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Clinical Study of EV3D Drug Response Assay

KIYATEC, Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patients in a U.S. clinical study of its Ex Vivo 3D drug response assay (EV3D) across several difficult-to-treat solid tumors. The 3D-PREDICT clinical study has been initiated at the Cancer Institute of Greenville Health System (GHS) with the goal of recruiting 640 patients across additional clinical sites to be added in the future.

Abnormalities Of Circadian Rhythm And Dysfunction In Patients With ME

Researchers aimed to explore circadian rhythm patterns in rest and activity and distal skin temperature (DST) and their association with self-reported outcome measures, in CFS/ME patients and healthy controls at two different times of the year. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients frequently show autonomic symptoms which may be associated with a hypothalamic dysfunction. 

Aminoacid Mechanism Breakdown May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Researchers suggest that the irregular metabolism of branched-chain amino acids components of proteins found in many foods may be partially to blame for progression to type 2 diabetes. The biological mechanisms underlying this rise in type 2 diabetes risk are mysterious. The study was published in Clinical Chemistry.

In the U.S., about five out of 100 expectant mothers develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a temporary form of diabetes in which hormonal changes disrupt insulin function. Although GDM is often symptomless and subsides after delivery, women with a history of it face a seven-fold risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

New Insights Of Brain Anatomy

The brain is an amazing three-pound organ that controls all functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain. Protected within the skull, the brain is composed of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brainstem.

The brain receives information through our five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing often many at one time. It assembles the messages in a way that has meaning for us and can store that information in our memory. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the arms and legs, and the function of many organs within our body.