Researchers have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB). Recent research uncovers a new approach for expanding blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood.
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A study determined that by using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), extremely high-resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface. Real-space imaging with pattern recognition of a ligand-protected Ag374nanocluster at a sub-molecular resolution. The study was published in Nature Communications.
Individuals below or nearest to the poverty line (with incomes up to twice its value) experienced the most significant reductions in health-related financial strain and un-insurance rates between 2011 and 2016—during which the poverty line stood between $11,000 and $12,000.
Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.
Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon.
Researchers have discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that are critical to improving the conversion of lignin one of the main components of plants into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals. The study was published in Nature Communications.
According to a study, researchers examined the extent to which variation in health care spending in the months before death is explained by differences in patients' sociodemographic factors, clinical factors, and beliefs; physicians' beliefs; and service availability. Geographic variation in end-of-life spending can be explained by the availability of services and physicians' beliefs, but not patients' beliefs. The study was published in the Health Affairs.
Scientists at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago took a major step toward developing a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with a five-year survival rate of 50%.
They identified a drug with a positive safety profile that inhibits a gene called HIF-2α, which they discovered earlier promotes the progressive thickening of the lung artery walls, a key feature of PAH called "vascular remodeling," which leads to right-sided heart failure, the main cause of death in PAH patients.
Recently, they demonstrated in three clinically-relevant animal models that inhibiting HIF-2α with a compound results in reversal of established PAH, suppression of vascular remodeling and right heart failure, and increased survival. The study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine.
According to a new research, the presence of an altered nasal microbiome in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with inflammatory markers, according to the results of a discovery cohort from the World Trade Center (WTC)SNORE and a validation cohort from the Zaragoza Sleep Cohort. The study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Although skin disease can affect anyone, it may not affect everyone in the same way and this is especially true for patients with skin of color. Skin conditions are color blind, occurring in patients of every skin tone, but certain conditions can affect patients with skin of color more frequently and more severely.
Moreover, certain dermatologic treatments may cause problems in this population if those treatments aren't performed properly by a qualified, experienced physician like a board-certified dermatologist.
A study estimated that precious minutes will not be wasted in stretchering away patients from ambulances all the way to the respective wards for treatment in accident and emergency cases, thanks to Tamil Nadu Accident and Emergency Care Initiative (TAEI).