Research Desk

Nov 15, 2016

There is only limited evidence for more foot problems and no evidence for higher injury rates among people who are often barefoot according to a new review The results were recorded after fifteen studies of more than 8000 people were studied comparing the physical metrics biomechanics motor performance and pathologies of habitually barefoot and habitually shod people

Nov 15, 2016

It is estimated that more than 200000 cases of active tuberculosis occurred among pregnant women globally Prenatal care presents a unique opportunity for evaluation and management of latent and active tuberculosis in pregnant women Individuals with an increased risk of tuberculosis may seek medical care only during pregnancy

Nov 15, 2016

With the aim of searching for novel oncofetal tumor biomarkers of lung adenocarcinoma authors of this study developed a strategy involving monoclonal antibodies generated from embryonic tissue of miniature swine The findings from the study indicate that drebrin is a unique oncofetal protein that can be applied as a new biomarker of lung adenocarcinoma

Nov 15, 2016

US Food and Drug Administration FDA approved nivolumab OPDIVO Injection BristolMyers Squibb Company for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic SCCHN with disease progression on or after a platinumbased therapy based on data from an international multicentre openlabel randomised trial CheckMate 141 comparing nivolumab with investigators choice IC of chemotherapy either cetuximab methotrexate or docetaxel

Nov 14, 2016

A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UKbased team on the worlds largest healthimaging study a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100000 people to find connections with developing diseases Dr Neal Bangerter along with colleagues have developed the protocol that allows the UK Biobank research team to execute a series of six MRI scans

Nov 14, 2016

For the first time researchers have shown that a bidirectional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa The findings are important in understanding the link between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease which continues to be one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality

Nov 14, 2016

As a researcher at Harvard Medical School Christopher W Cowan PhD used to watch autistic kids come onto campus to attend a special school Recent findings reveal that MEF2C is also linked to other brainrelated disorders The MEF2C gene is located at one of the 108 regions in the human genome associated with significant risk for schizophrenia

Nov 13, 2016

Dr Nagendra Parvataneni MS MChSurg Oncology Sr Consultant Surgical Oncology Minimal Access Surgery Seven Hills Hospital Mumbai demonstrates Interval Cytoreductive Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Nov 13, 2016

The treatment of pediatric glaucoma can be successful if caught early and sometimes that can mean a surgical procedure on the day of the first visit to a specialist

Nov 13, 2016

Speaker Dr Eric Eutsler MD Washington University School of MedicineYale Radiology Biomedical Imaging Grand Rounds May 5 2016