A novel nuclear medicine test was developed by German scientists which could determine whether a kidney transplant patient had developed infection in the transplanted tissue. The study, which utilizes positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI), is presented in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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According to the USC researchers reports, the fake social media accounts for the health hazards. These social medias already have a reputation of swaying political discourse, but a new study shows these automated accounts are even more dangerous — they can be bad for your health. Researchers focused on how these bots promoted the notion that using electronic cigarettes helps people stop smoking, a conclusion not definitively supported by research.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection, a mosquito-borne disease reported in the Americas in 2013, leaves about one quarter of those infected with persistent arthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The joint symptoms, however, do not appear to be associated with persistent infection, suggesting it is safe to treat patients with regimens used for other types of inflammatory arthritis.
According to aid officials, health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has killed nearly two dozen people.
Researchers showed the case of a 65-year-old man undergoing a two-level lumbosacral posterior spinal fusion under general anesthesia using dexmedetomidine, lidocaine, and nitrous oxide, without the use of any intraoperative opioids and minimal opioids postoperatively for 24 h. To our knowledge, this is the first report documenting this anesthetic technique and its benefits through the first postoperative day.
A new study published in The Lancet suggest that adjunctive rifampin, also called rifampicin, provides no significant benefit over standard antibiotic therapy in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
According to a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases an experimental product based on activated charcoal may help shield the gut microbiome from disruption by antibiotics. The new adsorbent breakthrough could lead to the prevention from health consequences of antibiotic treatments.
According to a new study, Researchers who are looking at how sleep may influence eating patterns in teens. A person's ability to smell may vary throughout the day in accordance with their circadian rhythm. It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a new study of 37 teens provides the first direct evidence that within each person, smell sensitivity varies over the course of each day. It tracks with the body's internal day-night cycle, or circadian rhythm. This study got published in Chemical Senses.
Thyroid hormone, 3, 3′, 5-triiodo-l-thyronine (T3), mediates several physiological processes, including embryonic development, cellular differentiation and cell proliferation, via binding to its nuclear thyroid receptors (TR). Angiogenesis is essential for human cancer development. The angiogenic process is balanced by the positive regulator, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the negative regulator, thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1).
A new study on Biomolecules has been demonstrated by showing the Folding of globular proteins entails a similar discrimination. To gain physical insight, we computed the binding affinities of helical structures of the protein Im9 in various native or nonnative configurations by atomic simulations, discovering that partial packing of the Im9 core is frustrated. This frustration is overcome when the entire core of the protein is assembled, consistent with experiment indicating no significant kinetic trapping in Im9 folding.
According to researchers, Autoimmune disease, characterized by the host's immune response against self-antigens, manifests in more than 100 different types and affects more than 10% of the world's population, causing significant morbidity and high financial burden. Psoriasis (PS), is amongst the most common autoimmune diseases affecting approximately 2% of people globally, while it can also be a great model disease.