people […]Continue Reading ...
The zebrafish is a valuable model for human disease because, aside from having a similar genetic structure to humans, it develops rapidly and, until its second week of life, is almost completely transparent. Credit: University of Miami University of Miami researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish’s digestive tract that, one day, could […]Continue Reading ...
A new measurement approach proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors. The approach, detailed in a research paper in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests how the X-ray beams generated […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 14 2019 Previous FDA Approval Could Fast-Track Much Needed Treatment An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. Researchers Dorian Rosen (left) and Alban Gaultier, PhD, have identified an antidepressant that may also stop deadly sepsis. Sepsis […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Sleep Regulate Integrin Activation of Human Antigen-Specific T Cells,” was published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Researchers from Germany conducted by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana Besedovsky […]Continue Reading ...
In a new study, researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project demonstrate that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared to people with the lowest propensity. This knowledge could be utilized to strengthen preventative efforts for those who […]Continue Reading ...
Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing portion sizes, are the most effective ways of encouraging healthcare staff to improve their diets according to a new study from the University of Warwick. Using ‘nudge theory’, which has been shown to encourage healthy […]Continue Reading ...
Results from a 10-year study suggest two strains of influenza that could mix and form a dangerous new strain of influenza spread by dogs. Dr Daesub Song, Associate Professor (Korea University, Republic of Korea) has called for closer monitoring of dogs and other companion animals as they could be a source of novel human influenza […]Continue Reading ...
Studies could speed the development of new treatments for liver disease Novel therapies based on a process known as RNA interference (RNAi) hold great promise for treating a variety of diseases by blocking specific genes in a patient’s cells. Many of the earliest RNAi treatments have focused on diseases of the liver, because RNA-carrying particles […]Continue Reading ...
New research suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage a person’s vision and disrupt their ability to see colors. st.noon | Shutterstock In a study comparing smokers and non-smokers, Dr. Steven Silverstein and colleagues from Rutgers University found that smokers could not differentiate between colors as well as non-smokers could and […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have shown that tweaking the tiny inner parts of a cell could prevent the damage caused due to aging. The results of this new breakthrough study were published in the latest issue of the journal Genes and Development. This study titled, “Nuclear pore density controls heterochromatin reorganization during senescence,” was backed by the Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Soon the complaints about the short time doctors spend with their patients may be a thing of the past. Robots, artificial speakers (smart speakers like Siri or Alexa) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help lend an ear to patient complaints says a report from the NHS. Conceptual robotic advisor in healthcare. Image Credit: Zapp2Photo / […]Continue Reading ...
NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by 2030 on a round-trip mission that could take up to three years – far longer than any human has ever traveled in space. Such long-term spaceflights could adversely affect certain cells in the immune systems of astronauts, according to a new study led by University of Arizona […]Continue Reading ...
Do the same laws of biodiversity which apply in nature also apply to our own bodies and homes? If so, current hygiene measures to combat aggressive germs could be, to some extent, counterproductive. So writes an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the journal Nature Ecology & […]Continue Reading ...
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