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An Alternative Treatment For Liver Failure Patients

A study shows that patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants. Acute Liver Failure occurs when a healthy liver is so seriously damaged it can no longer regrow and recover, leaving patients in urgent need of a transplant.

The liver helps support almost every other organ, by removing toxins, as well as making and storing the proteins and energy sources the body requires. Often the damaged liver can regrow and recover on its own, but when it suffers massive injury, regeneration may fail and even 24 hours without a fully working liver can be life-threatening.

Blue Eye Mutaion: DNA Analysis of 6,500-year-old Human Remains

Scientists have discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains to the Levant helped develop the Chalcolithic culture that existed in Israel's Upper Galilee region some 6,500 years ago. "Certain characteristics, such as genetic mutations contributing to blue eye color, were not seen in the DNA test results of earlier Levantine human remains," according to one of the researchers. The study was published in Nature Communications.

ReMix: A GPS for inside your body

Scientists have developed a system that can pinpoint the location of ingestible implants inside the body using low-power wireless signals. Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get the same results with methods that are less expensive, invasive and time-consuming?

Newly Identified Role for Inhibition in Cerebellar Plasticity and Behavior

Almost everyone is familiar with the unique mixture of surprise and confusion that occurs after making a mistake during an everyday movement. It's a fairly startling experience stumbling on a step or accidentally missing your mouth when taking a drink.

This momentary bewilderment is due to the fact that our brains have an extraordinary capacity for learning skilled movements. So much so that our routine actions, such as climbing stairs, become second nature. For the most part, we don't even consciously think about them that is until we make a mistake.

Hormone Deficiencies: Effect of Radiation Exposure

In a new study, University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, have detailed the effect of radiation exposure on the development of hormone deficiency in pediatric and young adult patients treated for brain tumors.

Post-Acute Care Treatment In Patients Vs Home

Healthcare in India is growing at a remarkable pace with a slew of investments pouring in from different parts of the world into multiple sectors. With the country evolving to be a promising land of opportunities for personalized medicine, medical devices, industry, and diagnostics, there are reasons to cheer for citizens.

Post-Treatment Care

Our hospitals boast of state-of-the-art infrastructure and offer world-class treatments to patients from far and wide. Innovative startups in mobile technology and improved data services have further enhanced the prospects of healthcare. Unfortunately, even as we proudly compare the healthcare services of India with the developed economies of the world, they tend to overlook a critical vertical in healthcare post-acute care.

Effect Of Vitamin D3 And Periodontitis In Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Research has identified how vitamin D3 and periodontitis influence Type 2 diabetes. They found increased odds of developing Type 2 diabetes among people with gum disease who are also lacking in vitamin D3.

The study, published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. Participants were over the age of 30, and health interviews and physical measurements were conducted in-home and at a mobile examination centre.

Risk Factor For Atopic Dermatitis Is Increased Skin pH

According to a study, researchers examined the acidity of the skin appears to be significantly higher in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients than in controls without the condition, indicating that increased skin pH may heighten the risk of developing AD.

Skin pH protects against outside microorganism and bacteria colonization, as well as helps adhesion of nonpathogen bacteria on the skin. Acidity plays an important role in maintaining skin barrier permeability and homeostasis, as well as stratum corneum desquamation and integrity/cohesion.