Study shows improved host health by modulating gut microbiota

In a recent study published in Gastroenterologyresearchers have presented the modulation of the gut microbiota as a possible therapeutic option for diseases such as Crohn’s disease (CD). Study: Modulating the microbiome to treat disease. Image credit: Emily frost/Shutterstock Background Studies show that dysbiosis, or an imbalance in the gut microbiome, can promote degenerative disorders, including … Read more

Scientists are using next-generation protein degradation technology to study CTCF’s role in transcription

CTCF is a critical protein known to play various roles in key biological processes such as transcription. Scientists from the Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude used next-generation protein degradation technology to study CTCF. Their work reveals the superiority of the approach in addition to providing functional insight into how CTCF regulates transcription. The study, published … Read more

These healthy diets are associated with a lower risk of death, according to a study of 119,000 people over four decades

Eat healthy, live longer. That’s the conclusion of a large study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists led by a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that people who adhered most closely to at least one of four healthy eating patterns were less likely to die from cardiovascular … Read more

Point32Health taps Inclusive Health for LGBTQ+ care

Traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Included Health is now moving into the health plan space. It is teaming up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in the LGBTQ+ community, companies announced Wednesday. Based in San Francisco Health included gives patients access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral … Read more

Study led by Henry Ford Health nephrologist evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Research led by Lalathaksha Kumbar of Henry Ford Health, MD, evaluated and validated remote access monitoring technology that can predict vascular access blockage in dialysis patients. The single-center prospective validation study published in Journal of Vascular Access reviewed the Vasc-Alert technology and concluded that it is a “reliable and effective tool” for predicting which patients … Read more

Gardening can help reduce the risk of cancer, improve mental health

Share on PinterestNew research shows that gardening offers a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cancer. Manu Pratts/Stoxy A new study shows that people who work in community gardens receive a variety of health benefits that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and … Read more

From JPM Week: Trends life science experts are watching in 2023

A panel composed primarily of biopharmaceutical experts discusses the trends sure to shape the life sciences industry this year and beyond. The panel was hosted by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group on Tuesday in San Francisco. Here are some key takeaways: The slow pace of rapid changeOne theme that has emerged — and perhaps … Read more

Community gardening can play an important role in preventing cancer and mental disorders

Do more exercise. Eat right. Make new friends. As we compile our lists of resolutions aimed at improving physical and mental health in 2023, new CU Boulder research suggests one addition could have a powerful impact: Gardening. Funded by the American Cancer Society, the first-ever randomized controlled trial of community gardening found that those who … Read more

The importance of quality assurance for customer-centric medical technology

Customers are at the center of business, and in the field of medical technology, quality assurance reigns supreme. Quality assurance looks at a company’s services or products to make sure everything is working efficiently and meets what is desired and mandated by the industry. When this process is streamlined, quality assurance provides significant benefit to … Read more

Health access and equity: Women’s health and technology hold the keys

Although the quality of US health care and patient outcomes has generally improved over time, access to care—and therefore positive patient outcomes—is not equitable for all people. Overall, one in 10 Americans lacks health insurance, the result of a system that is breaking under the weight of high costs and increasing complexity. Diabetes rates are … Read more