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Japanese scientists develop method to isolate anti-Alzheimer's compounds from plants

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:08
Japanese scientists have developed a method to isolate and identify active compounds in plant medicines, which accurately accounts for drug behavior in the body.

Many chronic urticaria patients are not receiving treatment, Novartis study shows

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:07
Novartis announced today new baseline results from a real world study of 3,733 chronic urticaria (CU) patients showing many are not receiving adequate care, with almost half (42%) not receiving any treatment at all for the debilitating disease despite 83% suffering a negative impact on their quality of life.

Researchers develop nano-contrast agents for MRI and optical imaging of cancer cells

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:03
Researchers from PSG College of Technology, India have developed nano-contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells. This report will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal NANO.

Study finds vaccine to lower cholesterol levels could also immunize against heart disease

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:34
In people with high cholesterol levels, the fat that is built up in the artery walls narrows the arteries causing a condition called atherosclerosis. A study published on 19th June in the European Heart Journal has found the likelihood of a vaccine that can immunize humans having atherosclerosis, subsequent to successful outcomes in a mouse model study. At present, phase I clinical trial has begun in patients to see the possibility of translating the study findings to humans.

Pacemakers and other cardiac devices reveal time, cause of death in some forensic cases

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:33
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. Devices revealed the time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do so.

Researchers identify new disease gene for early-onset axonal neuropathy and mild intellectual disability

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:22
Research group from the University of Helsinki, Finland, has identified a new disease gene for early-onset axonal neuropathy and mild intellectual disability through an international research network, which was brought together by "Tinder for geneticists".

Defining patient centricity

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:16
"Putting the patient first in an open and sustained engagement of the patient to respectfully and compassionately achieve the best experience and outcome for that person and their family.”

Infections during infancy linked to greater risk for celiac disease

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:16
Infections during infancy are associated with increased risk for gluten intolerance (celiac disease) later on. Apparently the risk is particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life.

New study receives £1.8m NIHR funding to find effective treatment for bleeding after childbirth

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:09
The University of Liverpool has been awarded £1.8m funding from the UK National Institute of Health Research to run a large study into the drug treatment of bleeding after childbirth (also called postpartum hemorrhage or PPH).

DZHK study shows physical stress as risk factor for broken heart syndrome

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:59
The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbor, infections or a fall - mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research shows.

Research provides insight into role of APP gene variant in Alzheimer’s disease

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:52
New research from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort.

New laser imaging 'bowl' could reduce stages involved in spotting breast cancer

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:23
In a bid to make the world's first while-you-wait test for breast cancer, European scientists are developing a comfortable hemispherical bowl lined with laser sources and ultrasound detectors with the potential to reduce the stages in spotting the disease into a single appointment.

Australian scientists discover link between exhausted immune system and IBS

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:21
AUSTRALIAN scientists have discovered that exhausted immune cells point to a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

NIA chooses Cardax compound for anti-aging Interventions Testing Program

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:27
The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and Cardax, Inc., a Hawaii based life sciences company, announced today that the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has selected the proprietary Cardax astaxanthin compound CDX-085 for its anti-aging Interventions Testing Program.

Cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:57
While it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread.

Study shows insecticide-resistance monitoring as key to controlling mosquitoes that spread Zika

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:20
One of the most common insecticides used in the battle against the Aedes aegypti mosquito has no measurable impact when applied in communities where the mosquito has built up resistance to it, a study led by Emory University finds.

Genetic mutation could be cause of severe eczema, research finds

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:45
A genetic mutation could be the cause of severe eczema, according to new research published June 19 in Nature Genetics by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

KU Leuven research reveals mechanism behind post-operative ileus

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:30
In the days following abdominal surgery, patients' intestinal contents pass more slowly or not at all. New research at KU Leuven, Belgium, has now shown that this phenomenon -- known as post-operative ileus or bowel paralysis -- is not caused by the cells previously identified as the main players.

Research findings lay groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for deadly neuroblastomas

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:58
Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.

Financial incentives increase viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:08
The use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients, according to the latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.