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Alterations in circulating tumor DNA associated with response to checkpoint inhibitors

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:09
The number of alterations detected in the DNA collected from blood samples (liquid biopsies) of cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors was associated with response to the treatment.

Estrogen acts as upstream regulator for energy metabolism and muscle cell viability, study finds

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:49
According to a research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, estrogen acts as a regulator of muscle energy metabolism and muscle cell viability. Menopause leads to the cessation of ovarian estrogen production concurrent to the deterioration of muscle function.

Statin use linked to reduced risk of S aureus bloodstream infection

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:42
Users of statins, widely prescribed for prevention of cardiac disease, have a 27% lower risk of contracting a Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) bloodstream infection outside of a hospital, according to a new study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Time to tackle dirty laundry to prevent bed bugs

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:03
According to researchers from University of Sheffield, dirty laundry can attract bed bugs and there is a rise in these parasites that bite and carry a host of diseases. Their study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

“Chemical surgery” on embryos to free them of a gene causing thalassemia

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:57
A team of Chinese researchers have for the first time “mended” defective embryos using chemical surgery to free them of a faulty gene that leads to beta thalassemia. Until now this defect was found to be incorrigible caused due to a single misspelling in the DNA code. Beta thalassemia is a dreaded blood disorder wherein the child is unable to make healthy blood needing blood transfusions on a regular basis. The study was published this week in the journal Protein and Cell.

Losing sense of smell linked to dementia

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:47
Scientists have found that losing the sense of smell is an early sign that a person is at risk of development of dementia later in life. The study entitled “Olfactory Dysfunction Predicts Subsequent Dementia in Older US Adults,” was published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Zinc may help stop growth of esophageal cancer

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 18:18
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have discovered that zinc targets and blocks a specific calcium channel in esophageal cancer cells, preventing them from proliferating.

Tattoo ink that changes color could be used to monitor health

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:56
Scientists from Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a tattoo ink that can monitor a person’s health by changing color to indicate dehydration or an increased blood sugar level, for example.

SunVit-D3 outline the importance of Vitamin D consumption

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:37
To mark the clocks going back on the 29th October, new research by SunVit-D3, reveals that Brits are surprisingly unaware of the importance of Vitamin D and the effects it can have on us.