Derek Meeuwisse, an undergrad student in kinesiology, lives and breathes volleyball. He plays on the Dinos men's volleyball team, he coaches youth volleyball, he conducts research for concussions in volleyball, and now his findings are beginning to change the way players warm up and practice volleyball.
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Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over a 20-year span.
A stem cell is one with infinite possibilities. So, for decades, scientists have puzzled over how the cell chooses to keep being a stem cell and continue dividing, or specialize into a specific cell type, like a heart or brain cell.
Platelets are blood cells with extensive capabilities in hemostasis. They also play a central role in the development of innate and adaptive immune responses. Little information exists about the immunostimulatory role of platelet-derived microparticles (Plt-MPs). To further elucidate this issue, researchers conducted this study using the B-lymphoblast cell line ‘Daudi’ as an available surrogate cell line for peripheral blood B lymphocytes. This cell line does not produce immunoglobulins (Igs) and has low expression of activation markers.
Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study by SWOG, an international clinical trials network funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Laryngopharyngeal lesions encompass a wide range of disease processes that include benign lesions, local manifestations of systemic disease, inflammatory disorders, and primary malignancies. Operative endoscopy and flexible fiber-optic in-office tissue biopsy are common techniques to assess suspicious laryngopharyngeal lesions. In the United States, an estimated 61,700 new cases of oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx cancer will arise in 2016 and an estimated 13,190 deaths will occur from these cancers combined.
A study estimates that approximately 23 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes, and of these, nearly 6% have type 1 disease, according to new surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They estimated the prevalence of diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The study was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly.
A new study examined that children can suffer lasting psychological effects after being hospitalized for an unintentional injury. In children after an injury event, there were increased visits to health care providers that were associated with mental-health diagnoses. There was also an increase in prescriptions that are aimed to treat mental-health conditions. The study was published in The Journal Of Paediatrics.
A new study finds that kimchi made without fish products has the same type of bacteria as more traditionally made kimchi. That finding suggests that any "probiotic" benefits associated with traditional kimchi could be present in vegan versions as well. Researchers have found that kimchi made without seafood products has the same 'probiotic' bacteria as more traditional kimchi. The study was published in the journal Food Microbiology.
Older adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions and a specific network in the brain recently identified as the epicenter for Alzheimer's and dementia may be to blame. The study was published in Nature Human Behavior.
A new study estiamtes that Family members who are caring for a dying loved one are often mentally and behaviorally prepared for the death but require support to ensure they are emotionally prepared. The study to focus solely on the experiences of family carers when preparing for a relative's death. The study was published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
A new research determine for growing evidence that patients underuse nonopioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after spine and joint surgery. A report on the findings, which also shows that patients improperly store and dispose of unused opioids. The study was published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.