Long-Term Diabetes Reversal: More Than Just a Magic Trick

Long-Term Diabetes Reversal: More Than Just a Magic Trick

Diabetes April 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM 0 comments

REVERSIBLE! A concept that may seem unimaginable to patients with diabetes, has now been demonstrated by a study from Newcastle University. In 2011, Prof Roy Taylor, Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, published a study which highlighted the possibility that diabetes is reversible. However, the studyRead More

Mirtazapine: A New Treatment for Functional Dyspepsia

Mirtazapine: A New Treatment for Functional Dyspepsia

Gastroenterology April 4, 2016 at 9:15 AM 0 comments

IMPROVEMENTS in many symptoms of functional dyspepsia have been observed in a pilot study of mirtazapine, an antidepressant. Functional dyspepsia is a highly prevalent gastrointestinal disorder and can present with early satiation, postprandial fullness, and epigastric pain and burning in the absence of underlying systemic or metabolic disease. The mostRead More

Aspirin: A Potential Preventative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

Aspirin: A Potential Preventative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

Gastroenterology April 4, 2016 at 9:13 AM 0 comments

A NOVEL use for aspirin has recently been discovered in two long-term studies. Whilst aspirin is commonly used to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease, headaches, and arthritis, the new research suggests the drug could also be beneficial for colorectal cancer (CRC). The US Preventative Services Task Force examined the Nurses’Read More

Hepatitis C Provides Potent Antiviral Molecules

Hepatitis C Provides Potent Antiviral Molecules

Hepatology March 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM 0 comments

RESISTANT viruses may soon face a potent new antiviral body in the form of the amphipathic α-helical (AH) peptide, a molecule found within the hepatitis C virus that is able to analyse and discriminate between viral and host cells. “Although there are many antiviral drugs on the market, a commonRead More

Team Discover Achilles’ Heel of Liver Cancer

Team Discover Achilles’ Heel of Liver Cancer

Hepatology March 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM 0 comments

DEADLY liver cancer may have met its match, with the discovery of stem cell markers in the biological makeup of hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite intensive chemotherapy treatments, hepatocellular carcinoma patients often experience a relapse due to residual, chemo-resistant stem cells. Roughly 24,550 deaths were attributable to liver cancer in 2015, andRead More

Seaweed Spawns Solutions to Stem Cell Storage and Treatment

Seaweed Spawns Solutions to Stem Cell Storage and Treatment

Dermatology March 21, 2016 at 9:36 AM 0 comments

PARAMEDICS and physicians will soon see a cost-effective solution to stem cell use through the pragmatic use of seaweed to treat wounds, particularly in emergency situations such as battlefields. Alginate, a natural extract of seaweed, is commonly used independently in the cosmetic, healthcare, and food industries. Stem cells, on theRead More

Molecular Underpinning of Flexible Elastin Tissue Unveiled

Molecular Underpinning of Flexible Elastin Tissue Unveiled

Dermatology March 21, 2016 at 9:35 AM 0 comments

MYSTERIOUS mechanisms of elastin tissue, a vital aspect of enabling our body to function, have finally been revealed through a novel combination of techniques in a recent study by an international team of collaborators. The protein-based tissue is responsible for creating flexibility in the body; it enables the most rudimentaryRead More

Scientists Map a Path to a Potential HIV-1 Cure

Scientists Map a Path to a Potential HIV-1 Cure

Hematology March 7, 2016 at 9:32 AM 0 comments

RESEARCHERS have uncovered a potential pathway to curing HIV-1 infection, the predominant strain of the disease worldwide, which could signal hope for many with the disease. HIV is a major global public health issue, with 15 million people receiving treatment for the disease as of March 2015 . Fear remainsRead More