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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

New blood test trialled to spare unnecessary chemotherapy

October 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A new blood test is currently being trialled at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand to prevent cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy. The circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) test, which is developed through a collaboration between the Walter […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

October 16, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor metastasized into the patient’s bone marrow with none, or only a small amount, of the protein NR2F1, the patients all soon died. However, patients who had a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people

October 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Endurance exercise training has beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition

October 15, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Even though there was no significant drop in the weight of the subjects, exercise had other beneficial health effects, says Academy of Finland research fellow Satu Pekkala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

October 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

As years of research mount up, we are steadily improving our understanding of sleep. However, despite making up around one third of our entire lives, sleep still holds many mysteries. The strains of modern life often mean that we sleep […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

October 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Recent studies have been suggesting that the consumption of dairy products may have various health benefits. For instance, one study covered on Medical News Today last month argued that full-fat dairy could help maintain cardiovascular health. Still, not everyone agrees […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Flavoring, additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Flavoring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists succeed in growing functional salivary gland

October 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A research group led by scientists from Showa University and the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that, when implanted into mice, produced saliva like normal […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health

October 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Normally, we derive vitamin A from the food we eat, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, beef liver, salmon, and several dairy products. Having a balanced, healthful diet should ensure that we have enough vitamin A in our systems. How much […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Discovery of gene mutation could offer benefit for people suffering from diabetes, heart disease, obesity

October 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

One-off genetic test to predict heart attack risk in childhood

October 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team included researchers from the UK’s University of Leicester, the University of Cambridge and Australia’s Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. UK Biobank genomic data from 500,000 people, including more than 22,000 coronary heart disease patients, aged between 40-69 years […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic

October 9, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The finding is a turnabout for children’s health as obesity has often been seen as a precursor to asthma in children, not the other way around. The study, conducted by a team of 40 scientists including researchers at the Keck […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

October 9, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer wherein tumors lack expression of three proteins. The three are estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Triple-negative breast cancer is able to grow and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists develop first example of bioelectronic medicine

October 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. The collaborators — materials […]