Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have found that the gut microbiome appears to play a key role in how well the body accepts a transplanted heart. The scientists found a causal relationship between the presence of certain microbes and transplant outcome. The […]Continue Reading ...
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol, affects 1 in 3 Americans. NAFLD is a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and hepatic carcinoma, and incidence of the disease is increasing with the growing obesity epidemic in the United […]Continue Reading ...
Data collection of popliteal artery blood flow measurements with the subject in the seated position. Credit: Vranish et. al. A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of the transport of blood around the body, which increases the risk of disease in the heart and blood vessels. New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that performing […]Continue Reading ...
In the operating room Brown monitors patient EEG readings in real time to adjust anesthetic dosing. Often he can safely and comfortably give less than the supposedly needed dose. Credit: Len Rubinstein/MIT It’s intuitive that anesthesia operates in the brain, but the standard protocol among anesthesiologists when monitoring and dosing patients during surgery is to […]Continue Reading ...
Image shows the DNMT3A-DNA complex. A research team led by Jikui Song cracked the crystal structure for DNMT3A-DNA complex. The structure reveals that DNMT3A molecules attack two substrate sites adjacent to each other on the same DNA molecule. DNMT3L (green) is a regulatory protein of DNMT3A. Bp (base pairs) is a unit of length, with […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Be aware that cardiac MRI stress T1 mapping accurately detected and differentiated between obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD) and microvascular dysfunction, without contrast agents or radiation, and was superior to gadolinium-based first-pass perfusion imaging for detecting obstructive epicardial CAD. Be aware, also, that in angina patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease, cardiac […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Removing the stigma of opioid addiction — including addicted medical professionals — will greatly help in addressing the opioid crisis, Gov. Doug Burgum (R-N.D.) said at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting here. “If you’re a licensed professional and have an issue like this, you’re going to lose your profession,” Burgum said Saturday […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID The latest “kick-and-kill” research to eliminate the HIV virus uncovered a potential obstacle in finding a cure. A recent study by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that latent HIV […]Continue Reading ...
Canadian researchers writing in The Journal of Pain reported that fibromyalgia (FM) patients participating in online acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and treatment as usual (TAU) showed significant improvement in primary disease outcomes, such as depression, pain, sleep and pain acceptance, compared with TAU alone. Acceptance and commitment therapy is a newer intervention within cognitive-behavioral […]Continue Reading ...
April 3, 2018 The composition of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract may hold clues to help predict which cancer patients are most apt to benefit from the personalized cellular therapies that have shown unprecedented promise in the fight against hard-to-treat cancers, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women. The findings add strength and precision to a growing body of evidence that the […]Continue Reading ...
Pediatric dentist Darsi Perusini (right) talks with patient Amanda Ross and her four-month-old daughter Charlotte, who is expecting her first tooth next month. Credit: Tarwinder Rai Along with genetic traits, parents can also pass on cavities to their babies, says a University of Alberta pediatric dentist. “Tooth decay is a transmissible disease,” said Darsi Perusini. […]Continue Reading ...
After extensive research, investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed the first-ever patient questionnaire to measure the physical and emotional impact of brachial plexus injury (BPI). The survey also seeks to assess patients’ expectations and treatment outcomes. The research and the copyrighted questionnaire were published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery […]Continue Reading ...
Español Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Ever been tempted to buy your medicines from an online pharmacy or another website? Protect yourself and your family by using caution when buying medicine online. There are many pharmacy websites that operate legally and offer convenience, privacy, and safeguards for purchasing medicines. But the U.S. Food and Drug […]Continue Reading ...
Español Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Most people have had an X-ray taken at some time during their lives — perhaps checking for a possible broken bone or during a visit to the dentist. X-ray exams provide important information to physicians about how to treat their patients. However, X-rays use ionizing radiation, and these imaging […]Continue Reading ...
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