Human Lung Tissue Used to Investigate Novel Pneumonia Treatments

Human Lung Tissue Used to Investigate Novel Pneumonia Treatments

Respiratory August 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM 0 comments

SEVERE viral and bacterial co-infection, initiating dangerous cases of pneumonia, has been the target of new drug-based treatments recently investigated by scientists using human lung tissue models. Aiming at correcting the misguided immune response in pneumonia, the new drug may effectively treat this harmful disease, which, according to the WorldRead More

Allergic Asthma in Newborns Linked to Mother’s Sugar Intake

Allergic Asthma in Newborns Linked to Mother’s Sugar Intake

Respiratory August 14, 2017 at 9:20 AM 0 comments

A SIGNIFICANT link between maternal free sugar intake and allergic asthma in offspring has been discovered. Previous studies have linked childhood asthma with a high intake of sugary soft drinks; however, the association between maternal sugar intake and risk of asthma in newborns has not been fully investigated. As aRead More

Link Established Between Iron Status and Coronary Artery Disease

Link Established Between Iron Status and Coronary Artery Disease

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology August 7, 2017 at 1:51 PM 0 comments

IRON may have protective qualities against heart disease, suggests a new study examining iron levels in relation to coronary artery disease (CAD), by a team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London, London, UK, a finding that could pave the way for new treatments in the future.Read More

3D-Printed Models: The Future of Heart Valve Replacement

3D-Printed Models: The Future of Heart Valve Replacement

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology August 7, 2017 at 12:18 PM 0 comments

OUTCOMES of heart valve replacements could be revolutionised through the use of three-dimensional (3D)-printed models, which could boost the success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), suggests research undertaken in Georgia, USA. TAVR is a minimally-invasive procedure that presents a safer alternative to open heart surgery; however, it is notRead More

Novel Antibody Therapy for the Treatment of Blood Cancers

Novel Antibody Therapy for the Treatment of Blood Cancers

Hematology, Oncology July 31, 2017 at 9:43 AM 0 comments

CREATION of a new antibody by researchers may provide an effective alternative treatment for multiple blood cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Until now, treatments for these malignancies have failed to remove cancerous cells from the bone marrow; an essential step in successful treatment. ByRead More

Colorectal Cancer Risk Reduced by a Mediterranean Diet

Colorectal Cancer Risk Reduced by a Mediterranean Diet

Hematology, Oncology July 31, 2017 at 9:42 AM 0 comments

RISK of colorectal cancer can be reduced by consuming certain components of the Mediterranean diet, according to data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer. This new research follows previous reports on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and takes a closerRead More

Infertility: Century-Old Procedure Offers New Hope

Infertility: Century-Old Procedure Offers New Hope

Reproductive Health July 24, 2017 at 8:50 AM 0 comments

OLD imaging techniques give new hope for infertile couples trying to conceive. Infertility affects a substantial proportion of the world’s population. For instance, in the USA ~1 million married women between 15 and 44 years of age are unable to get pregnant after 12 months of trying and 6.9 millionRead More

3D Printed Scaffolds Restore Ovary Function in Infertile Mice

3D Printed Scaffolds Restore Ovary Function in Infertile Mice

Reproductive Health July 24, 2017 at 8:49 AM 0 comments

INFERTILE mice, that have been surgically sterilised, have given birth to healthy offspring with the aid of three-dimensional (3D) printing functioning ovaries. Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Evanston, Illinois, USA, undertook the study with the aim toRead More

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Diabetes July 18, 2017 at 9:56 AM 0 comments

CANAGLIFLOZIN, a drug currently prescribed for lowering blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes, has also been found to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The research was carried out by scientists at The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia that suggested the drug has more thanRead More

Broccoli Sprout Extract Improves Type 2 Diabetics Fasting Glucose Levels

Broccoli Sprout Extract Improves Type 2 Diabetics Fasting Glucose Levels

Diabetes July 18, 2017 at 9:53 AM 0 comments

SULFORAPHANE, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, significantly improved fasting blood glucose levels in obese adults with Type 2 diabetes in a recent study. Sulforaphane was also found to reduce glucose production in cultured liver cells and appeared to reverse abnormal gene expression in the liver ofRead More