Researchers have developed a microscope specifically for imaging large groups of interacting cells in their natural environments. The instrument provides scientists with a new tool for imaging neurons in living animals and could provide an unprecedented view into how large networks of neurons interact during various behaviors. In Optica, The Optical Society’s journal for high-impact […]Continue Reading ...
Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman’s vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect against it, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Results […]Continue Reading ...
When you flush the toilet, you probably don’t think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in sewage treatment plants, streams, rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. But Rutgers scientists have found that bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have […]Continue Reading ...
Jay AM, Conway RL, Thiffault I, Saunders C, Farrow E, Adams J, Toriello HV. Neonatal progeriod syndrome associated with biallelic truncating variants in POLR3A. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Dec;170(12):3343-3346. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37960. Epub 2016 Sep 9. Lessel D, Ozel AB, Campbell SE, Saadi A, Arlt MF, McSweeney KM, Plaiasu V, Szakszon K, Szőllős A, […]Continue Reading ...
Developmental biologist Lucy Shapiro, PhD, opened the second annual Discovery Innovation Awards event held on campus recently by sharing her personal research story. “I’m telling you this saga because it’s an example of just one person at Stanford doing curiosity-driven research which can open up the world and affect the world,” Shapiro said. Although her proposed […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from New York University has engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The innovation falls into the category of “theranostics,” meaning that it combines diagnostic capability and drug delivery, allowing researchers to administer therapy while also non-invasively monitoring the […]Continue Reading ...
Autism was first described by U.S. researchers more than 70 years ago, and today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affecting more than 3.5 million Americans. Although clinical techniques are used to help patients with ASD respond to stress and […]Continue Reading ...
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s disease and inaugural director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Institute on Aging. With the funding, Dr. Brinton will develop a unique training […]Continue Reading ...
Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic esophageal tube-testing for gut damage and celiac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses. Research published today in international journal Scientific Reports describes an exciting new breath test that could have global implications on how […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 — For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), catheter ablation does not significantly reduce the risk for death, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest, but it does improve quality of life versus medical therapy, according to two studies published online March 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The […]Continue Reading ...
Statistics of low- to middle-income Ohioans insured through HIE compared to someone insured through Medicaid Expansion. Credit: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can’t afford the care they need when they need it. That is a central finding of a new study […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”898461″] Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. Here’s what I found most fascinating, some of it far away from the headlines. Let’s dive into my “Department of Health Studies,” where I found […]Continue Reading ...
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The study was posted in March on Gastroenterology, the online journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Print publication is scheduled for July. While therapies have been available to treat […]Continue Reading ...
When hospitals implement programs to optimize patients’ recovery from surgery, healthcare costs fall and patients show improved outcomes. One major benefit of the programs–known as enhanced recovery pathways–include shorter hospital stays. But thoracic surgeons are often reluctant to discharge patients on an accelerated timeframe for fear early discharge might harm their patients and lead to […]Continue Reading ...
A protein that protects people with inflammatory bowel disease has quite a different effect in graft-vs.-host disease, a common and challenging side effect of bone marrow transplants. In a surprising finding, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center showed the protein NLRP6 aggravated the difficult symptoms of gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease. Knocking out this […]Continue Reading ...
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