Researchers have established two new types of wound dressing based on naturally occurring proteins in humans and animals, that dramatically increase healing rates and improve tissue regeneration. The two nanofiber dressings were developed by researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson. The study was published in Biomaterials.
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According to a study, researchers examined that better hand grip strength may be associated with cardiac functions and structures that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular incidents. The study was published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
A new special issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence for the use of cannabis and derived products in medicine and calls for more research to improve the evidence base for its use. Medicinal cannabis is safe and effective for pain relief, and researchers are calling for the treatment to be appropriately established in our modern medical arsenal.
A new study from Cancer Council Australia has shown that despite bearing the brunt of the hot sun’s UV rays and being prone to skin cancer, Australians are largely unaware of the protective uses of sunscreen and fail to adopt sunscreen application practices correctly. The study revealed that most Australians (92 percent) do not know that they need to be protecting themselves from the harsh rays of the sun when the UV levels are three or above.
Spaceflight presents a spectrum of stresses very different from those associated with terrestrial conditions. The previous study integrated the expressions of mRNAs, microRNAs, and proteins and results indicated that microgravity induces an immunosuppressive state that can facilitate the opportunistic pathogenic attack. However, the existing data are not sufficient for elucidating the molecular drivers of the given immunosuppressed state.
Researchers have developed and described a llama-antibody that might have a significant impact on future diagnostics and treatment of, e.g., kidney diseases. The research team has studied an important protein, called C3, from the part of the innate immune system known as the complement system. Upon recognition of pathogenic organisms or dying cells from our own body, C3 is cleaved by blood enzymes as part of a defense mechanism.
A study showed the Quality of life, mood and cognition were unaffected by adjusting levothyroxine dose to achieve thyroid-stimulating hormone levels near the reference range in adults with hypothyroidism. They evaluated 138 adults with hypothyroidism and normal TSH levels (mean age, 49.2 years; 91% women; 92% white; mean duration of levothyroxine treatment.
In this study, researchers estimated the state of mental health care in Mississippi has been in freefall for years.Because of the ripple effects of the financial crisis, Mississippi saw its state support for mental health care slashed by $42 million from 2009 to 2011, roughly 15% of the Department of Mental Health’s budget.
The majority of the present study aimed to clarify the most efficacy of the tumor volume evaluated by combination of three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed CT image modalities, 2D conventional axial view modalities, PET as a predictive factor of prognosis (SUV max, mean and TLG), and tumor marker (CEA) against biologic aggressiveness such as lymphatic vessel, vascular vessel, or pleural invasion and pathological lymph node positive compared with pathological invasive size prior to surgical resection of clinical stage IA (cIA) adenocarcinomas.
A group of scientists and doctors led by Skoltech Professor Vladimir Zelman has studied hospital-acquired meningitis risk factors using machine learning methods. Their research findings were published in the Journal of Critical Care.
New cutting-edge technology can be used to grade cancer tumors, eradicating human subjectivity and ensuring patients get the right treatment.
In HIV patients, combination therapy with tenofovir alafenamide and emtricitabine is non-inferior to that of abacavir plus lamivudine, according to a manufacturer-sponsored trial.