A team led by a Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist has discovered a biomarker-a protein found in the blood for the most common type of heart failure, a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology shows
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The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has succeeded in increasing the proportion of donations from black South Africans fivefold, from 43 269 in 2005 to 246 686 in 2015, while at the same time significantly enhancing the safety of South Africa's blood supply
Immunotherapy Achieves Major Pathological Response in Early-stage Mismatch Repair Deficient Colon Cancer
Pre-operative treatment with a combination of the immune checkpoint inhibitors nivolumab and ipilimumab achieves major pathological responses in 100% of early-stage colon cancers with mismatch repair deficiencies, according to results reported at ESMO 2018 from the first exploratory phase II trial to investigate this approach
Patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are often treated by irradiating their bone marrow to destroy the diseased cells. After the treatment, patients are vulnerable to infection and fatigue until new blood cells grow back
From 2011 to 2015, there was a reduction in the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a brain disease that causes changes that kill brain cells. The AD is a type of dementia, which causes memory loss and problems with thinking and making decisions. People with the AD and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities others might consider routine
Becoming more sensitive to pain, or pain sensitization, is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis, according to a new study by researchers at Université de Montréal and its affiliated Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Research Centre (CRHMR), in collaboration with researchers at Boston University. Their findings were published Oct. 11 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology
In an aging society, more people are suffering from memory disorders. The progressive loss of memory severely impairs the quality of life of those affected. So far, no drugs are known to prevent age-related cognitive decline
Infant formula is designed to mimic human breast milk not only in nutrients but also by nurturing a similar set of microbes in the digestive tract. Such microbes are indispensable in keeping us healthy: They crowd out disease-causing bacteria, influence our metabolism, and synthesize many vitamins and amino acids, the building blocks of proteins
A team of neuroscientists recently reached a historic neuroanatomical milestone. Since ancient times, there has been an exploration of the anatomy of the human brain and its functions. However, the discovery of the different types of cells in the human brain is largely a result of more recent history. The study was published in Nature Neuroscience.
Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child preferred to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions.
The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman famously said that, in principle, biology can be explained by understanding the wiggling and jiggling of atoms. A new research explains how this 'wiggling and jiggling' of the atoms in enzymes the proteins that make biological reactions happen is 'choreographed' to make them work at a particular temperature.
Enzyme catalysis is essential to life, and this research is based on how enzymes have evolved and adapted, enabling organisms to evolve to live at different temperatures.