By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 20, 2018 According to a new study from researchers at the Cornell University, obesity can actually dull the taste buds as has been suspected for a long time. The study appeared in the latest issue of the journal PLoS Biology yesterday (20th of March 2018). Close Up Photo Of Healthy […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Medical school students receive little formal instruction in radiation oncology, a Loyola study has found. Researchers who surveyed radiation oncology departments at academic medical centers found that only 41 percent of departments reported that at least one faculty member taught a topic related to radiation oncology. In only 25 percent of departments, […]Continue Reading ...
Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in acute pain, according to doctors, pharmacists and a coalition of health groups. The shortage, though more significant in some places than others, has left many hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 Genes encode proteins and proteins dictate cell function. Therefore, the thousands of genes expressed in a cell determine what that cell can do. Among the multiple elements that are involved in the precise regulation of gene expression are enhancers, which are short region of DNA that can be bound by proteins (activators) […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 New campaign demonstrates commitment to treating the new millennium epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation Biosense Webster EMEA, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Medical NV/SA and leader in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, is launching its ‘Power to Heal’ campaign across Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the European Heart Rhythm Association […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 — The pre-pregnancy width of a woman’s waist — but not whether or not she is actually obese — may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research suggests. What’s behind the association remains unclear, the researchers said. But it could lie in the fat-induced activity of inflammatory chemicals […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) over the past two decades finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “back to sleep” recommendations, did not occur in infants in the first month of life. The […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are cancers that affect white blood cells of the immune system called B-lymphocytes or B cells. Like cells in all cancers, the B cells begin to grow out of control, creating tumors in the lymph nodes, spleen or other tissues. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that non-Hodgkin lymphomas caused […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Researchers at Houston Methodist used computer modeling to find an existing investigational drug compound for leukemia patients to treat triple negative breast cancer once it spreads to the brain. The Houston Methodist researchers culled through thousands of existing drugs to see if they could identify a compound that would prevent cancer cells […]Continue Reading ...
Justin Carlisle was in the center vehicle of a five-Humvee convoy when the bomb went off. Insurgents had jammed several 155mm artillery shells into a manhole on a street in Ramadi, central Iraq, then triggered a blast that ripped through the patrol’s final Humvee, killing a Navy medic and three of Carlisle’s Marine Corps comrades—including […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 New research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as motor neuron disease – shows that specific immune cells may help slow progression of the disease, an important step towards developing new therapies to treat patients. The research team investigated the relationship between T-cells and the progression of ALS. The human […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 20, 2018 Image Credit: Razvan Stroie / Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking deeper at the tobacco levels in the flavoured tobacco products closely. These menthol or fruit flavoured cigarettes are more appealing to young people who take up smoking, they find. These have also escaped the […]Continue Reading ...
A recent analysis has confirmed that treat-and-extend regimens are an effective strategy for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The FDA recently approved the gene therapy voretigene to treat patients with biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy. One expert discusses why pars plana vitrectomy may be a good option for treating certain patients with diabetic macular edema. […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to the results of a worldwide survey published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. A large proportion of these preventive, or prophylactic, prescriptions also were for […]Continue Reading ...
March 20, 2018 A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say this discovery could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of […]Continue Reading ...
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