Avenger receives FDA approval for Pantheris altherectomy device
Avinger (Redwood City, Calif.) recently received FDA approval for its Pantheris image-guided altherectomy device that is designed to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). Pantheris is the first medical device to be approved for diagnostics and treatment of PAD. The device lets doctors see inside arteries to treat blockages. It features a built-in camera and can shave plaque without causing damage to blood vessels. The device can also be used by physicians to use the real-time intravascular imaging tool to identify features of blood vessels, include necrotic cores, fibroatheromas, calcium and stent struts. Get the full sto...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Avinger Source Type: news

Avinger receives FDA approval for Pantheris altherectomy device
Avinger (Redwood City, Calif.) recently received FDA approval for its Pantheris image-guided altherectomy device that is designed to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD). Pantheris is the first medical device to be approved for diagnostics and treatment of PAD. The device lets doctors see inside arteries to treat blockages. It features a built-in camera and can shave plaque without causing damage to blood vessels. The device can also be used by physicians to use the real-time intravascular imaging tool to identify features of blood vessels, include necrotic cores, fibroatheromas, calcium and stent struts. Get the full sto...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Avinger Source Type: news

3D color X-rays could help diagnose cancer, heart disease and more
Image courtesy of MARS Bioimaging New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using technology that could improve medical diagnostics in oncology, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. Based on traditional black-and-white X-ray technology, the scanner incorporates the Medipix3RX detector chip, a particle-tracking technology developed for the CERN Large Hadron Collider. It was developed by the Medipix3 Collaboration, which comprises CERN in Geneva and 18 research institutions worldwide. The scanner records the energy of each photon as it collides with pixels while the shutter...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Diagnostics Imaging Neurological Orthopedics Research & Development CERN MARS Bioimaging Source Type: news

Cagent Vascular closes $12m Series B
Cagent Vascular said today it closed a $11.9 million Series B round of financing to help support expand manufacturing and a limited launch of the company’s Serranator Alto angioplasty device. The round was led by two strategic investors and joined by Balestier Investments, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Synergy Ventures and other private investors, the Wayne, Penn.-based company said. Cagent Vascular’s Serranator is an angioplasty device that uses serrated metal strips on a semi-complaint balloon to create multiple longitudinal lines of micro-serrations within the luminal surface to aid in arterial expa...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular Cagent Vascular Source Type: news

Zebra Medical Vision wins FDA nod for Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm
Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm. The company said the algorithm is designed to automatically calculate a patient’s Agatston equivalent coronary calcium score from ECG gated CT scans to improve assessments of patients at risk for coronary artery disease. “Identification of high-risk individuals is key to prevention Zebra’s algorithm could run on CT studies of the chest and potentially help identify people with cardiovascular risk sooner, allowing more effective treatment and overall reduc...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Zebra Medical Vision Source Type: news

USPSTF: CAC, hsCRP, Brachial Index Not Ready for Prime Time USPSTF: CAC, hsCRP, Brachial Index Not Ready for Prime Time
Citing a paucity of data, the task force balked at recommending for or against coronary calcium scoring, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and ankle-brachial index for CVD risk assessment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Late inception of a resiliently oxygenated upper ocean
We present an extensive compilation of iodine-to-calcium ratios (I/Ca) in marine carbonates. Our record supports a major rise in the partial pressure of oxygen in the atmosphere at ~400 million years (Ma) ago and reveals a step change in the oxygenation of the upper ocean to relatively sustainable near-modern conditions at ~200 Ma ago. An Earth system model demonstrates that a shift in organic matter remineralization to greater depths, which may have been due to increasing size and biomineralization of eukaryotic plankton, likely drove the I/Ca signals at ~200 Ma ago. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lu, W., Ridgwell, A., Thomas, E., Hardisty, D. S., Luo, G., Algeo, T. J., Saltzman, M. R., Gill, B. C., Shen, Y., Ling, H.-F., Edwards, C. T., Whalen, M. T., Zhou, X., Gutchess, K. M., Jin, L., Rickaby, R. E. M., Jenkyns, H. C., Lyons, T. W., Lenton, T. M Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Zebra Medical Vision receives its first 510(k) clearance for coronary artery calcification algorithm
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an algorithm that helps physicians quantify a patient ’s coronary artery calcification. From a ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan, the Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm automatically calculates a calcification rating equivalent to those derived using the Agatston Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring method. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The first 3D colour X-ray: Scientists create a scan that takes the clearest pictures yet
Researchers from the  University of Canterbury, New Zealand, claim that colour X-rays allow doctors to identify markers of diseases, such as raised fat and calcium levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing pulsed electric fields to target cancer with calcium ions
(Kumamoto University) When applied to cells, pulsed electric fields increase membrane permeability. Researchers have used this effect to force the diffusion of extracellular calcium into cells. Cell death occurs more easily in cancer cells since they are particularly sensitive to high amounts of calcium. Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have optimized pulsed electric field settings in an effort to attack cancer but leave healthy cells intact. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walrus and Avrio ’s Slow-Mag ® Welcome You to Your 40 ’s– Where...
Relatable Campaign Highlights the Benefits of Magnesium Chloride Plus Calcium on Aging Muscles(PRWeb July 11, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15618211.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF Stands Pat on Cardiovascular Biomarkers
(MedPage Today) -- Declines to back hsCRP, coronary calcium, ankle-brachial index for routine assessments (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF dismisses CAC for heart disease risk assessment
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its recommendation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF rejects adding new risk factors for heart disease Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Calcium channel blockers, a popular type of blood pressure medicine, shown to raise the risk of pancreatic cancer in menopausal women
(Natural News) Modern medicine involves a lot of trial-and-error. Whatever benefits patients receive from a pharmaceutical is heavily shadowed by the various risks and side effects that typically accompany the drug. Such is the case for a particular type of blood pressure medicine and its apparent link to cancer. A new study carried out by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen sues Durham generics company
California-based biopharmaceutical company Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against growing generics company Accord Healthcare and parent company Intas Pharmaceuticals.   Amgen's lawsuit stems from Accord Healthcare's plans to manufacture and sell a generic version of Amgen's drug, Sensipar, for the management of a type of hyperparathyroidism that causes detrimentally-high levels of calcium in the body. Sensipar raked in about $1.7 billion in revenue for Amgen l ast year. According… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Nutrition, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium
-- Dairy products are a great source of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that help promote bone growth. The U.S. National Institutes of Health says most people in the United States aren't getting the calcium they need for the heart, muscles,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ultrafast neuronal imaging of dopamine dynamics with designed genetically encoded sensors
Neuromodulatory systems exert profound influences on brain function. Understanding how these systems modify the operating mode of target circuits requires spatiotemporally precise measurement of neuromodulator release. We developed dLight1, an intensity-based genetically encoded dopamine indicator, to enable optical recording of dopamine dynamics with high spatiotemporal resolution in behaving mice. We demonstrated the utility of dLight1 by imaging dopamine dynamics simultaneously with pharmacological manipulation, electrophysiological or optogenetic stimulation, and calcium imaging of local neuronal activity. dLight1 enab...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patriarchi, T., Cho, J. R., Merten, K., Howe, M. W., Marley, A., Xiong, W.-H., Folk, R. W., Broussard, G. J., Liang, R., Jang, M. J., Zhong, H., Dombeck, D., von Zastrow, M., Nimmerjahn, A., Gradinaru, V., Williams, J. T., Tian, L. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

UCLA researchers develop synthetic T cells that mimic form, function of human version
This study was funded by the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. The authors report no commercial conflicts of interest. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Improved single visit management of old infected iatrogenic root perforations using Biodentine ®
ConclusionsIn single visit treatments, Biodentine seems to provide a biocompatible and effective seal in acidic environment, in accidental root perforations, even if the treatment is performed by an inexperienced operator and regardless of the location, the size and the time of occurrence of the perforation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inhibition of somatosensory mechanotransduction by annexin A6
Mechanically activated, slowly adapting currents in sensory neurons have been linked to noxious mechanosensation. The conotoxin NMB-1 (noxious mechanosensation blocker-1) blocks such currents and inhibits mechanical pain. Using a biotinylated form of NMB-1 in mass spectrometry analysis, we identified 67 binding proteins in sensory neurons and a sensory neuron–derived cell line, of which the top candidate was annexin A6, a membrane-associated calcium-binding protein. Annexin A6–deficient mice showed increased sensitivity to mechanical stimuli. Sensory neurons from these mice showed increased activity of the cati...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Raouf, R., Lolignier, S., Sexton, J. E., Millet, Q., Santana-Varela, S., Biller, A., Fuller, A. M., Pereira, V., Choudhary, J. S., Collins, M. O., Moss, S. E., Lewis, R., Tordo, J., Henckaerts, E., Linden, M., Wood, J. N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here ’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Vitamins Source Type: news

