February 19, 2018 Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological […]Continue Reading ...
Schematic design for an implantable artificial kidney device, using iliac vessels for arterial blood inflow and venous return, with ultrafiltratate draining into the bladder. Credit: Shuvo Roy, UCSF Creating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant. Researchers have been […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved “invisible” yet debilitating side effects for a B.C. man with a spinal cord injury. A diving accident six years ago left Isaac Darrel, of Langley, British Columbia, with a spinal cord injury. Side effects of the injury include dizziness, […]Continue Reading ...
February 18, 2018 While everyone who climbs into an indoor tanning bed faces an increased risk of skin cancer, this risk is especially pronounced for young people: Using indoor tanning beds before age 35 can increase one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59 percent, and this risk increases with each […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this observational study of budesonide in autoimmune hepatitis suggests that the agent, which undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism, may be effective when more systemic steroids are not tolerated. At baseline, the mean budesonide dose was 9 mg per day. Budesonide may be an acceptable second-line treatment for autoimmune hepatitis among patients who […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. LOS ANGELES — Time is brain has been a hard-fought mantra in acute stroke care. Decades after introduction of IV thrombolysis, the still-slow […]Continue Reading ...
February 15, 2018 Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have explored NK cell-based immunotherapy on patients with treatment-resistant leukemia. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Clinical Cancer Research, shows that the new therapy is effective against several types of leukemia. NK (natural killer) cells are a special type of white blood cell […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Persistent cognitive, vestibular, and oculomotor dysfunction, sleep impairment and headaches were observed among US government personnel in Cuba, associated with reports of directional audible and/or sensory phenomena of unclear origin, and without history of head trauma. Note that the initial symptoms appeared to be auditory related and an expert panel concluded that the […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 With widespread flu activity across most of the U.S., avoiding exposure can be difficult, but Loyola Medicine primary care physician Mary Barsanti-Sekhar, MD, offers some advice to minimize the risk. First off, it’s not too late to get the flu shot. “There’s still time to get the flu shot,” Dr. Barsanti-Sekhar said. […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 The first ever review of the experience of hospital A&E staff reveals that they have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression. In the UK, there were over 1.3million total reported assaults on NHS staff in 2016. Around the world, one in four hospital staff has experienced physical abuse. A review co-authored […]Continue Reading ...
Español Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information If you’re a Latina who’s expecting a baby, your diet may be missing a key ingredient believed to help prevent certain kinds of birth defects. That ingredient? Folic acid, which has long been used to fortify, or strengthen, certain enriched grains. However, as CAPT Richardae Araojo, director of the […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 — Schools across the country are issuing special report cards that assess a student’s weight and health — but parents often don’t believe what they’re seeing, a small study shows. Known as BMI report cards, they contain information about a child’s body mass index — an estimate of body fat based […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and will be presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. SAN FRANCISCO — Men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) had a 2-year delay in the time to metastatic progression when […]Continue Reading ...
February 16, 2018 Mariana Pinho Lab research published today in Nature The process that allows bacteria to divide is crucial for their survival and a good target for the development of new antibiotics. Mariana Gomes de Pinho Lab has been working to unveil the molecular details of the coordination between peptidoglycan synthesis and cytokinesis in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: RTI International The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants. What do we know and what can we expect regarding the cognitive, behavioral, and functional development of children with congenital Zika syndrome? How can families best […]Continue Reading ...
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