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Four new polyhydroxy steroidal glycosides; culcinosides A–D (1, 2, 4, and 7), along with three known compounds; echinasteroside C (3), linckoside F (5), and linckoside L3 (6) were isolated from the ethanol extract of starfish Culcita novaeguineae.
A new study including the onset of kidney disease in a major marker for kidney disease development. Scientists have discovered nano-sized 'shuttles,' which transport a damaging enzyme outside of the kidney cells for it to begin the scarring process on the surface. The study is hoped that it could lead to new therapies to try to block the tiny microvesicles about 100 nanometers in diameter and potentially stop the disease in its tracks. The study was published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
A new study recommends that NASA should update its radiation guidelines for astronauts because there is now more accurate data about how space affects the human body. Using an instrument on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter called CRaTER, its team found that rates of a certain kind of radiation in space are even higher than they previously predicted. This could pose a possible health risk for future voyages to the moon or Mars.
New research conducted in Chicago, Illinois suggests that hydrocortisone granules (Infacort, Diurnal) offer improved pediatric dosing precision either when taken directly by mouth or sprinkled on soft food
According to the research, the study identified Ethyl pyruvate as a possible antidote against hepatotoxicity which is caused by the overdosage of acetaminophen in mouse models
Most women experience some morning sickness during pregnancy, but the pregnant women who experience the more severe form of nausea and vomiting, known as hyperemesis gravidarum. New research finds two specific genes associated with this condition
According to the study, researchers found tissue and fluid collected from a Pap test can detect endometrial and ovarian cancer in women when subjected to genetic testing
A multi-site study from Northwestern Medicine reveals that scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to study which drugs will work for which patients. In the near future, patients won't have to waste time and be disappointed with months of ineffective therapy.
According to the research, bioequivalent doses of oral corticosteroids are a cheaper and effective alternative to intravenous corticosteroids for acute optic neuritis (ON)
According to the study maternal alcohol use early in the pregnancy by the mother may be a risk factor for a condition in which an infant's intestines develop outside the abdomen
Breast cancer patients reported fewer moderate or marked side effects if they were treated with radiotherapy to part of the breast or a reduced dose to the whole breast, rather than with standard radiotherapy to the whole breast, according to a study presented at the 11th European Breast Cancer Conference.