Cardiology

Ischaemic stroke assessment

Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is a low-cost medical imaging technology that is used widely in investigating damage to a patient's brain caused by ischaemic stroke. However, writing in the International Journal of ...

Neuroscience

Microglia transmit pain to the brain during stress

Research in male mice published in JNeurosci demonstrates activation of microglia in the spinal cord is responsible for increased pain sensitivity in response to stress.

Diabetes

New therapeutic avenue for type 2 diabetes

Restoring the action of insulin is one of the keys to fighting type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Inserm led by Dominique Langin at the Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases (Inserm/Université de Toulouse) are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High sensitivity, specificity for chlamydia point-of-care test

(HealthDay)—A point-of-care (POC) polymerase chain reaction test (Atlas io) has high sensitivity and specificity for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), according to a study published in the November issue of Sexually Transmitted ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover clues to brain changes in depression

In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and ...

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