Biomarker combination predicts kidney injury in critically ill children

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified a unique method of identifying the early signs of a potentially serious condition known as Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). The condition occurs commonly in critically ill children admitted to paediatric intensive care units often because of reduced blood supply to the kidneys (for example due to dehydration […]

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Abnormal blood pressure levels while sleeping increase risk of heart disease, stroke

People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and daytime blood pressure measurements to […]

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Underlying design mechanism and morphology of humanized bone probed

A team of biomedical engineers from Australia and Germany studied how human and mouse cells communicate with each other and found that this humanized tissue is physiologically integrated into single functional bone tissue which retains species-specific ultrastructural differences. QUT Distinguished Professor Dietmar W Hutmacher, from QUT/IHBI said the multiscale analysis, carried out by the team […]

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The role of the sun in the spread of viral respiratory diseases

Why do most viral epidemics spread cyclically in autumn and winter in the globe’s temperate regions? According to an interdisciplinary team of researchers of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, the University of Milan, the Lombardy regional agency for the environment and the Don Gnocchi Foundation, the answer is intimately related to the sun. Their […]

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New method shows potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

In Alzheimer’s disease, a protein (peptide) forms clumps in the brain and causes sufferers to lose their memory. In a recently published article, a research group at Uppsala University described a new treatment method that increases the body’s own degradation of the building blocks that lead to these protein clumps. In Alzheimer’s disease, the peptide […]

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