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Clinical Research, Innovation

The human brain works in reverse order to retrieve memories

January 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham. Understanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help us better assess the reliability […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers Refine Radiotherapy For Women With Breast Cancer, Reducing Side-Effects

December 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

A new study has found that many women with early-stage breast cancer can receive a lower or more targeted dose of radiotherapy after surgical removal of their tumors, reducing side-effects with no negative impact on their chance of survival. The […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

December 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn’t higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up. Females also might […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New nanoscale technique developed to get more information from the blood of cancer patients

November 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed. The discovery could potentially accelerate early diagnosis, speed up drug discovery and lead to advancements in personalized medicines. The Cancer Research UK-funded […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals why women have poorer health than men in older age

November 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Genes that act late in life could explain why women have poorer health than men in older age, according to new research. Scientists have long wondered why older women are less healthy than older men, given that men at any […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Using Artificial Intelligence To Fix Healthcare

November 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – fragmented or non-existent […]


Wellness

Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns Of Another E. Coli Outbreak

November 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

The bacteria Escherichia coli O157:H7 (short for E. coli O157:H7) is outbreaking our hearts of Romaine again. In fact, not just the hearts, but all of Romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a stern […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?

November 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New artificial intelligence-based method predicts treatment effectiveness

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

November 12, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the National Cancer Institute estimate that 266,120 new cases will have been diagnosed in the United States by the end of 2018. According to the World Health […]


Data Security, Information Management

Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health professionals require more guidance to support children of terminally ill patients

November 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, a new study in the journal Palliative Medicine reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey and the Princess […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses

November 2, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Amsterdam UMC have disclosed the nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses. The results of the study, which are published in Nature Communications, are important for investigating the […]