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Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 04, 2019  3 years ago
Cardiovascular (CV) disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide. Vascular regeneration is one of the many  promising treatments for cardiovascular disease. Remodeling the endotheliumi.e., forming a confluent vascular endothelial cell monolayer on the lumen plays a vital role in this process. However, rapid endothelialization poses challenges, however, when using existing ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Although there are a number of drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they can have some pretty serious side effects. Researchers in Singapore at the country’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Medical School, and A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), have developed a system that combines neuromonitoring wit...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
An artificial intelligence company based in Florida,Care.ai has partnered with Google to create an autonomous patient monitoring system. By combining multiple sensors in a patient’s room and neural network data analysis, the system can identify and predict accidents and clinical events, in some cases warning healthcare staff before an incident happens.   Typically, preventable acciden...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Pharma giant, Roche has announced data from its SAkuraSky study, in which the investigational medicine “satralizumab”  formerly SA237 was evaluated for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD); an inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. The clinical results of the trial found that only eight of 41 patients (20%) treated with satralizumab in c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Currently obesity which affects more than one-third of American adults, is more than just an uncomfortable excess of weight, it is a driver of several, often fatal diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, stroke, and congestive health failure, making it one of the most significant public health threats. The cost of treating and managing obesity-related diseases is expected to...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, embryonic stem cells have the potential to differentiate into any type of cell in the human body. Once differentiated though, the newly minted somatic cells live out the rest of their days as that specific cell type and never again have the capacity to differentiate. Or so the theory goes. A new study published  in Cell Reports, a team led by researchers from the University...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
According to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology,lLong-term (chronic) treatment with opioids, such as morphine, prior to trauma enhances fear learning in animal models. The findings, which link chronic opioid treatment before a traumatic event with responses to subsequent stressful events, may suggest a possible mechanism underlying the frequent co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
A team of researchers through international collaborations have identified key networks within the brain they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about or attempt suicide. The medical researchers say their review of existing literature highlights how little research has been done into one of the world’s major killers, particularly among the most vulnerable grou...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
Emerging evidence has prompted a change in the management of paracetamol poisoning, according the authors of the updated guideline summary published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Past guidelines were published by the MJA in 2015 but further research has emerged, particularly regarding acetylcysteine regimens, massive paracetamol ingestions, and modified release paraceta...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 03, 2019  3 years ago
A new MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). This diagram shows controlled and precise ablation using TULSA-PRO. Credit: UCLA Researchers said the incision-free technique could also be used to treat benign enl...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Individuals with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment with the medication buprenorphine, even when treated for 18 months, a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. For individuals who were treated with buprenorphine continuously for 6 to 18 months, about 5% needed medical treatment for an opioid overdo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), regular  teeth brushing and proper oral hygiene is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Past research suggests that poor oral hygiene leads to bacteria in the blood, causing inflammation in the body. Inflammation increases...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Many big pharma and biotech conglomerates are going through a tough time. As businesses struggles, significant debt and legal liabilities put some industry players at particularly high risk of declaring bankruptcy in the near future, including large drugmakers like Teva Pharmaceutical and Bausch Health as well as small biotechs including Clovis Oncology and Puma Biotechnology. A pharma industry...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Cataracts Cataracts in the elderly are a normal phenomenon, resulting from the aging process of the eye and affecting everyone, without exception. They occur when the lens of the eye gradually loses its transparency, like a window that gets dirty with the seasons. The light that enters the eye passes through opaque areas and generates blurred vision, without the possibility of improving i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Unfortunately many people do research about things such as such as the weather, how to get around a city and where to access free Wi-Fi,  when planning a vacation or business trip abroad but one important piece of information that they don't look at is a city's air pollution levels. A recent study by researchers at UCLA shows that even a short-term visit to a severely polluted city...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Pharma Conglomerate, AstraZeneca  announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) and granted Priority Review for Imfinzi (durvalumab) for the treatment of patients with previously untreated extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Small Cell Lung Cancer is an aggressive, fast-growing form of lung cancer that r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
The New Duodenoscope Features Sterile, Disposable Cap and Elevator to Reduce Contamination and Minimize Reprocessing Burdens.  PENTAX Medical touts the medical device’s ease of control, and ability to view the mucosa and visualize it in high-definition, and to find the papilla for successful cannulation.   Medical device giant, PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in diagno...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Biopharmaceutical company Incyte has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for priority review its New Drug Application (NDA) for pemigatinib as a treatment for patients with cholangiocarcinoma.   Typically, Cholangiocarcinoma is cancer that forms in the bile duct, with patients often diagnosed at a late or advanced stage.   The drug Pemigatinib is a selecti...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
