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Vanderbilt Lung Cancer Trial for Never Smokers Goes Online

2 January, 2019 – 4:32 am |

One of the mysteries of lung cancer is why many people who have never smoked to develop the disease. More than 219,000 patients are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. About 20,000 – one in 10 – never smoked snuff. Most patients are women. One […]

Oleocanthal may help prevent, treat Alzheimer’s

30 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Oleocanthal, a natural compound found in extra virgin olive oil, alters the structure of the neurotoxic protein thought to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. This structural change hinders the ability of the protein in brain damage nerve cells. “The results can help identify effective preventive measures and lead to improved therapeutics in […]

PCPs are front line defense in diagnosing serious illness in patients with acute lower back pain

23 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A study by researchers at the George Institute for International Health in Australia found that it is rare that patients who come to the PCP with acute low back pain without previous diagnosis of serious diseases. The most common cause serious illness vertebral fracture was documented, with half of the cases identified at the time […]

Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer’s plaques

5 December, 2018 – 4:34 am |

Chronic sleep deprivation in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease causes Alzheimer’s brain plaques appear earlier and more often, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report online this week in Science Express. They also found that orexin, a protein that helps regulate the sleep cycle seems to be directly involved in […]

Study finds nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease on the rise in the United States

2 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms found in water and soil that can cause severe pulmonary (lung) disease in humans. Pulmonary NTM is increasing in the United States, according to a large study of people hospitalized with the disease. A research team led by epidemiologists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part […]

Scientists to test gammaglobulin treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

2 December, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers at the Memory and Cognition Center University Hospitals Case Medical Center will begin testing an interesting new approach to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), also known as gamma globulin. IVIG is used traditionally to treat primary immunodeficiency disorders, but is not currently approved for the treatment of AD, […]

Enzyme is key to clogged arteries

1 December, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have made a breakthrough in understanding what causes the arteries to clog. They have discovered that an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-8 plays a crucial role in increasing blood pressure and cause abnormal accumulation of cells in the arteries – which increase the risk of heart disease. Heart disease […]

Mount Sinai leads unprecedented attempt to discover rules for assembling human tissue

29 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and two other academic institutions have received federal funding for systematic functional kidney tissue from human tissue modeling into a computer. If successful, the research that integrates several emerging technologies, including virtual modeling and nanofabrication tissues, could lead to a more predictable way for researchers to engineer tissue […]

Groundbreaking model of heart disease rewarded with NIH Pioneer Award

28 November, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

A model pioneered by the University of Utah, the cardiologist suggested as a cause of heart disease is the kind of creative thinking from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) likes to see-and benefits with one of his greatest honors, a grant of 2.5 million U.S. dollars 2009 Pioneer. Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, professor of […]

Historic gene therapy trial to treat Alzheimer’s disease underway at Georgetown

24 October, 2018 – 4:32 am |

Researchers in the Program Memory Disorders at Georgetown University Medical Center are recruiting volunteers for a national study of gene therapy – the first study of its kind for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. The Phase II study examining the safety and potential benefits of CERE-110. CERE-110 contains a gene and injected during […]

IOM report released on species-jumping diseases

12 October, 2018 – 4:32 pm |

Major deficiencies undermine the capabilities of the world community to prevent, detect early step microbes and respond effectively to threatening species such as virus H1N1 pandemic sweeping the globe, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a detailed plan to establish and fund a comprehensive and […]

Adding cetuximab to chemotherapy reduces advanced lung cancer death risk by 13 percent

27 September, 2018 – 4:33 pm |

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are treated with cetuximab (Erbitux) plus chemotherapy are 13% less likely to die than those receiving chemotherapy alone, regardless of their cocktail of chemotherapy drugs used A recent research. They also experience disease progression slower and a greater likelihood of tumor shrinkage. While a study last year found […]

Study Says Flu boosts heart-attack risk

25 September, 2018 – 4:33 am |

Heart problems may represent a huge share of deaths from influenza, according to a study released Tuesday that heart patients get immunized against influenza. The paper, published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, examines the mortality figures for acute myocardial infarction – a heart attack – and cardiovascular disease during flu outbreaks between 1932 […]

Reduced Salt in Food Could Save Lives and Money, Study Shows

12 September, 2017 – 4:33 pm |

A voluntary effort by the service of the U.S. food industry to reduce salt in processed food could have serious consequences for the health of the U.S. population, prevention of strokes and heart attacks in nearly a million Americans and saving 32.1 billion U.S. dollars in medical costs, according to a new study by researchers […]

Early signs of Glaucoma found in the Brain

8 September, 2017 – 4:36 pm |

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now one step closer to deciphering the leading cause of blindness in the United States – glaucoma. In a recent study, David Calkins, Ph.D., research director of the VEI, found the first sign of glaucoma damage actually occurs in the brain. Glaucoma is usually considered a disease of […]