Carotenoids are a family of natural pigments extensively present in the vegetable kingdom, photosynthetic microorganisms, and some fungi, which mains function are their contribution to the light-harvesting process, the filtering of deleterious light radiations and the antioxidant activity.
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A new study delves into public perceptions of gun violence and the leading causes of death in the United States. In the United States, suicide is twice as common as a homicide and more often involves firearms but public perception is just the opposite.
Patients with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are unlikely to experience recurrence following breast conservation surgery, but radiation therapy can reduce that small risk even further.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods have been used widely in the past decades as a safe, non-invasive and non-radioactive method of diagnosing CVDs. However, because of their limited sensitivity, even the most expensive MRI scanners cannot detect and visualize molecular and metabolic activity in the heart with sufficient sensitivity and specificity.
The immune system keeps T cells under control by regulating precisely when they can respond to a pathogen. For instance, helper T cells only turn "on" if other immune cells, such as antigen-presenting cells (APCs) present bacterial peptides (protein fragments) on their surface in a protein complex called MHC class II (MHC II).
Immunotherapy , when used for cancer treatment, could extend life longer finds studies. Experts have explained that until now, they were reserved for the last resort for most patients and treatment, usually comprised of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Children with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) gain weight during treatment, and researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that this problem starts during remission-induction treatment and suggests that early intervention should be considered.
Results of an observational study show that contrary to what might be expected hospitals accredited by independent organizations, such as the Joint Commission, are associated with no better patient outcomes than hospitals reviewed by a state survey agency.
A user-friendly website on advance care planning, as well as easy-to-read advance directives, can be highly effective in empowering both English- and Spanish-speaking older adults to plan for their future medical care, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Standard Bariatrics, an innovator of surgical devices, has received a sleeve gastrectomy indication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the STANDARD CLAMP ®. Standard Bariatrics is Committed to creating superior bariatric surgery outcomes through device innovations.
The acceptance of the supplemental data by the FDA to expand the US Indications of the STANDARD CLAMP ® is another significant milestone for the Company. With the patient's health priority, we aimed to standardize an anatomy-based approach to sleeve gastrectomy.
A brand new pocket card designed to hold life-saving heart attack medications—the brainchild of a University of Alberta physician—promises to help save lives. The SMHeart Card, smaller than a credit card, is a container that stably holds both ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) and nitroglycerin, the standard medicine given for treating heart attack.