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PharmaTimes, 2017-04-27 16:58:02

New blood test could help identify women at higher risk for developing gestational diabetes
A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital has found that a single measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (GCD59), a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 16:56:36

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma
A SIMPLE eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. In clinical trials, the pioneering diagnostic -- developed by researchers at University College London and the Western Eye Hospital -- allowed doctors to see individual nerve cell death in the back of the eye.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 16:50:49

New research on functional brain networks offers insights into causes and symptoms of epilepsy
Epilepsy is a complex neurological disorder that afflicts approximately 50 million people worldwide. Although this disease has been known to exist for centuries, the exact mechanism of its cardinal symptom, the epileptic seizure, remains poorly understood.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 16:34:08

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PharmaTimes, 2017-04-27 16:18:42

Research reveals how alterations in excitation/inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders
In a special issue of Biological Psychiatry titled "Cortical Excitation-Inhibition Balance and Dysfunction in Psychiatric Disorders", guest editors Dr. Alan Anticevic and Dr. John Murray, both of Yale University, bring together seven reviews that highlight advancements in understanding the balance of excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain, and what might happen when it goes awry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 16:07:20

Sellas Testing Galinpepimut-S Vaccine as Potential Therapy in Blood and Solid Cancers

Immuno-Oncology News, 2017-04-27 16:03:44

Hair-derived keratin biomaterials show promise to regenerate skeletal muscle tissue and function
The use of human hair-derived keratin biomaterials to regenerate skeletal muscle has shown promise in new research that documents significant increases in both new muscle tissue formation and muscle function among mouse models of volumetric muscle loss.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 15:57:01

Systematic review reveals beneficial effects of yoga on menstrual disorders
A systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders found that all of the studies evaluated reported a beneficial effect and reduced symptoms.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 15:46:09