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Geriatrics

Promise for Reducing Health Care Use by Seniors

Incorporating community volunteers into the health care system shows promise in reducing health care usage by older adults and shifting health care from hospitals to primary care, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “They found that older adults who took part in the Health TAPESTRY program changed the way in which they used health care services,”…

Kidney damage

Prevent Kidney Damage In Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a way to prevent kidney failure; from occurring in people with multiple myeloma. Paul Sanders, M.D., a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology at UAB, found that the development of chronic; progressive kidney damage can prevent by blocking a pathway activated in the kidney by…

Dasyatis akajei

Antioxidant Peptides From Protein Hydrolysate Of Dasyatis Akajei

Superfluous reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced under oxidative stress conditions and they can destroy all types of macromolecules; which further lead to many health disorders, such as cancer, diabetes mellitus, and inflammatory diseases. In addition, oxidative decomposition of unsaturated lipids causes food rancidity; shortens the shelf-life of food products. Antioxidant peptides (APs) from food…

ACL Injury

ACL Injury Typically Affects Active Young Adults

A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee is not just painful; at the moment the injury also increases a patient’s risk of developing osteoarthritis later. The team uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test results; finite element models, gait analysis and biochemical analysis to study ACL injuries; determine which stresses on cartilage may…

immune Haematology

Researchers Ready B Cells For Novel Cell Therapy

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute are paving the way to use gene-edited B cells a type of white blood cell in the immune system to treat a wide range of potential diseases that affect children; including hemophilia and other protein deficiency disorders; autoimmune diseases; and infectious diseases. If successful, their research would open the door…

General medicine

Protein Supplements Have ‘Detrimental Effects’ On Health and Lifespan

Amino acids have long been praised by bodybuilders and fitness fanatics for their muscle building properties and have even been marketed as the magic ingredient in many “high-protein; low-carbohydrate” diets. When proteins are break down during digestion, they release amino acids, which are use to create the proteins that make up every cell; tissue and…

Photo-catalytic Property of copper atom

Enhancing The Photo-catalytic Property of Copper Atom

Researchers demonstrated enzyme-like heterogeneous catalysis for the first time. They developed a highly active heterogeneous TiO2 photocatalyst incorporated with many single copper atoms. They used this catalyst for the photocatalytic hydrogen production; and found that the catalyst is as active as the most active and expensive Pt-TiO2 catalyst. What if there were no tunnels in…

Space medicine

International Space Station In Space Medicine And Biotechnology

The UAE and Russia are in discussions for cooperation in long-term experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) in space medicine and biotechnology; a top Russian space official has said. In an interview with Khaleej Times, Dmitry Loskutov, director-general of Glavkosmos the daughter company of Russia’s Space Agency Roscosmos said their joint work with UAE’s…

Gastroenterology

Perceptions of HCPs and People with Obesity Revealed

The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers (HCPs) and people with obesity (PwO) is revealed in a new international study (the ACTION-IO study) presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2019) in Glasgow, UK; and published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Among the study’s findings are that while 71% of…

Nuclear medicine

Zero TE Skull MRI in Patients With Head Trauma

Zero TE (ZTE) skull magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a possible option for clinical use in patients with skull lesions and may be helpful in managing radio sensitive trauma patients; according to a study to be present at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, HI. The study is conduct…

Risk Of Psoriasis

Study Shows Higher Weight Increases Risk Of Psoriasis

Studies have link psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what? Higher BMI may contribute to increase inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less physically active and thus gaining weight, explains Mari…

Stem Cells in lab

Differences Between Stem Cells Grown On Different Biomaterials

The genes necessary for the growth and survival of stem cells are influencing the biomaterials; on which they are culture, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. The study by researchers at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research found that different substrates; but used to coat the surface of the lab dish…