• By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    STATIN USE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCTION IN MORTALITY OF PATIENTS WITH SEVERE COVID-19

    People who took statins to lower cholesterol were approximately 50% less likely to die if hospitalized for COVID-19, a study by physicians...

    Hospital, Cholesterol
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    UNH RECEIVES $2.97 MILLION IN GRANTS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WILDERNESS THERAPY

    The University of New Hampshire's Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center receives $2.97 million in grants to conduct a first-of-its-kind...

    Depression
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AN ELECTROCEUTICAL FOR PRETERM LABOR DETECTION AND TREATMENT

    Preterm labor comprises 12.7% of all pregnancies. Although the overall rate of pregnancy is decreasing, the occurrence of premature...

    Pregnancy
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    BIOMARKERS IN THE BLOOD CAN PREDICT SEVERE OUTCOMES IN COVID-19 PATIENTS

    When patients with COVID-19 arrive in emergency rooms, there are relatively few ways for doctors to predict which ones are more likely...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    NEANDERTHAL-DERIVED PROTEIN MAY PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19 SUSCEPTIBILITY AND SEVERITY

    Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are...

    Hospital
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    NEW SEIZURE PREDICTING MATHEMATICAL MODEL GIVES ACCURATE WARNING TO EPILEPSY PATIENTS

    Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting more than 65 million worldwide. For those dealing with epilepsy,...

    Neurology
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    WELL-KNOWN SPASMOLYTIC DRUG CAN SUPPRESS INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE IN ASTROCYTES

    Biologists from RUDN University confirmed that a well-known spasmolytic drug called hymecromone can suppress the inflammatory response...

    Drugs
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    MOBILE PHONE APP COULD HELP CURB RABIES THREAT IN AFRICAN CITIES

    A mobile phone app is helping veterinarians to halve the time it takes to complete dog vaccination programmes in Malawi and could help...

    Vaccination
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    STUDY FINDS NOVEL WAY TO DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BEFORE SYMPTOMS OCCUR

    Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches...

    Alzheimer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    EARLY PDA CLOSURE MAY REDUCE ADVERSE OUTCOMES IN PREMATURE BABIES

    Extremely low birth weight infants with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus may benefit from transcatheter PDA closure in the...

    Baby
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    SOUTH AFRICAN SARS-COV-2 VARIANT PARTLY RESISTANT TO NEUTRALIZATION BY MRNA VACCINE, SAYS STUDY

    A new study deals with the clinical and virological effects of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants, especially as they affect vaccine efficacy.

    Vaccination
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    NLRP3 INFLAMMASOME INHIBITORS MAY HELP TREAT EARLY COVID-19, SAYS STUDY

    A new study by researchers in the U.S. further supports the hypothesis that the unregulated release of inflammatory cytokines is responsible...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW TOOL FOR PREDICTING THE EFFECTS OF SARS-COV-2 MISSENSE VARIANTS

    A new study by a team of researchers in the UK and US describes the use of a computational tool that generates all possible single...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    OHSU STUDY REPRESENTS A NEW MILESTONE IN THE FIELD OF PRECISION MEDICINE

    Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have demonstrated a new method of quickly mapping the genome of single cells, while...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    NEW 'E-MORPH' TEST METHOD REPLACES ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS TO DETECT HORMONE-LIKE EFFECTS

    Endocrine disruptors are hormone-like substances that can have undesirable effects on health. For example, chemicals can increase the...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    REPURPOSED DRUGS SHOW ANTIVIRAL SARS-COV-2 E CHANNEL BLOCKING ACTIVITY, FINDS STUDY

    A new study by researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel reports the discovery of a promising group of E channel...

    Drugs
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    A MISSING PROTEIN EXPLAINS THE APPEARANCE OF TUMOR CELLS IN PEOPLE WITH MULIBREY SYNDROME

    Researchers from the Andalusian Centre for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine , in collaboration with the Swiss Institute...

    Tumors, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    STRUCTURE OF SARS-COV-2 ENVELOPE PROTEIN-EPITHELIAL CELL JUNCTION PROTEIN COMPLEX EXPLAINS VIRULENCE

    A new study by researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University in the U.S. describes the key interaction between...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    FDA PERMITS MARKETING OF NEW DEVICE TO PROTECT ATHLETES FROM HARMFUL EFFECTS OF HEAD IMPACTS

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new device intended to be worn around the neck of athletes aged...

    Food, Sport, Drugs, AIDS, Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 27, 2021

    LEARNING TO LIVE AGAIN: A LAZARUS TALE FROM THE COVID FRONT LINES

    The twinkle in his eyes, the delight in his smile, the joyous way he moved his disease-withered frame. They all proclaimed a single,...

    Eye