Research Desk

Jan 23, 2019

The study being carried out by the Mayo Clinic aims to compare the imaging of the cervical spine using 3D ZTE and CT. The ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and ossification of disc herniations will also be evaluated to compare the images drawn through ZTE and CT. 


Jan 21, 2019

Seeking people with Parkinson's and memory symptoms or Dementia with Lewy bodies. This study will monitor fats in nerve cell membranes (sphingolipids) in blood and spinal fluid.

Jan 18, 2019

This trial will study how the drug BGJ398 affects people with tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO), which may cause low blood phosphorus, weak muscles, bone pain, and broken bones. The tumors may be so small they are hard to find or impossible to remove and hence, researchers want to test if the drug can help in TIO.

Jan 13, 2019


The larynx and vocal folds undergo many age-related changes in their physiology and structure that can lead to undesirable effects on the voice, with changes in the respiratory system compounding these deficits. These changes, also called presbyphonia, can have serious detrimental effects on the lives of elderly individuals. There are few studies that have evaluated the use of voice therapy treatment options for these patients. The primary aim of this study is to test whether the addition of expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) to a current, validated voice therapy protocol aimed at treating presbyphonia, (phonation resistance training, PhoRTE) can improve outcomes of therapy.

Jan 07, 2019

This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study with 50 healthy subjects randomized to intake 300 mg Ovoderm® or a placebo treatment during 60 days was performed. Skin elasticity, transepidermal water loss, skin firmness, and skin fatigue were measured before and after the treatment. At the end of the study, the group intaking Ovoderm® improved the skins barrier function, showed by the tendency of transepidermal water loss to decline.

Jan 28, 2017

Researchers in Spain have developed a 3D bioprinter that produces skin suitable for transplanting into patients It is currently undergoing European approval The challenges of making human body parts with 3D printing is not only replicating the complexity of the structures but also ensuring that they survive transplantation in a living body

Jan 27, 2017

Researchers found that plastic surgeons correctly identified the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder BDD in less than 5 percent of patients who screened positive for this disorder Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects but doctors often dont spot the problem

Jan 27, 2017

For men with bladder cancer androgen suppression therapy may be prophylactic for intravesical recurrence according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Urology The researchers found that intravesical recurrence developed in 125 and 301 of men with and without androgen suppression therapy during a median followup of 36 and 30 years respectively

Jan 27, 2017

A new study published sheds new light on the relationship between the diabetes drug metformin and the biology of cancer cells This study demonstrates that metformin has effects on head and neck cancers at safe doses that are at or lower dose and that it changes headandneck tumor biology in a way that likely makes the cancer easier to kill

Jan 24, 2017

Cesarean delivery rates have increased during the last few decades and it has become the most common surgery during a womans reproductive years There is currently no definite evidence regarding the best method for skin closure after a cesarean surgery Safety of the operation healing and cosmetic outcomes are important and should influence the physicians choice of skin closure methodology