Download PDF A schematic illustration of the hypothesis presented in this article. Credit: Wieslaw Kozak, Tomasz Jedrzejewski, Malgorzata Pawlikowska, Jakub Piotrowski, and Sylwia Wrotek Recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between personal history of infectious fever and cancer risk, and these patterns are documented throughout decades of medical literature. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 A new study provides insights into the degree to which socioeconomic status explains racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may inform where to allocate resources to best reduce racial and ethnic survival disparities […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 17, 2018 In just three years, physician burnout increased from 45.5 percent to 54.4 percent, according to a paper authored by doctors at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. “Doctors aren’t depressed or less content at home,” write coauthors Drs. Andrew G. Alexander and Kenneth A. Ballou in the August […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 What function does IgA carry out in the human immune system? IgA is the most abundant class of immunoglobulin in the human body, with an estimated 80% of the total plasma cells in our body being IgA+. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Secretory IgA plays an important role as […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF How kidney chains work. Credit: UBC Sauder School of Business New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more lives. Typically, kidney donations are allocated in a kidney exchange, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 Osaka University-led Japanese scientists construct integrated gene logic-chips called “gene nanochips” Gene expression is a fundamental of life, where each cell switches on and off specific genes. Thus, an autonomous device that could control the on-off switching would have great value in medical care. Synthetic genetic circuits are a technology […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF (HealthDay)—The number of open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs dropped by almost 80 percent during the last decade, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Bjoern D. Suckow, M.D., from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues used Medicare Part B claims to analyze […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 Infection rates of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous US studies. The research, conducted by the University of Sheffield, also strengthens evidence that smoking and sexual behavior were shown to be risk factors for oral HPV infection, which can lead […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 An international research team finds immune cells needed to fight cancer are trapped in the bone marrow by some brain tumors Certain brain cancers are associated with low numbers of immune system T-cells circulating in the peripheral blood. Low T-cell numbers can be a side-effect of cancer treatment. But it […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she treats newborns in a high-tech neonatal intensive care unit with sophisticated equipment whirring and beeping. And that is exactly the wrong place for an infant like Lili. Lili’s mother, Victoria, used heroin for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus and pain by selectively targeting peripheral kappa opioid receptors, today announced the dosing of the first patient in its second pivotal Phase 3 efficacy trial (KALM™-2) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 Hair growth is regulated by a small cluster of hair-specific fibroblasts, the dermal papilla. But exactly how dermal papilla forms has remained elusive until now. In a recent study professor Marja Mikkola’s research group at the University of Helsinki used confocal microscopy of live skin to show that the dermal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF omadacycline Treatment for Skin and Structure Infection, Pneumonia FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Paratek’s Omadacycline BOSTON, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) today announced that the Antimicrobials Drug Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of the approval of intravenous (IV) and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 20, 2018 Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get the same results with methods that are less expensive, invasive and time-consuming? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) led by professor Dina […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 17, 2018 Why trust should play a crucial part in the development of intelligent machines for medical therapies In future decades the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients’ rate of survival after diseases with severe functional deficits, such as a stroke, will increase. Socially assistive robots […]Continue Reading ...
- Exploring the relationship between fever and cancer incidence
- Study reveals how socioeconomic status affects racial, ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival
- Brain tumors trap immune cells needed to fight cancer in the bone marrow, finds research
- Three factors that contribute to physician burnout
- Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech
- Understanding How Antibodies Shape the Gut Microbiome
- Cara Therapeutics Doses First Patient in Second Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy Trial of Korsuva (CR845/difelikefalin) Injection in Hemodialysis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Pruritus
- Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives
- Study unravels cellular and molecular mechanisms behind dermal condensate formation
- New integrated gene logic-chips could have great value in medical care
- FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Paratek’s Omadacycline
- Total, open repairs decline for abdominal aortic aneurysms
- Novel system can pinpoint ingestible implants inside the body using wireless signals
- Infection rates of high risk oral HPV in England found to be lower than expected
- Making robots as valuable and trustworthy assistants for medical therapies
- Patients with low-risk blood clots can be better treated at home than at hospital
- Passive smoking exposure among kids greatly increases COPD risk late in life
- Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
- Discovery presents treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
- Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less chance of readmission