A stress protein that is overactive in many types of tumor cells also has a key role in tumor-supporting cells called fibroblasts, and may be a good target for future cancer treatments, suggests a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Higher Protein Intake While Dieting Leads to Healthier Eating
admin Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:42
Eating a larger proportion of protein while dieting leads to better food choices and helps avoid the loss of lean body mass, according to a Rutgers study.
An analysis of pooled data from multiple weight-loss trials conducted at Rutgers shows that increasing the amount of protein even slightly, from 18 percent of a person’s food intake to 20 percent, has a substantial impact on the quality of the food choices made by the person. The study was published in the medical journal Obesity.
- Patients treated with monoclonal antibodies during COVID-19 delta surge had low rates of severe disease ; study finds
admin Tue, 06/28/2022 - 15:32
A study of 10,775 high-risk adult patients during the COVID-19 delta variant surge in late 2021 finds that treatment with one of three anti-spike neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for mild to moderate symptoms led to low rates of severe disease, hospitalization, ICU admission and mortality, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
- COVAXIN induces higher neutralising antibody response in children, says study
admin Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:25
New study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases suggests that Bharat Biotech COVID19 vaccine, COVAXIN induces higher neutralising antibody response in children aged 2-18 years. The company had conducted an age de-escalation study to assess the safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity of an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN.
- TB treatment during pregnancy is safe for mum and baby : Study finds
admin Thu, 06/23/2022 - 15:54
Seven out of 10 pregnant women were cured of their multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and delivered healthy babies after taking a medication that had previously been considered unsafe in pregnancy, a new Curtin and Telethon Kids Institute study has found.
Published in JAMA Network Open, the study examined the experiences of 275 pregnant women with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis living in South Africa, Peru, Brazil, Iran and Uganda.
- Researchers develop blood test to predict liver cancer risk
admin Thu, 06/23/2022 - 15:50
An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer. Now, UT Southwestern researchers have developed a simple blood test to predict which NAFLD patients are most likely to develop liver cancer.
- Rethinking the rabies vaccine
admin Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:10
Rabies virus kills a shocking 59,000 people each year, many of them children. Some victims, especially kids, don’t realize they’ve been exposed until it is too late. For others, the intense rabies treatment regimen is out of the question: treatment is not widely available and the average 3,800 Dollar expense poses unthinkable economic burden for most people around the world.
- Why vaccination against malaria quickly loses its protective effect
admin Tue, 06/21/2022 - 15:01
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) studied the human immune response after immunization with the malaria pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. Their goal was to find out against which protein components the T helper cells induced in this way are directed. To the researchers' surprise, the T helper cells reacted exclusively to the protein sequence of the vaccine strain and showed hardly any cross-reactivity with the naturally occurring pathogen variants.