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Clinical Research, Innovation

Live probiotics can change existing gut flora and alter immune response

November 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

New research published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics demonstrates that ‘good’ bacteria in the live probiotic SymproveTM can successfully reach and colonize the gut, where they go on to change the existing gut flora. They are also capable of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

November 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

People living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance opt for a low-gluten or gluten-free diet to manage their symptoms. In autoimmune conditions, such as celiac disease, for instance, the body’s immune system reacts to gluten by targeting the small intestine. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

November 19, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that weakens all the skeletal muscles from birth. Ninety percent of affected babies do not live to two years of age. “The disease affects the X chromosome in one in 50,000 male infants,” […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

November 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Drug used to treat dizziness may slow down growth of triple-negative breast cancer

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Screening Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds for their ability to stop cancer growth in the lab led to the finding that the drug flunarizine can slow down the growth of triple-negative breast cancer in an animal model of the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New artificial intelligence-based method predicts treatment effectiveness

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New device can regulate children’s blood glucose more like natural pancreas

November 14, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The wearable device combines a glucose sensor, an insulin pump and a mobile phone with an Android app that automatically matches the insulin supply to a child’s glucose levels. A pilot study in Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and the UK has […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

November 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 people will die as […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

AHA and ADA launch new initiative to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce heart disease risk

November 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes People […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

November 13, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are either obese or overweight. Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the National Cancer Institute estimate that 266,120 new cases will have been diagnosed in the United States by the end of 2018. According to the World Health […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Failure of genetic repair system leads to chromosomal chaos

November 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Oxford BioDynamics forms new alliance to identify autism biomarkers

November 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The alliance will use Oxford BioDynamics’ EpiSwitch high-throughput technology to develop a biomarker assay for the blood-based diagnosis of the neurodevelopmental condition. EpiSwitch is designed to enable the discovery, evaluation, validation and monitoring of a new type of epigenetic biomarkers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

November 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

November 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of the United States ages, its prevalence is increasing. Symptoms include tremor and difficulty coordinating movements. […]