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Category: Clinical Research


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Discovery of human immune trigger could have implications for treating several diseases

June 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A discovery about how human cells are ‘triggered’ to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders. A research team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in […]


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Researchers develop reliable DNA barcodes for biomedical research

June 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A DNA barcode is a short sequence of letters made up of the four letters representing the bases found in DNA: A, C, G and T. These genetic labels can be attached to molecules such as cellular proteins or therapeutic […]


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Yes, Impostor Syndrome is Real. Here’s How to Deal With It

June 20, 2018

Via: Time Health

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments? If so, you’re in good company. These feelings are known as […]


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Gene editing technology predicts heart disease risk

June 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

This is the first time a study has demonstrated the potential of combining stem cell-based disease modeling with CRISPR/Cas 9-mediated genome editing, to determine the pathogenic ability of an undescribed genetic variant known of as “variant of uncertain significance” (VUS). […]


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Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

June 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, […]


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Tobacco aside, e-cigarette flavorings may harm blood vessels

June 14, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The health effects of “combustible” tobacco products including traditional cigarettes and hookah are well-established, but the potential dangers of e-cigarettes have not yet been extensively studied. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid — including tobacco-derived nicotine, flavoring and […]


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Study shows remarkable plasticity of the brain in finding work-arounds after catastrophic injuries

June 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, have confirmed and detailed a rare case of a blind woman able to see objects – but only if in motion. A team led by neuropsychologist Jody Culham has conducted the most […]


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New method can quickly and accurately detect infections

June 12, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The most common method of testing for infection in medical facilities is currently a strip that turns a certain color when infected fluids come into contact with it. “The problem with this method is that it’s imprecise,” Gorski said. “The […]


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IU researchers observe bacteria’s ‘DNA uptake’ process

June 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, including antibiotic resistance. Using methods invented at IU, researchers recorded the first images of bacterial appendages […]


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Researchers identify new form of depression

June 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

As reported in the journal Neuroscience, the study shed light on how a protein called RGS8 may be involved in depressive behavior. Until now, scientists have thought the monoamine hypothesis explains how depression arises. This hypothesis is based on the […]


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Bacteriophages: A replacement for antibiotics?

June 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Although antibiotics have saved countless lives throughout their long history in medicine, they are not without problems. Antibiotic resistance is a major concern. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) deem it “one of the biggest threats to global health, […]


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Sugar intake of American toddlers crosses maximum amount recommended for adults

June 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults. The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of […]


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Computerized brain shows how depressive episodes affect memory

June 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

It was already known that people who suffer an acute depressive episode are less likely to remember current events, but the new model suggests that older memories are also affected. During a depressive episode, the brain’s ability to produce new […]


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New blood test can reliably predict premature birth

June 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Stanford University in the US have collaborated with international scientists to develop new blood tests for pregnant women that can predict premature birth and determine the gestational age of a foetus. The new approach is less expensive than […]


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Genomic test can help avoid chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

June 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded clinical trial (TAILORx) has revealed that the use of Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score can help 70% of hormone receptor (HR) positive, HER2-negative, axillary lymph node­-negative breast cancer patients to avoid chemotherapy and […]