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Category: Clinical Research


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New dataset will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images

May 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size — comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images — will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University […]


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How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

May 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new and innovative treatments, are casting their nets wide. One such group includes scientists from […]


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Using coal as a potent antioxidant

May 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Traumatic events, such as brain injuries, strokes, and heart attacks affect millions of people each year and can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists stroke as the world’s second biggest killer. All of these conditions involve oxidative stress, […]


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Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart

May 3, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in the room,” said study author Professor Byung Jin Kim, of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. “Our study in non-smokers shows that the risk of high blood […]


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Scientists unravel mechanism of action of antitumor drug used to treat glioblastoma

May 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Glioblastoma is an incurable type of brain tumor that is frequently associated with mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The main EGFR mutation found in glioblastomas, called EGFRvIII, is treated with the antibody mAb806, a drug developed by […]


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Does living alone increase mental health risk?

May 2, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. According to some studies, almost one-third of people will experience a CMD in their lifetime. These conditions can have a significant impact on the individual, of course, […]


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Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

May 1, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA), almost half of the people living in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease. In fact, according to 2016 figures, 121.5 million U.S. adults, or 48 percent […]


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Scientists develop diagnostic test for chronic fatigue

April 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

CFS sufferers can often have their symptoms written off as malingering, because the diagnostic test results for organ function and blood and immune cell counts all are normal in these patients. The new test is based on how a person’s […]


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Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

April 30, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35% of young adults in the United States are obese. Among U.S. adolescents, mental health conditions are also prevalent. About 32% of young people ages 13–17 have had an […]


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Cannabis, Alcohol and the Epigenome

April 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It is well established that specific lifestyle choices, such as smoking and diet, as well as environmental factors or diseases, can modify the epigenome. With the legalization of cannabis in many US states, we explore the epigenetic effects of cannabis, […]


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New discovery could provide opportunity to improve blood glucose control

April 26, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Many diabetes patients do not only have problems with their insulin, but also with the release of the hormone glucagon. Researchers at Uppsala University have now discovered a regulation mechanism which could provide an opportunity to improve blood glucose control […]


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Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

April 25, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk — despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions. The risk is up to four times greater than in healthy people, according […]


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How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

April 25, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.3 billion people worldwide have a form of vision impairment, which ranges from mild eyesight problems to legal blindness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that over 3.4 million […]


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Bacterial and fungal toxins found in popular electronic cigarettes

April 24, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products–cartridges (single use) and e-liquids […]


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Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue

April 24, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and responsible for almost 1 in 4 deaths in the country. An adverse cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, typically damages the cells that make up the […]