UK researchers have shown that in patients with type 1 diabetes who have well-trained medical alert "diabetes" dogs, the animals have greater sensitivity to changes in blood glucose than has been shown in previous studies.
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Young adults who use drugs find fentanyl test strips useful, residue testing more convenient and testing at home more private, a Brown study found. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid so potent that a miniscule amount equivalent to several grains of salt can cause a fatal overdose. Yet it's difficult for people who use drugs to detect, which presents a major public health hazard given how commonly fentanyl is used to lace heroin or cocaine. The new findings were published on in Harm Reduction Journal.
Growing muscle tissue on grooved platforms helps neurons more effectively integrate with the muscle, a requirement for engineering muscle in the lab that responds and functions like muscle in the body, University of Illinois researchers found in a new study. Such engineered muscle with integrated nerves has applications in reconstructive and rehabilitative medicine, as well as for engineered biological machines or robots.
A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened, he told AFP. Abul Bajandar has had 25 surgeries since 2016 to remove the growths from his hands and feet at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. .
Do the same laws of biodiversity which apply in nature also apply to our own bodies and homes? If so, current hygiene measures to combat aggressive germs could be, to some extent, counterproductive. So writes an interdisciplinary team of researchers from iDiv in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. They propose that examination of the role diversity of microorganisms plays in the ecosystems of our bodies and homes should be intensified.
ChromaDex Corp. today reported that results of a first-of-a-kind preclinical study on lactation have shown that supplementation with the unique B3 vitamin nicotinamide riboside (NR, or Niagen) confers significant and enduring physiological benefits to mothers and offspring. Conducted at the University of Iowa by Principal Investigator Dr. Charles Brenner, the Roy J.
As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements.
Adding to the growing body of evidence that physical activity has a positive impact on cognition, new research shows that these benefits may even extend to older adults with blood and brain biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other common age-related brain pathologies. More total daily activity and better motor abilities were each associated with a boost in cognitive reserve, investigators report.
Screening all hospitalized patients with HIV for tuberculosis (TB) using urine tests would improve life expectancy and be cost-effective in Malawi and South Africa. These findings from an international team of investigators have been published in The Lancet Global Health and could influence international guidelines on TB testing.
Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. The scientists at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University have identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.
A team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) has revealed the molecule to cancer development, showing that the absence of the lead to dysregulation of the cell cycle, albeit with differing cancer-related outcomes.