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Testosterone

Only Testosterone Is Not Enough For Penis Development

A new study has revealed that testosterone, which is produced and released by the testes, is not the only hormone involved in fetal development of the penis. It is now thought that the masculinization process also involves a hormone called androsterone, which originates in other tissues, including the placenta. The results not only shed light…

Geriatrics

Investigate Lifestyle Effects On Cognitive Function In Older Adults

Researchers in Finland recently found that lifestyle choices can help older adults stay mentally sharp. Now scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine hope to find confirmatory evidence this is indeed the case by coordinating a large, national clinical trial sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association through a $28 million grant. Forms of dementia An estimated…

Nerve injury

Peripheral Nerve Injury Can Trigger The Onset And Spread Of ALS

A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a trigger for the development amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; or ALS  a progressive neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The connection between ALS and athletes runs deeper than a single ballplayer; people who…

Stem cells

Aging Mouse Brains: Young Bone Marrow Rejuvenates

A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice; into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice; preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognitive decline; in part, to aging of blood cells, which are produced in bone marrow. Slow progression…

Hearing Impairment

Hearing Impairment Linked To Cognitive Decline With Age

Hearing impairment is a common consequence of advancing age. Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults age 70 and older suffer from some degree of hearing loss. One unanswered question has been to what degree hearing impairment intersects with and influences age-related cognitive decline. In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of…

Radiodaignosis

Patient Treated With Radioactive Drugs Is Cremated

In late 2017, a 69 year old American man who had just received a lutetium 177-based radiation treatment for his pancreatic cancer died. Five days later, his remains are cremat. Three weeks later, Kevin Nelson, a radiation safety officer at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, started to worry. Nelson learned of the man’s death with a…

Transfusion medicine

New Blood Drop Emoji Due To Hit Smartphone Keyboards

Blood donors can soon use their time in the donation chair to let people know they are saving lives using a new blood drop emoji. because The long-awaited red blood drop, which was a successful submission to Unicode from NHS Blood and Transplant along with Plan International UK, is on the list of the new…

General surgery

Analysis Of The Popular Social Media For Plastic Surgeons

he use of social media is growing tremendously along with its impact on the practice of plastic surgery, for better or for worse. Patients are increasingly using social media to obtain information about either the procedure or the surgeon. The aims of this study were to examine social media posting regarding plastic surgery and to…