biomarker

Research on biomarkers in the blood of patients has given way to important discoveries regarding cardiovascular diseases. Recently another discovery has been made.  An Italian study, published in the prestigious journal Plos One, discovered a new genetic biomarker that identifies patients most at risk of suffering a heart attack. Promptly identifying these patients allows urgent […]

assistenza domiciliare

A study done by Johns Hopkins University makes a promising discovery- elderly people with vision loss are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline.  If this data is confirmed, we can look forward to more focused and functional pharmacological care, both in terms of prevention and treatment.

A study carried out by researchers at the Gemelli University Hospital (Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS) in Rome led to an important discovery. Heart arrhythmias in 75% of Brugada syndrome cases were caused by an abnormal state of inflammation in the heart muscle. This discovery aids the diagnosis of high-risk patients. 

The relationship between man, medicine and technology is making huge progress, one that has been made even bigger today. Doctors and researchers have joined forces at the University of Siena to develop the robotic sixth finger, an innovative prothesis that allows patients with missing hand function to grasp objects.

alzheimer

Research continues efforts to find new solutions for Alzheimer’s.  A new study carried out by researchers at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University (USA), published in “Molecular Psychiatry”, has found that the nutrient choline is capable of fighting Alzheimer’s across generations.

Farmaci

The “2018 Report – Donate to cure: Poverty, Healthcare and Drug Donations”, promoted by the non-profit Banco Farmaceutico Foundation and BfResearch, revealed that many Italian families do not have access to medication and medical treatments due to poverty. This is just one of many contradictions in a country like Italy, which, on one hand, is […]

sovrappeso

Everyone knows that excess body weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is less known, however, and cause for even greater concern, that excess body weight also increases the risk of cancer.  A recent report sheds light on the link between excess body weight and cancer. 

scompenso cardiaco

Heart failure represents the final stage for many cardiovascular diseases and is one of the main causes of hospitalization and death in the Western world. A recent study has identified a method that analyzes the presence of three biomarkers in the blood, allowing us to predict the outcome of patients with heart failure and evaluate […]

Diabetes; cure; pancreas

A study conducted on cells in the pancreas has given new hope for a possible cure for diabetes. The results, published in Nature Cell Biology, demonstrate how cells in the pancreas can, when necessary, change function and identity. What’s more, the cells are able to maintain these new characteristics in the long-term. The real breakthrough, […]

UV rays

Australia has come up with a simple device for more mindful and safer sunbathing. The device is a bracelet that monitors prolonged exposure to UV radiation.