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Patchy Distribution of Joint Inflammation Resolved

Chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) are chronic, disabling diseases with a poor outcome for loco-motoric function if left untreated. RA and SpA each affect about 1 percent of the population. The reason that certain joints are more affected than others has been a longstanding question, now resolved by Isabelle Cambré and Prof. Dirk Elewaut from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research. The results appear in  Nature Communications

Sucking Your Baby's Pacifier May Benefit Their Health

Many parents probably think nothing of sucking on their baby's pacifier to clean it after it falls to the ground. Turns out, doing so may benefit their child's health. A Henry Ford Health System study found that babies whose parents have sucked on their pacifier to clean it at a lower level of the antibody that is linked to the development of allergies and asthma

Skeletal Imitation Reveals How Bones Grow Atom-by-atom

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered how our bones grow at an atomic level, showing how an unstructured mass orders itself into a perfectly arranged bone structure. The discovery offers new insights, which could yield improved new implants, as well as increasing our knowledge of bone diseases such as osteoporosis

What Is The 'Right' Age to Have a Child?

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people, literally, put their eggs or sperm on the ice and delay the start of parenthood. Many large companies, such as Apple, Facebook, and Google, now offer egg freezing to employees as part of their healthcare package. Putting off having a baby has never been easier or more socially acceptable. But is it a good thing?

Diagnostic Performance of 18F-choline PET-CT in Prostate Cancer

To Evaluate the diagnostic performance of  18 F-choline PET-CT in staging prostate cancer (PC) and the use of esta Whether imaging modality changes the therapeutic decision in Patients with previously staged by conventional imaging. The secondary aim was to determine the prognostic factors associated with positive choline PET-CT findings in both detections of disseminated disease and changes in the therapeutic indication

Cell Study Reveals How Head Injuries Lead to Serious Brain Diseases

UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries are adversely affecting individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders. The life scientists provide the first cell "atlas" of the hippocampus-the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory when it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also proposes candidates for treating brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injuries, such as Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder