Category Archives: Clinical Trials & Research

Freestyle Libre 14-day sensor reduces diabetes management costs – Medical News Bulletin

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Potential new treatment for dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease – Medical News Bulletin

A new drug compound, known as NLX-112, has been discovered as a potential treatment for levodopa-induced dyskinesia in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder caused by the loss of nerve cells in the substantia nigra region of the brain, for which there is currently no cure. Loss of these…

New treatment discovered for rare childhood epilepsy – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers used a promising new therapy called antisense oligonucleotide therapy to control the expression of a mutant SCN8A gene, resulting in delayed seizure onset and survival in mouse models of SCN8A encephalopathy and Dravet syndrome.  What is SCN8A encephalopathy? Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies are a group of rare epilepsy syndromes that are characterized by early-onset…

How do cells regulate proteins that are on the outside of their membranes? – Medical News Bulletin

Scientists investigate how cells regulate the proteins that are on the outside of their membranes. This research could provide important clues to help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Proteins are the complex molecules that play a critical role in cell biology. They are made up of a chain of amino acids that fold up to…

Promising advances in the development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers use computer analysis of the latest coronavirus sequences and find targets that may help develop a successful SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Are we close to developing a vaccine to protect the general population from the latest coronavirus infection that we hear about every day in the news?  Researchers in Hong Kong believe that they have taken…

Benefits of a low-fat diet could include reduced risk of cognitive impairment – Medical News Bulletin

Cognitive impairment and dementia are significant conditions affecting women as they age, with a reported two-thirds of instances of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia seen in women. Previous research has found associations between diet and cognitive function, however large, well-designed studies have been significantly lacking. Given the relative ease of dietary interventions, this might be…

What is the effect of optimism on diet quality? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has found that optimism impacts on diet quality, specifically associated with healthier eating patterns, and social eating patterns. Dispositional optimism is a type of positive trait when people expect that good things, rather than bad things, will happen to them in the future. Optimism is positively associated with many aspects of life….

New study provides insights into cardiovascular maturation – Medical News Bulletin

When people think about potential causes of cardiovascular disease, they often think about the factors that are linked to a poor lifestyle. However, cardiovascular diseases may also be caused during fetal development. One of the most common, is left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC). Defined as a type of genetic heart disease that manifests during fetal development,…

Air pollution linked with negative effects on bone health – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study investigated the possible link between air pollution and bone health, including bone mineral density and bone mineral content. The bone is a living tissue that is constantly replaced. In a study done on participants from 28 villages near Hyderabad, South India, researchers found that air pollution was linked to lower bone mineral…

American Heart Association Impact Goal for 2030 – Medical News Bulletin

The American Heart Association sets a new Impact Goal for 2030. This goal includes longer life expectancy, whole-body health and wellbeing, and equitable achievement of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease remains a significant problem worldwide. Since the 1990s, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released an Impact Goal at the beginning of each decade. The purpose…