Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk
Researchers continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health.
17 Nov 2019 ⋅ 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more
Brand discount cards have become a popular way for patients to reduce out-of-pocket spending on drugs; however, controversy exists over their potential to increase insurers’ costs.
16 Nov 2019 ⋅ Canadian Medical Association Journal
Genetics may determine who benefits from broccoli’s effects on kidney health
When the researchers examined information from a large clinical trial, they found that high consumption of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables was linked with a lower risk of kidney failure.
14 Nov 2019 ⋅ Journal of American Society of Nephrology
Bionic pacemaker slows progression of heart failure
Findings give hope for heart failure patients and may revolutionise the future design of cardiac pacemakers.
14 Nov 2019 ⋅ The Journal of Physiology
Phage therapy shows promise for alcoholic liver disease
Gut bacteria toxin linked to worse clinical outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease; treatment with bacteriophages clears the bacteria and eliminates the disease in mice.
13 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature
Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels and lungs
The study also identifies some of the mechanisms involved, for which there has been limited information up until now.
13 Nov 2019 ⋅ European Heart Journal
Using sound waves to remotely target drugs to tumors
Researchers have combined an ultrafast ultrasound imaging system with ultrasonic tweezers to track, trap and target drug carriers within a phantom blood vessel.
12 Nov 2019 ⋅ Applied Physics Letters
Spray painting fiber bandages onto wounds
A new device can deposit drug-delivering fibers directly onto biological material.
12 Nov 2019 ⋅ Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B
Emerging intersections between neuroscience and malignant brain tumors
The establishment of neuronal and glial networks in the brain depends on the activities of neural progenitors, which are influenced by cell-intrinsic mechanisms, interactions with the local microenvironment and long-range signaling
12 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Neuroscience
Newborn baby hiccups could be key to brain development
Pre-term infants are particularly prone to hiccups, as they spend an estimated 1% of their time hiccupping - roughly 15 minutes a day.
12 Nov 2019 ⋅ Clinical Neurophysiology