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May 30, 2019
Researchers in Shanghai reviewed 21 studies that looked at more than 1,500 people and found that more than half of those studies “showed that regulating intestinal flora can effectively improve anxiety symptoms.”
May 23, 2019
A protein that has commonly helped doctors diagnose a heart attack could also be used to help predict heart problems years in advance. New research from Baylor University indicates that adding troponin I to a commonly used risk prediction model led to more accurate risk prediction for heart attack, stroke and heart failure hospitalization.
May 16, 2019
One of the hardest things about chronic fatigue syndrome is the stigma—the notion that it just might be all in your head. Chronic fatigue syndrome afflicts an estimated 800,000 to 2 million Americans and has no known cure. Symptoms include malaise, sleep problems, pain, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. The diagnosis, when made at all, is typically withheld until other diseases are ruled out.
May 9, 2019
Finding the right clinical trials for very sick patients may be getting more precise and timely.Rather than enrolling patients in a trial based on their cancer type or a biopsy conducted months or years earlier, researchers in the UK recently used blood tests to get an up-to-date profile of genetic faults in the blood of 100 patients. In 11 cases, the researchers used the data to enroll them into an available “molecularly matched” clinical trial.
May 2, 2019
We dove deep into the biospecimen procurement challenge in our first webinar, “From Chaos to Control: Transforming Biospecimen Procurement,” which we conducted last Wednesday but have recorded for you here.