Cardiology

Adding albumin to risk score improves mortality prediction

(HealthDay)—Serum albumin, as a marker of frailty, can significantly improve the ability of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE-2) scores to predict ...

Medical research

Here's how your body transports zinc to protect your health

Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the ...

Neuroscience

Study examines blood markers, survival in patients with ALS

The blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine appear to be associated with survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and may help define prognosis in patients after they are diagnosed with the fatal ...

Diabetes

n-3 PUFA may reduce markers of kidney disease in T2DM

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 2 diabetes and evidence of kidney injury, supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) does not reduce urine albumin excretion but is associated with a reduction ...

Medical research

Research opens way to significant improvements for medication

International research co-authored by the University of Otago, Christchurch has unraveled a century old scientific mystery, opening the way to significant improvements in the way drugs are delivered to the body.