With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not in their insurance networks. The draft legislation, which sponsors said is designed to prevent medical bankruptcies, […]Continue Reading ...
A research team, affiliated with UNIST has examined the rates of liquid penetration on rough or patterned surfaces, especially those with pores or cavities. Their findings provide important insights into the development of everyday products, including cosmetics, paints, as well as industrial applications, like enhanced oil recovery. This study has been jointly led by Professor […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 20 2018 One of the largest and longest-running efforts to evaluate the potential benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet in lowering risk of stroke found that the diet may be especially protective in women over 40 regardless of menopausal status or hormone replacement therapy, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. […]Continue Reading ...
The human microbiome is dynamic during pregnancy, with shifts in strains, species and predicted functions at each colonized body site. Understanding its role in maternal health has important implications for fetal development and gestational outcome. Credit: CSHL Press The collection of an estimated 100 trillion resident microorganisms of the human body, termed the human microbiome, […]Continue Reading ...
Over 800 delegates from 46 countries will attend the 8th annual European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) Congress taking place in Dublin next week to hear about new developments in swallowing disorder research. At the congress, international swallowing and voice experts will share their research into the prevention and management of swallowing problems, also known […]Continue Reading ...
Zika virus infection is a dreaded one that can lead to severe brain damage in the unborn babies of mothers who get it. In a new research now, scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch in collaboration with others have found that a modified version of the Zika virus could kill some of the […]Continue Reading ...
India Reddy, MD, PhD, left, Nick Smith, Charles (Robb) Flynn, PhD, and colleagues are studying the role of bile acids in reducing the desire for cocaine. Credit: Anne Rayner Bile acids—gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats—reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical […]Continue Reading ...
In an era when for-profit companies collect a wealth of data about us, new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that data collected by health care companies could — if made available to researchers and public health agencies — enable more accurate forecasts of when the next flu season will peak, how […]Continue Reading ...
International collaborative research led by Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D., shows that while a three-base pair, in-frame deletion called p.Met992del in the NF1 gene has a mild phenotype for people with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, the mutation does cause complications. These include non-optic brain tumors, mostly low-grade and asymptomatic, as well as cognitive […]Continue Reading ...
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new patient-reported outcomes data from three pivotal Phase 3 trials evaluating risankizumab, an investigational interleukin-23 (IL-23) inhibitor, in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Across all three trials, patients reported significant improvements in health-related quality […]Continue Reading ...
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors. Consequently, an increasing patient population is impacted by […]Continue Reading ...
Led by ICREA research professors at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Luciano Di Croce and Marc A. Marti-Renom, the study focused on a set of genes with what’s known as bivalent promoters – two-way genetic ‘control switches’ that are poised either to turn on in early development and rapidly drive high levels of gene activity, […]Continue Reading ...
New research from University of Sydney has found home-based video-game exercises can reduce chronic low back pain in older people by 27 percent, which is comparable to benefits gained under programs supervised by a physiotherapist. Published today in Physical Therapy journal, this first-of-its-kind study investigated the effectiveness of self-managed home-based video game exercises in people […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have determined that cannabinoid drugs do not appear to reduce the intensity of experimental pain, but, instead, may make pain feel less unpleasant and more tolerable. Martin De Vita G’17, a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program, is the lead author of a highly anticipated paper […]Continue Reading ...
Geroscience–the burgeoning research field that focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor for most chronic diseases as we age–takes center stage in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world’s most widely circulated medical journal. “The fact that JAMA, long one of the most highly […]Continue Reading ...
- Senators unveil legislation to protect patients against surprise medical bills
- Study provides insights into development of special-purpose cosmetic products
- Research shows enlarged genotype-phenotype correlation for three-base pair deletion in NF1
- Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women
- AbbVie Announces Patient-Reported Outcomes Data from Three Pivotal Phase 3 Studies of Risankizumab, Showing Significant Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Psoriasis
- Characterization of pregnancy microbiome reveals variations in bacterial diversity
- New guidance for treatment of bone loss in hematologic stem cell transplant Recipients
- Experts to present research on prevention, management of dysphagia at international conference
- New study focuses on two-way gene switches controlling gene activity
- Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer
- Home-based video game exercises can reduce chronic low back pain in older people, study finds
- Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward
- Cannabinoid drugs reduce perceived unpleasantness of painful stimuli and increase tolerance
- Health care companies’ data could enable more accurate flu season forecasts
- Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association
- Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
- Patient satisfaction with plastic surgery—it’s the surgeon, not the practice
- Medicine is a team sport – and that’s exactly how it should be
- Logos Biosystems releases new electrophoretic tissue clearing system with twice the features in half the space
- Novel micro-platform reveals never-before-seen behaviors of cancer cells