Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — The most common electronically sent and received types of patient health information (PHI) include laboratory results and medication lists, according to a report published Aug. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Using data from the 2015 National Electronic Health […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Palliative care physician Stephanie Harman, left, believes in helping people die on their own terms. A computer algorithm that informatics expert Nigam Shah, right, designed to help predict hospital patient deaths enables palliative care teams to provide better end-of-life counseling. Credit: Stanford University Stephanie Harman, MD, a palliative care physician at Stanford Hospital, has witnessed many people […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sep 20 2018 To test whether sex-related genetic polymorphisms are associated with muscle injury and stiffness, Noriyuki Fuku from Juntendo University and colleagues report in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that ESR1 rs2234693 polymorphism is associated with both muscle injury and muscle stiffness. These findings suggest a role of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new research. Scientists who examined patients’ skin on a molecular level found that compared to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented. The research from the Cohen Lab at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology sheds […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The British Standards Institute (BSI) has accredited Oxehealth’s vital signs measurement software as a Class IIa medical device in Europe. This is the first time that software enabling a digital video camera sensor to remotely measure vital signs has been approved as a medical device. No global medical device regulator, including the US […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma both as an adult and for his future offspring. An international EU-study (ALEC), including researchers from the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, has shown that the period between the age of eight and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a brain disease that causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells, is expected to grow from 3.2 million today to more than 8 million in 2050. Experts agree that we know very little about sexuality among people living at home with […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, according to Carnegie’s Rebecca Obniski, Matthew Sieber, and Allan Spradling. Their work, published by Developmental Cell, used fruit flies, which are currently the most-sensitive experimental […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF States serve as “laboratories of democracy,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said. And states are also labs for health policy, launching all kinds of experiments lately to temper spending on pharmaceuticals. No wonder. Drugs are among the fastest-rising health care costs for many consumers and are a key reason health […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF This stylistic diagram shows a gene in relation to the double helix structure of DNA and to a chromosome (right). The chromosome is X-shaped because it is dividing. Introns are regions often found in eukaryote genes that are removed in the splicing process (after the DNA is transcribed into RNA): Only the exons […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Magnetic resonance thermometry (MRT) is the only imaging technique that noninvasively provides temperature distribution in vivo. The water proton resonance frequency shift (PRFS)-based method is the most popular choice for MR temperature monitoring in aqueous tissues. A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF VMAT1 (vesicular monoamine transporter 1) is encoded by the SLC18A1 gene, which is involved in transfer monoamines, such as dopamine and serotonin. Credit: Daiki Sato How and why human-unique characteristics such as highly social behavior, languages and complex culture have evolved is a long-standing question. A research team led by Tohoku University in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Sep 18 2018 Isansys Lifecare, a digital healthcare company which has created and developed the world’s most advanced real-time patient data collection and analysis platform, has been granted a US patent covering a key feature of its Lifetouch cardiac sensor. The US patent adds to a suite of already issued European patents for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF This new partnership is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to research drug regimens to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis LSTM and TB Alliance are collaborating to investigate novel combination drug therapies that could help the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), following an award of £1 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC). The […]Continue Reading ...
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