Tech breakthrough offers an early warning system for heart attacks

A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions in Germany and the U.S., uses […]

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – RIVERSIDE IMAGE: BRANDON BROWN SEEN HERE AT HIS DESK.  CREDIT: GENEVIEVE CASANOVA, UC RIVERSIDE. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international research team led by a […]

Scientists develop rapid test for diagnosing tuberculosis in people with HIV

An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. TB is the leading infectious disease killer in […]

FDA Expands Usage Of HPV Vaccine To Adults Aged 27 To 45

The U.S. Food and Drug Authority has adjusted the age range of women and men who can get the HPV vaccine Gardasil. The vaccine has previously been approved to be administered from the age of 9 up to 26, but […]

Physiotherapy works: Parkinson’s

Physiotherapy, delivered as part of a multidisciplinary approach, provides physical and psycho-social benefits for people with Parkinson’s. What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition characterized by motor and non-motor problems. The main changes arise from brain dysfunction through reduced production of chemical messengers particularly the neurotransmitter dopamine. The three […]

Memory ‘brainwaves’ look the same in sleep and wakefulness

Identical brain mechanisms are responsible for triggering a memory in both sleep and wakefulness, new research at the University of Birmingham has shown. Credit: CC0 Public Domain The study sheds new light on the processes used by the brain to […]

Drug sensitivity and resistance testing could make ‘right to try’ a real thing

The contentious “right to try” bill that President Trump signed into law to help terminally ill patients get access to treatments that might — I emphasize the “might” — cure them or prolong their lives is more wishful thinking that […]

Killer cell immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer

A new approach to treating pancreatic cancer using ‘educated killer cells’ has shown promise, according to early research by Queen Mary University of London QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON The new cell-based immunotherapy, which has not yet been tested in humans with pancreatic cancer, led […]

Antiepileptic drugs linked to higher risk of stroke in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drug use is associated with an increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk did not differ between old and new antiepileptic drugs. The results were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The risk of stroke was particularly elevated […]