The Potential of SHP-1 Control in the Maintenance of Stent Patency

The Potential of SHP-1 Control in the Maintenance of Stent Patency

Interventional Cardiology February 7, 2017 at 10:47 AM 0 comments

SURGICAL STENT implantation within Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is an operation of limited long-term success, due to the accelerated rate at which these patient’s arteries will likely become reblocked. Already at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, this problem is then further augmented for the patient asRead More

Microgreen Consumption May Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Microgreen Consumption May Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology February 7, 2017 at 10:46 AM 0 comments

MICROGREENS, seedlings of plants often used as up-market garnishes, may be the key to better cardiovascular protection and lower levels of circulating lipids. Although the benefits of ‘eating our greens’ to modulate hypercholesterolaemia is already known universally to be a healthy commitment in the long term, researchers from the USRead More

Mechanical Force Used by Antibiotics to ‘Tear Apart’ Resistant Bacteria

Uncategorized February 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have found that antibiotics are still able to kill resistant bacteria by using mechanical force to ‘tear holes in the bacteria and rip them apart’. These findings will help scientists to develop new antibiotics, and modify existing ones, to overcome resistance in infectious bacterium, according to lead author ofRead More

Scientists Report New Approach for Developing Safer and More Stable Polio Vaccines

Gastroenterology February 6, 2017 at 2:52 PM 0 comments

MODIFYING existing ‘virus-like particles’ (VLPs) to create more stabilised structures could represent a new approach to developing more practical poliovirus vaccines, researchers have reported. VLPs undergo damaging changes when exposed to heat, which makes them unusable as a poliovirus vaccine unlike their success as vaccines for the hepatitis B andRead More

Large Genetic Study Identifies New Treatment Targets for High Blood Pressure

Hematology February 2, 2017 at 9:43 AM 0 comments

THE RESULTS of a large genetic study have validated 107 genes linked to high blood pressure, which could help scientists to identify at-risk patients and develop new drug treatments. Researchers have suggested that these findings could allow doctors to target medication for patients at a higher risk of hypertension andRead More

Urine Samples Used to Detect Bladder Cancer

Urology February 1, 2017 at 2:36 PM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have developed a non-invasive bisulphite sequencing test to detect bladder cancer using urine samples that matches the performance of a cystoscopy, the current clinical standard. The UroMark test was developed by researchers at the University College of London (UCL), London, UK and uses genomic sequence to detect abnormal cancerRead More

Brain-Computer Interface Allows Patients with Paralysis to Communicate

Neurology February 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM 0 comments

SCIENTISTS have reported the use of a brain-computer interface that allows patients suffering from complete motor paralysis to communicate and answer ‘yes’ and ‘no’ questions. Four patients were enrolled into the study with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and suffering from complete motor paralysis but intact cognitive and emotional processing. ThisRead More

Database Created to Collect Cancer Mutation Information

Oncology January 31, 2017 at 2:04 PM 0 comments

RESEARCHERS in the USA have developed a freely accessible database for collecting and interpreting information on cancer genome alterations. The Clinical Interpretations of Variants in Cancer (CIViC) database is an online resource created by Prof Obi Griffith and Prof Malachi Griffith from the McDonnell Genome Institute, Washington University School ofRead More

Scientists Discover Gene That Reduces Mutations in Mycobacteria

Respiratory January 31, 2017 at 10:07 AM 0 comments

A GENE has been discovered that could halt the development of drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ from strains of tuberculosis by reducing the mutation rates in mycobacteria. The gene, called NucS, was found by scientists from Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Madrid, Spain, and the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, by using a geneticRead More

Concussion Can be Assessed by Blood Protein

Concussion Can be Assessed by Blood Protein

Hematology, Oncology January 30, 2017 at 8:31 AM 0 comments

RESULTS from a new study have linked higher blood levels of tau, a brain protein, to lengthier periods of recovery from concussion for athletes, potentially serving as a marker to assess athletes’ readiness to return to competition. Whilst 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur annually in the USA, currently there areRead More