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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

New genome analysis scores risk of serious common diseases

August 15, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team in the US has devised a new genome analysis approach that can identify large proportions of people who are at a higher risk of developing serious common diseases such as coronary artery disease. The research has been […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

August 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and the number of people developing the condition is increasing each year. The disease is characterized by the formation of β-amyloid plaques and toxic neurofibrillary tangles in the brain that cause […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

August 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Skin cancer may predict future cancers

August 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to a new study, people who have multiple incidences of a common type of skin cancer are at an increased risk of developing a range of other cancers. Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer; there are […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are […]


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Researchers modify nanoparticles to improve their uptake in gastrointestinal tract

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. The tiny particles, which scientists can modify with drugs, dyes or targeting molecules, can travel in the circulation and squeeze through small spaces into cells and tissues. But until […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk

August 8, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The results from increased physical activity were found to be particularly good among women. Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and premature death from cardiovascular disease. Physical activity’s protective effect is likely due in part to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New compounds ‘put cancer cells into a permanent sleep’

August 7, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Experts from several research institutions across Australia have been collaborating to find a drug that would stop cancer cells from dividing without damaging healthy cells’ DNA. This is a common side effect of traditional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

More sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

August 6, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The new high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin, given in a hospital emergency room, was also found to be safe and effective. When patients present to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms, doctors assess them in part by using a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New drug may improve liver cancer therapy

August 6, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from many international institutions have teamed up to design a more effective drug for liver cancer therapy. Their compound may help improve survival rates and reduce adverse effects. Hepatocellular carcinoma, or primary liver cancer, tends to grow and expand […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Exposure to even low air pollution levels linked to changes in heart structure

August 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

As reported in the journal Circulation, Professor Steffen Petersen and colleagues studied data available for approximately 4,000 participants in the UK Biobank study who provided information on their lifestyle, health history and residential location. They also had their blood tested […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Obesity may play role in flu transmission, not just disease severity

August 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Obesity increases a person’s risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest […]


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Will drinking coffee prolong your life?

August 1, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person’s health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think that drinking it can bring […]


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Do brain-training games really work?

August 1, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

With the recent surge of brain-training apps available for every smartphone user out there, it’s worth asking — do brain-training games hold any real cognitive benefit? A new study investigates. Brain-training apps, such as Lumosity or Elevate, are being used […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research into cell-to-cell signalling mechanism may lead to new cancer treatments

July 31, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Various mechanisms exist for cells to communicate with each other, and many are essential for development. A team of international researchers looked at how one important family of signalling molecules — Wnt proteins, which orchestrate and control many cell development […]