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Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Study shows impact of childhood adversity on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Bath and King’s College London, have provided compelling evidence of the impact of adversity in childhood on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. They also showed that neuropsychological difficulties may […]


Wellness

Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer

May 22, 2020

Via: Time Health

Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

May 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks of the Origins of Land Plants,” was published May 21 in the journal Cell. Penium margaritaceum belongs to a group of freshwater algae called charophytes, and specifically to a subgroup called the Zygnematophyceae, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Genetic barcodes can ensure authentic DNA fingerprints

May 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The technique relies on introducing genetic “barcodes” to DNA samples as they are collected and securely sending information crucial to identifying these barcodes to technicians in the laboratory. The system shows one way to guarantee that a sample taken in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

May 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

While others may be dieting and hitting the gym hard to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly no matter what they eat. In a study publishing May 21 in the journal Cell, researchers use a genetic database of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study reveals risk factors for hypertension

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Higher blood pressure during exercise and delayed blood pressure recovery after exercise are associated with a higher risk of hypertension, preclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease and death among middle-aged to older adults. Blood pressure responses to exercise are significant markers […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Despite their safety, birth control pills are associated with several side effects

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Birth control pills are an effective and safe form of birth control; however, they are associated with a number of side effects, including mood alterations. A recent research study from Aarhus University has shown that women who take birth control […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Synchrotron X-ray imaging reveals more about Ménière’s disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a drainage system that may be assumed to play a major role in the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors. DZD researchers have now discovered new genes that play a role in the development […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine

May 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Heavy hearts soared Monday with news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate — the frontrunner in the American market — seemed to be generating an immune response in Phase 1 trial subjects. The company’s stock valuation also surged, hitting $29 billion, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

May 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

In a study of mice, the researchers showed that when HDAC1 is lost, a specific type of DNA damage builds up as the mice age. They also showed that they could reverse this damage and improve cognitive function with a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists find brain center that ‘profoundly’ shuts down pain

May 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Somewhat unexpectedly, this brain center turns pain off, not on. It’s also located in an area where few people would have thought to look for an anti-pain center, the amygdala, which is often considered the home of negative emotions and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

May 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Avacta is developing cancer immunotherapeutics, and diagnostics, based on its Affimer technology. The Affimer® platform is an alternative to antibodies derived from a small human protein, designed to address many of the shortcomings and negative performance issues associated with antibodies, […]