Results from a first-in-human phase I clinical trial, researchers at the University of California have found that treatment with cirmtuzumab, an experimental monoclonal antibody-based drug inhibited the stemness of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells.
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Results from a pivotal trial of PRO 140, a new HIV therapy, show that PRO 140 is an effective, long-acting therapeutic in combination with antiretroviral treatment (ART) for previously treated HIV-1 infected patients. This is an ongoing randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Fundoplication surgery works far better than continuous drug treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease refractory to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), as long as other conditions that can cause heartburn are carefully ruled out, a new study suggests.
Patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia commonly experience the sundown syndrome, a sudden worsening of confusion, agitation, and aggression at the end of the day. Its daily pattern suggested that "sundowning," as the phenomenon is also known, may be governed by the body's internal biological clock. The study was published today in Nature Neuroscience.
Synchronized by light and darkness, the circadian clock exerts control over wake/sleep cycles, body temperature, digestion, hormonal cycles and other physiological and behavior patterns. But whether the circadian clock regulated aggressive behavior was unknown.
Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment discovered. The results refute long-standing studies that indicated the influenza virus degrades and is inactivated sooner as the humidity increases.
Researchers have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning.
James Cook University scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year.
Researchers have assessed that Severely ill psychiatric patients in Denmark have been able to decide when to admit themselves to the hospital without having to first go to the emergency department for evaluation. Previous pilot studies have suggested that patient-controlled admissions, as they are called, reduced coercion whereby patients are forcibly treated or committed. The study was published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatry.
The public health insurance plan, started by the central government in 2016-17 fiscal, is yet to cover 38 of the 77 districts, Health Insurance Board (HIB) data shows.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), or Modicare, fails to address the enormous inequities in India's health sector, says Purendra Prasad, who, along with Amar Jesani, has edited "Equity and Access: Health Care Studies In India".