Taking calcium supplements can help premenopausal women lose weight
(Natural News) Taking calcium supplements is encouraged for women even before the onset of menopause that causes bone loss. In an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Chinese researchers reported an additional benefit of increasing one’s intake of the bone-loving mineral: Additional calcium can help reduce weight and prevent the onset of obesity for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium deficiency symptoms: Five signs you have low calcium levels
CALCIUM deficiency, or hypocalcemia, symptoms are triggered by low calcium levels in the body. Symptoms are unlikely to appear in the early stages, but become more likely the longer you have a deficiency. Watch out for these five symptoms of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound links meat allergen to heart disease
Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET may help spot protein clumps in heart disease 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events Breast cancer treatments may boost heart disease risk Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
(University of California - San Diego) Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality brain imaging thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at UC San Diego. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100 times while keeping them transparent. In tests on transgenic mice, the electrodes were able to record and image neuronal activity (calcium ion spikes) at of large groups of neurons and individual brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Caring for your bones: Prevent breaks by exercising and taking in more calcium and vitamin D
(Natural News) While injuries are unavoidable, this doesn’t mean that you can’t take measures to prevent them. As a prepper, you can’t afford to get injured because it can severely affect your mobility. Before SHTF, you can minimize the chance of getting into accidents and suffering from fractures/broken bones by increasing bone strength and density. You... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wright Medical wins FDA PMA for Augment injectable bone graft
Wright Medical (NSDQ:WMGI) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its Augment injectable bone graft. The bone graft won clearance for the same indications as the Amsterdam-based company’s non-injectable Augment bone graft. The newly cleared Augment Injectable consists of both recombinant human platelet derived growth factor and a blend of Type I collagen and beta tri-calcium phosphate, the company said. “In Canada, my colleagues and I have been using Augment Injectable since 2011 based upon its ideal handling characteristics and impressive clinical results.  FDA approval of Augmen...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance wrightmedical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis and Calcium
Title: Thyroid Disease, Osteoporosis and CalciumCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/2/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

MD Anderson, Houston Methodist scientists detect new ovarian cancer target
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a prescription drug, Calcitriol, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of calcium deficiency and kidney diseases, may increase the likelihood of surviving ovarian cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes, smoking linked to deposits in brain region tied to memory
(Reuters Health) - People who smoke or have diabetes may be more likely to have calcium deposits in brain regions crucial for memory, a Dutch study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes
Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smoking and Diabetes Linked to Calcium Buildup in Brain
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Smoking and diabetes could increase the risk of abnormal calcium buildup in the brain, a new Dutch study suggests. The study included nearly 2,000 people, average age 78, who visited a memory clinic in the Netherlands.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why seashells are tougher than chalk (video)
(American Chemical Society) Seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate, also known as chalk, a mineral soft and crumbly enough to use for sidewalk doodles. Yet seashells are tough and resilient. In this video, Reactions explains why seashells are so different, and why you can't use them to draw on your driveway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating more fruits and vegetables builds stronger bones
(Natural News) Growing up, a lot of people were led to believe the myth that only milk contains the right amount of nutrients to make their bones strong. Most studies, in particular, only showed how calcium benefits our bones; however, these would not delve into the details of bone health. Scientists from the University of Surrey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find evidence of a rare mineral on a tiny South African diamond
(Natural News) Scientists have managed to discover a rare Earth mineral sitting inside a diamond that was said to be excavated from a South African mine. This mineral, called calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3), is a clue as to exactly what happens to the oceanic crust as the Earth goes about its way of recycling it.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens when calcium levels are high?
Hypercalcemia occurs when a person has too much calcium in their blood. Possible causes include overactive parathyroid glands, too much vitamin D, cancer, and a range of other factors and conditions. In this article, learn how hypercalcemia affects the body, how to prevent it, and how calcium levels can be reduced. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Report: Extra insights, but no clear-cut answers from TAVR embolic protection studies
Data from two new studies has provided extra insights, but no clear-cut solution for predicting stroke and which patients should receive embolic protection devices during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, according to a new Medscape report. Results from a meta-analysis of 1,285 patients indicated that the use of embolic protection devices during TAVR procedures did not reduce mortality, but was associated with a lowered rate of stroke at 30 days, according to the report. The decline was mainly driven by registry data and was not confirmed by randomized controlled trials, Medscape specified. Stroke was repo...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Got alt-milk? How plant-based alternatives compare
In the nutritional world, the benefits of cow's milk are well-known: It's a good source of several important nutrients, including protein, calcium and vitamin D, and an important staple for children. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review of existing data and single randomized control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017 found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?
Tricalcium phosphate is a concentrated form of calcium that some people take as a supplement when they are not getting enough calcium from their diet. There are some health risks that people should be aware of when taking concentrated calcium doses. Also, learn about the chances of developing some cancers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress
(Harvard Medical School) Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel in mice curbs tumor growth and makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2018 Roundup: Medtronic touts BP reductions, no major adverse events in renal denervation trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Memory molecule limits plasticity by calibrating calcium
(Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience) Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in collaboration with researchers at Emory University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, have for the first time identified a novel role for the CA2-enriched protein RGS14 and provided insights into the mechanism by which it limits plasticity. RGS14 seems to be special, acting as a molecular factor that puts the brakes on plasticity when it's present, enabling specialized types of memory encoding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery Lab Tests Can Pinpoint Risk of Hypoparathyroidism After Surgery
Patients with low calcium and parathyroid hormone immediately after total thyroidectomy are at greatest risk of developing permanent hypoparathyroidism. Study authors argue for routine testing post-surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news