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Odor identification test may help detect early-stage Alzheimer's disease

Odor identification test may help detect early-stage Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Study finds link between eczema and S. aureus bacteria

Study finds link between eczema and S. aureus bacteria

A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown that, on average, 70% of eczema patients are colonised with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (S. aureus, including MRSA) on their skin lesions. [More]
New analysis reveals ways to reduce patient's risk of postoperative pneumonia after cardiac surgery

New analysis reveals ways to reduce patient's risk of postoperative pneumonia after cardiac surgery

Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after open heart surgery, leading to longer hospital stays and lower odds of survival. [More]
New research collaboration aims to advance clinical trials of Cell Pouch System in people with type 1 diabetes

New research collaboration aims to advance clinical trials of Cell Pouch System in people with type 1 diabetes

A new research funding agreement between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Sernova, a clinical-stage regenerative medicine biotech, aims to address people with severe type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are hypoglycemia unaware, a condition in which a person with diabetes does not experience the usual early warning symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) following an insulin injection. [More]
University-industry partnership enhances biomedical research capability in Australia

University-industry partnership enhances biomedical research capability in Australia

The University of Sydney is preparing to acquire advanced MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology that will expedite their preclinical and translational medicine research capabilities. [More]
Global study confirms Dutch men and Latvian women as world's tallest

Global study confirms Dutch men and Latvian women as world's tallest

Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. [More]
Liquid biopsies hold potential for detecting NSCLC EGFR mutations, predicting cancer recurrence

Liquid biopsies hold potential for detecting NSCLC EGFR mutations, predicting cancer recurrence

Three manuscripts published in the recent issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, explored the versatility of liquid biopsies by identifying EGFR mutations using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in urine and plasma and examining circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in plasma to predict the risk of lung cancer recurrence after surgical resection. [More]
Researchers identify genetic variants linked to radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer patients

Researchers identify genetic variants linked to radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer patients

A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects. [More]
Study identifies key risk factors involved in patient-to-patient transmission of drug-resistant bacteria

Study identifies key risk factors involved in patient-to-patient transmission of drug-resistant bacteria

Three key factors increase the risk for patient-to-patient transmission of an extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as CP-CRE, according to a new study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
First confirmed case of Alzheimer’s disease in HIV-positive patient to be presented at AAIC 2016

First confirmed case of Alzheimer’s disease in HIV-positive patient to be presented at AAIC 2016

The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual will be presented in a poster session at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto July 27. [More]
New simulator allows trainees to gain practice with duplex ultrasound scanning

New simulator allows trainees to gain practice with duplex ultrasound scanning

A team with funding from the National Institutes of Health has created a new simulator that allows clinicians who perform a complicated ultrasound technique to gain practice on a mannequin before trying it on patients. [More]
Scientists develop prediction score to identify older adults at risk of developing pneumonia

Scientists develop prediction score to identify older adults at risk of developing pneumonia

In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers developed a "prediction score" to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing pneumonia. [More]
UBC and Ryerson study finds streetcar tracks may contribute to increase in bike crashes

UBC and Ryerson study finds streetcar tracks may contribute to increase in bike crashes

One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists. [More]

Paintings reveal historical love affair with visually appealing status foods

Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European paintings shows that meat and bread were among the most commonly depicted foods in paintings of meals from the 16th century. [More]
New research could provide insights into Alzheimer's and schizophrenia

New research could provide insights into Alzheimer's and schizophrenia

Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. [More]
Scientists unveil structure of Zika NS1 protein

Scientists unveil structure of Zika NS1 protein

Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus's reproduction and its interaction with a host's immune system. [More]
Researchers estimate total number of people who may become infected by Zika virus

Researchers estimate total number of people who may become infected by Zika virus

New research from the University of Notre Dame places a new upper limit on the total number of people who could become infected by the Zika virus in the first wave of the current epidemic. [More]
Embryonic stem cell gene Nanog holds potential for reversing effects of aging

Embryonic stem cell gene Nanog holds potential for reversing effects of aging

The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog. [More]
People with bipolar disorder not diagnosed until six years after onset of symptoms, study finds

People with bipolar disorder not diagnosed until six years after onset of symptoms, study finds

Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment. [More]
Researchers develop first placenta-on-a-chip to model interface between mother and fetus

Researchers develop first placenta-on-a-chip to model interface between mother and fetus

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. [More]
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