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Category: Clinical Research


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Detailed structure of protein pair offers blueprint for new medicines

June 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have visualized for the first time how the protein SOCS1 ‘switches off’ cell signaling to dampen immune responses and block cancer growth. The atomic-level structure of SOCS1 binding to its partner protein JAK could […]


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US researchers unveil ‘holy grail’ blood test for cancer

June 1, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US have unveiled a new diagnostic test that can identify ten different cancer types in a blood sample, even before the appearance of disease symptoms. The non-invasive test works by detecting fragments of DNA […]


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New finding to facilitate diagnostic tools for congenital diseases

May 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A discovery by researchers at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and collaborators has revealed how genetic mutations called epivariations can cause some neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases. The team believes that the finding can help in developing advanced […]


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Researchers develop blood test to detect liver damage

May 29, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from University College London (UCL) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts in the US have developed a new blood test to identify liver damage within one hour. The test is designed to detect the damage even before the […]


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The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes

May 25, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Three years ago, researchers at Portland State University in Oregon conducted a study that found previously unknown forms of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Following criticism of their work, the researchers revisited their investigation. Their findings are […]


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Scientists uncover the cause of insulin resistance in obesity

May 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) is a global health problem that significantly increases the risk of developing a range of chronic disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders. Consequently, being overweight can shorten life expectancy […]


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Researchers discover new disease mechanism in chronic tobacco smokers

May 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signaling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for these hard-to-treat […]


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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. […]