Source: University of Leicester  Feb 14, 2019
Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce asthma attacks. Researchers from Leicester (UK) and Vancouver (Canada) have shown that the investigational drug, Fevipiprant (an oral, selective prostaglandin D2 receptor antagonist), reduces the amount of smooth muscle in t...
Source: Oregon Health and Science University  Feb 16, 2019
A team of researchers from Oregon Health and Science University has concluded from an extensive study involving a medicinal plant called Centella Asiatica, commonly known as Gotu Kola (in thai: bua bok ) is effective in terms of improving memory especially in the elderly and those afflicted with cognitive related diseases. Centella Asiatica  contains a variety of phyto chemicals such ...
Source: University Hospital Basel   Feb 15, 2019
There is a higher risk of fragility bone fracture for people with diabetes, and a new study was able to identify a key factor specific to type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients. The study in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that poor glucose control significantly reduces the risk, in T1D patients, of a fall from standing height or less t...
Source: The Institute of Cancer Research, London  Feb 10, 2019
A brand new type of cancer drug that acts as a ‘Trojan horse’ to get inside tumour cells has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types. In patients with advanced, drug-resistant cancers, over a quarter with cervical and bladder tumours, and nearly 15 per cent with ovarian and lung tumours, responded to the new treatment. The innovative new drug, called tisotumab ved...
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Source: University of Exeter  Feb 16, 2019
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.   Led by the University of Exeter and funded by the British Heart Foundation, the team has developed a new technique  that allows ...
Source: Oregon Health and Science University  Feb 16, 2019
A team of researchers from Oregon Health and Science University has concluded from an extensive study involving a medicinal plant called Centella Asiatica, commonly known as Gotu Kola (in thai: bua bok ) is effective in terms of improving memory especially in the elderly and those afflicted with cognitive related diseases. Centella Asiatica  contains a variety of phyto chemicals such ...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2019
Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in the New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures. It's also a valuable reminder that physic...
Source: University of Virginia  Feb 15, 2019
An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. Sepsis is a significant cause of death around the world. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Infection calls it "the body's extreme response to an infection." Essentially, the body's immune re...
Source: University Hospital Basel   Feb 15, 2019
There is a higher risk of fragility bone fracture for people with diabetes, and a new study was able to identify a key factor specific to type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients. The study in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that poor glucose control significantly reduces the risk, in T1D patients, of a fall from standing height or less t...