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Novel Indicator Assess Active Aging

In a new study, investigators have developed a new indicator for assessing active aging. The indicator is called the University Of Jyväskylä Active Aging Scale (UJACAS). The new indicator opens up a new approach to aging research, because it takes into account persons' own actions in promoting their wellbeing.

 

New Drug may Help Those with Lewy Body Dementia

In a new study published in Journal Neurology, researchers may have found some help from an old drug. They found that a drug used to treat seizures may effectively treat the movement symptoms in people with dementia with Lewy bodies without causing additional psychiatric symptoms when combined with the Parkinson's drug levodopa.

Specific Antibodies Levels Predict Protection against Influenza

According to a new study published in mBio, individuals with higher levels of antibodies against the stem portion of the influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) protein have less viral shedding when they get the flu, but do not have fewer or less severe signs of illness. Scientists discovered that humans naturally generate anti-HA stem antibodies in response to flu infection, and evaluated pre-existing levels of these specific antibodies as a predictor of protection against influenza. The findings could have implications for flu vaccine development.

Stem Cells target Bladder Cancer's Achilles heel

Two different proteins work separately as well as synergistically to feed a small pool of stem cells that help bladder cancer resist chemotherapy, research led by a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientist suggests. The finding, published online in Cancer Research, could lead to new targets to fight this deadly disease and potentially other cancers as well.

New Method to Screen Leukaemia Cells in the Blood

In a new study published in the journal Methods, researchers have invented a new, highly sensitive way of monitoring leukaemia cells in the blood. The research findings described the new technique– Immuno-flowFISH– that can detect genetic changes inside the leukaemia cell. This adds a new dimension to way leukaemia can be assessed and treatment decisions made.

Bronchiolitis Symptoms, root cause revealed

Bronchiolitis is an inflammation of the small airways in the lung. It is responsible for about 130,000 admissions each year. Sometimes these young patients have symptoms reminiscent of a bad cold with a fever, cough and runny nose. Other times, bronchiolitis causes breathing troubles so severe that these children end up in the intensive care unit.

During Surgeries, Nanosensor Illuminates Cancer Tissue

A study demonstrated new technique and researchers from UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center scientists. They started testing a digital nanosensor that lights up cancer tissue to see whether it can improve the accuracy of cancer surgeries, thereby reducing cancer recurrence and surgical morbidity. They developed the sensor, and have integrated it with a clinical camera that allows the surgeon to see the fluorescent areas.

Brain imaging can identify a greater number of emergency stroke patients

According to a new study, researchers examined that an imaging of brain advancement could identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy. The study shows that one out of three stroke patients who present with at-risk brain tissue on their scans improve and some may walk out of the hospital saved from what would otherwise have been a devastating brain injury. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.