Month: May 2017

 

Study offers new insights into brain mechanisms for spatial navigation

An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. The discovery is an important step towards understanding how the brain codes navigation behaviour at larger scales and could potentially open up new treatment strategies for people with impaired topographical orientation like Alzheimer’s patients.

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New treatment strategies increase lifespan of transplanted kidneys

New treatment strategies over the last few decades have meant that nowadays 95% of transplanted kidneys function well for at least one year and that the average lifespan of a transplanted organ is between 10 and 15 years.

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Children suffering from IBD not meeting daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D

A new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D. The research, conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, identified that only 26.6% and 21.3% of paediatric IBD patients were achieving the current recommended intake for calcium and vitamin D respectively.

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Obesity causes poorer cardiovascular health in young adults

Copenhagen, Denmark: Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults.

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FDA issues Complete Response Letter for Sunovion’s New Drug Application to treat COPD patients

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter for the New Drug Application for SUN-101/eFlow (glycopyrrolate) for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema

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American Red Cross offers 15 safety tips for summer season

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer with warm weather and summer fun in the sun just ahead.

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World’s first Percutaneous Injectable Anchor System receives CE Mark approval

Freedom Neuro BV, a medical device distributor for Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, today announced CE Mark approval for the world’s first Percutaneous Injectable Anchor System.

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Researchers can attack cancer by working together, says UNC Charlotte professor

MUC1 is a protein present on the cells that line most organs. It lubricates and protects them. When cells become malignant, the MUC1 protein changes and signals tumor cells to multiply.

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Molina Healthcare, a top Obamacare insurer, investigates breach of patients’ data

Molina Healthcare, a major insurer in Medicaid and state exchanges across the country, has shut down its online patient portal as it investigates a potential data breach that may have exposed sensitive medical information.

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UNC researchers discover cascade of gene activity during journey to maturation in fruit flies

Every animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells, tissues, and organs.

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