Using mice models, researchers studied about the chimera virus, produced in Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) Lisboa. Molecules to treat cancer caused by human herpesvirus infection could be studied using the chimera virus.
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A study published in the recent issue of Clinical Science revealed the impact of high sugar diet on individual's liver and cardiovascular health. The researchers from the University of Surrey demonstrated that healthy individuals had increased levels of fat in their blood and livers after they had consumed a high sugar diet.
A new study reported that virtual reality therapy improved arm and hand movement as effective as regular therapy after a stroke. The study findings published in the issue of Neurology®.
A recent study featured in PLOS Pathogens revealed that sepsis could increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection in mice by averting recruitment of cell that expert to fight against infection.
A meta-analysis states, faecal microbiota transplant ( FMT ) to be more effective than placebo for remission induction in patients with ulcerative colitis ( UC ), in absence of major short-term safety signals.
Sarah B. Mulkey, the lead author of the study opined that combination of MRI and standard ultrasound (US) offers corresponding data needed for the evaluation of progressive changes in the brains of the Zika-affected fetus in pregnancy. Further, the study found that relying on ultrasound alone would have given one mother the false assurance that her fetus' brain was developing normally while the sharper MRI clearly pointed to brain abnormalities.
A group of eight known blood disorders, known as Porphyria affects body's molecular machinery for making heme. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-transporting protein; heme binds with iron to give the red color. The different genetic variations that affect heme production give rise to different clinical presentations of porphyria.
People suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated with an increased risk of developing serious liver damage. Methotrexate is a medication often used to treat inflammatory diseases, which has been associated with an increased risk of serious liver damage.
A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reported that advanced melanoma could be diagnosed by immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy in individual patients. The research revealed that combination of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning initially could determine the benefits of treatment in patients with advanced melanoma. Because of prospective serious side-effects, the initial determination of ineffectiveness of ICI therapy could avoid unnecessary risk exposure. Thus, different treatments could be chosen.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest is the major cause of death in the millions in the U.S. alone. The cardiac arrest survivors were found to have severe neurological disabilities. The temporary loss of oxygenated blood flow to the brain resulted in the neuronal cell death.
According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, these result findings may reassure surgeons who abstained from ordering a short-course of antibiotics before patients surgical procedures since concerned about breeding antibiotic resistance.
The scientist from Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Hydrogel is a jelly-like material that could absorb extra fluids from swelling joints and releases the drugs. The study was published in the journal Advanced Materials.