August 13, 2018 Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. In a Viewpoint published in The Lancet, the experts review the current field of Ebola vaccine candidates and clinical trials and highlight key gaps […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight says that one in two people is putting their eye health at risk during sunny weather by not always wearing ultraviolet (UV) protective sunglasses to protect their eyes. A YouGov poll conducted on behalf of the charity in July 2018 has found that 54 percent […]Continue Reading ...
Individuals with defects in copper metabolism may soon have more targeted treatment options thanks to a discovery by a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that an investigational anticancer-drug, elesclomol, can restore the production […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria – known as marinoquinolines – is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. In tests, the molecule proved capable of killing even the strain that resists conventional antimalarials. The molecule displays low toxicity and high […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Mood disorders like major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder are often complex and hard to diagnose, especially among youth when the illness is just evolving. This can make decisions about medication difficult. In a collaborative study by Lawson Health Research Institute, The Mind Research Network and Brainnetome Center, researchers have developed […]Continue Reading ...
August 1, 2018 Vitl Life Science Solutions – a member of the ITL Group – has built a reputation for developing products that deliver class leading performance in a laboratory setting – the company can now add glacial research to their list. The high-end life science brand has built relationships with MedTech companies and research […]Continue Reading ...
NIH is improving prosthetic, or artificial, limbs so that they can work better and feel more natural to patients. Using vibrations and a complex, computerized interface between patients’ brains and limbs, the team of researchers was able to trick the patients’ brains into moving their prosthetic hands. In the small group of patients with limb […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are more likely to be born prematurely. The research, conducted by CF-EpiNet – a Cystic Fibrosis Trust Strategic Research Centre […]Continue Reading ...
August 12, 2018 A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. The […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 Psychologists explore potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disorders Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, according to research presented at the annual […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD. “Cocaine addiction is often characterized by cycles of recovery and relapse, with stress and negative emotions, often caused by withdrawal itself, among the major causes of relapse,” says Thanos, senior […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Scientists at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago took a major step toward developing a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with a five-year survival rate of 50 percent. They identified a drug with a positive safety profile […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 New research highlights the extent to which epigenetic variation is influenced by both inherited and environmental factors. Epigenetic processes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome. Now, an international group […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 In a comment piece published today forThe Lancet Oncology, the worlds premier cancer journal,a collaborative team of international researchers outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research. The comment piece follows recent discussions in the mainstream media about data privacy andis particularly timely given the […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 A MILabs dual-energy, ultra-high resolution U-CT system has been installed at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel (HUJI). Under the direction of Professor Galia Blum, this institute has established an internationally renowned research program, focused on drug design, delivery, and therapy. The Blum Lab uses synthetic chemistry methods for generating new probes […]Continue Reading ...
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- Google’s DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
- Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb
- Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes
- A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors
- Gemphire Announces Termination of Phase 2a Clinical Trial of Gemcabene in Pediatric NAFLD
- Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy associated with low birth weight and premature birth
- Study may help increase effectiveness of antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria
- Robotic walking frame aims to help maintain mobility of older adults
- Simple intervention during routine care reduces alcohol consumption in men with HIV
- Genetics Home Reference: gout
- Scientists ID genesis of disease, focus efforts on shape-shifting tau
- OncoThira and NDSU enter into license agreement to develop, market cancer compounds
- Scientists unravel the mystery behind ovarian cancer with high-grade serous carcinoma
- Common signs that indicate vision problems in children
- Removing the cancer label – overhaul in cancer classification proposed
- Prams may expose babies and toddlers to more air pollution finds study
- Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients