Researchers hope that their work will lead to a new approach to designing and evaluating polymer stents and other types of degradable medical devices. Credit: Pei-Jiang Wang Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their coronary artery open and prevent blood clotting that can lead to heart attacks. One drawback […]Continue Reading ...
Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. Credit: Shutterstock The children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has written a new novel inspired by his autistic grandson, which is set to be published later this year. Flamingo Boy is set in the Camargue in the south of France during World War II and features a […]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 ...
Action Points Clinical factors associated with the course of liver disease differed among children and adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), according to a systematic review of the literature, where heterogeneity among studies precluded formal meta-analysis. AATD is a genetic disorder affecting three million people worldwide, in which mutations lead to formation of misfolded proteins, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Somewhere right now in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an Olympic skier is thinking through the twists and spins she’ll make in the aerial competition, a speed skater is visualizing how he’ll sneak past a competitor on the inside line, and a curler is imagining the perfect sweep. It’s called mental rehearsal, and […]Continue Reading ...
Duke scientist are learning more about the process in which melanoma cells hijack dendritic cells, allowing cancer to avoid detection by the immune system. Credit: Alisa Weigandt for Duke Health system, which enables these deadly skin cancers to grow and spread. And while new therapies have been effective in releasing the immune system’s restraints to […]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 ...
If you get regular exercise—and especially if you’re an athlete and compete in sporting events—you know that a nutritionally adequate diet and plenty of fluids are important for maximizing your physical performance. But you may wonder if dietary supplements could help you train harder, improve performance, or gain a competitive edge. This fact sheet describes […]Continue Reading ...
The immune system plays a pivotal role in the amount of pain and disease progression experienced by patients with osteoarthritis (OA), McMaster University researchers have found. This discovery could lead to new strategies for improving joint pain management and immune function in older adults with arthritis. The study, published in the medical journal Osteoarthritis and […]Continue Reading ...
Celgene Corporation today announced that it has received a Refusal to File letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration regarding its New Drug Application for ozanimod in development for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.Continue Reading ...
A resume and cover letter are integral parts of getting a job — take them seriously as a lot depends on them. You want to get them right. Applying for jobs now takes place almost exclusively online. That means that the decision to interview you (or not to) is determined by how well your resume […]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 ...
Robert Morton, lead author on the study and a PhD student in the Exercise Metabolism Research Group with Stuart Phillips, professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Credit: McMaster University The debate is over. Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, a determination reached by McMaster […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age—and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame. “We know that maternal overweight is linked to overweight in children,” said Dr. Anita […]Continue Reading ...
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