Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumors. They conducted full body scans of 31 people with malignant tumours—including cancers of the lung, esophagus, colon, and breast—using a machine that combines positron emission and computed tomography (PET/CT).
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Recently, the bioactive properties of marine collagen and marine collagen hydrolysates have been demonstrated. Although there is some literature assessing the general chemical features and biocompatibility of collagen extracts from marine sponges, no data are available on the biological effects of sponge collagen hydrolysates for biomedical and/or cosmetic purposes.
A new biomarker assay may detect celiac disease and monitor its progress, new research suggests. "We identified immunogenic epitopes of the tTG-DGP (tissue transglutaminase-deamidated gliadin-derived peptide) complex and found that an assay to measure the immune response to epitopes accurately identified patients with celiac disease, as well as patients with mucosal healing," the authors write in Gastroenterology, online October 17.
In a new evidence-based clinical guideline, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends isotonic intravenous fluids (IVFs) with appropriate potassium chloride and dextrose for most children aged 28 days to 18 years who require maintenance IVFs.
Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. The study, which will be published November 23 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts lowers the odds of surviving breast cancer, but suggests that targeting these cells could be an effective way of treating the disease.
In recent years, places such as Memphis and Phoenix have been in the health insurance industry, and insurers in the insurance marketplace have been set up by the Affordable Care Act. But today, as in many parts of the country, these two cities are experiencing something unprecedented: Premiums are sinking and choices are sprouting.
When it comes to making health decisions for an older adult, what health surrogates do not know can be harmful, according to new research. While 75% of surrogates feel extremely confident in their knowledge of a loved one's preferences, only 21% of them actually know what the older patient would want in the event of a serious illness, the researchers said.
To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually, a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to two companies illegally marketing dietary supplements containing the unapproved antidepressant tianeptine (Stablon, Serdia Pharmaceuticals), which the companies claim can relieve opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety.