Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital

When patients are discharged from Hospital those with diabetes are at an increased risk of readmission and mortality, there are guidelines for discharging patients with diabetes to reduce these risks, however researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick and Warwick Medical School have identified known risk factors for mortality in […]

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Genomic analysis of Shiga-toxin E.coli (STEC) in a child reveals insights on an emerging foodborne pathogen

Foodborne pathogens are very common and usually benign, but certain virulent strains of pathogens can result in severe disease and even death. Distinguishing specific strains of pathogens can help scientists better understand them and develop biomarkers to help detect them in patients, expediting diagnosis and treatment. University at Buffalo researchers have now completed the genomic […]

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Fewer under-fives admitted to hospital during ‘take it outside’ smoking campaign

The number of under-five-year-olds admitted to hospital with asthma related complaints dropped following the Take it Right Outside campaign in Scotland, researchers have found. Take it Right Outside was a national mass media initiative launched in 2014 encouraging smokers to smoke cigarettes outside their own home to protect children and other family members from second-hand […]

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Scientists look to cell recycling tools for new ways to treat Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are taking a closer look at the molecular machinery that recycles mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, in efforts to ramp up the production of the energy-producing structures. Problems with mitochondria are a key aspect in the development of Parkinson’s disease. In a study posted online Aug. 13, 2020, in the journal […]

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Trillion data points to identify disease-causing genes

Researchers from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have accomplished a world-first by processing one trillion points of genomic data through VariantSpark, an artificial intelligence-based platform, which can help pinpoint the location of specific disease-causing genes in the human genome. The human genome is a person’s complete set of DNA, which contains more than three billion […]

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