The breakneck pace of biomedical discovery is outstripping clinicians' ability to incorporate this new knowledge into practice. Charles Friedman, Ph.D. and his colleagues recently wrote an article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine about a possible way to approach this problem.
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Purdue University researchers are developing a novel biomedical imaging system that combines optical and ultrasound technology to improve diagnosis of life-threatening diseases.
Bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulants should stimulate a search for cancer, according to late-breaking results from the COMPASS trial presented today at ESC Congress 2018.
Older women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer than younger women are–almost half of all breast cancer cases, and most breast cancer deaths, occur in women who are 65 or older.
Most people refrain from calling attention to the unusual bulge in their lower abdomen. But it could be a potentially dangerous condition that needs to be discussed with your doctor right away.
Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis.
Researchers have identified a new brain cell thought to be unique to humans found in part of the brain linked to consciousness. Much of the human brain remains a mystery to scientists. It’s the reason we sit at the top of the food chain, but the question of what makes our brains different to other animals remains a somewhat elusive one for neuroscientists. The study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience identified a new and mysterious type of human brain cell.
Scientists have built a model that predicts how temperature affects the spread of Ross River virus, a common mosquito-borne virus in Australia, according to a report in the journal eLife.
More than 41,000 children and adults in the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Region were infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018, and at least 37 people died, the WHO reported.
For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) stops the immune system's B cells from doing their normal job of fighting pathogens. This phenomenon appears to be one way the body tries to reduce the potentially damaging effects of immune-system hyperactivity caused by the presence of HIV, according to the investigators, but in so doing, it also impairs normal immune function.