CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

CDK4 Protein Both a Trigger and Target for Treatment of Liver Disease

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have identified the CDK4 protein as a trigger for the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and found that its inhibition can prevent the further development of early stages of the disease. In a recent study by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, USA,Read More

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM 0 comments

KILLING as many people as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, or malaria, hepatitis has risen in worldwide prominence, resulting annually in 1.45 million deaths. This is according to data from 183 countries over 13 years, analysed by Imperial College, London, UK, and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Hepatitis, an inflammation of theRead More

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Burden of Viral Hepatitis Grows

Hepatology August 30, 2016 at 9:12 AM 0 comments

KILLING as many people as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, or malaria, hepatitis has risen in worldwide prominence, resulting annually in 1.45 million deaths. This is according to data from 183 countries over 13 years, analysed by Imperial College, London, UK, and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Hepatitis, an inflammation of theRead More

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes August 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM 0 comments

REDUCING the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by fully completing a new education programme may now be possible, according to a study supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), London, UK. In a period where the National Health Service (NHS) is seeing an escalation in cases ofRead More

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Education Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes August 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM 0 comments

REDUCING the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by fully completing a new education programme may now be possible, according to a study supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), London, UK. In a period where the National Health Service (NHS) is seeing an escalation in cases ofRead More

A Clearer Future for Diabetic Eye Disease Sufferers

A Clearer Future for Diabetic Eye Disease Sufferers

Diabetes August 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM 0 comments

RESULTS have shown how a small protein can cause vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes, after researchers from Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana, USA, utilised data from optometry patients’ eyes to create a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye. Showing how vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)Read More

A Clearer Future for Diabetic Eye Disease Sufferers

A Clearer Future for Diabetic Eye Disease Sufferers

Diabetes August 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM 0 comments

RESULTS have shown how a small protein can cause vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes, after researchers from Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana, USA, utilised data from optometry patients’ eyes to create a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye. Showing how vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)Read More

Inhalable Ibuprofen May Improve Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Inhalable Ibuprofen May Improve Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Respiratory August 15, 2016 at 11:14 AM 0 comments

INHALABLE ibuprofen could result in an effective and tolerable drug that helps slow the progression of lung function decline in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, research suggests. Researchers from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan, Texas, USA, are currently working on a form of ibuprofen that isRead More

Echocardiograms Could Aid Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease

Echocardiograms Could Aid Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease

Respiratory August 15, 2016 at 11:12 AM 0 comments

RESEARCHERS have shown that an echocardiography test is able to detect pulmonary hypertension in new-born mice which could provide a better understanding and improved treatment of respiratory disease. A research team at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, developed a mouse model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease oftenRead More

Electric Mesh Device Could Save the Heart from Failure

Electric Mesh Device Could Save the Heart from Failure

Cardiology August 8, 2016 at 10:09 AM 0 comments

AN INNOVATIVE electric mesh device that wraps around the heart to transport electrical impulses has been used to improve cardiac function in experimental models of heart failure. Researchers have designed an electrical device that can be used for improving heart function and treating arrhythmias. It has been found to compensateRead More