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Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study how neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients

May 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the world studying how a specific type of neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients. As part of the clinical trial, an electrical device called a […]


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Experimental glue could soon fix broken bones

April 27, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from Sweden have been experimenting with a new adhesive substance that will allow us to repair bone fractures more easily and securely. It takes about 5 minutes. Dentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, […]


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Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method

April 25, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Many conclusions drawn from a common approach to the study of human genetics could be distorted because of a previously overlooked phenomenon, according to researchers at the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at […]


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Scientists identify new DNA structure within living human cells

April 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The structure, which has been named the i-motif, is a twisted “knot” of DNA. It has previously been observed and studied in vitro, but this is the first time scientists have identified it inside living cells. Previously, researchers in the […]


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Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels

April 23, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

We know that sugar, consumed in large amounts, increases the risk of a range of health concerns. A recent study showed that artificial sweeteners may have similar consequences, but through completely different biochemical pathways. During recent years, excessive sugar intake […]


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US researchers create new ‘silk’ composite for bone repair

April 23, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in the US have used silk fibres to develop a biodegradable composite for the repair of load-bearing bones. Led by UConn professor Mei Wei, the team used the silk fibroin protein present in […]


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Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression

April 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. The study could also help researchers […]


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‘Good’ cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

April 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

What is typically referred to as “good cholesterol” is now facing closer scrutiny from researchers. A new study has found a link between a higher risk of infectious diseases and high and low levels of this type of cholesterol alike. […]


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Researchers develop improved method for calculating type 1 diabetes risk

April 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An international research group headed by scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München has developed a method for calculating the risk for developing type 1 diabetes that is significantly superior to earlier methods. By analyzing up to 41 gene sites, it is […]


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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

March 29, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: by adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies. Lung cancer is now […]


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Speeding up wound healing using nanofiber dressings

March 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The two nanofiber dressings, which are described in separate papers, were developed by researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. “Our fiber manufacturing system was […]


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New diabetes drug may help obese people shed body weight

March 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study suggests. The research will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine […]


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Smoking linked to increased risk of hearing loss

March 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over 8 years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press. Researchers analyzed data from annual health checkups, which included audio […]


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Surprise discovery may lead potential treatment for multiple sclerosis

March 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A surprise finding by medical scientists may lead to the development of a possible treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). While examining human brain tissues, researchers from the University of Alberta and McGill University unexpectedly found that the tissues from people […]


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Researchers develop 3D printer for metastatic cancer

March 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Metastasis (spreading of cancer to other organs) is responsible for most cancer deaths, but the inability to model metastatic cancers has impeded efforts to develop treatments. 3D printing has been used to replicate a controlled cancer microenvironment in previous studies, […]