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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

August 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brown fat burns energy and generates heat — a process called thermogenesis — after being activated by cold temperature or chemical signals. Humans have small deposits of brown fat, and scientists have long hypothesized that finding alternative ways to pharmacologically […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop new way to deliver more drugs through the skin

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers showed that bringing together two magnets so that they pinch and apply pressure to a fold of skin, led to short term changes in the skin barrier and specifically the formation […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

August 4, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from IRB Barcelona’s Genome Data Science Lab, led by the ICREA researcher Fran Supek, have discovered a new type of hypermutation called mutation fog, which can generate hundreds of mutations in every cell. Such mutations are widely distributed, but […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Virologists identify potential COVID-19 treatment

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Pathogenic coronaviruses are a major threat to global public health, as shown by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or SARS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, known as MERS-CoV; and the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Early coronavirus drug trials tested vaccines mostly on White people; next phase aims for diversity

July 31, 2020

Via: CNBC

With chronic asthma, food allergies and a heart condition, Thomas Silvera does everything he can to safeguard his health, including getting vaccines. So if and when a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, he said, he’s leaning toward getting that, too. But […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Iron deficiency during infancy may reduce protective effect of vaccines

July 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite the fact that global immunization programmes are now reaching more people than ever, about 1.5 million children still die every year from diseases that vaccination could have prevented. Vaccination is also less effective in low-income countries than in high-income […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Final Phase Of Testing In The U.S.

July 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by the biotech company Moderna, Inc. and developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health begins Phase 3 clinical trials on Monday, the first such final-phase testing trial of a coronavirus vaccine in the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

July 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Appendicitis is the most common cause for emergency abdominal surgery in childhood, affecting 80,000 children in the United States each year, but nonoperative treatment options are viable. A study performed by the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium, led by Peter Minneci, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

In cell studies, seaweed extract outperforms remdesivir in blocking COVID-19 virus

July 24, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Published online today in Cell Discovery, the research is the latest example of a decoy strategy researchers from the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute are developing against viruses like the novel coronavirus that spawned […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study uncovers dual role for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease

July 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a study by National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers. In models of autoimmune diseases of the eye and brain, blocking IL-17A increased the presence […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

July 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Whether white blood cells can be found in the brain has been controversial, and what they might be doing used to be complete mystery. In a seminal study published in Cell, an international team of scientists led by Prof. Adrian […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Opinions

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

July 22, 2020

Via: Modern Healthcare

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection also is gone or that it won’t be possible to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Patient Experience

Traditional PTSD therapy doesn’t trigger drug relapse

July 20, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Johns Hopkins researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Study brings researchers one step closer to produce and blend medicines on a microscopic scale

July 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

For the first time, a single, twisted nanoparticle has been accurately measured and characterised in a lab, taking scientists one vital step closer to a time when medicines will be produced and blended on a microscopic scale. Physicists at the […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakthrough blood test detects positive COVID-19 result in 20 minutes

July 17, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a discovery that could advance the worldwide effort to limit the community spread of COVID-19 through robust contact tracing, researchers were able to identify recent COVID-19 cases using 25 microlitres of plasma from blood samples. The research team, led […]