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Category: Clinical Research


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B cells may play an important role in immunotherapy for melanoma

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute and the Medical University of Vienna have found evidence that B cells might play an important role in immunotherapy for melanoma. Currently, immunotherapy is primarily focused on T cells, but the results suggest that […]


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Study provides important insights into music processing by the brain

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists have observed how the human brain represents a familiar piece of music, according to research published in JNeurosci. Their results suggest that listening and remembering music involve different cognitive processes. Previous research has pinpointed areas of the brain — […]


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Survey: Many doctors are unprepared to help their patients prevent diabetes

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Which of these is not a risk factor for prediabetes? A) Overweight B) Age 45 or older C) Being white D) Exercise less than three times per week The correct response is C — the actual risk factor being African […]


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Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited ‘short telomere’ disease

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

By combing through the entire genetic sequences of a person with a lung scarring disease and 13 of the person’s relatives, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found a coding error in a single gene that is likely responsible […]


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Research shows link between genetic mutation and flu-related heart complications

September 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic […]


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Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

September 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every living person has trillions of microbes living in their digestive tract, and more than 400 species of bacteria in the gut, more than the number of cells in the body. The normal gut flora is important to maintain eubiosis, […]


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New gold-based molecules more effective at killing cancer cells with fewer toxic side effects

September 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects. Pre-clinical studies have shown the molecules were up to 24 times more effective […]


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Should Parents Worry About Kids Drinking Coffee?

September 5, 2019

Via: Time Health

Spend an afternoon hanging out in a Starbucks or Dunkin, and you’ll probably see a handful of teens—and maybe even some younger kids—stopping in for a cup of coffee. A 2017 industry report from the National Coffee Association found that […]


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New mechanism that could counteract obesity

September 4, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Lead author Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the U of MMedical School, and his team, which includes first author Bhavani Sahu, PhD, and Yuk Sham, PhD, U of M Medical School, […]


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Poor diet can lead to blindness, case study shows

September 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy in any patients with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, regardless of BMI, to avoid permanent vision loss. Nutritional optic neuropathy is a dysfunction of […]


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Cancer mortality is twice as frequent as CVD deaths in high-income countries

September 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death among middle-aged adults around the world; however, in high-income countries deaths from cancer have become twice as frequent as those from CVD. The findings come from the first large prospective international […]


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New type 2 diabetes drug associated with reduced risk of heart failure and death

August 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The new type of drugs for type 2 diabetes, the so-called SGLT2 inhibitors, are associated with a reduced risk of heart failure and death as well as of major cardiovascular events, a major Scandinavian registry study led from Karolinska Institutet […]


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Scientists discover potential novel target for treating deadly brain cancer

August 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at USC and UC San Diego have discovered a potential novel target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer that took the life of Sen. John McCain and kills 15,000 Americans a year. The target is the circadian “clock” […]


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Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

August 28, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications, in part because it presents a lesser risk for some side effects and has a […]


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Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

August 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity, the flagship […]