Download PDF May 23, 2018 As many as 80 percent of lungs from organ donors are not used, either because they are not in good enough condition to transplant, or there are doubts about their quality and there is no way to verify their condition. “Because transplant physicians do not want to risk using lungs […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 21, 2018 Patients with prediabetes who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve their resting heart rate, an important measure of cardiovascular health, by using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat their OSA, according to a randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. People with prediabetes have […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 Cranking up your headphones or scrambling for a front-row spot at rock shows could be damaging more than your hearing. New research from The Ohio State University has found that young people with subtle hearing loss – the kind they aren’t even aware of – are putting demands on their […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 — The drug abuse epidemic in the United States has been associated with an increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors, according to a research letter published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Mandeep R. Mehra, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 It can be distressing to witness the pain of family, friends or even strangers going through a hard time. But what if, just like strengthening a muscle or learning a new hobby, we could train ourselves to be more compassionate and calm in the face of others’ suffering? That is […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 A new study suggests that states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) saw a decline in ICU utilization among patients hospitalized for conditions for which hospitalizations may have been prevented through early interventions. Medicaid expansion was also associated with an early adoption […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 Publication in Nature Cell Biology: researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the mechanisms responsible for the mammary gland development. The mammary gland is the tissue that produces the milk during lactation, allowing the survival of young mammalian offspring. The mammary gland is composed […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends. Credit: University of Huddersfield Playing with an imaginary companion (IC) helps children learn essential social skills such as empathy with other people. It is often believed that autistic youngsters are incapable of creating pretend play pals—a further hindrance to their […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 22, 2018 The blood of schizophrenia patients features genetic material from more types of microorganisms than that of people without the debilitating mental illness, research at Oregon State University has found. What’s not known is whether that’s a cause or effect of the severe, chronic condition that strikes about one person in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 16, 2018 The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published today in Pediatrics. The study, “Hospitalization for Suicide Ideation or Attempt,” looked at trends in emergency room and inpatient encounters for suicide ideation and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: Colorado State University With Skin Cancer Awareness Month upon us, Colorado State University researcher Jesse Wilson is accelerating research to improve imaging and detection of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Wilson, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer, many teen girls will be eager to get out of school and spend time outside -; and some may want to get a tan. But a new public service advertisement from the American Academy of Dermatology encourages those who are thinking […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 22, 2018 The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows. Previous research by LSI research assistant professor Jun Wu and others identified a new […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 — Marketing “light” beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. “Labeling lower strength alcohol may sound like a good idea if it encourages people to switch drinks, but our study suggests it may paradoxically encourage people to drink more,” […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 23, 2018 Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for […]Continue Reading ...
- Investigational technology could increase donor organ supply for lung transplants
- Prediabetic patients with OSA could lower their resting heart rates by using CPAP
- Schizophrenics’ blood samples feature genetic material from more types of microorganisms
- Subtle hearing deficits can change the brains of young people
- New study shows increased rates of hospitalization for suicide among youths
- Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.
- Using virtual biopsies to improve melanoma detection
- Compassion meditation training may increase brain’s resilience to suffering of other people
- New AAD PSA uses social media imagery to highlight tanning hazards
- Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in ICU utilization
- Proteins moderating nicotine dependence may help fat cells burn energy
- Researchers identify mechanisms that regulate mammary gland development
- ‘Low-Alcohol’ Booze Labels May Backfire
- New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends
- New technology could make prosthetic use more intuitive and reliable
- Researchers develop injectable bandage to stop fatal blood loss, activate wound healing
- Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young
- Porvair Sciences offers wide range of reagent reservoirs for use with automated liquid handling systems
- New study unravels secrets of HIV’s persistence
- IDF launches initiative to improve health services for displaced people with diabetes