By: Trenna Sue Hiler
ROADMAP is a large scale clinical trial. It is being conducted in 19 European countries. The acronym stands for Randomized Olemesartan And Diabetes MicroAlbuminuria prevention.The primary objective of ROADMAP was to evaluate whether the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) olemsartan medoxomil can prevent the...
An overview of the ROADMAP study
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The ROADMAP trial, or Randomized Olmesartan and Diabetes Microalbuminuria Prevention study, was conducted from 2004 to 2009 by clinical researchers in the United States, Germany, Japan, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and England. The investigators examined and followed nearly 4500 type 2 diabetes patients at...
Forensic science: The body farms
By: Shelly Lange
Skeletal remains are found in a shallow grave near a river. Law enforcement personnel are present to take photos, gather evidence, collect the bones, take them back to a lab, and study the rate of decomposition. The Body Farm Thanks to facilities such as the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Body farm is a concept originated at the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Research Facility in 1980 following the ideals of pioneering forensic anthropologist William Bass. It refers to a facility which allows human bodies to decompose in various controlled environments in order to study...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The decomposition of the human body has been recognized to undergo five distinct stages until the only remaining component is its bones. These stages will have its own time periods and many factors including the circumstances of death, the moisture in the surrounding, the temperature...
By: Allen Teal
When people die, their body starts to decay immediately. Undertakers depend on chemicals and other tricks to either delay this decay or reduce the appearance of it. Embalming can all but stop the most obvious decay in human bodies. However, if the body is left...
An overview of the ARISTOTLE trial studying atrial fibrillation treatment
By: Zain Arif
Patients suffering from irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation) have long had to rely on warfarin for effective anticoagulant treatment, which is notorious for being a tough drug. It not only increases the risk of internal bleeding and causes other side effects, but patients are also required...
By: Wendy S. Melton
The ARISTOTLE trial was conducted to test the drug Apixaban and its effects on atrial fibrilation. It was one of the largest ever undertaken be medical professionals. ARISTOTLE, or Apixaban for Reduction In Stoke and Other ThromboemboLic Events, tested over 18,000 individuals in 39...
The function of platelets
By: Jared Halfacre
Platelets or thrombocytes are produced in the bone marrow and while not actually cells themselves are produced by cells called megakaryocytes. Platelets are formed by budding off of megakaryocytes and live on average for 5-9 days. They are small, colorless bodies, usually round or ovoidin...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
A neurotransmittter (NT) is a chemical messenger released from a neuron's synaptic terminal following an action potential. Until the middle of the 20th century, some scientists thought that the human nervous system required as few as two neurotransmitters to function - one substance to excite...

 

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