Patients with an aggressive form of advanced breast cancer can benefit from immunotherapy when used in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment, according to the results of a large international Phase III clinical trial and led by a researcher at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
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A multi-site research collaboration supported by a Technology Strategy Board Grant has shown that immune response signatures could be used as an early warning test for the serious condition sepsis in patients attending emergency departments with suspected infection.
Normally, the blood protein fibrin does not enter the brain. But in several neurological disorders, the blood-brain barrier which keeps large molecules in the blood from entering the brain becomes abnormally permeable, allowing fibrin to leak into the brain and trigger inflammation.
UC San Francisco researchers have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbances.
The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that perform millions of outpatient procedures every year.
According to a new report from Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), in collaboration with STOPAIDS, Global Justice Now and Just Treatment, the NHS patients are not getting treatments at the affordable process and this is a failure on part of the global health innovation system.
By the time the average person reaches their 60s, they will lose 30% of their muscle mass. It is possible to stay strong and independent as you age, thanks to science, and it may even be possible to have in more muscle with the proper healthy lifestyle choices.
Proteins form muscles, bones, hair, skin, and the connective tissue that hold the body together. Proteins even make up the messengers within the body including hormones, the immune system, enzymes, and brain chemicals.
A research team from the University of Göttingen has commissioned a worldwide unique microscope combination at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III to gain novel insights into biological cells. The team describes the combined X-ray and optical fluorescence microscope.
The study was published in the journal Nature Communications. To test the performance of the device installed at DESY's measuring station P10, the scientists investigated heart muscle cells with their new method.
Patients with advanced heart failure enrolled in hospice have fewer emergency department visits, hospital days, and intensive care unit (ICU) stays. The study was published in the JACC: Heart Failure.
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) has raised concerns about Ireland's first community air ambulance. The country's first charity air ambulance landed in Kerry on Friday and will officially enter full-time daylight hours next month.
The service will cost € 2m a year to run and is funded through community and donor contributions. It will have an advanced paramedic and an emergency medical technician (EMT) leading the medical care.