In new research, scientists have tested a new precision medicine approach –OncoTreat therapy— to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer. Using the new approach, the team studied the RNA; the tissue-specific copy of a cancer cell’s DNA, rather than the DNA itself. This will give a much more accurate picture of the genetic programs operating inside a tumor that enable its survival.
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According to a new study, direct care experiences with transgender patients not only increases the confidence of medical providers in providing care, but more importantly provides the patient with a better experience.
Most people with lung disease carry mutations in one of the genes that build the proteins that form molecular motors inside cilia. A single misshapen piece of protein can make the whole machine grind to a halt. But a few people have errors in proteins that are not part of the motor. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report they have solved that puzzle: The nonmotor proteins are like factory workers who put the motor together. Mutations cause these proteins to assemble the motor incorrectly.
In a new study, the researhcers have found that BMAA, a toxin linked to several neurodegenerative diseases, is present in high concentrations during cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Winnipeg.
In a milestone achievement for better understanding the development and function of the human placenta, scientists have derived and grown trophoblast stem cells for the first time.
An estimated 39397 people were living with HIV in Nepal at the end of 2015. In the same year 1331 people were newly infected with HIV and there were 2263 AIDS-related deaths. Despite steady improvements, the global target to reach 90% treatment coverage is far from being accomplished, as only about 30% of people living with HIV in Nepal were enrolled in treatment.
The objective of this proof-of-concept study was to conduct a series of tests to the hypothesis that Midazolam ( MDZ) is efficacious for treatment of acute Hydrogen sulfide ( H 2 S) -induced mortality and neurotoxicity . This is a groundbreaking study because no prior studies have addressed this question.
The roll-out of a new National Health Policy, enactment of a mental healthcare law and the launch of a strengthened immunization programme stood out for the Health Ministry in 2017.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of serious infections, myocardial infarction (MI), and coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
In a scientific first, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique to produce the valuable cell type and provides important insights into the cellular reprogramming process.
Forensic researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a more accurate way to assess an individual's age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur. The technique could be used to help identify human remains.
Chronic kidney disease ( CKD ) is accompanied by inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of 6-month supplementation with omega-3 acids on selected markers of inflammation in patients with CKD stages 1-3.