Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain A major study of mortality across England led by University of Manchester data scientists blames socioeconomic deprivation for sharp rises in deaths among 22 to 44-year-olds living in the North of England. Professor Evan Kontopantelis, lead author of The Lancet Public Health paper published today, says the data reveals […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Nov 15 2018 Wider vaccine protection and improved diagnosis and treatment needed to control global cases of meningitis The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The Lancet Neurology. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader public. Developed countries have made progress in reducing particulate air pollution in recent decades, but […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems – led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells – stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat. Additionally, it outlines possible paths to new treatment […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say. “Measuring head circumference and thus head growth in early childhood is a proxy measure of brain volume growth in early childhood,” said study senior author Dieter Wolke, of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Nov 16 2018 More visitors than ever before and organizers announce dates for next year’s show – 30-31st October 2019 Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, beat all records for the show, attracting 3,113 attendees – a 10% increase on the previous year. Underlying the headline number […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college, according to new research published today in PLOS ONE. The latest publication from Columbia University’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) project suggests that sexuality education during high school may […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is the most prevalent dominantly inherited muscular dystrophy in the world. To date, there are no pharmacologic treatments available for the more than 850,000 people affected worldwide. Developing models to use for testing potential therapeutics has been a challenge for the research community. “Just a little over a decade […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners-Orthopedics Specialty Practice Group have issued a new joint clinical consensus statement on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gouty arthritis of the foot and ankle; the consensus statement was published in the November-December […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug resistant (XDR) pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Nov 16 2018 The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) today announced awards to support the development, manufacture and feasibility testing of two prototype hepatitis C virus (HCV) core antigen (cAg) immunoassays for confirmatory HCV diagnosis at the point of care (POC). Qorvo Biotechnologies, LLC and Novel Biomarkers Catalyst Lab B.V. (NBCL) will […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Studying the three-dimensional structure of DNA and its dynamics is revealing a lot of information about gene expression, expanding our knowledge of how cells, tissues and organs actually work in health and disease. Properly producing and managing this large amount of data is both challenging and necessary for the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Findings point to possibility of new ‘anti-evolution drugs’ to keep hard-to-treat pathogens from arising With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A majority of the HIV-infected cells that persist in HIV-infected individuals even during suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) originated from cellular proliferation, not viral replication, according to new research published in Nature Communications. Reducing the population size of this “reservoir” of infected cells represents the largest challenge for cure of HIV. Based on these […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Aemcolo (rifamycin), an antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of adult patients with travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli), not complicated by fever or blood in the stool. “Travelers’ diarrhea affects millions of people each year and having treatment options […]Continue Reading ...
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