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Accumulation of MRI Contrast Agents in the Brain, Research Finds

A new recommendation concerning the use of contrast agents in MRI scans has been provided by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents to patient's veins for brightening of tissues in MRI images accumulates in the brain. It is estimated that around 300 million doses of such drugs have been administered till now.

Preventing vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease

A formalin-inactivated vaccine for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) given to the RSV exposed individuals can result in a severe respiratory condition. The study led by Georgia State University found a solution to treat the condition. They found a virus-like particle vaccine that primes the body’s immune response can prevent severe respiratory disease. The results were published in the journal Virology.

Individuals Anticipated to Stay Active and Enjoy High Quality of Life a Decade after ACL Surgery

In the first prospective anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at a decade, scientists from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) revealed that individuals could carry sports-related functions and maintained a high knee-related quality of life a decade after surgery. However, activity levels decreased with time. The study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.