Use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) to lower blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer compared with use of another group of blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), finds a study in The BMJ.
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A new, $ 17.8 million grant will ensure USC remains at the forefront of research to protect people from tobacco-related health risks. The money will be used to promote biomedical and behavioral research to build the scientific underpinning for regulation of tobacco products . USC is part of a national, federally funded program to assess and prevent harm from tobacco products.
A cluster of factors may help predict which patients are likely to develop Clostridioides difficile, a potentially life-threatening disease commonly known as C. difficile or C. diff, a new study has found. And that could help in efforts to prevent infection, according to the researchers. The study appears in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineer is working in collaboration with a pioneer in the field to develop an implantable optical probe that can be inserted in the brain and used to monitor brain function after traumatic injuries or surgeries, then be absorbed by the body. If successful, the device would increase patient comfort during recovery and lessen the risks of complications from surgery to remove monitoring devices.
The winner of the Johanna Duermueller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018 is Dr. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg. As a Senior Scientist, she conducts research in the Gastroenterology / Mucosal Immunology Research Laboratory at Bern University Hospital and at the Department for BioMedical Research at the University of Bern. Ganal-Vonarburg is being awarded for its research in the field of commensal microbiota – the microbes in the intestine.
A study published in The Lancet HIV shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not only to those with HIV-1.
InDevR announced that it will follow proof of concept development for new VaxArray potency assays for measles (M) and rubella vaccines sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The long-term objective is to create in vitro measles and rubella potency assays in order to deliver high-quality MR vaccines to market faster and with lower production costs. The project will leverage the multiplexed VaxArray platform, which was first developed and validated for more efficient potency testing of influenza vaccines.
Allied BioScience, a Plano, Texas-based biotechnology company announced today it has received an approved label from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SurfaceWise ™, a new bacteriostatic surface coating that inhibits the growth of and provides continuous protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae which cause odor, staining and discoloration in various commercial settings, including hospitals and sports facilities.
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study Suggests That Anopheles species, Including some Found in the United States are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus , Which Caused you Outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.
According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with the same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.
It may be tempting for parents or coaches to urge young children to specialize in one sport early on to help maximize their chance at making it to the big leagues, but that might not be the best path to success.
In Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, citizens are trapped in a chemically induced state of docility and compliance. Their fictional drug of choice: Soma. Throughout North America and in some parts of Europe today, people are rendered into a diminished state (and killed) by an all too real version of soma: Opioids.
The misuse of these powerful narcotics is leading to an epidemic of addiction and death. As doctors and researchers, we want to highlight this epidemic-emergent as a major disruptor within Canada's hospitals.