(2nd May, 2014); Team of researchers from Montana State University showing that skin cells from infertile man can be used to create, primary germ cells - precursors of sperm. This research is providing ray of hope for future treatment of male infertility.
(1st May, 2014); At the AAN meeting in Philadelphia, two separate studies showed that electroCore’s non invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy was effective in helping patients with different types of migraine. The first poster presentation, on April 28th, found that two hours after treatment with electroCore’s nVNS therapy patients who had both chronic migraine and medication overuse headache were pain free in 33% of attacks while significant pain relief (mild or no pain) was noted in 50% of attacks. In the second poster presented on May1st it was found that 45 % of patients, with migraine without aura, were pain free within 30 minutes of just one dose of nVNS therapy.
Team of scientists, from University of Edinburgh, have succeeded in regenerating a living organ for the first time. Living mouse organ is regenerated successfully and transplanted in to a mouse. Regenerated organ closely resembles the juvenile thymus in terms of architecture and gene expression profile.
New studies escalate medical concerns about glioma (a malignant brain tumor) from cell phone use. The BioInitiative Working Group (BWG) noted that evidence for health risk from wireless technology is growing stronger and require immediate action. The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014.
The scientists, from Oxford Health NHS, confirmed that some patients with severe depression who have not responded to other treatments, can be treated with ketamine which has a rapid antidepressant effect. Ketamine is a licensed medical drug and is very widely used as an anaesthetic and in pain relief. It is also used as a recreational drug or drug of abuse, and is to be reclassified as a Class B banned substance.
Formation of plaques is more frequent in coronary arteries of HIV positive men than HIV negative men, according to a new study by National Institutes of Health grantees. The research describes that HIV-infected men are at higher risk for a heart attack than their HIV-uninfected which is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
New findings, by group of scientists, will facilitate the development of new clinical strategies design to prevent or treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae. Scientists from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their colleagues have tracked the evolution of the Carbapenem-resistant bacterium K.pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258), an important agent of hospital-acquired infections by using genome sequencing.
Researchers from Michigan University have found out cellular structure called the Golgi that mysteriously becomes fragmented in all Alzheimer's patients and looks like major cause of Alzeimer's Disease (AD). this mechanism helps decode amyloid plaque formation in the brains of Alzheimer's patients—plaques that kills cells and contributes to memory loss and other Alzheimer's symptoms.
The researchers discovered the molecular process behind Golgi fragmentation, and also developed two techniques to 'rescue' the Golgi structure.
New serendipitous discovery which may open a new concept of resisting bacteria from growing in body. Associate professor Aaron Oakley and his team reported that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are exhibit some antibacterial property and acting on DNA replication of bacteria.
Researchers found that twin pairs had similar progressions of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and dementia prior to death and even they also had similar combinations of pathogenesis in two or more unconnected areas of damage to the brain. This unique study was conducted by international team of researchers led by USC psychologist Margaret Gatz.