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Final report confirms remdesivir benefits for COVID-19

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 20/10/2020 - 00:00
The antiviral drug remdesivir shortened recovery time for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, based on results from the completed trial.

Education programs may improve young children’s asthma control

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 20/10/2020 - 00:00
A combination of health programs at school and home appeared to improve asthma control in preschool children from low-income families.

Brain differences in youth linked to increased waist size

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 20/10/2020 - 00:00
Cellular differences in a brain area that plays a key role in reward and food processing may predict higher obesity in children.

Pain rising among younger Americans with less education

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Younger Americans with less than a bachelor’s degree reported higher levels of pain than today’s older adults did at their age.

SARS-CoV-2 may use key carbohydrate to infect cells

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
A carbohydrate called heparan sulfate, which is found on cell surfaces, may play a critical role in the novel coronavirus’ ability to infect cells.

Machine learning detects early signs of osteoarthritis

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Using artificial intelligence and MRI scans, researchers identified signs of osteoarthritis three years before diagnosis.

Computer-designed proteins may protect against coronavirus

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 29/09/2020 - 00:00
Researchers designed “miniproteins” that bound tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and prevented the virus from infecting human cells in the lab.

Poor immune response impairs diabetic wound healing

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 29/09/2020 - 00:00
Researchers found that diabetic foot ulcers don’t recruit the immune cells necessary for normal wound healing. The study also identified potential targets for future therapies.

How anesthetics and benzodiazepine affect the brain differently

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 29/09/2020 - 00:00
Scientists identified how anesthetic and benzodiazepine drugs change a brain receptor’s shape. The findings suggest ways to design more tailored anesthetic drugs.

High blood pressure awareness and treatment declining

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 22/09/2020 - 00:00
After increasing between 1999 and 2014, both awareness and treatment of high blood pressure dropped among adults in the U.S.

Bacteria therapy improves eczema in children

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 22/09/2020 - 00:00
An experimental probiotic treatment for eczema safely improved symptoms and increased quality of life for children 3 to 16 years of age.

Biomarkers predict concussion recovery time

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 22/09/2020 - 00:00
Researchers identified two blood proteins that are linked to length of time needed by college athletes to return to play following a sports-related concussion.

Artificial pancreas helps children with type 1 diabetes

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 15/09/2020 - 00:00
A new artificial pancreas system, which monitors and regulates blood glucose levels, proved safe and effective in young children with type 1 diabetes.

Brain scans may help predict response to OCD therapies

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 15/09/2020 - 00:00
Differences in brain activity seen on scans taken before psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder corresponded with responses to treatment.

How high fructose intake may trigger fatty liver disease

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 15/09/2020 - 00:00
A study suggested that consuming high amounts of fructose may promote non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by damaging the intestinal barrier.

Treatments linked to drop in lung cancer deaths

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
Deaths from the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, declined sharply after 2013, faster than the drop in new cases of the disease.

Factors that affect depression risk

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
A screen of more than 100 diverse factors in people’s daily lives suggested that getting enough social support and limiting how much media you use may help prevent depression.

Oral solution forms synthetic GI lining

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
Researchers developed a method to create a synthetic film on the surface of the small intestine that could be used to deliver drugs and influence nutrient absorption.

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 18/08/2020 - 00:00
Children who wore multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, or nearsightedness, over three years.

Blood tests show promise for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

NIH Recherche Médicale - mar, 18/08/2020 - 00:00
Blood levels of a protein called ptau217 were associated with damage to the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and may one day help diagnose disease before symptoms appear.

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