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Category: Clinical Research


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Retooled vaccine raises hopes as a lower-cost treatment for Type 1 diabetes

July 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For Hodalis Gaytan, 20, living with Type 1 diabetes means depending on an assortment of expensive medicines and devices to stay healthy. Test strips. Needles. A glucose meter. Insulin. The increasing cost of Type 1 diabetes, one of the most […]


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Fighting cancer with engineered cancer cells

July 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have engineered cancer cells that track and kill cancer cells. The modified cancer cells have demonstrated anti-cancer efficacy in preclinical studies, destroying both primary and metastatic tumours. Each year over 8 million people die […]


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Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

July 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research shows that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents. The prevalence of diabetes, or the total number of existing cases, is on the rise in the United States and globally. According […]


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Blood test for genetic changes may predict leukaemia early

July 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have revealed that a blood test for changes in the DNA code can help predict a patient’s risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) years before a positive diagnosis. During […]


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Researchers highlight the need for wider access to HIV prevention drugs

July 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite highly effective anti-HIV pharmaceuticals having been used worldwide for almost a decade, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has not been conquered. In 2016, there were an estimated 39,782 new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., according to San Francisco State University […]


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Existing drug may help to treat aggressive brain cancer

July 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that progresses very rapidly and often becomes treatment resistant. The commonest chemotherapy drug used to treat glioblastoma, temozolomide, tends not to be as effective as one might hope. But could a common altitude sickness […]


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Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective

July 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

A new study in mice finds that the ketogenic, or keto, diet helps to eliminate the side effects of a new generation of cancer drugs. In recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target […]


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Preventative HIV vaccines induce robust, comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys

July 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than three decades after the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), scientists are still working to develop a preventative vaccine that could finally put an end to the epidemic for which there are nearly two million new infections […]


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Oxygen therapy could help prevent dementia in people with breathing difficulties

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. These findings could have implications for future research aiming to […]


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How to safely stop antidepressants

July 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can cause. We also cover which antidepressants are harder to stop taking, how to relieve symptoms, and tips for stopping […]


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Aging, obesity may prime the brain for Alzheimer’s

July 2, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to a new study, the effects of natural aging processes, combined with those of obesity and a poor diet, affect certain brain mechanisms, thereby boosting the risk of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that is characterized primarily […]


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Three Things Caffeine Does In Your Brain

June 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to […]


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Study reports lack of concern about future health among childhood cancer survivors

June 29, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In the largest study to date that examined concerns of adult survivors of childhood cancer, a substantial proportion of survivors reported lack of concern about their future health. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer […]


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New discovery opens more opportunities in Alzheimer’s treatment with vaccines

June 27, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex and poorly understood disorder that ultimately leads to neurodegeneration in patients afflicted with the disease. The pathophysiology of AD is still unknown; however, some scientists believe that viruses play a role in the development […]


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Serotonin enhances speed of learning, study finds

June 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An international team from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Portugal, and the University College London (UCL), in the UK, has uncovered a previously unknown effect of serotonin on learning. Their results are published in the June 26 […]