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Eczema

FDA OKs Dupilumab for Moderate-to-Severe Eczema in Teens

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi/Regeneron) for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis poorly controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without topical corticosteroids. Dupilumab is a targeted biologic therapy that inhibits interleukin-4 and interleukin-13; but…

Mice eyesight

Single Gene Insertion, Blind Mice Regain Sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems. They were able to see motion, brightness changes over a thousandfold range and fine detail on…

Biotechnology

New Technology: Detect Virus That Poses A Threat To Humans

Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a computational method; that designs molecular “baits” for any strains of virus known to infect humans. This includes viruses such as Zika; which are difficult to detect due to their low abundance in clinical samples. The new approach could help genomic sequencing centers; across…

Space medicine

Space Medicine: War on Flu and Pneumonia, Sleep

Space medicine is the practice of medicine on astronauts in outer space whereas astronautical hygiene is the application; of science and technology to the prevention or control of exposure to the hazards that may cause astronaut ill health. Both these sciences work together to ensure that astronauts work in a safe environment. The main objective…

Anaesthesiology

FDA Poised To Approve ketamine Like Drug For Depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could give its approval this week to esketaminea relative of the “club drug” and anesthetic ketamine against severe depression If that approval comes, it could be the first new class of medicines approved for years against an illness that plagues millions of Americans. Approval couldn’t be too soon for…

Cancer cells

How Cells Obtain Energy From Cancer

The cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. A cell is the smallest unit of life. Cells are often the “building blocks of life”. The study of cells is called cell biology or cellular biology. Cells consist of cytoplasm enclosed within a membrane, which contains many biomolecules such as…

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear Medicine Imaging Monitors Effectiveness Of Therapy

Nuclear medicine imaging with PET/CT can monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma and predict outcome. In this way, a patient’s therapy is more effectively tailor to his or her personal response. Metastatic melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers, so determination of a treatment’s effectiveness is essential but can be tricky.…

Patient Safety

2019 Top 10 List of Patient Safety Concerns

The ECRI Institute named diagnostic errors and improper management of test results in electronic health records (EHRs) as the top patient safety challenge facing healthcare organizations in its just-released report, “2019 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns.” This was the second year in a row that diagnostic errors were flagged as the most serious safety challenge…

Athletes

Early Sports Specialization: Increased Injury Rates

Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense participation might come…

Virology

Niger Sounds Alarm: 'Fake' Meningitis Vaccine

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord. The swelling from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck. Most cases of meningitis in the United States are caused by a viral infection, but bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections are other causes. Some cases of…

Health policy

How Would Mental Health Insurance in India Work?

India is a steadily developing low-to-middle income nation, and it is ill-equipped to handle its growing mental health demands. The 2015 National Mental Health Survey sampled over 34,000 individuals across 12 Indian states and found that the lifetime prevalence of any mental disorder was 13.7%. This suggests that about 170 million individuals have experienced mental illnesses at some…

Autistic children

Using Robots In Autism Therapy For Children

Autistic children lack essential social and communication skills, and the type and severity of the symptoms experienced are wide-ranging. Because they have such diverse ways of expressing their emotions; it is difficult for therapists to gauge how engaged they are with the therapy. To track their progress, many therapists film their sessions and spend hours…