It was great news in the field of medicine when geneticists from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) created a novel technique to hunt for natural hormones that would enhance cell communication to play a major role in treating obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Scientists discovered two hormones called "notum" and "lipocalin-5", which would aid in the fat burning process. Lipocalin-5 also enhances metabolism and absorption of dietary nutrients by reducing the risk of diabetes and obesity.
In a research study led by Yuksel Agca, associate professor of veterinary pathology and a researcher in the Comparative Medicine Program in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, it was found that two proteins namely APP and PS1, were the key factors linked to Alzheimer’s disorder, by carrying out the research work in rat model. If the accumulation of amyloid-β could be manipulated, it could lead to a decrease in the onset of Alzheimer Disease.
Mark Michalski, MD, executive director of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science stated that the anticipation regarding AI is due to three key factors: the increasing contribution of digital data that can be created, the creation of algorithms that make artificial neural networks and "GPU" chip architecture (graphics processing unit), developed by NVIDIA.
With parents' permission, the new app enables a smartphones' front camera to record videos of a child's reactions while watching a movie with the phone place facing them. This is done obtain autism risk behaviors such as attention, emotions and patterns. The recorded response is then sent to the research survey, where behavioral automatic coding software keeps track on the movements on the video and marks on the child's face after which their attention and emotions are measured.
A research team from John Hopkins University School of Medicine created a cost-effective and patient-centric smartphone video-based app, which would substitute the daily in-person visits by a healthcare worker required for TB therapy, known as DOT (Directly Observed Therapy).
At present, condoms and vasectomy are the only birth control methods available for men. Even though many male hormonal drugs target the production of sperm, they also affect the natural hormones in men.
At present, breast cancer patients need to wait for nearly two to three months to find out via a scan whether palbociclib is working. This new test could detect the circulating tumor DNA which enters the bloodstream. By measuring and comparing PIK3CA levels in a blood test before and 15 post palbociclib therapy, one could predict the effectiveness of the drug.
After conducting a clinical trial study at Boston Children’s Hospital, scientists from Brown University recommended that a lonafarnib therapy could increase the survival rate of progeria patients. But the mode of action of lonafarnib is still uncertain.
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