An early look at data to be presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting that kicks off in Orlando this weekend suggested: Heart symptom web searches could be useful to track disease trends, according to a study showing strong correlation of search queries with hospitalizations on a population level. (Cardiovascular Business) Being […]Continue Reading ...
Immune responses in the skin of young and old study participants to a saline solution and to a VZV antigen. In older participants, a p38 inhibitor improved the immune response by blocking inflammation. Credit: JACI, Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic et al By identifying why skin immunity declines in old age, a UCL-led research team has found that […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women. The findings add strength and precision to a growing body of evidence that the […]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 ...
Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., director and professor of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program at SBP. Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers have developed the first ever high-throughput, genome-scale imaging-based approach to investigate protein stability. The method has been used to identify several previously unkown human proteins […]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 ...
Substance abuse, particularly opioid abuse, is an ongoing issue in the U.S. While treatments such as drug counseling and a handful of medications to combat withdrawal symptoms and cravings exist, the fear and risk of relapsing is real.Continue Reading ...
Combining CryoEM and CryoET lets researchers see the C1 complex in 3D (coloured model) bound to antibodies in a native state (background) Credit: Thom Sharp/Leiden University Medical Center Researchers at Utrecht University and Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, have imaged an important immune system on-switch. Their novel technical approach has led to the discovery […]Continue Reading ...
WASHINGTON — Stigma is a barrier to crushing the opioid crisis, and strong leadership is needed to tackle it, said Alex Azar, JD, Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaking during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting on Saturday, here. Specifically, Azar noted that only one-third of treatment programs across the country provide medication-assisted treatment […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Be aware that cardiac MRI stress T1 mapping accurately detected and differentiated between obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD) and microvascular dysfunction, without contrast agents or radiation, and was superior to gadolinium-based first-pass perfusion imaging for detecting obstructive epicardial CAD. Be aware, also, that in angina patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease, cardiac […]Continue Reading ...
After extensive research, investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed the first-ever patient questionnaire to measure the physical and emotional impact of brachial plexus injury (BPI). The survey also seeks to assess patients’ expectations and treatment outcomes. The research and the copyrighted questionnaire were published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery […]Continue Reading ...
mRNA:pU elicits an enhanced cellular immune response (A) and antigen production (B) in vivocompared to single-stranded mRNA. Credit: KING SKYFRONT Production of conventional vaccines, which involves the use of live-attenuated or purified protein subunits of pathogens, is a long and complex process. Nucleic acid vaccines are safer alternatives, and allow easy adjustment of antigen to […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this large analysis of French bariatric surgery patients found that, compared with matched controls, the rate of discontinuation of diabetes medications was markedly higher in the bariatric surgery group. While discontinuation of diabetes medication is not necessarily a perfect marker of resolution of the disease, it is nevertheless a strong signal […]Continue Reading ...
Some of the second hand toys used in the research. Credit: Dr Andrew Turner, University of Plymouth The plastic used in many second hand toys could pose a risk to children’s health because it may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, according to new research published in Environmental Science and Technology. […]Continue Reading ...
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