University of Adelaide scientist Dr. Katharina Richter has been named one of the top 10 innovators in the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 competition for Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan region.
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Some people tend to be the targets of mosquitoes more than others. A new study titled, 'Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control', by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found that the genetic make-up of these individuals make them attractive to mosquitoes and so they get bitten more.
One in five young adults in India have high blood pressure, According to research presented at the 70 th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). That equates to around 80 million people, which is more than the entire UK population.
Patients with nasal airway obstruction have health utility values (HUVs) below the mean Australian norm, with improvement noted after open septorhinoplasty, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Having certain specific variants of the PATJ gene predisposes ischemic stroke victims for worse recovery. Seven out of 10 patients with these variants suffer severe sequelae three months after having a stroke and are thus placed in a situation of medical dependence, compared to less than half of patients who do not present these variants.
Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a study published in open access journal Critical Care. Those reporting symptoms of depression after critical illness appear to be at a greater risk of death.
Researchers say knowledge of patient's sexual orientation and gender identity is important for every provider, even subspecialists. University of Minnesota researchers recently published an opinion piece in JAMA Dermatology focused on standardizing collection of sexual orientation and gender identity in dermatology clinical settings.
Interstitial brachytherapy uses slightly radioactive particles implanted into the prostate to deliver radiation directly to the tumor (low-dose-rate, LDR). Due to a lack of conclusive data, it still remains an unresolved issue as to whether this procedure has advantages compared with other treatments in men with localized prostate cancer.