August 15, 2018 The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain’s security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate the flow of substances into and out of it. While this network protects the brain, it also limits doctors’ ability to deliver effective doses of disease-fighting […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Scientists have discovered a new blood biomarker that could help predict the risk of kidney cancer. The research was recently published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Supported by Cancer Research UK, the IARC and the NIH, the work used samples taken as part of the EPIC study to examine the blood […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure (HAAF). No objective diagnostic tool currently exists for this condition which, if left untreated, can lead to ever-worsening and possibly life-threatening episodes of dangerously […]Continue Reading ...
NIH’s David Goff unpacks new updates, shares advice David C. Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D. is director of the division of cardiovascular sciences at NHLBI. Nearly 86 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure. (Blood pressure over 140/90 is traditionally defined as high blood pressure.) The condition, also known as hypertension, puts additional pressure […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 You might want to think before you go out drinking again tonight. Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Light therapy (phototherapy) is used to treat sleep disorders, depression, and seasonal mental disorders. In order to study its effects on the cardiovascular system (especially in case of stable increase in blood pressure) and to make phototherapy safer for patients suffering from hypertension, experts from RUDN University were carrying out experiments on […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. Their technology, which could be added to watches and other wearable devices that monitor heart rates and physical activity, is detailed in a study […]Continue Reading ...
August 6, 2018 For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Imperial College London, with international collaborators, have determined that Kawasaki Disease (KD) can be accurately diagnosed on the basis of the pattern of host gene expression in whole blood. The finding could lead to a diagnostic blood […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer, according to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Supported by Cancer Research UK, the IARC and the NIH, the work used samples taken as part of the EPIC study […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of a cofactor needed to make the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide, researchers report. Dr. Jennifer C. Sullivan, Augusta University. (Image Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University) An antioxidant appears to help level the playing field between males and […]Continue Reading ...
August 10, 2018 In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. The trial will be conducted with patients undergoing brain cancer surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a $4.7 million grant to Cleveland Clinic to study the prevention of life-threatening, cancer-associated blood clots. The new funding will support a Cleveland Clinic-led research consortium, which will focus on developing strategies to prevent cancer-associated thrombosis […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors. The blood test offers a much less invasive and more repeatable alternative to […]Continue Reading ...
August 6, 2018 Harmful effects of substances secreted from red blood cells could explain the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes, the results of two new studies conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden indicate. It is a known fact that patients with diabetes are at considerable risk of developing cardiovascular […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 A sensitive, intermediate glycemic control marker in diabetes on Booth #3880 EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that on Booth #3880 at the AACC 2018 Clinical Lab Expo it will be highlighting a new Stanbio Chemistry Glycated Albumin (GA) assay kit and its newly FDA cleared DiaSpect Tm hemoglobin […]Continue Reading ...
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