Most people, including doctors and dentists, don't think much about oral or mouth cancer on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the death rate for oral cancer is higher than for any other type of cancer, including malignant melanoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and cervical and thyroid cancers. Oral cancer is hard to detect because it is typically a small painless white or red spot in the mout...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 02, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of a global obesity epidemic with more people having larger body sizes and weights, the Russian NUST MISIS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies together with Research and production company Magneton have developed a new Russian MRI device capable of diagnosing patients weighing up to 250 kg. Up to now, this figure has been 120-150 kg. Another advantage of the Russian device f...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Dietary Supplements Folate is a water soluble B vitamin also known as B9 and folacin, folate is a naturally occurring nutrient in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic form found in enriched foods and dietary supplements.   Vitamin B9 or Folate is best known for its role in the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) , which are birth defects of the brain and spine, specifically anence...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Tufts University have successfully transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals. The study publi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Even with all the  advances in IVF and the understanding of  the combined effects of multiple genes on complex traits in humans, efforts to choose embryos based on the likelihood of their carrying such traits would be unlikely to meet with much success, researchers report in a news study that was published in the journal,Cell. To date, it has been possible for decades for would-be par...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Australian molecular diagnostics startup: Genetic Signatures has raised US $25 million, it said last week. The participating investors in the financing were Regal Funds Management, Perennial Value Management, Asia Union Investments, and Karst Peak Capital, a spokesman for Genetic Signatures said. Asia Union Investments is the family office of Genetic Signaures majority holder and Cofounder Chris A...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Biotech News Biotech giants, OSE Immunotherapeutics. a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing innovative immunotherapies, and HalioDx, the immuno-oncology diagnostic company, has announced a partnership to conduct a translational investigation of immune biomarkers as part of the ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of neoepitope combination Tedopi® in non-small ce...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
The medical term circadian rhythm was created to describe the oscillations in the human body functions observed during 24 hours. The function of the circadian rhythm is to act as a regulator of cells and coordinate the internal physiological and behavioral processes in humans. The circadian rhythm plays a very important role in human health. While it is  argued that the autonomous rhythms mu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
German and Swiss  neuroscientists and electrical engineers have developed a highly sensitive implant that enables to probe brain physiology with unparalleled spatial and temporal resolution. They introduce an ultra-fine needle with an integrated chip that is capable of detecting and transmitting nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data from nanoliter volumes of brain oxygen metabolism. The break...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Bournemouth University has found that Tai Chi brings positive health benefits to older people with dementia. The new TACIT Trial looked at the benefits that Tai Chi can bring for people with dementia, specifically looking at whether Tai Chi could prevent falls and improve quality of live. "We were really interested to see if Tai Chi improves balance and prevents fall...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
 Health Supplements Online sites and store shelves are filled with nutritional supplements that promise to help with everything from protecting the heart to lowering cholesterol. Despite those claims, only a few supplements have been shown to provide some protection against cardiovascular disease. Dr Miguel Quinones, M.D., a cardiologist with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vasc...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Dec 01, 2019  3 years ago
It seems that the European Healthcare System is much backwards than even Asia when it comes to HIV. Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail. They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women. From  data for 2018 released last wee...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
As a result of the human body ability to metabolize blood sugar breaking down, it sets off a cascade of harmful events that accelerates systemic aging. Even “high normal” blood sugar raises heart disease and stroke risk.1-3 This loss of glucose control motivated scientists to evaluate whether an extract from cloves can lower&n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
For babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is critical and important according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard.  Unfortunately the norm in many countries is to wait for weeks or even months. The study findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus. They also might offer a ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new diagnostic method for the rapid on-site measurement of antibodies from patient samples. They have applied this new method for the diagnostics of celiac disease, with promising results.   Point-of-care (POC) testing is a rapidly growing sector, bringing medical testing from central laboratories to where the patient is rec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a specific gene, the HDAC9 gene in the calcification of the human aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. Typically, Cardiovascular Arterial wall calcification is the buildup of calcium in the blood vessel walls, which can often be a predictor of serious cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. Scientists have long ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a new rapid automated method for testing hundreds of molecules at a time to find out which ones block cancer cells from consuming glucose,  the sugars they need to spread and grow. The researchers told Thailand Medical News that by utilizing robotics, they were able to test 3,555 compounds on non-small-cell lung cancer ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from the University Of Buffalo have developed a new, portable breast imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. That is among the findings of a study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering . The research study was led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with Roswell...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
