Research study from WorldCare Consortium™ member McLean Hospital leads to development of algorithm that identifies patients best suited for antidepressants, before they begin treatment

08:00 23 July in Health, Medicine
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Researchers at WorldCare Consortium™ member McLean Hospital have completed a study that aimed to determine which individuals with depression are best suited for antidepressant medications. Their findings have led to the development of a statistical algorithm identifying patients who may best respond to antidepressants, before...

New study from WorldCare Consortium™ member Northwestern Medicine identifies a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it

08:00 18 July in Health, Medicine
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Normally, scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and then quietly retreats once the wound is healed, but in many common diseases, such as kidney, liver and lung fibrosis, the scar tissue strangles vital organs. These diseases are widely untreatable and ultimately fatal. Fibrosis,...

Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic has found that senolytics improve physical function and increase lifespan in old age

08:00 16 July in Health, Medicine
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Research from WorldCare Consortium™ member Mayo Clinic has found that by using compounds to kill senescent cells, which have become dysfunctional due to aging yet do not actually die, scientists were able to increase the lifespan and “healthspan” of mice, suggesting that biological renovation and rejuvenation...

Study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents’ lives linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in children

08:00 11 July in Health, Medicine
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A study from WorldCare Consortium™ member UCLA Health has found that parents who have had severe stresses and trauma in their childhood are more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems. The types of childhood hardships these parents had included separation or divorce of...

WorldCare Consortium™ members Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to apply deep learning to medical records and images

08:00 09 July in Health, Medicine
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WorldCare Consortium™ members Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will apply deep learning, a type of machine learning based on data representations, to medical records and images to automate the things that humans do well, but don’t want to do or don’t have...

WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality

08:00 02 July in Health, Medicine
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A recent study from investigators at WorldCare Consortium™ member Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that the relationship between eating foods high in salt and high blood pressure extends to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Previous studies had contested the relationship, but...

Investigators from WorldCare Consortium® member McLean Hospital suggest specific brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments

08:00 27 June in Health, Medicine
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Based on a comprehensive analysis of recent research into how the brain shapes responses to cognitive and emotional challenges, a scientific team at WorldCare Consortium® member McLean Hospital has found the potential for new brain treatments for psychiatric conditions that target specific brain circuits. Through the...

A new regenerative bandage developed by WorldCare Consortium® member Northwestern Medicine accelerates healing in diabetic wounds

08:00 25 June in Health, Medicine
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For diabetic patients, untreated scratches can turn into an open wound, potentially leading to limb amputation or even death. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to numbness in the extremities, which causes those with diabetes to not feel or notice something as simple as...