Research Desk

Jul 22, 2019

Infants who develop eczema are more likely to develop food allergies, hay fever, and asthma as they grow older, a progression known as the atopic march. They identified itching and dry cracked skin of eczema patients as a significant promoter of the atopic march. Moisturizers, especially early in a child's life, may help prevent eczema, food allergies and other allergic diseases.

Jul 22, 2019

In this study, they investigate whether early changes in energy-related metabolites in the blood - measured shortly after chemotherapy - could be used to identify patients who developed heart toxicity at a later time. They found that metabolites associated with the energy powerhouse of the cell - the mitochondria - changed differently in patients who later developed heart dysfunction compared to those who did not.

 

Jul 22, 2019

Osteosarcoma (OS) is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results. TGen and Tufts researchers sequenced the genomes of 59 dogs, finding that canine OS shares many of the genomic features of the human OS, including low mutation rates, structural complexity, altered cellular pathways, and unique genetic features of metastatic tumors that spread to other parts of the body.

Jul 22, 2019

A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. The findings provide early evidence that encouraging people to wear an effective hearing aid may help to protect their brains and reduce their risk of dementia.

Jul 22, 2019

Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research. In this study by using data from a CF registry in the U.K., the authors compared CF patients (age six and older) who took ivacaftor with those CF patients who did not take the drug over a three-year period.

Jul 22, 2019

Study suggests that patients find the Root Canal procedure no worse than other dental work which overturns the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment.

Jul 22, 2019

In a study of 5291 men with high-risk clinical-stage prostate cancer (PCa), digital rectal examination (DRE) findings remain an important prognosticator of mortality risk among men.

Jul 22, 2019

A global study, led by researchers at King's College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published in Nature Genetics today.

Jul 22, 2019

A retrospective study of 40 patients with dumping syndrome treated with EGJR, the procedure reduced symptoms in about 85% of patients with no complications recorded within 30 days, first author Catherine Tsai reports

Jul 22, 2019

Center reports turnaround times under 3 hours for fractional flow reserve (FFR)-CT results in cases of acute but stable chest pain in a single-center study.