Road To Medicine

Not I nor anyone else can travel that road for you… Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.

– Walt Whitman

Road To Medicine is a page dedicated to highlighting true, real-life experiences in the medical field. We hope that by having this information, our viewers can improve their understanding of what it’s like to be in the medical field.

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GnRH replacement shown to improve cognitive deficits in people with Down syndrome

A new study shows GnRH therapy may be an effective treatment for improving cognitive deficits associated with Down syndrome. (Image: Down syndrome karyotype, Wikimedia/Josef Reischig) Down syndrome is a genetic condition where a child inherits an extra chromosome from their parents, resulting in the acquisition of three (3) copies of chromosome 21. This condition is commonly

One hour of weekly aerobic exercise associated with 15% reduction in all-cause mortality

A new study has identified the amounts of time spent performing physical activity that are associated with significant reductions in all-cause mortality. A large body of evidence supports the association between regular physical exercise and many positive health outcomes, including the reduction of chronic disease risk and improvements in cognitive function. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150

CRISPR-based diagnostic test capable of identifying heart attacks and certain cancer types

A research group has developed a new diagnostic test that improves on current CRISPR-based testing methods and is capable of identifying various diseases. (Credit: Dean Calma, Flickr) Innovation in diagnostic testing is important for combating disease around the world. Accurate diagnostic testing allows for healthcare providers to create effective treatment plans as efficiently as possible.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease linked to increased risk of dementia

A Swedish research team has found that patients with NAFLD have an associated 44% increased risk of developing vascular dementia. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition describing the build up of fat within the liver, not attributed to alcohol. It is the most prevalent liver disease in the world, affecting about 24% of

Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 associated with increased croup virus in children

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a link between increased prevalence of croup among children and the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. (Credit: Olga Siletskaya/Moment via Getty Images) The underlying SARS-CoV-2 has changed during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early forms of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children largely affected the lower respiratory system, although later

Researchers develop graphene tattoo that can continuously monitor blood pressure

A group of researchers have developed an ultra-thin, continuous blood pressure monitoring tattoo that can be worn directly on the skin. The researchers believe that this innovation will help aid in the effort to creating more personalized healthcare. (Credit: University of Texas at Austin, UT News) A collaborative effort between University of Texas at Austin

Memory impairment and difficulties focusing among the symptoms COVID ‘long-haulers’ continue to face

A UC San Diego research team has revealed the neurological conditions that many people face months following infection by SARS-CoV-2. The first batch of data from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s longitudinal research study on post-COVID conditions has been released. Their data showed the incidence of a variety of short- and

Cancer drug shows 100% efficacy in clinical trial involving a dozen patients

A clinical trial assessing the efficacy of drug, Dostarlimab, on a subtype of colorectal cancer was shown to be effective in eliminating cancer in all of the trial’s patients. (Credit: Dr_Microbe, Getty Images/iStockphoto) A study reporting on a phase II clinical trial consisting of 12 patients revealed that all of its patient’s were in remission

Researchers develop artificial muscle fibers capable of mimicking human muscles

When compared to present actuators, the proposed copolymer muscle fibers outperform them in various areas, including efficiency (75.5%), actuation strain (80%), and mechanical characteristics (strain-at-break of up to 900%). (Credit: istockphoto; CreVis) According to a new study published in Nature Nanotechnology, a research group from the University of Texas at Austin has developed a new


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