Glaucoma is an eye disorder causing irreversible blindness and affects around 60 million people throughout the world. This condition leads to the loss of retinal ganglion cells, located near the surface of the retina. The prime focus of glaucoma research is to put an end to the loss of these cells in the initial stages.
Olli Jarva, Synopsys’s Software Integrity Group managing consultant, opined that hackers find healthcare data of more value than credit card or social security details, referring to the recent ransomware attack on Singapore’s government health database.
The research team from Stanford University have invented a novel wearable that could measure the level of a patient’s cortisol from their sweat. Cortisol is a hormone linked to stress, which takes several days to test. This scientific discovery was recently published in Science Advances.
Scientists from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a probable remedial target for kidney cancers with the same genetic alteration. It is well-known fact to scientists that this change in the genetic patterns can result in a plethora of blood vessels, which form a channel for nutrients to reach the tumors.
A Spanish research team who gained fame for introducing the MRI-based formula that grades the activity of luminal Crohn’s disease in 2011, recently developed and tested a fresh, easier adaptation of their MRI score that leads to a swifter assessment.
A report in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics revealed that Liver stiffness and liver fat (steatosis) in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients improved considerably post-treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) resulting in sustained virological response (SVR). A fall in ALT levels and a rise in platelet count was observed six months after SVR.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder diagnosed during early childhood when a child is having problems with posture, gait and muscle tone. Cerebral palsy occurs due to damage of the cerebral portion of the brain that controls muscle tone and movements.
A research team at the Imperial College London have developed a new sensor-based device to display fetal movements and growth in high-risk pregnancies. This is an alternative to the current self-reporting system where the mothers notice changes in fetus movements and seek medical help if needed.
Investigators from Catalonia reported in the Journal of Hepatology that survival rate among hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive patients undertaking liver transplant have significantly risen after the administration of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). DAAs also lead to a fall in the number of people with HCV requiring a liver transplant.
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