By slingshotting themselves forward, human cells can travel more than five times faster than previously documented. University of Michigan researchers observed the movement in bioengineered 3D scaffolds that model stromal tissue–the connective tissue that surrounds organs. The researchers say this method of cell movement, observed for the first time, could be involved in the spread […]Continue Reading ...
A study of rat body sizes shifting over time gives a glimpse into the habitat of the mysterious hominin Homo floresiensis — nicknamed the “Hobbit” due to its diminutive stature. The Journal of Human Evolution is publishing the study, based on an analysis of thousands of rodent bones, mainly fore- and hind-limbs, from an Indonesian […]Continue Reading ...
A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. The study, “An environmental cleaning bundle and health care-associated infection in hospitals (REACH): a multi-center randomized trial”, was led by QUT health economist Professor Nick Graves from the Australian Centre for […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”828733″ view=”pull-right”] Happy Friday! Headline writers across the world (read: yours truly) breathed a sigh of relief this week when the venture formally known as “the health initiative founded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase” finally picked a name. After more than a year of tight-lipped secrecy, they settled on “Haven.” What do […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain After Mary Moore was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2016, she kept smoking, defying her doctors’ advice and her sons’ pleas. “I liked smoking,” recalled the Northeast Philadelphia resident, who is now 61. “I tried quitting before. I just didn’t think I could quit.” Fortunately, she joined a clinical trial that […]Continue Reading ...
A new study found no detectable impact on brain development. Credit: shutterstock.com Making the decision to operate on a baby or toddler can be complex and confronting for parents. It involves weighing the risks versus the expected benefits for the child. One of the questions impacting the decision has traditionally been whether general anaesthesia is […]Continue Reading ...
A man in London, England is now free of HIV/AIDS after stem cell transplant therapy. This is the second such case after Timothy Ray Brown from the United States was cured of HIV in Germany some 12 years ago. HIV Virus – Illustration Credit: Liya Graphics / Shutterstock This new case in London also used […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Having spent the day at a cousin’s cookout, 25-year-old Kelli Tinney and her 27-year-old sister Amanda went back to their house, turned on the television and flopped onto the couch. They eventually both fell asleep there. Kelli awoke to a pain in the center of her […]Continue Reading ...
As I near of the end of my second-year, I’ve finally stopped thinking about the process of getting into medical school. But with friends going through the application cycle, waiting on and making decisions, I’ve been reflecting on my process and remembering just how terrible the whole thing felt. To offer some support to those going […]Continue Reading ...
“Nearly one-third of the participants’ MoCA scores showed declines between three months and one year out from their stroke,” Buckwalter said. Each participant’s mass cytometry results and MoCA scores were fed into an algorithm developed in Aghaeepour’s laboratory. This algorithm was specifically designed for its ability to reduce massively complicated collections of highly correlated data […]Continue Reading ...
Malcolm Chelliah is a sixth-year Stanford MD/MBA student. He’s busy: He hopes to match with a dermatology residency this month and is wrapping up his studies at the Graduate School of Business. I spoke with him to learn more. Where are you from? I’m from Cleveland, Ohio, born and raised there until 16, then moved to […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 6 2019 A new study has shown that drinking hot chocolate daily could help to reduce fatigue and tiredness among people suffering from MS (multiple sclerosis). The results of this new study were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The team of researchers from Oxford Brookes University […]Continue Reading ...
Since the beginning of 2019, Washington state has had 71 (and climbing) confirmed cases of measles, but so far no deaths — thank goodness. I’ve been following these numbers closely since the epidemic began in part because of my own history with the disease. In 1986, during the summer before my senior year of high […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The ward nurse wanted to be reassuring. “Your mother’s got a bit of an infection and we’ve popped her into intensive care,” she told Sarah Wilkins. (Some names have been changed.) The update on Judy Jones, 68, was unexpected. She was recovering from surgery, having fractured her hip when she tripped […]Continue Reading ...
Cross-section of a nerve. Credit: OpenStax College/Wikipedia At Brandon Noblitt’s first appointment with Washington University surgeon Amy Moore, MD, a year ago, he was barely able to walk, mostly using a wheelchair to get around. Only 6 years old at the time, Brandon had come down with a cold. A week later, he was unable […]Continue Reading ...
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