Nanobiotechnology in medical diagnosis

The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the most challenging global health burden since the 2nd World War. The pandemic has raised social awareness on the importance of effective and timely diagnosis that may help minimize the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Thanks to the advancement of micro- and nano-technology, biosensing has become a booming research…

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Pharmacotherapeutic approach in managing cardiovascular complications

Cardiovascular disease is a complexity of conditions comprising heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and coronary heart disease etc. They impose severe health complications and remain challenge on treatments for the affected patients. Many risk factors are linked with the development of cardiovascular diseases include smoking, alcohol, stress, insufficient physical activity, poor diet, high blood…

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Dual brain imaging provides insight into neural basis of patient-clinician relationship

BOSTON — The potential impact of the patient-clinician relationship on a patient’s response to treatment is widely accepted. But until now, little was known about which parts of the brain may play a role in that interaction and which specific behaviors can influence clinical response, which is critically important to optimizing patient-clinician interactions for clinical…

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Highly effective tumor detection strategy for common childhood brain tumors

A team of scientists at Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have developed a way to more accurately both detect and monitor a common type of pediatric brain cancer, setting the stage for giving clinicians a real-time view into how the cancer responds to treatment. Medulloblastoma (MB), the most common…

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Mayo Clinic: diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) ? a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease. The inherited disease is linked to a mutation…

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U of M trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus — health care workers. The pre-exposure prophylaxis trial results, which were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, determined that taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine once or twice weekly did not prevent the development…

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Rare disease cures accelerator-data and analytics platform milestones highlighted

TUCSON, Ariz. and WASHINGTON, D.C. October 21, 2020 — The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) hosted the Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP) 2020 Virtual Workshop on Monday, October 19. The platform, funded by a cooperative agreement through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), serves…

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Disneyland and Other California Theme Parks Get Rules for Reopening

California health officials issued long-awaited guidance for reopening theme parks in the state on Tuesday, setting targets for when attractions like Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, and Universal Studios Hollywood, in Los Angeles, can open their doors. For the big parks, it could be a long road: their counties must reach the least-restrictive “yellow” tier of…

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