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Research Highlight | January 30, 2020

Weakness in conventional allergy treatment revealed

Raised levels of an antibody thought to indicate tolerance to food allergens in people with established allergies suggests commonly accepted treatments are not universally effective for adults.

Research Highlight | January 23, 2020

Neuroendovascular therapy on the rise in aging Japan

 A minimally invasive surgery for vascular conditions in the brain and spine is safe, even for the elderly, as long as patients are chosen with care

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

New hope for stroke and spinal injury

Treatment based on stem cells aims to actively repair brain and spinal cord tissue damaged by stroke or spinal cord injury

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

Cells could help heal a broken heart

A recently discovered cell type may help improve the long-term outlook after heart attack

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

Reducing risk to life and limb through stem cell therapy

Stem cells offer hope for patients with critical limb ischemia, a potentially fatal circulatory disease of the legs

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

Stem cells deployed to unite broken bones that refuse to heal

Stem cell therapy assists healing broken bones in combination with bone graft surgery

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

Reducing cornea damage by transplanting cells from mouth

Transplanting sheets of cells grown in the lab onto the eye improves vision in patients suffering from severe disorders of the surface of their eyes

Research Highlight | December 20, 2019

Stimulating stem cells to heal burst eardrums

A sponge in the ear could become a safer and more convenient treatment for burst eardrums

Research Highlight | August 23, 2019

A budding prognostic tool

Analysis of the invasive front of colorectal tumours provides a useful prognostic factor to aid in treatment decisions

Research Highlight | July 18, 2019

A checklist to predict need for care

Cognition questions on a widely used frailty assessment can help identify those who will soon require long-term care

Research Highlight | July 18, 2019

The value of a second opinion

A three-year nationwide study suggests that specialized pathologists should be consulted to confirm gastrointestinal stromal tumour diagnosis

Research Highlight | March 11, 2019

Precise sorting of tumours may improve treatment

Close evaluation of colon cancer progression, and disease characteristics, could hone treatment options

Research Highlight | December 21, 2018

Preventing spinal cord injuries is a numbers game

A longitudinal investigation at the Hyogo Rehabilitation Center suggests that age-targeted preventative strategies could reduce the incidence of spinal cord injuries

Research Highlight | November 30, 2018

A stem cell fix for limbs

Patients with renal failure and blocked arteries in their legs respond favorably to a new kind of stem cell therapy

Research Highlight | November 30, 2018

Narrowing a treatment plan for asthma

Asthma attacks come in three forms, and each requires a different management approach

Research Highlight | October 12, 2018

Weighing the Asian response to statins and stroke risk

Understanding the long-term use of statins for preventing stroke recurrence in Asian patients

Research Highlight | October 12, 2018

Tight quality control pays off for prostate cancer treatment

Standardized nationwide staff training in prostate cancer treatment in Japan contributes to high patient survival rates 

Research Highlight | September 14, 2018

Validating biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease across ethnicities

Are the markers of early Alzheimer’s disease similar across populations?

Research Highlight | September 14, 2018

Milk thistle extract could prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Blocking amyloid assembly in blood vessels is a promising strategy for slowing dementia

Research Highlight | July 25, 2018

Quick questionnaire for Alzheimer’s disease

A new questionnaire to help detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease

Research Highlight | June 13, 2018

Growth factor restores scarred vocal cords

A first-in-human clinical trial demonstrates the safety and efficacy of growth factor-based therapy for vocal fold scarring

Research Highlight | May 2, 2018

Surgery brings on the smooth talk

A Japanese surgical procedure gives patients their voices back

Research Highlight | November 30, 2017

Preventing stroke in Asian populations

A common cholesterol drug could help prevent certain types of strokes in Asian people

Research Highlight | November 29, 2017

Repurposed drug could help clear toxic plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Boosting the flow of blood to the brain could slow cognitive decline in patients.

Research Highlight | October 26, 2017

A better view for healing hearts

An infrared imaging technique effectively facilitates stent insertion into blocked heart vessels

Research Highlight | July 5, 2017

Saving limbs by growing new blood vessels

Stem cell therapy offers hope of rescuing blood-starved limbs

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

A stem cell fix for spinal injury

Stem cells derived from bone marrow could help people with damaged spinal cords to recover

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

Stem cell therapy could help fractures heal better faster

A stem cell treatment offers a faster and less invasive way to fix fractured bones that have failed to heal

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

Regenerative fix is music to the ears

A growth factor helps repair ruptured eardrums without invasive surgery

Research Highlight | July 4, 2017

A bit of cheek restores sight

Cells transplanted from inside the mouth could restore sight in people blinded by disease, but practical challenges may hamper therapy delivery