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Category: Clinical Research


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Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

January 9, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A team of researchers from institutions across the United States — including the University of California (UC), Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — has recently developed a tiny device akin to a sponge, which is set […]


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New mechanism of gene regulation involved in tumor progression discovered

January 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Genes contain all the information needed for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs in our body. Gene expression, meaning when and how are the genes being read and executed, is thoroughly regulated like an assembly line with several things […]


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Scientists highlight lack of diversity in genomic studies

January 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A growing number of genomic studies have generated important discoveries regarding human health and behavior, but new research from the University of Oxford suggests that scientific advancement is limited by a lack of diversity. They show that the people studied […]


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New method for automation of DNA origami

January 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Nature has made extravagant use of a simple molecule–DNA, the floorplan of all earthly life. Inventive researchers have used the same base-pairing properties that bond two strands of DNA into the familiar double helix to build innumerable useful structures at […]


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Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

January 4, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be a safe and effective way of protecting people against influenza, or the flu. The vaccine, usually given in the form of an injection, contains small amounts of deactivated […]


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Researchers reveal cause of possible genetic problems in mitochondria

January 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A group of researchers from the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) has revealed the importance of eliminating any excess of defective products that might have accumulated in the mitochondria, as its presence generates mitochondrial instability and […]


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Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

January 3, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The gut bacteria are known to play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. Research has shown that the trillions of friendly microorganisms hosted by our guts can keep us lean, young, and healthy — both in body and mind. […]


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Study uncovers how tumors backfire on neoadjuvant chemotherapy

January 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Some patients with breast cancer receive chemotherapy before the tumor is removed with surgery. This approach, called ‘neoadjuvant’ therapy, helps to reduce the size of the tumor to facilitate breast-conserving surgery, and can even eradicate the tumor, leaving few or […]


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Higher levels of nicotine may help quit smoking, research suggests

January 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London. In the first study […]


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Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

December 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses? According to the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule developed in 2000, […]


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Study finds link between obesity and sense of smell

December 27, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Obesity is a medical condition characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. It is a global issue that affects millions of people worldwide, and it is a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease. Doctors or nutritionists can identify […]


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Left brain vs. right brain: How does one dominate?

December 24, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Hemispheric dominance, also known as lateralization of brain function, describes the tendency for either the left or the right side of the brain to carry out specific brain activities. Even though both sides of the brain are almost identical, one […]


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Scientists work on better and permanent treatment for epilepsy

December 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. Even when […]


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X-rays may double the risk of cancer for obese patients

December 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that provide the means for simple, cost-effective, non-invasive medical imaging. X-rays are an invaluable tool for the diagnosis of a wide range of medical conditions, as demonstrated by the 22.6 million x-ray procedures […]


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Simply receiving DNA test results can alter your physiology

December 18, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Over the years, researchers have identified genetic risk factors for a range of conditions. As genetic testing has become quicker, more cost-effective, and increasingly accurate, DNA tests have become relatively common. Each year, millions of people access information about their […]