Saint Augustine called patience the companion of wisdom, but did he ever treat an argumentative rosacea patient who wants to bring her drooling Chihuahua into the exam room for comfort? Or did he ever juggle a full-time career with the physical and emotional needs of a spouse and children? Or balance both a medical practice […]Continue Reading ...
Prof. Dr. Eicke Latz and Dr. Anette Christ from the Institute for Innate Immunity of the University of Bonn investigated this question in a study. Credit: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led […]Continue Reading ...
HIV-infected H9 T cell. Credit: NIAID A first-of-its-kind study has found that the genetic diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is higher in the vaginal tract than in the blood stream during early infection. This finding, published in PLOS Pathogens, supports the existence of a genetic bottleneck between the vaginal tract and the […]Continue Reading ...
Doctoral students Alan Chiu, left, and Duo An hold a sample of TRAFFIC (Thread-Reinforced Alginate Fiber for Islets enCapsulation). In the background, left to right, are Minglin Ma, Dan Luo, Meredith Silberstein and Dr. James Flanders. Credit: Cornell University For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections […]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 ...
Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Wikipedia With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The method measures […]Continue Reading ...
In approximately 15 percent of cases where couples are unable to conceive, the underlying cause of infertility is not known. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego have identified a protein in mice that must be present in eggs for them […]Continue Reading ...
Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing Dr Bob Clifford Dr. Bob Clifford has published and presented over 125 papers in the fields of food, pharmaceutical, environmental, energy, geology, material science, photonics, and cannabis. However, his true love is in food. After graduating with his Ph.D., he left his job with the FDA for Shimadzu where he […]Continue Reading ...
Just sign here. How many times a day are we asked to do this? “Just sign here.” “Just put down your license number.” “We need a stamp with your doctor’s info on it.” “Give us your NPI.” “Initial here, here, and here.” If we took the time to read all the things we’re signing, we […]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 ...
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus—in which the body attacks its own cells and tissues—are on the rise, according to A*STAR’s Anna-Marie Fairhurst. Her team is the first to observe that patients with lupus exhibit an increased number of a specific type of protein on the surface of certain white blood cells. This finding may help […]Continue Reading ...
Just before 3 a.m., the distress call came in to the Coast Guard’s Small Boat Rescue Station in Seattle: A young woman and another person were on a weather-battled paddleboat in the middle of Puget Sound—and they were sinking. The Coast Guard’s Travis Curley, 31, and three other crew members raced their 45-foot response boat […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Lisa G. Lawson, MS- Global Pharma GMP Advisor at Particle Measuring Systems. Please define the meaning of “risk” from the perspective of environmental monitoring. Risk assessment consists of the identification of hazards and the analysis and evaluation of risks associated with exposure to those hazards. The risk assessment of particle and microbiological […]Continue Reading ...
Vaccine effectiveness numbers for this year’s flu season have yet to be released, but experts are already looking at flaws in the vaccination process, and how improvements can be made. “We’ve become a little bit used to the idea that the flu vaccine is not a great vaccine,” Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, professor of epidemiology at […]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 ...
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