Download PDF December 14, 2017 Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick. The algorithm – partly devised by Dr James Kermode from Warwick’s School of Engineering – can accurately predict the interactions between a protein and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 14, 2017 A ‘cure’ for hemophilia is one step closer, following results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial led by the NHS in London. Clinical researchers at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London have found that over one year on from a single treatment with a gene therapy […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF What Is Treacher Collins Syndrome? Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) affects the way the bones of the face develop before a baby is born. TCS — also called mandibulofacial dysostosis and Treacher Collins-Franceschetti syndrome — is caused by a genetic mutation (a change in a person’s DNA). What Are the Signs & Symptoms of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 14, 2017 Muscle paralysis rapidly causes inflammation in nearby bone marrow, which may promote the formation of large cells that break down bone, a new study finds. The article is published in the American Journal of Physiology-; Cell Physiology. Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle studied mice whose calf muscles were […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 15, 2017 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California are delivering clot-busting medication to new stroke patients more than twice as fast as the national average. This follows the regionwide adoption of an integrated telemedicine program, according to new research published Dec. 15 in the journal Stroke. This is the among the first […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. TORONTO — Two different strategies for conveying the risks and benefits of lung cancer screening to patients — one physician-led and […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 15, 2017 Cancer cells arise when DNA is mutated, and these cells should be recognized as “foreign” by the immune system. However, cancer cells have found ways to evade detection by the immune system. New drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors can restore the immune system’s recognition of cancer cells and have led […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 12, 2017 Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the number of people trained to help them isn’t keeping pace with the demand. The disparity is in part because […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Action Points Note that his cohort study found that IgG4 disease in a Japanese population has a different phenotype than that reported in western countries. The Japanese cohort is differentiated by surprisingly normal CRP levels and IgG4 titers substantially higher than other populations. The systemic inflammatory disorder known as immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Staphylococcus aureus – Antibiotics Test plate. Credit: CDC Killer bacteria – ones that have out-evolved our best antibiotics—may not go away anytime soon. But a new approach to tracking their spread could eventually give us a fighting chance to keep their death toll down. Using data from a 2008 outbreak of one of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 11, 2017 Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body. The new dye will help medical researchers track the progression of a wide array of diseases, such as cancer. Ming Xian, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 — Many of the foods most associated with holiday meals can actually be good for you and, because they’re filling, leave you feeling satisfied with small servings. Skinless white turkey meat tops the list. A 3-ounce slice has 26 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of saturated fat […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Transmission electron micrograph of influenza A virus, late passage. Credit: CDC Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 15, 2017 Increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain has led providers and healthcare organizations to consider opioid-dose reductions, known as tapering. Such actions can precipitate communication challenges for primary-care physicians. A new study, published in The Journal of Pain, examined patient-doctor conversations and explored best practices associated with […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF December 14, 2017 Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice–a finding that could lead to the development of new approaches to combat this deadly disease in humans. Malaria continues to be one […]Continue Reading ...
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