Naked mole rats are intriguing for researchers for a variety of reasons: they have the longest life span of rodents (average lifespan is 30 years), they are resistant to a variety of age-related diseases such as cancer, and they tend to remain fit and active until very advanced ages. The Gorbunova Lab at the University […]Continue Reading ...
Florescence microscopy image of mouse dendritic cells with mRNA-loaded blood cells. Even if you don’t have allergies yourself, I guarantee you can list at least three people you know who have allergies. Asthma, a respiratory disorder commonly associated with allergies, afflicts over 300 million individuals worldwide. Seddon Y. Thomas who works at the National Institute […]Continue Reading ...
Diabetes drug classes are not all the same for heart failure risk, affirmed a nationwide sample from a large U.S. commercial insurance database reported in BMJ. The SGLT-2 drug canagliflozin (Invokana) carried lower risk of heart failure admission — 30% compared with a DPP-4 inhibitor, 39% versus a GLP-1 receptor antagonist, and 49% compared with […]Continue Reading ...
Thirty years ago, Stephen Shuman, D.D.S., M.S., never would have imagined he’d be working with aerospace engineers on oral health issues. Now, the associate professor in the School of Dentistry works with them on a regular basis. He’s collaborating with a local aerospace research company, ASTER Labs, to create new dental devices to help the […]Continue Reading ...
In a study of nearly 6,000 community-based patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure, the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators was associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hospitalization. The study, “Long Term Outcomes Associated with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease,” was conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente and […]Continue Reading ...
Dermatologists should take ownership of screening patients for mental health concerns associated with their skin condition, according to the authors of a Viewpoint article in JAMA Dermatology. Skin conditions can lead to psychiatric disorders in 30% of patients, particularly adolescents; patients being treated for facial lesions and scars; patients suffering from insomnia; and patients with […]Continue Reading ...
Reaction was swift and mixed to an FDA panel’s rejection Thursday of tobacco giant Philip Morris International’s request to claim its heat-not-burn smokeless cigarette IQOS is less risky than traditional cigarettes. The agency’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee overwhelmingly concluded that there is insufficient evidence to allow the company to state that IQOS users have […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Northwestern University “We have a huge need for efficient, reliable and objective autism-screening tools. Currently, there’s nothing that could easily and dependably be administered to every single child.” Communication sciences and disorders professor Molly Losh is a pioneer in multi-generational research, looking into the genetics of autism to identify the condition earlier and understand […]Continue Reading ...
Alternative Vaccination Strategy for Meningitis in Africa. Credit: Yale University In sub-Saharan Africa, meningococcal meningitis continues to pose a serious health threat, with sporadic epidemics resulting in some 30,000 cases each year. While all people are susceptible, young children are at the highest risk, and over 50 percent of those infected will die if not […]Continue Reading ...
A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission rates. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center A voluntary program being spearheaded by Intermountain Healthcare that allows family members of hospitalized patients to participate in their care enhanced healing and reduced readmission […]Continue Reading ...
The image shows mitochondria from normal heart (left) and lipid overloaded heart (right). Excess fat results in more numerous, more contorted mitochondria. These misshapen mitochondria do not produce energy as efficiently as normal mitochondria and, thus, lipid overload disrupts the heart’s energy-production system and may contribute to the two- to five-fold increased risk of heart […]Continue Reading ...
Osteoarthritis leads to the progressive loss of joint cartilage, shown in red. Credit: Nancy Liu/Denis Evseenko Lab, USC Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? Keck School of Medicine of USC scientist Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, has reason to be optimistic. In […]Continue Reading ...
Men who played professional football for a median 5 years showed no special mortality risk in the following decades, versus athletes who played just a few games in the National Football League (NFL), researchers found in a retrospective study. NFL players with significant careers and those hired to play three game during a strike had […]Continue Reading ...
In quick succession this summer and fall, the FDA granted the first two approvals of CAR T-cell therapy for malignant diseases: tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) in late August for children and young adults with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel, Yescarta) in October for patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Click here […]Continue Reading ...
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