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Tissue regeneration

Nanofibrous Membrane Could Enhance Periodontal Tissue Regeneration

The management of periodontal tissue defects that result from periodontitis represents a medical and socioeconomic challenge. Concerted efforts have been and still are being made to accelerate and augment periodontal tissue and bone regeneration, including a range of regenerative surgical procedures, the development of a variety of grafting materials, and the use of recombinant growth…

Liver cancer

New Biomarker For Liver Dysfunction

There is an urgent need for an easily assessable preoperative test to predict postoperative liver function recovery and thereby determine the optimal time point of liver resection, specifically as current markers are often expensive, time consuming and invasive. Emerging evidence suggests that microRNA (miRNA) signatures represent potent diagnostic, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers for several…

Babies

Long-Time Knowledge Gap On Babies With Genetic Disorder

Milk can lethal to babies with classic galactosemia; a rare genetic disorder that severely impairs the body’s ability to process a milk sugar known as galactose and is with a host of neurodevelopmental issues. However, the fate of children with Duarte galactosemia a milder, more common variant has unclear. As a result, state-level recommendations on…

Pharmacology

Development Of New Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease

New research by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, urges scientists that are looking to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to focus on the role of proteins in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease. This change in focus could enable the development of new treatments. Effective treatments. It has long been recognizes that…

Parkinson's

How Manganese Exposure To Onset Of Parkinson's-like Symptoms

A new study from Iowa State University biomedical researchers illuminates the biological processes by which exposure to some metals can contribute to the onset of Parkinson’s-like symptoms. Focuses on the metal manganese, which has a range of industrial uses as an alloy. Anumantha Kanthasamy, a Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor in veterinary medicine and the…

General surgery

African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth checklist. But implementation is still poor in most African countries. A recent report in The Lancet medical journal suggests that at least 4·2 million people worldwide die within 30 days…

Infection

Examining Ball Pits: As A Playground For Pathogenic Germs

Beware the ball pit. Ball pits used in children’s physical therapy—similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families—may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The popularity of ball pits has…

Nuclear medicine

FDG-PET/CT Comparison Of Utility For Quantitative Therapeutic

To directly compare the utility for therapeutic outcome prediction of dynamic first-pass contrast-enhanced (CE)-perfusion area-detector computed tomography (ADCT), MR imaging assessed with the same mathematical method and 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography combined with CT (PET/CT) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thoracic radiation therapy patients treated with chemoradiotherapy Based on the evidence of a meta-analysis…

Retinal pigment epithelium

Long-Lived Patterns In Cells Of The Eye

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye; researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found. Using a combination of adaptive optics imaging and a fluorescent dye, the researchers used the RPE patterns…

horrible cold

Sore Throat, Cough, Phlegm Need To Know Your Horrible Cold

The human body has a large surface area that is in contact with the outside world, much of this comes from the body’s largest organ our skin which protects us from a variety of potential threats. The other major sites of contact with the outside world come from the openings in the body and our nose…

nursing

Nursing Shapes Relationship Between EHR And Quality Of Care

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 spurred the rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in U.S. hospitals. In 2008, 13% of hospitals in the country was using a basic EHR system; by 2015, nearly 90% of hospitals had one in place. Over the same 7-year period, the…

Anesthesiology

Researchers Find Anesthetic Can Muddle Specific Memories

A team of researchers from Spain, the U.S. and the Netherlands has found that giving people propofol can lead to muddied memory recall of specific incidents. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers undergoing colonoscopy and what they found. Memories can be both a blessing and…