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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery could lead to early identification of children at high risk of future type 2 diabetes

January 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of Plymouth and Nestlé have revealed new insights into the factors that predispose children to developing type 2 diabetes in adult life. The findings have emerged from a unique study, EarlyBird, that followed 300 healthy children […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New study gives hope for potentially developing a cure for HIV

January 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

This week, a groundbreaking paper has been published in the journal Nature, that describes how a team of Carolina based scientists has developed an approach that overcomes a major hurdle preventing the establishment of a cure for HIV. Currently, antiretroviral […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Self-moisturizing smart contact lenses

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses are wearable devices that could accelerate vision beyond natural human capabilities. They are being developed for a wide range of applications from non-invasive monitoring to vision correction to augmented reality display. “Although there have been many recent […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss

January 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study led by Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), sheds new light on these conflicting findings. The researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders

January 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide suffer from anemia, and for the first time new research points to how resistance emerges to the drug dexamethasone used to treat the devastating inherited form of anemia known as Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA). The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New genetic test to predict and prevent vision loss from glaucoma

January 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have identified 107 genes that increase a person’s risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, and now developed a genetic test to detect those at risk of going blind from it. The research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Lab tests reveal that newly discovered T-cell can kill various types of cancer

January 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

These early findings predict that the discovery could facilitate the development of a new T-cell cancer therapy that would target and destroy a range of cancer types without the limitations of current T-cell therapies that require tailoring to the patient. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A Year Ago, An Israeli Research Group Said They Would Cure Cancer Within A Year. Did They Do It?

January 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

At the end of January last year, the internet was awash with a flurry of viral news stories promising the almost-impossible. Cancer was going to be cured. Within just one year, by a tiny Israeli biotechnology company. A true fairy […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Online information about probiotics often misleading

January 20, 2020

Via: Medical News Today

As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown ever more popular. Probiotics are live organisms that manufacturers add to a range […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

America’s most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

January 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widely produced and consumed edible oil in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In all likelihood, it […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

January 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The study, published today in Scientific Reports, uses a rat model and human placental cells to show that maternal exposure to THC during pregnancy has a measurable impact on both the development of the organs of the fetus and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with leukemia

January 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A common and inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most common forms of blood cancer. This is the conclusion of a study in mice and human blood […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Drinking low-fat milk associated with less aging in adults, study shows

January 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new study shows drinking low-fat milk — both nonfat and 1% milk — is significantly associated with less aging in adults. Research on 5,834 U.S. adults by Brigham Young University exercise science professor Larry Tucker, Ph.D., found people who […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Hookah smoke may be associated with increased risk of blood clots

January 16, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood clots to form within an average of about 11 seconds, compared to an average of 5 minutes for clotting without exposure to hookah smoke. Exposure to the hookah smoke also […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find potential new target for treating drug addiction

January 16, 2020

Via: The Medical News

New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through “the hidden stars of the brain.” Dopamine is one of the major reward molecules of the brain and contributes to learning, memory and […]