A clot in the retinal can lead to severe and irreversible loss of vision. In a report in the American Journal of Pathology investigators used a newly developed model of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in mice that mimics many of the clinical features of CRVO in humans to study the pathologic effects of retinal occlusion and demonstrate the retinoprotective effects of the peptide adrenomedullin (ADM) and its receptor activity-modifying protein RAMP2.
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The aims of the study were: 1- critical assess the utility of L-3,4-dihydroxy-6-18Fluoro-phenyl-alanine (18F-DOPA) and O- (2-18F-fluoroethyl) -L-tyrosine (18F-FET) positron emission tomography (PET) / computed tomography (CT) in patients with high grade glioma (HGG) and 2- describes the results of 18F-DOPA and 18F-FET PET / CT in a case series of patients with recurrent HGG.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the world's first device to treat premature babies with a life-threatening heart defect , without major surgery. The device, which is smaller than a pea and made by Abbott Laboratories, can be implanted in babies weighing as little as 2 pounds.
The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to its wearable PD system that incorporates AWAK's sorbent technology. According to a company press release, the FDA's breakthrough designation is granted to expedite the development and review of certain devices that demonstrate potential to provide a more effective treatment or diagnosis for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases.
Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder involving a series of symptoms. It is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Various symptoms of this disorder, such as delusions and hallucinations, have been shown to be very adequately treated by means of antipsychotics, and their symptomatology can be improved.
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists.
In the January 7th edition of Communications Biology, at InsideOutBio argue that an unusual form of DNA with a reverse twist may have helped thwart the invasion of the human genome by junk DNA. This mechanism has evolved in one defending against modern day pathogens.
Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2004, to determine how often they are hospitalized with infections that are typically prevented with vaccines.
With Democrats now in control of the US House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when they had control of Congress.
A new study has shown that Americans are probably increasing the opioid analgesics that are prescribed for their pet dogs. The research shows that one of the reasons behind rise in the opioid epidemic could be the rise in prescription opioids for dogs. The results of this first of a kind study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Open Network .
Spondyloarthritis is one of the most common types of chronic joint inflammation, affecting nearly 1 to 2% of the Western population. Cytokine blockade of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and more recently, Interleukin-17 (IL-17), has revolutionized the outcome of patients suffering from this disease by achieving high levels of therapeutic efficacy.