Category Archives: Health

Microbubbles and Gene Therapy Help Heal Broken Bones

Researchers from Cedars Sinai Medical Center have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending nonhealing limb fractures. The new method, which…

Amgen Reports Mixed Data in Phase 3 Bone Drug Study

An experimental osteoporosis drug being developed by Amgen and UCB produced surprising safety data in a phase 3 comparison study. The companies reported that patients taking the experimental treatment romosozumab…

Fennel Found to Reduce Postmenopause Symptoms

Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that…

BDNF Gene Mutation May Accelerate Memory Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

A gene mutation may speed up memory loss and cognitive decline in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study found. The findings, published May 3 in Neurology, could…

Everolimus Reduces Weight Gain in Liver Transplant Recipients

Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Transplant Program found that liver transplant patients taking everolimus (Afinitor) gained less weight – and kept it off at one and two years after…

Mysterious Molecule’s Function in Skin Cancer Identified

New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) at Lake Nona uncovers the modus operandi of a mysterious molecule called SPRIGHTLY that has been previously implicated in colorectal…

Motion Sickness Drug Worsens Motion Perception

A new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers found that oral promethazine, a drug commonly taken to alleviate motion sickness, temporarily worsened vestibular perception thresholds by 31 percent,…

Rice, Caltech finish quest for mirror-image porous solids

Left- and right-handed molecular sieves could be boon for drug, chemical, plastic makers HOUSTON – In a discovery with broad implications for the specialty chemicals industries like pharmaceuticals, researchers at…

Understanding malaria with mathematics

Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures. Malaria is just one of many potentially fatal…

Advances breathe new life into Madison infection-detection company

In the face of growing crises related to antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections, a UW–Madison spinoff called Isomark is working to introduce a new infection-detection technology into hospital intensive care…