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Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover new blood vessels in bone

January 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The vessels, which the scientists have called “trans-cortical vessels” (TCVs), were found to have originate in the bone marrow and traverse cortical bone perpendicularly along the shaft and connect to the periosteal circulation. The finding, which was recently published in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How your flu medicine can affect your heart

January 23, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Over-the-counter drugs are most people’s go-to solution for the relief of aches, mild fever, a blocked nose, and other symptoms of the flu or a seasonal cold. Such medicines include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, and decongestants that […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

January 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that focuses on boosting the body’s own immune response against cancer tumors. This type of therapy has become more popular over the past few years, and researchers have made it a priority to understand […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists find bacterial extracellular vesicles in human blood

January 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Belgian scientists have come to the surprising finding that vesicles coming from gut bacteria, are present in blood of patients with HIV, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. Due to the increased permeability of the intestinal wall in these patients, bacterial […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

January 22, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their impact on our health. Recently, emulsifiers have been drawing fire. Manufacturers use these chemicals to alter food’s texture […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Genetic factors influence where fat is stored in our bodies

January 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this effect is present predominantly in women and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Leaky blood vessels may trigger Alzheimer’s

January 21, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia, the main type of which is Alzheimer’s disease, affects about 50 million people worldwide. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to reach 14 million […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Poor blood oxygenation during sleep predicts chance of heart-related death

January 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related death, which cannot […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Relationship between nurse work environment and patient safety

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Lisa Smeds Alenius will defend her doctoral thesis on 22 January 2019 at Karolinska Institutet. Her thesis focuses on factors in the nurse work environment relating to quality of care and patient safety. The thesis shows that the experience of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New biodegradable wound dressing material accelerates healing

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A team of scientists from the MISiS National University of Science and Technology with colleagues from the Central European Institute of Technology (Brno, the Czech Republic) and other Czech universities have developed a biodegradable material with antibacterial action to use […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New rapid blood tests could speed up TB diagnosis, save the NHS money

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Rapid blood tests used by the NHS are unable to rule out tuberculosis (TB) and should be replaced with a new, more accurate test, a study has found. In the largest study to date of rapid TB tests used by […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How certain bacteria protect us against flu

January 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

In most cases, when someone mentions the microbiome, they are referring to the bacteria in the gut. However, bacteria cover every inch of us, both inside and out, and the term “microbiome” refers to all of our microbial passengers. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: How Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep May Hurt Your Blood Vessels

January 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

If you don’t realize that not getting enough sleep may lead to health problems, then you don’t know jack. You also may not know JACC, which stands for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. JACC is the journal […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers manipulate T cells to improve transplant success

January 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The findings, which were recently published in the journal Immunity, could pave the way for new approaches to reducing transplant rejection in the future. Organ transplant rejection occurs when immune cells called T cells respond to donor organs as if […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Abbott’s heart defect treatment device for babies gets FDA approval

January 15, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

PDA is a common congenital cardiac defect that is characterised by an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart, resulting in difficulty in breathing. Of the 60,000 premature babies born each year in the US, approximately 12,000 have […]