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Heamatology

Ingredient Vital For Blood Vessel Formation

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes. Functional blood vessel Until now,…

Heart Attack

SOS Signal Of Heart Muscle Sending Out After Heart Attack

Human cells shed exosomes. These tiny extracellular, membrane-bound vesicles can carry cargo for cell-to-cell communication, ferrying diverse loads of proteins, lipids or nucleic acids. University of Alabama at Birmingham and Chinese researchers now report that exosomes are key to the SOS signal that the heart muscle sends out after a heart attack. After the heart…

Tuberculosis

Immunotherapy: Effective For Fighting Tuberculosis

In part because of its resistance to many antibiotics, tuberculosis kills approximately 1.7 million people worldwide each year. But new research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body’s immune system, helping fight off the disease. The paper,…

Epidemics

To Halt DRC Ebola Outbreak Within Six Months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; should be over within six months; the head of the World Health Organization said. Seven months since the outbreak erupted; in DRC’s violence-torn North Kivu province; WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters; there were clear signs the spread of the virus was “contracting”. “Our…

Medical genetics

Gene Behind Mitochondrial Disease Has More Varied Effects

For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a particular set of symptoms. However; according to new findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); mutations in this gene, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial…

Skin aging

Improvement Of Skin Viscoelasticity And Density

Skin aging is a characteristic that causing many concerns in the present population; with different types of treatments being developing. It can characterize by a progressing process of drying; changes on the skin microrelief, loss of firmness, and elasticity that results on wrinkles and sagging. The combination of oral supplementation and topical formulations; to the…

Marine alga

Anti-Diabetic Activity Of Symphyocladia Latiuscula

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels. As the disease progresses, it can lead to blurred vision, cardiovascular diseases; kidney and/or other organ damage and dysfunction, and even depression. But diabetes is caused by a failure of the pancreas to produce insulin (type I diabetes) or by insulin resistance…

Medicaid work

Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements

The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration’s renewed strategy to force enrollees to work. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who last year blocked Kentucky’s work requirement, heard testimony on a revised federal approval. He also had a hearing on Arkansas’ Medicaid work…

Sports

Head Injuries Rate Rises For Girls, Fewer Boys Are Suffering

There’s good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years, the danger of concussion from contact sports—most notably football—has garnered much media attention. So the authors of the…

Immune

Reliably Quantify A Person's 'Immune age'

New data, published in Nature Medicine, from scientists at the Technion, Stanford and Cyto Reason describes for the first time ever a way to reliably quantify a person’s “immune age”. Because This game changing capability provides a much more reliable predictor for the status of your immune system than any other method and could lead to…

New schistosomiasis program

New Schistosomiasis Program: Neglected Tropical Diseases Portfolio

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) announced; the launch of a new schistosomiasis program; within its neglected tropical diseases (NTD) portfolio. The program focuses on developing rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs); for detection of circulating anodic antigen (CAA); in blood and/or urine; to support national control and/or elimination programs in countries where schistosomiasis is regularly…

Prostate-cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Reduce Prostate-Cancer

Low-dose aspirin does not appear to reduce overall post-diagnosis prostate-cancer mortality; but it might reduce mortality several years from cancer diagnosis, according to results from the Danish Cancer Registry. “Based on the existing evidence, low-dose aspirin cannot recommended for prostate cancer patients beyond the approved indication for cardiovascular-disease protection. Cardiovascular-disease prevention trials have shown reduced…