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Novel urine tests helps with early diagnosis of brain tumours

June 22, 2021

A research team at Nagoya University, Japan, has demonstrated how a simple urine test can detect aggressive brain tumours, which is particularly helpful for efficient, early diagnosis of cancer. Urine tests are a non-invasive option that can detect cancers of the bladder, prostate, pancreas and even the lungs. In order to expand these capabilities to […]

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New diagnostic tool introduced for coronary artery disease treatment in Malaysia

June 21, 2021

Coronary artery disease (CAD) was reported as the top cause of death in much of the developed world – in Malaysia in 2019, over 16,300 victims made up 15% of medically-certified deaths, according to national statistics, and. Proper management of CAD depends on the appropriate use of revascularisation techniques – Malaysian patients can now finally […]

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Lab-grown cancer cells have less parity with their human source

June 18, 2021

A new computer-based technique developed by scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has revealed that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources. The new technique – a tool called CancerCellNet – uses computer models to compare the RNA sequences of a research model with […]

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“Bionic” vulture is first bird to receive a permanent prosthetic foot

June 16, 2021

A groundbreaking procedure performed at the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna), Austria, has successfully created the world’s first “bionic bird” – the large bird of prey was given a new foot using the famed osseointegration (direct skeletal attachment) technique; it is now reportedly in peak health. The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery […]

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Positive vaccination messages influence behaviour

June 15, 2021

A social experiment by Washington State University (WSU) has found that wording of vaccination messages influences people’s attitudes and behaviour. The vaccine concerned, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, has been shown to help prevent cancer – young adults studied were less inclined to learn about the HPV vaccine when they were exposed to negatively-worded or […]

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The impact of media on public opinion and trust in vaccines

June 14, 2021

Good communication has become essential during this global pandemic – in particular, how leaders/officials, governments, and subject matter experts of various countries and regions behave, how they communicate, and how the media reports on it all have significant impacts and consequences on the public. The mainstream media has been reporting on COVID-19 and its vaccines […]

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Functional nutrition products help ensure quality of life

June 11, 2021

Nutrition requirements vary, for the individual and the community at large, based on concerns including aging and chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition can, however, ensure our health and wellbeing. It is thus important to tackle the most concerning nutritional issues with targeted solutions and products. According to Kristina Stuerke, Manager, Medical Nutrition APAC, on behalf of […]

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Miraculous bacteria reduces dengue cases by 77%

June 10, 2021

Using mosquitoes infected with a “miraculous” bacteria that reduces the insect’s ability to spread dengue, researchers in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, have managed to cut down dengue cases by an impressive 77% in part of the city. The groundbreaking technique is to be adopted across the whole city and surrounding areas in the hopes of eradicating […]

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New, faster cell therapy monitoring method accurately detects coronavirus

June 9, 2021

A new method for rapid and accurate detection of different DNA/RNA targets in viruses like the coronavirus has been developed by CAMP researchers, part of an interdisciplinary group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). The Rapid Digital CRISPR Approach (RADICA) method has been tested on SARS-CoV-2 synthetic DNA/RNA in patient calls and […]

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Bacteria in infected food may spread through sexual contact

June 8, 2021

A common foodborne infection – caused by the Campylobacteria – may also be spread through sexual contact, said infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Katrin Kuhn, an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Hudson College of Public Health, the University of Oklahoma (OU). Campylobacter infections usually occur when people eat poultry that […]

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