Tag Archives: medicine

Physician barriers to evidence-based medicine

In the era of new genetic tests and advanced imaging, much is written on the future of precision medicine, the concept of delivering personalized, evidence-based treatment based on patients’ individual characteristics. Risk prediction models are an excellent

Annual Congress on Cell Science, Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine. Atlanta, USA. November 29-30, 2017

Allied Academies cordially invites all the participants across the globe to attend “Annual Congress on Cell Science, Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine 2017” during November 29-30, 2017 Atlanta, USA which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks,

A pill a day to prevent HIV? Successes and challenges of pre-exposure prophylaxis in the real world

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a pill composed of two antiretroviral drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine, or TDF/FTC) that prevents HIV infection. Numerous studies have now shown that when taken daily, this medication has the potential to

A benevolent anionic ZnII-MOF to purify water and make medicines

Metal-organic frameworks (MOF) are well-known crystalline porous materials comprising metal ions or metal clusters bridged by different types of organic linkers. MOFs have been in the spotlight globally owing to their tunable surface area, functionalizable pore surface,

Enrichment design accommodating the biomarker misclassification

Increased understanding of the mechanistic heterogeneity of diseases has brought us to the era of molecularly targeted therapies (MTAs) in clinical oncology. The MTAs block the growth of cancer cells by identifying and attacking specific biomarker pathways

A better deal for the elderly at the end of life

The normal process of dying has been hijacked by medicine.  It is not a cruel deception and it is not what the elderly want; not what treating doctors want and not what society can afford. So how

Advancing medicine and agriculture using proteins that control energy and sugar production

Except for bacteria , most living organisms contain specialized cellular compartments termed mitochondria , that are responsible for breaking down sugars to produce energy for the cell. Plant cells possess a second compartment called chloroplasts , which

“Observational Medicine” should be replaced by “Real Science”

Are female hormones good or bad? “Can Statins” cause diabetes?  What causes a heart attack and how do risk factors cause a clot in the coronary artery?  Medical research is expensive and requires thousands of patients to

Considering patient values and preferences in healthcare decision-making

Healthcare decision-making is one of the most challenging aspects of medicine. In the past, doctors often based their decisions on dogma or personal experience often influenced by their personal value judgments. With the advent of evidence-based medicine

Using cheminformatics to aid in the discovery of new drugs

Finding new medicines is a difficult and expensive endeavor and grows more difficult and expensive with every passing year. Thus, new ways to streamline the process are desperately needed by the pharmaceutical industry. Once upon a time,

What is the quality of our river ecosystems? The new emerging stressors

An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit (e.g. coral reefs, wetlands, rainforests, boreal forests, cultivated farmlands). The Ecosystem services are the benefits that

Oil penetration into the human skin

For a long time, oils have been the basis of many skin care products and ointments in the cosmetic industry and medicine. Oils are supposed to be non-penetrating substances, therefore they are neutral for the human skin

One for two – one medicine against two diseases

Superficial fungal skin infections belong to the most common infections worldwide. They affect more than 20 – 25 % of the world’s population with an increasing trend due to an increasing life expectancy and decreasing immunity of