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The Optimal Duration Of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy For Minor Stroke

The researches find that the dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin resulted in a net benefit vs aspirin alone when balancing the risks of a recurrent stroke against a hemorrhagic event; pooled data from two randomized, double-blind studies suggests. The analysis used individual patient-level data on more than 10,000 participants in the previously reported CHANCE and POINT…

Gastroenterology

Rates Of Colonoscopies Boosted By Text Reminders, Instructions

The researches find that the patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the “no show” rates, according to a recent study conducted by Penn Medicine researchers. Through sending reminders and instruction, opening the door for patients to ask questions; and sharing helpful links, the team increased rate of colonoscopies to…

Brain

Microgravity In Space And Its Effects On The Brain

Researchers from Russia and Belgium have found that space travel that leads to microgravity situations; may have a significant effect on the brains of humans. Cosmonauts who travel in space have shown alterations in their brain connections especially those associated; with movement and perception, explain the researchers. The study titled, “Alterations of Functional Brain Connectivity…

Prostate Cancer

New Treatment For Prostate Cancer By Blocking Specific Protein

Researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania says; that Blocking a kinase known as CDK7 sets off a chain reaction that results in the death of prostate cancer cells. The team identified the role of CDK7 as the on/off switch that controls Med-1; a process that works in partnership with the…

Autism

Autism Study Stresses Importance Of Communicating With Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism; suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. Dr. Meghan Swanson, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Dallas, is the corresponding author of the study, published online in Autism Research. It is the first to extend…

Self Killing Of Cancer Cells By Perturbing Ion Homeostasis

Self Killing Of Cancer Cells By Perturbing Ion Homeostasis

According to the research study, the researchers have describing a new mechanisms; which inducing the self-killing of cancer cells by perturbing ion homeostasis. By this the study developing an helical polypeptide potassium ionophores; that lead to the onset of programmed cell death. The ionophores increase the active oxygen concentration to stress endoplasmic reticulum to the…

Breast Cancer

Link Between Forms Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy And Breast Cancer

An international collaboration, using data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer; from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide, has found that using MHT associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; and that some increased risk persists for more than a decade after use stops. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that all types…

PTSD

New Medication To Improve Effects Of Psychological Treatment For PTSD

A medication that boosts the body’s own cannabis-like substances; endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, obtained in an early-stage; experimental study on healthy volunteers at Linköping University in Sweden; give hope that a new treatment developed for post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. The study…

Mitochondria's Role In The Center Of Metabolism Activity

Mitochondria’s Role In The Center Of Metabolism Activity

As mitochondria, is the cell’s power stations; release quick bursts of heat by unleashing the power storing in an internal proton battery; the researchers finding. Better understanding of this process could point to new targets for treating obesity and cancer. Producing heat is part of the mitochondria’s role in the center of metabolism activity. It…

Inflammation Trigger Silent Genetic Defect, Causes Lung Damage

Inflammation Trigger Silent Genetic Defect, Causes Lung Damage

Lung Damage; In this study researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have find that inflammation in the lungs, trigger by something as simple as the flu, may wake up a silent genetic defect that causes sudden onset cases of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly form of high blood pressure in the lungs. “It’s a…

Pharmacology

Magnetic Compounds Reduce Toxicity Of Heavy Metal Cancer Treatment

The researches find that the Despite their toxicity, heavy metals have been used in medicine for hundreds of years and their importance as treatment options are undisputed. They have therapeutic applications across a range of indications, including microbial infections, ulcers; arthritis and they have proved especially valuable in the battle against cancer.  Arsenic, antimony, gold,…