Clinical Trials & Research

Jul 1 2020 A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Findings from the study published
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Patients suffering from severe respiratory symptoms as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection can rapidly generate virus-attacking T cells, and can increase this production over time, suggests a new study of T cells from 10 COVID-19 patients under intensive care treatment. In addition, 2 out of 10 healthy individuals without prior exposure to the virus harbored
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A new analysis of 16 years of publicly accessible health data on 68.5 million Medicare enrollees provides broad evidence that long-term exposure to fine particles in the air – even at levels below current EPA standards – leads to increased mortality rates among the elderly. Based on the results of five complementary statistical models, including
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Jun 26 2020 Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have identified a novel protein complex that regulates Aurora B localization to ensure that chromosomes are correctly separated during cell division It is no secret that DNA, in the form of chromosomes, is the building block of life. Incorrect distribution of chromosomes during cell division can
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 25 2020 The study shows that the involvement of certain genes that predispose to cancer also affects the immune system, which could facilitate tumor growth. In the specific case of breast cancer, the involvement of the SH2B3 gene, corresponding to a lymphocyte protein, increases the predisposition to develop cancer. The
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 24 2020 In the future, taking your blood pressure medication could be as simple as eating a spoonful of rice. This “treatment” could also have fewer side effects than current blood pressure medicines. As a first step, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have made transgenic
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 23 2020 The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that it has awarded the third Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to three nurses, totaling nearly $30,000. Each will receive nearly $10,000 in grant funding from the Foundation to launch individual projects to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 22 2020 Lancaster University is spearheading a unique, automated, social distancing and way-finding model for businesses preparing to re-open safely in the post-pandemic recovery. The new model, devised by the University’s new School of Architecture, uses algorithms, special design exploration processes, generative software, sympathetic signage, electronically created floorplans and heat
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 21 2020 A new study led by Marshall University researcher M. Jeremiah Matson found that environmental conditions affect the stability of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human nasal mucus and sputum. Matson, the lead author on a study published earlier this month as an early release
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 19 2020 A new study finds that clinicians can use patient data, such as a history of co-occurring health conditions and medication, to predict the 5- and 10-year life expectancy of older people with diabetes. The ability to make such predictions, the researchers say, may help clinicians and patients develop
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Differences in the rate that genetic mutations accumulate in healthy young adults could help predict the remaining lifespan in both sexes and the remaining years of fertility in women, according to the University of Utah Health scientists. Their study, believed to be the first of its kind, found that young adults who acquired fewer mutations
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 18 2020 As many cancer patients will confirm, the chemotherapy prescribed to kill the disease is often more debilitating than the cancer itself, with a range of horrendous side effects. Gastrointestinal mucositis, a painful inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract, is one adverse outcome of chemotherapy that has plagued
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 17 2020 Nearly 10 percent of patients who are prescribed opioid medications following heart surgery will continue to use opioids more than 90 days after the procedure, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published today
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 12 2020 A study on the effects of hydroxychloroquinei n macaques infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, , used alone or in combination with azithromycin, have been pre-published on Research Square, after their submission to Nature. Scientists from the CEA, Inserm, Institut Pasteur, Université de Paris-Saclay, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 12 2020 Scientists at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have developed a new biomaterial that has the potential to accelerate bone regeneration by promoting an immune response that encourages repair and lowers the risk of inflammation. The study, conducted by researchers at RCSI Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG)
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A new study finds that proposal to create a “microbial Noah’s ark” to protect the long-term health of humanity is feasible and should move forward into a pilot project phase, that would include installing infrastructure to store microbes in a site such as Norway or Switzerland and a collaboration for collecting samples all over the
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A new project supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) aims to design and develop new radiotherapy technologies to give more cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa access to treatment and to save lives. The project, ‘Innovative Technologies towards building Affordable and equitable global Radiotherapy capacity’ (ITAR), will contribute to the development of novel
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Leuven researchers have deployed synthetic amyloids to trigger protein misfolding as a strategy to combat the influenza A and Zika virus. Amyloids are particular protein assemblies with properties similar to silk, that serve numerous functions. They also form upon protein misfolding resulting in protein inactivation. Frederic Rousseau and Joost Schymkowitz (VIB-KU Leuven) used these properties
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A team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers has made two major discoveries involving psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating skin disease with no known cure. The researchers found that an overabundance of a protein known as KLK6 can produce and worsen the skin inflammation characteristic of psoriasis, and-;even more significant-;that KLK6
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 5 2020 People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis with increased disease activity are more often affected by thrombosis. A current Swedish study came to the result that among patients with high disease activity, one in one hundred will develop venous thromboembolism within one year, a more than twofold increase compared to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 5 2020 Announcing a new article publication for BIO Integration journal https://bio-integration.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/bioi20200007.pdf. In this review article the author Almando Geraldi from the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia considers the advances in the production of minor ginsenosides using microorganisms and their enzymes. In this review, various minor ginsenosides production strategies, namely utilizing microorganisms
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