Credit: CC0 Public Domain A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals. The researchers are the first to reveal the invisible dynamics governing […]Continue Reading ...
Fatty liver, liver steatosis, 3D illustration and photomicrograph of triglyceride fat accumulated inside liver cells, as occurs in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Credit: Kateryna Kon, Shutterstock A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid a high fat, high cholesterol diet: It can […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has developed new guidelines for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE); the clinical practice guidelines were recently published in Blood Advances. The guidelines address prophylaxis for hospitalized and nonhospitalized medical patients, diagnosis of VTE, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, treatment of pediatric VTE, VTE in the context of pregnancy, and the optimal […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. A software tool developed with FAPESP’s support was used to interpret the data. Credit: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine The relationship between influenza and pneumonia has long been observed by health workers. Its genetic and cellular mechanisms have now been […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Two drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of rare blood diseases, the agency announced Friday. Elzonris (tagraxofusp-erzs) infusion was granted the first approval for the treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) in adults and children aged 2 years and older. Researchers investigated the efficacy of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain To be prepared for epidemics, we need certain things in place. We need widespread surveillance systems to detect outbreaks before they can spread, and robust health systems that can give people the care and treatment they need. And we need well-resourced, responsive research – research that builds on established relationships and […]Continue Reading ...
NEIDL researcher Robert Davey has found that derivatives from a commonly used anti-malarial can prevent Ebola virus from entering cells. Credit: Cydney Scott, Boston University Photography. Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), in collaboration with researchers at Nagasaki University, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The drug allopurinol used to manage gout may offer protection against the development of kidney disease, according to a new study. Traditionally there has been concern from physicians that this medication may increase risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), despite a lack of clear data supporting this relationship. As such, many […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The identification of the recent spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in a Brooklyn religious enclave is helping medical experts better understand how certain high-risk populations can drive the evolution of antimicrobial resistance and identify steps that can be taken to curtail its spread, according to a new study. Publishing […]Continue Reading ...
Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 A team of researchers with members from the Netherlands and the U.S. has found differences in the numbers of gut microbes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In their […]Continue Reading ...
Joseph Tucker, M.D., Ph.D., leads UNC Project-China. Credit: Jon Gardiner/UNC Chapel-Hill Chinese gay men who were offered a free screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia and then asked to donate to the testing of another man were 48 percent more likely to get tested than men who were offered the standard of care. Researchers at the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain As a leading global city with a high population density, Singapore is vulnerable to the introduction of biological threats. Initiating an early emergency response to such threats calls for the rapid identification of the causative agent. Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have shown that a bioaerosol sampling method, coupled with molecular […]Continue Reading ...
The first baby in Indonesia to be vaccinated with the new vaccine. Credit: Melbourne Children’s Campus Bio Farma, Indonesia’s national vaccine company, is completing a phase 1 trial of a new rotavirus vaccine invented in Melbourne and has started pilot manufacture of the vaccine. Licencing trials are next, followed hopefully by release of the new […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach using two synergistic antibiotics to treat lung infections. Credit: iStockPhoto.com Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections. Lung infections, often caused by multi-drug-resistant bacteria, are deadly because the ‘superbugs’ are resistant to all available […]Continue Reading ...
Picture by ‘Hannah’, a young person with chronic pain. Credit: Abbie Jordan., Author provided Adolescence can be a difficult but exciting time, when young people make discoveries and decisions about their futures, and develop a sense of who they are and their place in the world. But for young people with chronic pain – that […]Continue Reading ...
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