Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the world’s first perfectly functioning, immunologically, cellular, biochemically and anatomically matched 3D printed heart. The heart is vascularised and supplied by the blood vessels of the patient and is created from the patient’s own cells. The results of this medical breakthrough study titled, “3D Printing of Personalized Thick […]Continue Reading ...
Stem cells collected from the patient’s own bone marrow holds great interest as a potential therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA) because of their ability to regenerate the damaged cartilage. The results were released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM). KOA is a common, debilitating disease of the aging population in which the […]Continue Reading ...
SEATTLE, March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atossa Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced that the FDA has issued a “Safe to Proceed” letter under their “expanded access” program permitting the use of Atossa’s oral Endoxifen as […]Continue Reading ...
By conjuring the spell “Lumos!” wizards in the mythical world of Harry Potter could light up the tip of their magic wands and illuminate their surroundings. So, too, does LumosVar, a computer program developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), “light up” cancer-causing genetic Var-ients, or mutations, illuminating how physicians might best treat their […]Continue Reading ...
Patients understanding their medications and taking them as instructed are important parts of improving the care and outcomes of heart attack patients, as well as potentially reducing avoidable readmissions, according to research presented at the ACC Quality Summit in New Orleans. A heart attack is typically an unexpected event, which can leave patients overwhelmed by […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists found no rebound of HIV in two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. Both patients underwent stem cell transplantation as part of their cancer treatment. The transplanted donor cells had a gene defect [CCR5delta32mutant] which results in the absence of one of […]Continue Reading ...
Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program, created by the Affordable Care Act. Under the program, 1,756 hospitals have […]Continue Reading ...
In the past decade, as cardiac and vascular surgery has evolved into a team effort involving multiple medical specialists and support staff, the operating suites at many hospitals have remained relatively snug—designed to accommodate a small group of professionals. That can give the latest multidisciplinary surgeries the feeling of a cramped space, with the surgeon, […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID And then there were two. A London man infected with HIV has gone into long-term remission after getting a special stem cell transplant that not only treated his cancer, but also sent the virus into remission as well. His recovery, described this week in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
The science of pharmacogenomics (PGx) studies how genetic variability affects an individual’s response to a drug. Most patients metabolize a medication as expected. But some eliminate it from the body before it can do its work, while others process it slowly, causing it to build up in the body and risk an overdose. Researchers in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: McGill University According to the World Health Organization, approximately 180,000 deaths every year are caused by burns, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Upon arriving at the emergency room with a burn, the patient undergoes a clinical inspection to assess both the severity of the lesion in relation to the affected […]Continue Reading ...
Physicists at Saarland University have developed magnetic field sensors that are breaking sensitivity records and opening up a whole range of potential new applications, from non-contact measurements of the electrical activity in the human heart or brain to detecting ore deposits or archaeological remains deep underground. Professor Uwe Hartmann and his research team have developed […]Continue Reading ...
A man in Britain has become the second person in the world to be cleared of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant from an HIV-resistant donor. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock As reported in the journal Nature, the case is the second only ever example of a person experiencing sustained remission from HIV infection after […]Continue Reading ...
A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world’s 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016. The study assessed contributions to patient advocacy groups in seven countries and the United Kingdom and found that U.S.-based patient advocacy […]Continue Reading ...
In an age of increased integration between physicians and hospitals, regulators should continue to scrutinize proposed hospital mergers and take steps to maintain competition, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “Weighing the Effects of Vertical Integration Versus Market Concentration on Hospital Quality” was co-authored by Marah […]Continue Reading ...
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