Researchers find association between serotonin, heart valve disease

According to a recent study led by scientists at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University in collaboration with the Pediatric Heart Valve Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania, and the Valley Hospital Heart Institute, serotonin can affect the mitral valve of the heart and potentially speed up a cardiac condition known as degenerative mitral regurgitation.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 23:55 IST

Study reveals how vortex ultrasound breaks down blood clots in brain

In order to dissolve blood clots in the brain, researchers have developed a new tool and method called "vortex ultrasound," which is a form of an ultrasonic tornado.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 23:50 IST

Research explains how four-drug chemotherapy regimens treat metastatic pancreas cancer

In Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a four-drug chemotherapy treatment led to a longer overall survival than a two-drug combination.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 19:32 IST

Head injuries linked to double death rate in long run: Research

Adults who sustained any form of brain injury during a 30-year study period had double the rate of mortality as those who did not, according to new research, while mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times higher.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 15:47 IST

Hypertension medications may be used to slow ageing process: Research

Researchers discovered that the drug rilmenidine can extend life and slow down the ageing process.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 13:39 IST

Study reveals traffic pollution affects brain function

According to a new study undertaken by scientists at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, average levels of traffic pollution can harm human brain function in a matter of hours.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 13:16 IST

New study reveals why dietary nitrate boosts muscular power during exercise

A study found that taking dietary nitrate, the active component in beetroot juice significantly increases muscle force while exercising.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 12:33 IST

Research finds if brain and nerve stimulation help persons with spinal cord injury

A nerve stimulation therapy developed at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is showing promise in animal studies and may eventually allow people with spinal cord injuries to regain the function of their arms.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 03:10 IST

Measles virus 'cooperates' with itself to cause fatal encephalitis: Research

Researchers in Japan have uncovered the mechanism for how the measles virus can cause subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, a rare but fatal neurological disorder that can occur several years after a measles infection.

Updated: Jan 28, 2023 03:08 IST

Study: Artificial human skin block invasive growth in a skin cancer

A study team from the University of Copenhagen was able to stop invasive growth in a skin cancer model by utilising synthetic human skin.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 23:36 IST

Study reveals cause of tumor cell resistance to immunotherapy

The source of tumour cell resistance to immunotherapy was identified by a recent study that examined the pancreatic cancer tumour microenvironment, and novel therapeutic approaches were developed as a result.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 22:43 IST

Study finds how gum infection is linked with risk of heart disease

A gum disease called periodontitis can cause a wide range of dental problems, including bleeding gums and tooth loss. The heart, according to Hiroshima University experts, may be involved in far more serious issues elsewhere in the body.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 20:57 IST

Research shed more light on women's exercise performance during menstrual cycles

Any women's publication you read will probably have tips on how to increase exercise. But many people are unaware that the majority of fitness advice is based on research that almost exclusively involves men. Over 90 per cent of studies on exercise performance and fatigability do not include female volunteers because it is assumed that menstrual cycle hormonal changes affect exercise capacity, which, if accurate, would muddy the data and make including women in the study too difficult.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 20:30 IST

Early heart disease linked to poor brain health in middle age: Study

According to new research published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, people with early cardiovascular disease might be more likely to have memory and thinking problems, as well as poor brain health in middle age.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 18:49 IST

Study reveals new test might detect Alzheimer's disease 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has developed a blood-based test that can predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease up to 3.5 years before clinical diagnosis.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 18:25 IST

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

The implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated with an 8 per cent reduction in obesity among 10-11 year old girls, with the greatest reductions seen in those living in the most deprived areas, according to a new study published January 26th in PLOS Medicine by Nina Rogers of University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 03:57 IST

Novel microneedle bandage could save lives by stopping blood loss from wounds

A soldier suffers a serious gunshot wound on a remote battlefield or a machinist has a work accident and gets stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital. Secondary, uncontrolled bleeding from traumatic injury is the leading cause of death of Americans from ages one to 46.

Updated: Jan 26, 2023 20:15 IST

HRT could ward off Alzheimer's among at-risk women: Research

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could help prevent Alzheimer's Dementia among women at risk of developing the disease, according to University of East Anglia research.

Updated: Jan 26, 2023 19:38 IST

High fat diet could reduce ability to regulate food intake: Study

Regularly eating a high-fat/calorie diet could reduce the brain's ability to regulate calorie intake. New research in rats found that after short periods of being fed a high fat/high-calorie diet, the brain adapts to react to what is being ingested and reduces the amount of food eaten to balance calorie intake.

Updated: Jan 26, 2023 16:57 IST

Study finds genomic screening helps to detect thyroid cancer

A recent study discovered that population-based genomic screening can help in the early diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in patients with RET gene variations.

Updated: Jan 26, 2023 04:24 IST