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Brain organoids

Increasing Complex Brain Organoids

A cerebral organoid describes artificially grown, in vitro, miniature organs resembling the brain. Cerebral organoids are by culturing human pluripotent stem cells in a three-dimensional rotational bioreactor; develop over a course of months. The human brain is an extremely complex system of heterogeneous tissues and consists of an extremely diverse array of neurons. This complexity has made…

Radio therapy

CT Scan Of The Lumbar Spine Prior To Surgery

For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient is find to have low bone density prior to surgery, it could affect the treatment plan before; during and after the procedure. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery  in New York City found that a CT…

Middle school arts

Taking Arts Classes Leads To Better Academic Performance

A new study from the George Mason University Arts Research Center and published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics; Creativity, and the Arts a link between arts elective courses in music, dance, visual art and drama, and better grades in middle school. The study, led by Adam Winsler; followed a large and diverse sample of preschool…

Australian seafood

Anti-Inflammatory Activity In Australian Seafood By-Products

Acute and chronic inflammation is the basis of many serious diseases including asthma, cardiovascular diseases, and rheumatoid arthritis. The stimulation of macrophages during the inflammatory response gives rise to overproduction of several pro-inflammatory mediators; including nitric oxide (NO) via inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). NO overproduction can lead to tissue damage through cytokine-mediated processes. This…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Is Not just About The Baby

Women are increasingly opening up about their breastfeeding struggles. However, as individual as each story is; many have a core theme it was not working and no one could tell them why. Given the breadth and depth of medical knowledge, why do women still not have answers if they can not breastfeed? Why do GPs…

Prostate cancer

Androgen Deprivation Underused For Prostate Cancer

Long-duration androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is widely underused in men, especially African Americans; who are undergoing definitive external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for high-grade prostate cancer; a new U.S. study has found. Nearly a quarter of patients in the population-based retrospective trial received no long-term ADT; fewer than one in seven received the recommended 24 to…

nuclear medicine

New 'Tracers' Improve Diagnosis Of Cancer

Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat cancer. A proof-of-concept investigation; published in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine; reports that 68Ga-FAPI positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) provides high-contrast images with quality equal to or better than that of the standard 18F-FDG imaging.…

Scanner

New Planmeca ProScanner 2.0 Offers Intraoral Imaging

Packed in a streamlined and elegant design, the compact Planmeca ProScanner fits any room. It allows you to take top-quality images in a matter of seconds. A preview image; displayed on the scanner’s LCD touch screen for instant verification of the result, while the embedded eraser prepares the plates for further use. The 100 most…

Artificial ovaries

A New Method For Developing Artificial Ovaries

Developing artificial ovaries for patients suffering from cancer. Together, they have researching innovative techniques for restoring the fertility of cancer patients and their innovative results in Scientific Reports; the open access magazine published by Springer Nature. An artificial ovary would help women fall pregnant; despite suffering from cancer and the strong medication used during chemotherapy that…

AIDS

Viral Suppression Among People New To HIV Care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days.…

leukemic stem cells

Novel Biosensor: Isolate And Target Leukemic Stem Cells

All stem cells can multiply, proliferate and differentiate. Because of these qualities, leukemic stem cells are the most malignant of all leukemic cells. Understanding how leukemic stem cells are regulated has become an important area of cancer research. So, a team of Tel Aviv University researchers have now devised a novel biosensor that can isolate…

Metabolism

SGLT-2 Inhibitors Triggers Metabolic Benefits

SGLT-2 inhibitors are a relatively new class of diabetes drugs that have shown many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes who have not responded well to previous interventions, including diet changes and metformin. Patients who take this medication see benefits that include weight loss, reduction in fatty liver disease, and a decreased risk for cardiovascular…