Medical research

Metabolite signature of COVID-19 reveals multi-organ effects

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can cause a wide range of symptoms, from none at all to severe respiratory stress, multi-organ failure and death. The virus notably targets the lungs, but many patients also ...

Cardiology

FDA warns of cardiac risk with stress test agents

(HealthDay)—The use of cardiac nuclear stress test agents comes with a rare but serious risk of heart attack and death, according to a warning sent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to health care professionals.

Diabetes

Cases question diagnostic criteria for inherited diabetes

(HealthDay)—Two patients diagnosed with a genetic form of non-insulin-dependent diabetes developed diabetic ketoacidosis years later, even though a history of diabetic ketoacidosis is normally an exclusion criterion for ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers investigate the amyloid-beta peptide behind Alzheimer's

Using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, researchers at Luleå University of Technology in collaboration with Warwick University in the UK for the first time in the world managed to analyse hydrogen ...

Cardiology

Advanced CT scans accurately assess coronary blockages

An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need – or don't need – an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood ...

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