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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study the role of cannabinoids in learning

October 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cannabinoids have a strong influence on how our brains work and how we behave. Many people are only aware of the recreational aspect of cannabinoids. But in fact these molecules naturally exist in our brains where they participate in various […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Study findings may help identify new targets to inhibit spread of melanoma

October 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has revealed novel insights into the mechanisms employed by melanoma cells to form tumors at secondary sites around the body. The findings from the study may help to identify new targets to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Women on Birth Control Pre-Pandemic

October 20, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

About two-thirds of U.S. women used contraception in years 2017-2019, according to the National Survey of Family Growth. In the month the survey was conducted, 65.3% of women ages 15-49 reported using some form of contraception in the past 3 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cytotoxic NK cells also have immunological memory function

October 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Good news for the human immune system: researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Departments of Dermatology and Surgery have managed to ascribe an immunological memory function to a subset of cytotoxic NK cells, which have hitherto been regarded as antigen-non-specific. The researchers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers use new approach to create replacement biological parts

October 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The eventual creation of replacement biological parts requires fully three-dimensional capabilities that two-dimensional and three-dimensional thin-film bioprinting cannot supply. Now, using a yield stress gel, Penn State engineers can place tiny aggregates of cells exactly where they want to build […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Small RNA as a central player in infections

October 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can cause inflammation, and in some cases, it can even lead to the development […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

INRS invests $1 million in COVID-19 research to address society’s urgent needs

October 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Quebec is particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than 50 years, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has placed research at the service of the development of society, focusing its efforts on strategic issues. Given this specific […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus clinical trials are pausing over safety concerns – here’s what that means

October 15, 2020

Via: CNBC

Coronavirus clinical trials from drug giants Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly hit a snag this week after safety monitors halted them over bad reactions from participants. J&J said Monday it paused the late-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists produce biodegradable nanocoating with antimicrobial and anti-reflective properties

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists from Russia and Switzerland have probed into nanostructures covering the corneas of the eyes of small fruit flies. Investigating them the team learned how to produce the safe biodegradable nanocoating with antimicrobial, anti-reflective, and self-cleaning properties in a cost-effective […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study shows SARS-Cov-2 antibodies offer lasting immunity

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

One of the most significant questions about the novel coronavirus is whether people who are infected are immune from reinfection and, if so, for how long. To determine the answer, University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers studied the production of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study offers new insight on molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to spread disease

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New insight on the molecular mechanisms that allow malaria parasites to move and spread disease within their hosts has been published today in the open-access eLife journal. The movement and infectivity of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, and ultimately its ability […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

October 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Sequencing RNA from individual cells can reveal a great deal of information about what those cells are doing in the body. MIT researchers have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How deadly parasites ‘glide’ into human cells

October 13, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Gliding enables the Apicomplexa parasites to enter and move between host cells. For example, upon entering the human body through a mosquito bite, Plasmodium glides through human skin before crossing into human blood vessels. This type of motion relies on […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research shows 10 or more medications are prescribed to older heart failure patients

October 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should, are discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for 10 or more medications, according to new […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify a mechanism to prevent hair loss

October 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

An international research group headed by Associate Professor Sara Wickström at the University of Helsinki has identified a mechanism that is likely to prevent hair loss. Hair follicle stem cells, which promote hair growth, can prolong their life by switching […]