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Anti-diabetic drug metformin inhibits disease progression in Alport syndrome mouse model

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:05
Researchers from Kumamoto University have found that the anti-diabetic drug metformin significantly prolongs the survival of mice in a model that simulates the pathology of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) by ameliorating pathological conditions like reduced kidney function, glomerular damage, inflammation and fibrosis.

CHOP researchers identify key target responsible for treatment failure in patients with hemophilia A

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 23:23
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified a key target that may be responsible for treatment failure in about 30% of patients with hemophilia A.

Researchers develop “Nano-Glue” with therapeutic potential against SARS-CoV-2

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 23:08
In a recent study, researchers target the electropositive receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with the abundant β-sheet structure as a novel COVID-19 therapeutic drug design.

Keele researcher awarded prestigious grant to identify treatments for devastating childhood disease

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 23:06
A Keele researcher will embark on a two-year study to identify affordable treatments to help children living with spinal muscular atrophy.

Researchers assess SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk during air travel

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:05
A team of scientists from the United States has recently conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection during air travel. The findings reveal that even with SARS-CoV-2-infected persons onboard, the risk of viral transmission is low inside an aircraft.

Can biomaterials offer novel therapeutic strategies against COVID-19?

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:33
A team of scientists reviews the current and potential impact of the biomaterial sciences on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:18
Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the association's flagship journal, Circulation.

Pregnancy increases the risk of first-time symptomatic kidney stone

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:50
Though researchers have long known that several physiological and anatomical changes occur during pregnancy that can contribute to kidney stone formation, evidence of the link has been lacking. But now Mayo Clinic researchers believe they have that evidence.

Heart Research UK funds new project investigating the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:46
A project at the University of Glasgow that is aiming to better understand the effects that COVID-19 infection has on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK.

Greater intake of red and processed meat associated with worse heart function, finds study

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:45
An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function.

Researchers study how antibacterial properties in animals, plants can be used in medical implants

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:27
Researchers from London South Bank University (LSBU) are leading an international project aimed at reducing bacterial infection during the surgical process of medical implants.

Researchers map the changing trends of cancer burden worldwide and in China

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:23
Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and the global burden of cancer continues to rise steadily and unchecked.

Study observes neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:18
A new study by researchers at Oxford University examines neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection.

Discontinuation of oxytocin stimulation may lead to a small increase in cesarean section

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:44
A study published by The BMJ today sheds more light on the use of oxytocin (a hormone that stimulates contractions) during induced labor.

Unhealthy lifestyles mediate only a small proportion of health inequity in UK and US adults

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:40
Unhealthy lifestyles alone only explain a small proportion of the socioeconomic inequity in health in both US and UK adults, suggest data from two large studies published by The BMJ today.

Early exposure to air pollutant may contribute to non-atopic childhood asthma

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:28
Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic childhood asthma, represents the majority of the cases, greater than 85%, particularly in low-income countries, according to Hyunok Choi, an associate professor at the Lehigh University College of Health.

Abbott’s XIENCE™ Stent Receives European Approval for One-Month Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy (DAPT) for High Bleeding Risk Patients

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:23
Abbott today announced its XIENCE stent has received CE Mark in Europe for shorter duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT).

Tanning bed ban among minors would prevent melanoma and save millions in healthcare costs

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:17
A recent study indicates that a U.S. ban on the use of tanning beds among minors would prevent thousands of cases of melanoma in adolescents and would save millions of dollars in healthcare costs. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Ovarian follicular function unaffected by SARS-CoV-2 infection or Pfizer vaccine, study finds

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:44
A new study by researchers in Jerusalem indicates that while specific antibodies to the virus are present in both serum and ovarian follicles following infection or vaccination, there is no apparent adverse effect on follicular function as a result.

High antibody and inflammatory mediator levels may predict severe COVID-19

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:29
A new study reports on biomarkers could help predict the progression of the viral illness to dangerous levels early enough to enable timely intervention.

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