Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

Utilization of catheter-directed thrombolysis where imaging is used to guide treatment to the site of a blood clot in order to dissolve it, has increased in patients with deep vein thrombosis and there appeared to be no difference in in-hospital mortality rates for patients treated …

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. The findings, published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways …

The blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine appear to be associated with survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and may help define prognosis in patients after they are diagnosed with the fatal neurodegenerative disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig disease. …read more Source: EurekAlert

A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important for long-term health. Children of low socioeconomic status often experience such inflammation and poorer health at …

Patients who have a clot in their legs and are considering whether to be treated with traditional blood-thinning medication or undergo a minimally-invasive catheter-based clot removal procedure should feel comfortable that there is no difference in death rates between the two treatments, although there are …

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