According to a meta-regression analysis of 14 clinical trials, treatment-related changes in bone formation markers predict vertebral-fracture reduction with anti-resorptive drug therapy . The study findings were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research .
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Researchers have applied Nobel prize-winning microscope technology to uncover an ion channel structure that could lead to new treatments for kidney stones . The study was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology , revealed atomic-level of the protein that serves as a passageway for calcium across the kidney cell membranes.
Researchers from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, was concerned to see if depressive symptoms might also affect patients' health outcomes. Many patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer experience symptoms of depression, which can make it difficult for them to manage treatment side effects, quit smoking, or maintain adequate nutrition or sleep habits. The study got published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies. The findings were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to asthma, kidney injury, and brain trauma. The results, reported today in the journal Cell, are the early steps toward drug development that could transform emergency and critical care treatment.
In a study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have described that influenza-related deaths in the United States have ranged from a low of 12,000 in 2011–12 to 56,000 in 2012–13. This year's influenza outbreak is already the most widespread on record since health officials began keeping track about a dozen years ago, with millions of Americans being infected by emerging and current strains such as the dominant H3N2.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections, but endoscopy may have fewer down-the-line complications.
New research published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International has found that tooth loss may contribute to musculoskeletal frailty in the old people ( age>50) with fewer than 20 teeth being at greatest risk.
Kessler Foundation receives a major federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), which funds an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Project in Rehabilitation Neuroscience and Engineering.
According to a Western researcher, a little more time on the treadmill may be just what the doctor ordered for Canada's astronauts battling microgravity's effects on circulation. Kevin Shoemaker, Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, said his group's new findings can improve astronauts' health and may also help understand and prevent falls among frail elderly people on Earth.
A new international study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), has made an important discovery about the key role of macrophages, a type of immune cell, in systemic sclerosis (SSc), a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure.
According to a new research published in American Journal of Hematology, exome sequencing (ES) has the potential to molecularly diagnose causes of inherited platelet disorders (IPD) and to identify candidate genes for functional evaluation.