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Innovation, Research

A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life?

November 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Living a long, healthy life is everyone’s wish, but it is not an easy one to achieve. Many aging studies are developing strategies to increase health spans, the period of life spent with good health, without chronic diseases and disabilities. […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Efficacy of UVC light prototype devices for inactivating SARS-CoV-2

November 17, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted significant economic, scientific, and public efforts to contain the virus. The inactivation of the virus on surfaces and air might be a very […]


Innovation, Research

University of Oxford begins Phase I trial to test Ebola vaccine

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The study will assess the immune response and safety of the new vaccine against the Zaire and Sudan species of Ebola. A planned sample of 26 participants – who must be assessed as healthy and aged 18 to 55 – […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Appendicitis can be diagnosed using low-does CT scans

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new paper in the British Journal of Surgery, published by Oxford University Press, indicates it’s now possible to diagnose appendicitis using low-does CT scans, decreasing the radiation exposure, which is of significant clinical importance especially in young patients. Appendicitis […]


Innovation, Research

Polymer-coated nanoparticles to promote drug delivery to the brain

November 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Treating diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s is a challenge because drugs have to be able to cross the blood-brain barrier. As a result, the doses administered must be high and only a small fraction reaches the brain, which can […]


Innovation, Research

Lithium imaging method could shine new light on bipolar disorder, treatment

November 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Since 1949, lithium has been a mainstay for treating bipolar disorder (BD), a mental health condition marked by extreme mood swings. But scientists still don’t have a clear understanding of how the drug works, or why some patients respond better […]


Research

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

November 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one to two days required by current techniques. This discovery means that doctors […]


Innovation, Research

Focused ultrasound may benefit some patients with epilepsy

November 3, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Results from a study published in Epilepsia suggest that focused ultrasound, which can be used to non-invasively target circuits in the brain, may benefit some patients with epilepsy who experience seizures that do not respond to standard anti-seizure medications. In […]


Innovation, Research

Placental cell-type productively infected with SARS-CoV-2

November 2, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019 was followed by its rapid worldwide spread, causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to become a public health emergency and then be declared a pandemic by the […]


Innovation, Research

Antibody treatment prevents inflammation in lungs, nervous system in macaques with SARS-CoV-2, study finds

November 1, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Monoclonal antibodies protected aged, diabetic rhesus macaque monkeys from disease due to SARS-CoV-2 and reduced signs of inflammation, including in cerebrospinal fluid, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. The work is published Oct. […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists flip a new piece in the male infertility puzzle

October 27, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility. In findings published Oct. 26, 2021, in Cell Reports, a team led by co-first authors Anna Heinrich, BS, Bidur Bhandary, PhD, and senior […]


News

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

October 25, 2021

Via: The Medical News

New study results suggest the national trend toward decreasing length of hospitalization after surgical procedures may come at the expense of an increasing proportion of complications occurring after patients leave the hospital. Findings from one of the few studies to […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds no link between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of early miscarriages

October 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of first-trimester miscarriages, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. The study analyzed several national health […]


Innovation, Research

Study highlights major role of polysubstance use in drug overdose risk

October 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Even as the opioid epidemic dominated national attention over the past decade, the rate of overdose deaths involving cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants tripled, a new study in veterans suggests. More than half of the 3,631 veterans who died from […]


News

Innovative method greatly simplifies the complexity of delivering vaccines

October 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Future vaccine delivery may rely on everyday items like BBQ lighters and microneedles, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University researchers. The researchers, led by Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular […]