New diagnostic techniques and drug may slow and even reverse cognitive decline from aging

A groundbreaking clinical approach has been developed combining new diagnostic techniques to detect a leaking blood-brain barrier (BBB) with a new anti-inflammatory drug that for the first time slows or reverses age-related cognitive decline. In two related studies published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC) […]

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Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring levels of TIMP-1 and D-lactic acid in vaginal secretions may be a non-invasive, cost-effective way to assess the risk for preterm birth due to a […]

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New diagnostic method for fungal infections could combat a major global health risk

A new study from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) has demonstrated how dual DNA barcoding could help improve the diagnosis of invasive fungal diseases, giving patients access to potentially life-saving treatment much sooner. The early detection of fungal pathogens—the specific species of fungi responsible for disease—is crucial in ensuring that patients have fast access to treatment, preventing complications. […]

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Dangerous bottleneck – the real reason for the back pain of a patient

A woman suffers for years under a drilling pain in the cross, and buttocks. Physiotherapy, drugs, exercise – nothing seems to help. An intervertebral disc SURGERY brings only short-term relief. With the years of the Suffering of women is getting worse. She loses control of her legs, can only walk short distances and can hardly climb the stairs. They stumble […]

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The diagnosis of the Hearing: The medical mystery of the star are now also available as a Podcast

Mysterious illness images: A woman can barely walk and stumbles constantly. For years, the doctors find no answer but a randomly read a magazine article leads to a solution. Another case: A man gets a strong fever. Eyes, ears and heart will always be weaker. First, a conversation with his Ex-wife brings the late rescue. In the popular star-heading “diagnosis” […]

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The standard diagnostic test for chronic cystitis have been ineffective

Urinary tract infections (cystitis and pyelonephritis) are of great prevalence, but their accurate diagnosis is often difficult. The authors of the new study argue that the standard methods for the detection of bacteria in urine does not give accurate results in most chronic patients. Each year urinary tract infections (UTI) faces about 150-200 million people worldwide. Many people, especially young […]

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