Research Desk

Jun 15, 2016

The authors aimed to compare and rank antidepressants and placebo for major depressive disorder in young people When considering the riskbenefit profile of antidepressants in the acute treatment of major depressive disorder these drugs do not seem to offer a clear advantage for children and adolescents Fluoxetine is probably the best option to consider when a pharmacological treatment is indicated

Jun 15, 2016

Extended use of letrozole for 10 years for hormone receptor positive early breast cancer in postmenopausal women resulted in higher rates of disease free survival and a lower incidence of contralateral breast cancer but the rate of overall survival was not higher with the aromatase inhibitor than with placebo

Jun 15, 2016

Medical imaging is the technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention Medical imaging seeks to reveal internal structures hidden by the skin and bones as well as to diagnose and treat disease Medical imaging also establishes a database of normal anatomy and physiology

Jun 15, 2016

Arshya Vahabzadeh MD is a global mental health advocate neuropsychiatrist and innovator who lives at the intersection of academic medicine and neurotechnological advances Dr Vahabzadeh is trained in family medicine psychiatry and child psychiatry by the Royal College of General Practitioners Emory University and Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital respectively

Jun 15, 2016

In this episode of Breakthrough Medicine youll witness a patient diagnosed with a glioblastoma one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer remain completely conscious while doctor Komotar performs brain surgery to remove his tumor Experience this precise surgery where the patient must stay awake to protect his language function and learn about the revolutionary brain tumor vaccine offered

Jun 14, 2016

A new IVFbased technique is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University

Jun 14, 2016

Researchers at RuhrUniversitt Bochum were the first ones to prove the existence of an olfactory receptor in pigmentproducing cells in human skin the socalled melanocytes The team headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr habil Hanns Hatt demonstrated that the violetlike scent BetaIonone can activate the receptor

Jun 14, 2016

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body Researchers were able to show the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components Measurements performed showed that it is the the mechanical coupling between the collagen protein fibers and mineral nanoparticles which renders dentin

Jun 14, 2016

Scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children The finding validates a similar discovery made by the scientists in mice two years ago and suggests a target for future therapies to treat the devastating eye disease that currently has no cure

Jun 14, 2016

According to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center the presence of high saturated fatty acids in breast tissue may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women Specifically the researchers used a new technique developed in NYU Langones Department of Radiology that helps identify the relationship between fatty acids and breast cancer