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  1. Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  2. Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. Posted: 2016-07-22 13:29:40 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  3. Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. Posted: 2016-07-22 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  4. Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. Adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage colon cancer may improve survival

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of 'adjuvant,' or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers have ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  6. Simple method developed to characterize immune cells in tumors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Despite recent achievements in the development of cancer immunotherapies, only a small group of patients typically respond to them. Predictive markers of disease course and response to immunotherapy are ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  7. Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralyzed muscles

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage, say investigators. This study represents the first time that attempts were made to rehabilitate patients ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  8. How can medical centers transform their patient safety culture?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... patients. In a new study, a training program focusing on team communication, leadership, and decision-making practices, known as Crew Resource Management, was found to improve perceptions of the safety ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  9. Cell research could help with heart tissue transplants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new technique could make tissue regeneration cheaper and safer for health-care systems and their patients. The study has identified new ways in which proteins and various biological molecules -- known ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  10. Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  11. Discovery of the genes responsible for esophageal cancer common among Japanese

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... cancer patients, the largest of its scale so far. The study findings are expected to contribute to the development of new medical treatments with fewer side effects and tailored drug therapies. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  12. Are we giving up on cardiac arrest patients too soon?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer than many had thought. Thousands of lives each year across the country could be saved by simply giving cardiac arrest victims more time to awaken ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  13. Breathing in a Cure: Inhalable Ibuprofen on the Horizon

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... help patients with cystic fibrosis. Posted: 2016-07-01 16:13:54 ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  14. Gene mutation 'hotspots' linked to better breast cancer outcomes

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Using a database of human tumor genomic data, researchers discovered that mutation hotspots known as kataegis are a positive marker in breast cancer -- patients with kataegis have less invasive tumors ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  15. Harnessing an innate repair mechanism enhances success of retinal transplantation

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Cell replacement therapies hold promise for many age-related diseases, but efforts to bring treatments to patients have not been very successful -- in large part because the newly derived cells can't integrate ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  16. Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The artificial pancreas -- a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body -- is likely to be available by 2018, ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  17. Use of non-fit messaging may improve patient choices

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    When it comes to helping patients make the best choices for themselves, sometimes you have to challenge their usual way of dealing with the world, according to new research. Posted: 2016-06-24 14: ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  18. New cancer immunotherapy drugs linked to arthritis in some patients

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Case reports on 13 cancer patients suggest that a small number of cancer patients taking the immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab may be at some higher-than-normal risk of developing autoimmune ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  19. Analysis of genetic repeats suggests role for DNA instability in schizophrenia

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    An international research team has revealed extensive genetic variation in patients with schizophrenia. Significantly more copy number variations (CNVs) of genomic DNA were detected in patients than in ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  20. New treatment approaches to improve peritoneal dialysis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... fluid. This is the purpose of dialysis. Now researchers are seeking new, better therapeutic approaches for those patients on dialysis. Posted: 2016-06-24 14:47:54 ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
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