Link between Gut Microbiome and Kidney Cancer Treatment Outcomes

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Physicians at City of Hope, working in collaboration with scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on Food and Drug Administration-approved immunotherapy regimens. Their findings are outlined in a study publishedRead

Vitamin D and Calcium Twice Daily May Keep Vertigo Away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Our study suggests that for people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, taking a supplement ofRead

Inflammatory Cytokine Markers Predict COVID Severity and Survival


Mount Sinai scientists have identified primary markers of inflammation IL-6 and TNF-α reliably predict COVID severity and likelihood of survival. This is providing a foundation for a diagnostic platform and therapeutic targets, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. The researchers studied four proteins serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, tumorRead

3D Imaging Models Clearly Diagnose COVID-19

An Louisiana State University Health Science Center radiologist and evolutionary anatomist have teamed up to show the same techniques used for research on reptile and bird lungs can be used to help confirm the diagnosis of COVID-19 in patients. Their paper published in BMJ Case Reports demonstrates that 3D modelsRead

Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Older Adults Dramatically Improves Metabolic Health

What is the value of very low carbohydrate diets? A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet. Very Low-CarbohydrateRead

Dietary Measures for the Healing of Injury-induced Inflammation

Injuries induce the initiation of inflammation to control the damage. However, the resolution of the injury-induced inflammation leading to healing is not well characterized. This new article, published in Molecular Chemistry, by Dr Barry Sears and researchers at the Inflammation Research Foundation suggests that the resolution process is under significantRead