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Bangladesh health

Bangladesh: To Begin Kidney Transplant From Brain-dead

A surgical team from Korea, due in Dhaka Sunday, will conduct the first ever transplant from brain-dead. The country’s health sector is waiting for making a historic landmark as Bangladesh is set to begin kidney transplant; from the brain-dead to partially mitigate huge demand of kidney transplant aspirant patients. The move came as the government…

BEE

Dangerous Bee Virus: Innocent Bystander

Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that; the relationship between the tissue-sucking Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees; has most likely been misunderstood.The study challenges the long-held belief that the parasitic Varroamite; a mite that sucks the tissue of honey bees — transmits the Deformed Wing Virus of honeybees; and in doing so…

Dose of Medication

Artificial Intelligence To Adjust Chemotherapy Dosages

Finding the right dose of medication by trial and error can be a painful experience for patients who are already suffering because of their disease. Artificial intelligence can greatly accelerate this process thanks to a new algorithm created by Adrien Coulet; in collaboration with researchers from Stanford University. By analyzing patients’ digital data; this innovative…

Pancreatic Cancer

Desmoplasia Provides Deeper Insight In Treating Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Okayama University show how specific cells of the pancreas can facilitate cancer progression. Pancreatic cancer can be fatal. It is extremely difficult to treat partly because its precise growth mechanism is not clear. One of the characteristics of pancreatic cancer is the presence of fibrous structures or “desmoplasia”; that are found in conjunction…

Coronary Bypass Surgery

PCI Becomes The Backup For Coronary Bypass Surgery

A surprising number of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery will require post-procedure coronary angiography and emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) before discharge, a scenario that carries substantial morbidity, mortality, and costs according to a large nationwide study. “There are a lot of studies talking about emergent CABG after failed PCI or complications; but there is really…

Microbiome

Depression: Linked to Gut Microbiome

The human gut contains trillions of bacteria that form the gut microbiome or microbiota. A new research has linked the composition of this gut microbiome and depressive disorder. The study titled, “The neuroactive potential of the human gut microbiota in quality of life and depression,” was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Microbiology this…

Radiotherapy[py

Study Finds Upsurge In 'Active Surveillance' For Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative “active surveillance” strategy, according to an analysis of a new federal database by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Low-risk prostate The use of active surveillance increased from 14.5 % to 42.1 %…

18F-FDG PET/CT

8F-FDG PET/CT On The Management Of Gynecologic Cancers

The detection rate of gynecologic malignancies is increasing every year; mortality associated with gynecological cancers is high mainly due to detection of disease at an advanced stage. Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cancer ranks as the fifth highest cause of cancer-related death among women and in some…

Smoking

Are e-cigarettes healthier than cigarettes?

Growing consensus suggests that e-cigarettes confer no more than 5% of the health risks associated with smoking. This is primarily due to the fact that e-cigarettes do not involve combustion which leads to the formation of harmful toxic and cancer-causing compounds. Tobacco contains more than 600 compounds which are turned into around 5,000, including at…

Lab Medicine

New Blood Test Map Fetal Genome For Countless Mutations

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new blood test for genetic disorders that may allow parents to learn about the health of their baby as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy. The simple blood test lets doctors diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of DNA in the mother’s…

imaging

New THUNDER Imagers: Visualization Of 3D Samples

THUNDER enables users to decode 3D biology World-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative microscope solutions; Leica Microsystems, has announced the launch of a new class of instruments for high-speed, high-quality imaging of a large diversity of samples; including thick specimens. Firstly, THUNDER Imagers allow to visualize clearly in real time details even deep inside thick…

Coacervates

Membraneless Protocells: Clues To Formation Of Early Life

Membraneless protocells — called complex coacervates — can bring together molecules of RNA allowing the RNAs to perform certain reactions, an important step in the origin of life on Earth. The Image shows droplets of complex coacervates as seen under a microscope. The inset shows RNA molecules (cyan) are highly concentrated inside the droplets compared…