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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

December 14, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have a significant impact on the millions diagnosed with schizophrenia […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers take step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds to fight cancer

December 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers – which were first introduced in the 1980s – may be used to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US research group measures CTC to predict breast cancer relapse

December 12, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group in the US has demonstrated a new method of measuring circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood for predicting high or low risk of a breast cancer relapse. In a proof-of-concept study, the researchers analysed […]


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Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

December 11, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system

December 8, 2017

Via: The Medical News

The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Houston Methodist neuroscientist Robert Krencik, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Research looks to bring deep learning to radiology

December 8, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Some leading healthcare organizations are beginning to apply deep learning to research efforts intended to help radiological initiatives to better diagnose diseases. Deep learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and is used by researchers to help solve many big […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson’s disease

December 7, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the neurological journal, The Lancet Neurology, has identified that patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have a dopamine deficiency in the brain and suffer from a form of brain inflammation. They are subjected […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Aspirin may strengthen anti-cancer drugs

December 6, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Adding aspirin to a particular cancer medication increases its effectiveness against some cancers. These latest findings offer hope for individuals with certain difficult-to-treat cancers. Finding a “cure” for cancer is the Holy Grail of medical research. However, a single catch-all […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US researchers develop test for DNA damage by chemical compounds

December 6, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre in the US have developed a new biomarker test, TGx-DDI, to accurately identify and predict chemical compounds that could cause DNA damage leading to cancer. TGx-DDI biomarker panel is based on actively transcribed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds

December 5, 2017

Via: Time Health

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects 422 million people worldwide. For decades, doctors have treated it with medications designed to keep blood sugar levels down. But in a paper published in the Lancet, researchers in the UK […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DNA sequencing could identify genetic cause of kidney disease

December 5, 2017

Via: The Medical News

DNA sequencing could soon become part of the routine diagnostic workup for patients with chronic kidney disease, suggests a new study from Columbia University Medical Center. The researchers found that DNA sequencing could identify the genetic cause of the disease […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

US researchers create artificial patch to repair dead heart muscle

November 30, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Biomedical engineers at US’ Duke University have developed a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle to repair dead muscle in patients. Claimed to be strong and electrically active, the artificial muscle could be patched over the damage usually observed in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Newcastle scientists develop new technique that revolutionizes cell culture

November 28, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A technique which revolutionizes cell culture by allowing the continuous production and collection of cells, has been developed by scientists at Newcastle University. The new technique can produce as many stem cells from this tiny disc as in 14 flasks […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Immunologist focuses on initial stages of infection to fight against HIV

November 28, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, Doris Wilflingseder investigates the initial stages of infection – the time span when the immune system might still stop HIV. “HIV has been intensively investigated in research labs all over […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research findings will help identify genetic causes of brain disorders

November 27, 2017

Via: The Medical News

New findings will help to identify the genetic causes of brain disorders: researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bonn and Cologne have presented a systematic catalog of specific variable locations in the genome that influence gene activity in the human […]