In a study published in Nature Communications, the researchers at Liège University and Saarland University, have made a major advancement in our understanding of how the brain controls sex. A subset of neurons in the hypothalamus, drive both attractions to the opposite sex and sexual behavior by two independent mechanisms.
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New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does.
Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera, Advanced Accelerator Applications), a novel radiopharmaceutical, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs).
Women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause, according to a study published in Rheumatology. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal.
The suite of genes early-response cells was defined by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses, according to a study by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.
In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications , Japanese researchers report a new mechanism for regulating glucose uptake by the liver which has implications for type 2 diabetes and its treatment.
A proposed novel modeling of an oral methylphenidate formulation for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) goes beyond the traditional relating of in-vitro dissolution and drug release with in-vivo serum drug levels, to specify the amount and time of drug release which can best evoke clinical benefit. The proposed model-based approach was published in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
According to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, a diet, known as the MIND diet, created by researchers might help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors. The findings are significant because stroke survivors are twice as likely to develop dementia compared to the general population.
A recent study, Race, Preoperative Risk Factors, and Death After Surgery, you have found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and describe race-specific models to predict surgical outcomes . The study findings will be published online in the February 2018 issue of Pediatrics
In a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the high rate of false-positive results identified in the VHA’s LCS demonstration project has caused concern about whether lung cancer screening (LCS) should be implemented in the population. By re-examining the data, researchers found that the high false-positive rate results in amore concerning harm-to-benefit ratio for those eligible persons at lower LC risk, but a much better harm-to benefit ratio for high-risk patients.
New research findings suggest that higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentrations may be protective against acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. The studies were published in the Journal of the American Heart Association
Acupuncture can be useful for reducing vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. The new findings were published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.