A new research study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease by TauRx Therapeutics that is based in Singapore with research facilities in Scotland, has reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the brain in over 1,000 patients with mild-to-m...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Dr. David P. Labbé, a scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and his colleagues were recently able to discover what molecular events occur for prostate cancer to progress faster and to be deadlier when patients eat a high-fat diet in an extensive research study. In a study published in Nature Communications, they showed that saturated f...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Study that was published by Australian researchers in early 2019 now going into human trials starting 2020. Medical research led by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; our scientists have uncovered that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body's blood clotting system to weaken our immune systems. TB or T...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019  3 years ago
Pain in the legs while walking or doing other activities could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, an expert says. Typically, peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops silently, narrowing blood vessels until a shortfall in the supply of nutrients and oxygen causes cramps and leg pain, explained Dr. Faisal Aziz, chief of vascular surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved South Korean company SK Chemicals’ patch-type Alzheimer’s drug, SID710.   The drug which has already secured approval in the European Union in 2013, is the generic version of Novartis’ Exelon Patch for the treatment of dementia symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.   The approval marks the first time...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
In January this year, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever and was diagnosed with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and was sent him home with a new medication called baloxavir (Xofluza). For a few days, he felt better, but on February 5, despite taking the medication, his fever returned. Two days later, his 3-year-old sister also came down with a fever. She, too, was d...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
According to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), a procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor. (MRgFUS) thalamotomy or magnetic resonance-guided focused ul...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
New research  by the Carnegie Institution of Washington reveals the existence of tendon stem cells that could potentially be harnessed to improve tendon healing and even to avoid surgery. The buildup of scar tissue often makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper’s knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. Carnegi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
A recent study by Michigan Medicine finds that the three most common treatment options administered in the emergency department for patients who experience refractory status epilepticus are equally safe and effective. Typically, Status Epilepticus is characterized by individual seizures or multiple seizures close together lasting more than five minutes with a loss of consciousness. If not treated...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Medical researchers from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital that had developed a simple urine test for prostate cancer detection, have also come up with a home version self-test kit. The Prostate Cancer Urine Testing Kit   The researchers pioneered the test which diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require trea...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from Cornell University have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, paving the way for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. As the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs grows, the discovery offers hope for finding an alternative way to target disease-causing bacteria. The researchers  led by first author Dr Robert Battaglia, a graduate ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers From Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide faster and more accurate disease diagnosis.   Typically, use of medical image analysis is to crunch datasets of patients’ medical images and capture structural relationships that may indicate...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Despite numerous emerging studies showing the various side effects of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) that many ‘lazy doctors’ have been prescribing patients much to the detriment of the patients’ long term health, the USA FDA and other regulatory bodies worldwide have yet to modify and issue box or label warnings on PPIs or even take it off the market. Studies have shown that P...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 29, 2019  3 years ago
Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered a link between a protein and the ability of human blood stem cells to self-renew. In a study published in the journal Nature, the team reports that activating the protein causes blood stem cells to self-renew at least twelvefold in laboratory conditions. Multiplying blood stem cells in conditions outside t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Flavonoids which are phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, can help prevent colorectal cancer. Though studies conducted during the last 20 years have established this, scientists have struggled to determine how flavonoids are responsible for cancer prevention. Associate professor Jayarama Gunaje, left, and doctoral student Ranjini Sankaranarayanan of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sci...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Typically, it is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day. Unfortunately, for many patients, chemo's painful side effects cause them to stop treatment prematurely. Fortunately, a research team headed by Professor Alexander Binshtok, head of the Pain Plasticity Research Group at the Hebrew U...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
A new study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shows that stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today are the basis of ongoing clinical trials. This is the conclusion of a Nov. 27 study in Nature that shows an entirely different way that heart stem cells help the injured heart n...
Source : Thailand Medical News   Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Mild cognitive impairment or Cognitive impairment without dementia (CIND is a condition that affects your memory and may put you at risk for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. According to the American Geriatrics Society signs of mild cognitive impairment may include frequently losing things, forgetting to go to events and appointments, and having more trouble coming up with words than other p...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 28, 2019  3 years ago
Eventhough epigenetic disorders ie diseases caused by faulty gene expression are  rare overall, babies born using fertility treatments have up to an 11-fold higher risk of inheriting them. According to a new study from the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), the problem likely lies with the technology, not the mother’s age. The recent study found that fertility treatments caused ...

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