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Category: Clinical Research


Clinical Research, Innovation

Triangular-shaped neurons found in the brain help us recognize and categorize food

October 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Brain regions best known for recognizing the potential horror of a hurricane also help us recognize, appreciate and categorize our food, scientists report. They found that a group of large, triangular-shaped neurons, in two almond-shaped structures on either side of […]


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Appetite-suppressant drug reduces diabetes risk and increases remission rates of blood sugar

October 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that the appetite-suppressant drug lorcaserin decreases risk of developing diabetes and increases the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A compound found in apples can slow down aging

October 4, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

One key factor in the aging process is known as “cellular senescence,” or the aging of the cell. When a cell enters this stage, it is no longer able to divide. When that eventually happens, the cell releases inflammatory signals […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

October 2, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea — with other institutions — have now assessed the associations between fluctuations in some certain types of health measurement and cardiovascular health outcomes. The health measurements include body weight, […]


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Aspirin shown to prevent the spread of cancer

October 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The study was led by Professor Peter Elwood of Cardiff University who, along with his team noted that low-dose aspirin that is useful in patients with heart disease and stroke can play a role in cancer treatment. There have been […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify genes that could help predict treatment outcomes for parasitic disease

October 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of York have identified genes in a parasite that could help clinicians predict drug treatment outcomes for patients with visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. The findings could lead to a new prognostic test that can predict which […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Gangrene-causing bacteria show promise as cancer treatment

October 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The study, which was carried out by University of Texas researchers, has revealed that gangrene-causing bacteria can safely be used at high doses in patients with advanced cancers who fail to respond to other treatments. This type of treatment is […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Expanding knowledge fuels growth of genetic testing market

September 28, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

However, genetic testing relies on an ever-growing body of research, and a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has concluded that laboratories should periodically review patient records in order to accurately assess test results. Acquired […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Manipulating features of cells ‘could help to slow cancer’

September 28, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease. The American Cancer Society estimate that about 1.7 million cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018 and more than 600,000 Americans will […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Diabetes patients with poor blood sugar control face highest risk of serious infections

September 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study has shown that diabetes patients with the poorest control of their blood sugars face the highest risks of hospitalization and death due to infections. The study, conducted by researchers at St George’s, University of London, analyzed the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Paralysis breakthrough: Electrical implant helps man walk again

September 26, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Paraplegia is a condition wherein an individual’s lower body is paralyzed. A 29-year-old man left with the condition after a snowmobile accident in 2013 has recently been able to stand and walk with some assistance. This is all thanks to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing innovative foam to help seal wounds quickly

September 25, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for those with life-threatening injuries, especially when help is far away. A new grant will help Penn State researchers develop an innovative foam that helps seal wounds quickly — whether on the battlefield, in rural areas or […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Foundation Medicine launches new liquid biopsy test in US

September 25, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Cancer diagnostics firm Foundation Medicine, a member of the Roche Group, has introduced its new liquid biopsy test for solid tumours for commercial use in the US. The blood test, called FoundationOne Liquid, is a hybrid capture-based, sequencing in vitro […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Amarin shares surge nearly 300% after fish oil capsule showed benefits to heart patients in trial

September 24, 2018

Via: CNBC

Amarin shares surged in Monday’s premarket after the biopharmaceutical company’s fish oil capsule showed dramatic benefits to heart patients in a clinical trial. Amarin said its capsule, Vascepa, significantly reduced serious cardiovascular events over a placebo in trial results involving […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

September 24, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, […]