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Scientists have completed a two-year Phase I clinical trial which showed that children showed the greatest benefit from gene therapy for treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis or severe early childhood onset retinal degeneration. Importantly, 9 of the 12 participants experienced improvement in…
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This study shows that show that the risk of further fracture after a first major osteoporotic fracture is greatest immediately following the first event, with a declining, but still increased, risk in subsequent years. These results suggest that pharmacological treatment for secondary fracture…
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A unique laser, which is a compact light source with wavelengths harmless to the human eye, has been created by a research team.
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New findings provide deeper understanding of the disease which affects mainly aging Asians, and open up new possibilities for the delivery of precision medicine.
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Healthcare facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and leases can be a tall order. A state-wide survey showed that hospital, clinics and cancer treatment were…
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When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to research the disparity between the number of recorded gunshot sounds and the number of reported incidents…
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Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new collaborative research.
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Investigators have found no evidence of infections related to the common practice of injecting allergens beneath the skin to reduce the allergic response. Although the sterility of these 'allergy shots' has not been a concern, the organization that sets standards for the quality and safety of…
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Medical researchers have developed groundbreaking treatments for pancreas cancer using engineered T-cells.
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Stem cells have been used successfully, for the first time, to promote regeneration after injury to a specialized band of nerve fibers that are important for motor function.
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In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body's natural defense system to expel harmful toxins. The research team suggests that this information should be used to better assess the human health risks from eating contaminated seafood.
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Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new research.
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As medical professionals search for new ways to personalize diagnosis and treatment of disease, researchers have already put into practice what may be the next big step in precision medicine: personalized proteomics.
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Women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival rates.
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New data demonstrate that choosing a different combination of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C can eradicate the virus at four weeks in patients who had already failed on previous medication regimens.
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Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process. Hallmark signs of the disorder are loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. This study assessed the prevalence of sarcopenia in Europe, finding that, when…
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A hepatitis C (HCV) drug currently under investigation, ABT-493 and ABT-530, which is an all-oral once-daily antiviral treatment, helped HCV genotype 3 patients with heavily scarred livers and no previous treatment history to achieve a 100 percent sustained virologic response after receiving the…
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Adolescents with Hepatitis C (HCV) could benefit from a combination of direct-acting antivirals, according to new data. The study demonstrated that adolescent patients with HCV genotype 1 aged 12 to 18 years who were treated for 12 weeks with a fixed dose combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir…
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New data demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure hepatitis C.
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A new study demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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A pilot study found that all patients with acute HCV who were treated with a direct-acting antiviral treatment over a 'short-duration' of six weeks had undetectable HCV after a 12 week follow-up. The investigator-initiated study demonstrated that the combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for…
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A new study provides hope for a new treatment in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition characterized by inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts of the liver and for which there are currently no medicines.
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New data confirms that a novel first-in-class treatment for hepatitis B, called NVR 3-778, is well-tolerated and can reduce levels of the virus' genetic material in the body when combined with pegylated interferon after four weeks of treatment.
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This study found that in Sweden, for male farmers, the risk of a hip fracture was 14 percent lower compared to other occupations, adjusted for age. When also adjusted for rural status of residence, the risk reduction was still 15 percent lower. When also adjusted for income, education and latitude…
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Rsearchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study comprising 502,664 men and women aged 40-69 years.
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