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Bio-Rad launches first ultrasensitive multiplexed digital PCR assay for breast cancer mutation detection in clinical research

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:16
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of its first ultrasensitive multiplexed digital PCR assay, the ddPLEX ESR1 Mutation Detection Kit.

Balanced diet linked to better brain health and cognition, large-scale study shows

Rss Feed - Wed, 04/03/2024 - 00:02
Study utilizing the UK Biobank data identifies four dietary patterns, revealing the balanced diet subtype promotes superior cognitive functions and mental health outcomes compared to starch-free, vegetarian, or high-protein-low-fiber diets.

Systemic Inflammation Index: A new hope for autoimmune disease management

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:57
A routine blood test that measures a patient's inflammation levels could improve the early diagnosis and management of a wide range of debilitating autoimmune diseases.

Even moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may affect babies' prenatal development

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:49
University of New Mexico researchers have found that even low to moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may contribute to subtle changes in their babies' prenatal development, including lower birth length and a shorter duration of gestation.

Statins slightly up diabetes risk but cardiovascular benefits remain, finds study

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:34
Statin therapy modestly increases diabetes diagnoses but offers substantial cardiovascular benefits, outweighing the slight rise in glycemia, especially in those near diabetes diagnostic thresholds.

Canadian moms mostly stick to vitamin D rules for breastfed infants and young children, study finds

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:20
A Canadian study reveals high adherence to vitamin D supplementation among breastfed infants under 12 months, with variations in compliance based on sociodemographic factors.

How gut microbiome influences obesity onset differently in men and women

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 23:01
New research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Venice, Italy (12-15 May) identifies changes in the composition of gut bacteria that may play a key role in the onset and development of obesity, with differences in men and women, which might affect the metabolism of different nutrients and therefore the presence of bioactive molecules in the gut that influence the development of metabolic disease.

Low vitamin D in children linked to higher atopic dermatitis risk, study finds

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 22:52
Study reveals that low vitamin D levels in early childhood are linked to increased allergen sensitization and a higher risk of developing atopic dermatitis.

miR-205 knockout surprises with enhanced mammary development and cancer insights

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 22:34
New research unveils the paradoxical role of miR-205 in mammary gland development and its potential impact on breast cancer, highlighting the miRNA's complex involvement in stem cell regulation and tumor suppression.

“Zombie neurons” shed light on the cerebellum's critical teaching signals

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 15:47
Nestled at the back of your head, the cerebellum is a brain structure that plays a pivotal role in how we learn, adapting our actions based on past experiences.

Microwave ablation offers a promising treatment option for multifocal papillary thyroid cancer

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 15:31
In a 10-center study, microwave ablation offered progression free survival rates and fewer complications than surgery in the treatment of a form of thyroid cancer known as papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), according to research published today in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America.

Certain gut bacteria may help lower cholesterol and heart disease risk

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 15:25
Changes in the gut microbiome have been implicated in a range of diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease.

E-cigarette use linked to increased risk of heart failure, large study finds

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 15:03
People who use e-cigarettes are significantly more likely to develop heart failure compared with those who have never used them, according to one of the largest prospective studies to date investigating possible links between vaping and heart failure.

Ultrasound alone improves cognitive function in neurodegenerative disorders, UQ study finds

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 14:57
University of Queensland researchers have found targeting amyloid plaque in the brain is not essential for ultrasound to deliver cognitive improvement in neurodegenerative disorders.

Study finds elevated sodium consumption in heart disease patients

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:36
Individuals with heart disease stand to gain the most from a low-sodium diet but, on average, consume over twice the recommended daily sodium intake, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.

Cardiovascular risk can rise sharply after women go through menopause

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:29
Study shows women quickly catch up to men in terms of cardiovascular risk; underscores the need for increased awareness and screening.

Examining how pain could play a direct protective role in the gut

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 09:13
In this interview, News Medical speaks to Isaac Chiu, Ph.D and Daping Yang, Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School, about their latest research, revealing the surprising properties of pain.

Can sugar-free biscuits cut appetite in overweight adults? New study explores

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 06:14
The changes in endocrine responses and appetite with sweeteners and sweetness enhancers such as Stevia and Neotame.

Can generative AI truly transform healthcare into a more personalized experience?

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 05:35
The current literature on large language model (LLM)-based evaluation metrics for healthcare chatbots.

Revolutionizing brain tumor treatment: the rise of AI in neuro-oncology

Rss Feed - Tue, 04/02/2024 - 04:44
The current state of knowledge about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of brain tumors.