Clinical Trials & Research

A school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new study. The evaluation of the HPV vaccination program in B.C. was conducted jointly by researchers at BC Cancer, the BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
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According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, health scientists at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, people can better control their blood sugar levels. The six-week study, which involved thirty men classified as obese or overweight
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A study published this month in the journal Nature Neuroscience has provided evidence to suggest that cannabis use before and during the early stages of pregnancy, may increase the risk of psychiatric disorders in newborns. However, the researchers have also suggested a potential therapy to combat the detrimental impact of THC exposure. Image Credit: photolona
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People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the effects of mindfulness and methadone therapy on 30 patients with opioid
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Even successful methods for diagnosing, treating and caring for people who are suffering from cancer are not enough without effective, practical tools and guidance for putting those methods into practice. To bridge this gap between cancer interventions and their implementation within communities across the country, the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute is funding
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Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today announced that a team of researchers from Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) will be using Shimmer’s Verisense™ continuous monitoring platform to study fatigue accurately in individuals with breast cancer. This news was announced during the Med in Ireland
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Scientists at Ohio State University have made an important discovery that could lead to a vaccine that will protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock Scientists have been working to develop a vaccine for the common and sometimes fatal illness, but this latest discovery has significantly increased the likelihood of success. The
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Oct 8 2019 FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the innovation, development and manufacture of cell culture media and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), today announced the receipt of CE Mark approval for key ART products. CE Marking is a distinction that the products conform to standards set by the European Union health and
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The reason why a commonly used range of drugs is not effective in some patients living with Crohn’s disease has so far not been identified. However, a collaboration between the University of Exeter, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Wellcome Sanger Institute has discovered a genetic marker that could lead to personalized
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Pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot lodged in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-related death in the United States. While most patients are treated with anticoagulants (commonly known as blood thinners), the use of novel interventional devices that remove or dissolve clots in the lungs has
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Oct 5 2019 Flow cytometry’s next chapter is here. Opening the door to deeper immunological insights, Cytek Biosciences Inc., a leading provider of flow cytometry instrumentation, today announced that it has successfully developed and demonstrated a high-quality 40-color panel from a single sample using the Cytek® Aurora advanced flow cytometry system. The innovative technology onboard,
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Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth, report researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in an animal study published this week in Nature Communications. With the help of bitter taste receptors that also detect
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According to new findings by Yale Cancer Center scientists, higher levels of genetic mutations in a tumor biopsy are linked to improved clinical outcomes in patients using pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The findings were presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference in Barcelona, Spain. The study
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Most states reimburse less for spinal surgery in Medicaid patients, compared to Medicare reimbursement for the same procedures, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. Led by David S. Casper, MD, of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, the study shows disparities between
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Sep 27 2019 Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that inflammation increases neuronal activity, gene expression and sensory nerve (neurite) outgrowth in neurons involved in thermal – but not physical- sensations in mice. The work sheds light on the role that inflammation-induced overexpression of calcium channel genes may play in pain hypersensitivity. Inflammation
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Genetic research led by Queen Mary University of London could open the way to earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and to the development of new treatments. The Queen Mary University of London team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI images of 17,000 healthy UK Biobank volunteers.
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