Killer T cells surround a cancer cell. Credit: NIH New research could help to safely adapt a new immunotherapy—currently only effective in blood cancers—for the treatment of solid cancers, such as notoriously hard-to-treat brain tumours. The study, led by Dr. Misty Jenkins from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, explains the crucial […]Continue Reading ...
The target Census tracts (areas bordered in grey). The three stretches of the Cross Bronx Expressway that can be easily capped with a deck park are represented by the grey lines. Bronx, New York, 2017 Credit: Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health explored the cost-effectiveness […]Continue Reading ...
New York City Deputy Health Commissioner Demetre Daskalakis poses for a picture in his office in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. In New York, roughly 30 percent of gay and bisexual men are using Truvada now, up dramatically from a few years ago, according to Daskalakis. However, he said usage among young black […]Continue Reading ...
Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpa) is an inflammatory disease with low back pain as its main symptom. Spondyloarthritis (SpA) […]Continue Reading ...
Naïve precursor B cells that can give rise to mature B cells producing broadly neutralizing antibodies—a requirement for a successful antibody-based HIV vaccine—successfully compete in a germinal center following immunization with a high-affinity germline targeting nanoparticle. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Robert Abbott, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology The development of a vaccine that […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. The new study was conducted in Kentucky, which has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the United States. University of Kentucky researchers examined 20 years of data […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People who were born prematurely may have smaller-than-normal airways in adulthood, which can cause respiratory problems, researchers say. Premature birth is associated with poorer heart and lung function, but the reasons why have not been fully understood. In a new study, investigators compared adults who were born eight […]Continue Reading ...
December 30, 2017 Got a sore throat? The doctor may write a quick prescription for penicillin or amoxicillin, and with the stroke of a pen help diminish public health and your own future health by helping bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics. It’s time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, according to a new […]Continue Reading ...
Recent decades have seen an “explosive evolution” of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons. Historically, the introduction of operating microscopes enabled surgeons to perform delicate microsurgeries to clear clogged arteries and remove blood clots that […]Continue Reading ...
While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm, which in turn can make it difficult to fertilize a woman’s egg, the […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you or a family member develops scabies, you need to take immediate action, a dermatologist advises. Scabies is a common skin condition caused by the human itch mite. Symptoms include an itchy rash, sores and a thick crust on the skin. “Most people get scabies from direct […]Continue Reading ...
Model of SIVcpz cross species transmission to human. Credit: Zhang Z, et al. (2017) In humans, an anti-virus protein known as APOBEC3H may defend against cross-species transmission from chimpanzees of the virus that gave rise to HIV-1. Zeli Zhang of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, and colleagues present this finding in a new PLOS Pathogens study. APOBEC3H, […]Continue Reading ...
December 22, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a new noninvasive stereotactic radiotherapy system intended for use in treating cancer in breast tissue. “With today’s clearance, patients will have access to a treatment option that provides greater accuracy in delivering radiation therapy to breast tumors while saving surrounding breast tissue,” said […]Continue Reading ...
December 30, 2017 Many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian tissues can be recreated with very simple instructions, UC San Francisco bioengineers report December 28 in the journal Developmental Cell. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of extracellular matrix fibers, the researchers could create bowls, coils, and ripples […]Continue Reading ...
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