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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

Cancers develop in diversified and heterogeneous forms – breast, stomach, skin, cervical, leukemias and lymphomas and all of which are deeply and intricately connected at the cellular and molecular level. Leukemia is a malignant growth of white blood cells in the blood.

Acute Leukemia could be broadly classified as

Acute myeloid leukemia(AML) – cancer of the myeloid cells and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL)…

We Need to Do More to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

We Need to Do More to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections

Whilst hospitals in the USA are thoroughly and regularly cleaned, preventing hospital-acquired infections is nearly impossible. Previously, this was a problem dealt with on an individual basis, but the last two decades have seen the federal government class hospital-borne viruses as a public health issue. This has meant a huge increase in funding and regulations, but there is still more work to…

New Study Reveals Effective Protection Against Hip Fractures

New Study Reveals Effective Protection Against Hip Fractures

Staggering findings, reported by India Today and the International Osteoporosis Foundation, indicate that India ranks among the top five countries when it comes to hip fractures in the elderly. One of the underlying reasons for this predicament lies in the high number of people suffering from osteoporosis, which is the leading cause of hip fractures. Osteoporosis is more common in women than men, with 46 million females suffering from…

Cutting Edge Medical Technologies Taking Over

Cutting Edge Medical Technologies Taking Over

The medical world continues to make great strides in the production of innovative technology and treatment options for patients. Such technologies aid not only in increasing the success rate of treating various conditions, but also in improving the efficiency of processes for doctors and surgeons. Here are some of the latest innovations in the healthcare industry.

The 3D printing technology

3D printing first…

New Trial Shows Encouraging Outcomes for ASD Treatment

New Trial Shows Encouraging Outcomes for ASD Treatment

The gut microbiota is an amazing portion of the human body; it performs an essential role in immunity and maintains our bodies healthy. New study indicates that the gut microbiome may even hold the key to a probable treatment for autism.

The gut microbiota is the range of microorganisms living within our body. We have 10’s of trillions of microbes residing in…

Statins might Help to Decrease Blood Clots in Veins

Statins might Help to Decrease Blood Clots in Veins

Statins are generally recommended for protecting against cardiovascular diseases, like as heart attack and stroke. Now, a pooled analysis of presented studies covering millions of individuals discovers that the cholesterol decreasing drugs may also prevent venous thromboembolism, a major but avoidable cause of hospital deaths.

Investigators from the University of Leicester and the University of Bristol, report their results in The Lancet…

New Soft Robot can Help you Beat your Heart Normally

New Soft Robot can Help you Beat your Heart Normally

A team of investigators has developed a robotic sleeve able of artificially resembling the muscles of the heart. This new technology could be a life saver for people with heart failure waiting for transplant.

Heart failure takes place when either of the heart’s ventricles can no more accomplish their duty of…

More than 30% of Asthma Patients Misdiagnosed

More than 30% of Asthma Patients Misdiagnosed

Asthma impacts 300 millions of individuals globally. However, new Canadian research indicates that a considerable number of asthma cases may be wrongly diagnosed.

Asthma is a chronic illness impacting the bronchial tubes, which generally allow air to come in and out of the lungs.

This new study, presented in JAMA, indicates that the situation may be over-diagnosed.

Investigators led by Dr. Shawn Aaron, analyzed…

Antioxidant Found in Breast Milk Prevents Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Antioxidant Found in Breast Milk Prevents Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Antioxidants are known to protect against some chronic illnesses – like cardiovascular problems and cancer – because of their capability to prevent cell damage. New study indicates that a common antioxidant may also defend against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Studies have proven that a diet rich in fruits and veggies can assist to protect against chronic diseases. On the other hand, it is not specific whether the antioxidants on their…

Single Atom Replacement Might Speed up Insulin Availability

Single Atom Replacement Might Speed up Insulin Availability

Researchers recommend that a small chemical modification to insulin can make the molecule act more quickly while protecting its function in the organism. In the Journal of Biological Chemistry, investigators explain how they predicted the effect with computer simulations and then confirmed it with laboratory studies.

Image credit: University of Basel Department…

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