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Immune hematology

Immune Cells Issue Alert When Detecting Cancer In Mice

Stanford scientists were able to engineer immune cells known as macrophages to detect and flag cancer in mice. The researchers hope the technique can be used for early cancer diagnostics in humans. Immune cells imbued with the power to detect and reveal tumors could be a new method of diagnosing cancer, according to a study from…

The brain

Processing Of Unwanted Memories Facilitates Forgetting

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it; researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging. This surprising result extends prior research on intentional forgetting; which focused on reducing attention to the unwanted information through redirecting attention away from unwanted experiences or suppressing the memory’s retrieval.…

Family medicine

Doctor Video Visits Increase Access To Healthcare

Healthcare In today’s fast paced digital society, virtual doctor visits are on the rise and offer patients a more convenient way to receive medical care from anywhere. If you can’t leave work or don’t have childcare, for example, online video visits can provide live, face to face physician consultations from the comfort of your home…

Lung-cancer

Lung-Cancer Screens Effective In Asbestos-Exposed Smokers

Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can spread beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in the lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas.…

Human knee

BFR Therapy As Part Of Rehabilitation Following ACL Surgery

Anterior cruciate ligament Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of cruciate ligaments (the other being the posterior cruciate ligament) in the human knee. The two ligaments are also cruciform ligaments, as they are in a crossed formation. In the quadruped stifle joint (analogous to the knee), based on its anatomical position, it…

Robot

Robot's Eyes Helps Those With Profound Motor Impairments

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks such as scratching an itch and applying skin lotion. The web-based interface displays a “robot’s eye view” of surroundings to help users interact with the world through…

Heart surgery

Study Finds TAVR To Be As Good As Open Heart Surgery

A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open heart surgery for valve replacement this time in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered low surgical risk found no difference in the combined rate of disabling stroke or death from any cause at two years. Traditional surgery The findings are…

Local pharmacy

Vaccination? Local Pharmacy Is The Answer

Vaccines are big news in the United States these days. Measles outbreaks in unvaccinated clusters around the country have highlighted the importance of immunization, reviving debate over whether vaccines should be required for all children. Meanwhile, the flu continues to plague all parts of the United States so the flu shot is still worth getting, according to…