Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. SAN DIEGO — Following the therapeutic model of psoriasis, treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) increasingly focuses on identifying and targeting specific molecules involved […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Neglected children who are placed with foster care families earlier in life are more likely to be just as resilient and competent socially, academically and physically as their peers who have never been institutionalized when they reach their teenage years, according to new Stanford research focused on children in Romania. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Osteoarthritis leads to the progressive loss of joint cartilage, shown in red. Credit: Nancy Liu/Denis Evseenko Lab, USC Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? Keck School of Medicine of USC scientist Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, has reason to be optimistic. In […]Continue Reading ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia Standard drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease can over time induce motor complications that reduce the effectiveness of restoring mobility. These complications include abnormal involuntary movements known as dyskinesias. In a nonhuman primate model of Parkinson’s, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Heriot-Watt University A mathematical algorithm that can reliably detect dyskinesia, the side effect from Parkinson’s treatment that causes involuntary jerking movements and muscle spasms, could hold the key to improving treatment and for patients with the disease. Scientists in Heriot-Watt’s School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences have conducted clinical studies that prove their algorithm […]Continue Reading ...
Using genetic testing to determine your child has a learning disorder could help parents make the right decisions for their children. Credit: Shutterstock Differences among people, such as eye colour or hair colour, come from slight variations in our genetic code. As technology advances, it’s getting easier to unlock the secrets in our DNA to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain There are nine genes that make you gain more weight if you already have a high body mass index, McMaster University researchers have found. “It’s similar to a tiny snow ball at a top of a hill that becomes bigger and bigger when rolling down the hill,” said senior author David […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points A pH-neutral formulation of furosemide (Lasix) may be safe and effective for subcutaneous administration to patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Note that neither the subcutaneous nor the intravenous formulation was associated with worsening renal function, ototoxicity, or skin irritation. In addition, patients shared similar rates of 30-day hospitalization. A pH-neutral formulation of […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this randomized trial found no benefit to prazosin in terms of sleep quality among veterans with PTSD. As expected, the treatment group had more side effects such as dizziness and urinary incontinence. Prazosin was not effective at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related sleep issues among military veterans, a new trial reported. […]Continue Reading ...
Early recognition and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) led to reduced inflammation and less joint damage, which results in better long-term outcomes. With current treat-to-target guidelines, it is helpful to have reliable, reproducible diagnostic tools to discover and then monitor treatment for RA. Japanese researchers pointed out that recent advances have led to the rise […]Continue Reading ...
Research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to define the natural history of infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been “critical” to accelerate the development of effective therapies and hasten their approval by the FDA,” said principal investigator Dr. Stephen J. Kolb, director of the OSU ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Translational Research Program […]Continue Reading ...
CHICAGO – Core lab interpretation of coronary CT angiography (CTA) classified significantly fewer patients as having significant coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with on-site interpretation, but without a loss of predictive power for cardiovascular events, researchers reported here. Readers at the core lab judged that 13% of the images represented a significant coronary artery stenosis, […]Continue Reading ...
Lithium in water associated with slower rates of Alzheimer’s disease deaths. Credit: Brock University Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, also decrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Postdoctoral fellow Val Fajardo […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. TORONTO — Two different strategies for conveying the risks and benefits of lung cancer screening to patients — one physician-led and the other […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Human Brain Project The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity. However, all regions of the human brain have molecular signatures very similar to those of our primate relatives, yet some regions contain distinctly human patterns of gene […]Continue Reading ...
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