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Biomarker, Innovation

New biomarkers to help detect hypervirulent K. pneumonia

July 9, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of Buffalo researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately detect a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria (K. pneumonia), which leads to sudden life-threatening complications. Based on the theory that hypervirulence of the bacteria is due to genes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Oxygen therapy could help prevent dementia in people with breathing difficulties

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. These findings could have implications for future research aiming to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

‘Eye-on-a-chip’ technology may pave way for new eye disease treatments

July 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Organ-on-a-chip systems are emerging rapidly: they will be capable of mimicking the functionality of an entire organ, by using just a tiny part of it on a microchip with fluid channels. Researchers of the University of Twente already booked good […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Three Things Caffeine Does In Your Brain

June 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reports lack of concern about future health among childhood cancer survivors

June 29, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In the largest study to date that examined concerns of adult survivors of childhood cancer, a substantial proportion of survivors reported lack of concern about their future health. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Wellness

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

June 19, 2018

Via: Time Health

Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

‘Millions’ prescribed wrong dose of common drugs

June 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to updated calculations published this week, over 11 million people in the United States may have been given the wrong prescription for a range of commonly used drugs. Scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California recently […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Opinions

Study sheds new light on sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years

May 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine sheds new light on the sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years, one of the most severe public health challenges of our time. The study found that the […]


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 […]