Research Desk

Jun 23, 2016

A new study has reported the first single genetic mutation to cause multiple sclerosis MSThe investigators found the mutation in two Canadian families that had several members diagnosed with an unusual form of MS that starts with a relapsingremitting onset and rapidly becomes primary progressive MS The scientists traced it to a pathogenic mutation in the NR1H3 gene

Jun 22, 2016

The researchers collected breath samples from cancer patients before and after surgery and compared their carbonyl compound levels with samples from healthy patients After surgical resection in the lung cancer patients their measures of carbonyl compounds were lower The rapid normalization of carbonyl compounds after surgery proved that they are directly produced by the tumor environment

Jun 22, 2016

Scientists are developing Artificial Intelligence AI methods that train computers to interpret pathology images to improve the accuracy of diagnosesThe approach teaches computers to interpret the complex patterns seen in such images by building multilayer artificial neural networksThe team has trained the AI system with hundreds of training slides to show the difference between cancerous and normal cells

Jun 21, 2016

Scientists have developed a wearable sensor systema watchlike wristband and a chest patch which monitors ozone relative humidity and ambient temperature as well as the wearers motion heart rate and blood oxygen level to predict an asthma attack The system also has a spirometer which collects more accurate information on lung function and feeds that data into a system

Jun 21, 2016

A recent study has revealed that Patients with earlystage breast cancer who received a short but highdose course of hypofractionated wholebreast irradiationHFWBI had equivalent cosmetic functional and pain outcomes as those who received the longer but lower dose conventionally fractionated wholebreast irradiationCFWBI There were no significant differences between the treatment arms for any patientreported outcomes at baseline 6months/1year/3years

Jun 21, 2016

According to a new study A compound showed antidepressant effects in mice in hours compared to weeks or months needed for traditional antidepressantsThe compound CGP3466B which researchers had previously shown to inhibit cocaine addiction in mice has already been tested for safety in humans One of the promising things about CGP3466B is that it targets a new network of proteins

Jun 21, 2016

The John Cunningham Virus also known as the JC virus is a typically harmless virus found in the blood samples of 70 to 90 percent of people worldwide According to the recent study the virus remains on renal tissue and can be eliminated in urine in 4075 percent of individuals around the age of 30

Jun 18, 2016

The World Health Organizations research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen but it announced that drinking very hot beverages could potentially raise the cancer risk and it classified them as probably carcinogenic to humans after seeing unusually high rates of esophageal cancer in countries where drinking very hot beverages is common

Jun 18, 2016

Pharma Major Lupin Limited and Novartis Healthcare Private Limited NHPL have entered into a comarketing agreement to promote Novartiss Indacaterol / Glycopyrronium 110mcg/50mcg inhaler a treatment for COPD under the brand name of Loftair NHPL will continue to market Indacaterol / Glycopyrronium 110mcg/50mcg inhaler under its brand name Sequadra

Jun 17, 2016

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds is a primary cause of skin cancer Now researchers have uncovered a sunscreen gene that they say could repair the effects of such exposureSenior author Chengyu Liang of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California USC and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Molecular Cell