Analysis Could Lead to New Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Rheumatology January 13, 2018 at 2:30 PM 0 comments

OSTEOARTHRITIS patients can be divided into two distinct disease groups, according to researchers from The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. The study, which shows there are two different patterns of disease activity in the condition, could be the basis for improved diagnosis and more targeted treatments. Two Groups In aRead More

A Natural Substance Could Provide Novel Cancer Treatment

Oncology January 13, 2018 at 8:45 AM 0 comments

CANCER can be treated by a natural substance found in many organisms, which can also be recycled and reused repeatedly, according to researchers from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. In a study, an organic-osmium compound called JPC11, which is found in organisms such as stinging nettles and ants, onceRead More

New Cell Generation Method Could Lead to New Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurology January 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM 0 comments

OLIGODENDROCYTES can be generated from pluripotent stem cells, as demonstrated in a new method developed by researchers from KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. This technique will enable researchers to better understand the mechanisms and therapeutic potential of these cells, which could lead to the development of new treatments for conditions suchRead More

Depression Treatment Can be Made More Effective by Studying a Patients’ Genetic Constitution

Neurology January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM 0 comments

ANALYSING a particular gene in patients with depression can help individualise treatment, leading to improved outcomes for patients, according to researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden and the Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Genetic Variation A previous study discovered that variants within the CYP2C19 gene, which encodes the enzyme responsibleRead More

Fluid Injection Can Increase the Lives of Dying Cancer Patients

Oncology January 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM 0 comments

END-OF-LIFE cancer patients can survive for longer periods of time if they receive assisted hydration, according to researchers from the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Surrey, Surrey, UK. The study, which took place for over a year, showed an increased survival rate of 26%Read More

Partnership to Improve Analysis of Patients’ Metabolic Status

Uncategorized January 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM 0 comments

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article does not imply endorsement of third-party services or products and cannot provide you with health and medical advice. No relevant financial relationship exists between the European Medical Journal and AMRA or Human Longevity Inc. A NEW commercial partnership could advance personalised healthcare byRead More

New Technique Could Pave the Way for Improved MRI Technology

Uncategorized January 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM 0 comments

A NEW generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology could be developed following a study that has found a way of successfully magnetising molecules found naturally in the human body. The team, based at the University of York, York, UK, believe their method could improve the ability to diagnoseRead More

Converting White Fat to Brown Could Provide New Method for Tackling Obesity

Diabetes January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM 0 comments

OBESITY and related conditions, such as diabetes, can be treated by converting white fat into brown fat, according to results of a study led by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. During experiments on mice, the team were able to identify a mechanism for the conversion, which led toRead More

Skin Fibrosis: Advances in Development and Treatment

Skin Fibrosis: Advances in Development and Treatment

Dermatology January 9, 2018 at 10:36 AM 0 comments

DERMAL FIBROBLASTS utilise the highly conserved Wnt/β-catenin pathway to facilitate hair follicle development, wound healing, and structural maintenance of skin integrity. However, sustained activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway can result in fibroblasts overproducing connective tissue proteins, such as collagen, leading to harmful fibrosis. Now, according to a new study, longRead More

New Potential Biomarker Discovered for Skin Disease in Diabetics

New Potential Biomarker Discovered for Skin Disease in Diabetics

Dermatology January 9, 2018 at 10:35 AM 0 comments

INCREASED incidences of bullous pemphigoid (BP), the most common autoimmune blistering disorder, have been noted among patients prescribed dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitory compounds (DPP-4i), a drug prescribed to treat Type II diabetes mellitus. Now, researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with increased susceptibility toRead More