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Hospital Employees

How Susceptible Are Hospital Employees To Phishing Attacks?

Cybersecurity threats are a rising problem in society, especially for health care organizations. Successful attacks can jeopardize not only patient data but also patient care; but leading to cancellations and disruptions in the critical services that hospitals provide. While many hospitals have taken steps to educate, inform and forewarn their employees about cybersecurity attacks, few…

Immune hematology

Precision Cancer Drugs Spark Powerful Immune Response

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA. New generation The study changes…

Conceiving

Conceiving Within A Year Of Stillbirth Is Not Risk For Next

Conceiving within a year of stillbirth is common and is not with increased risk of stillbirth, preterm birth; or small-for-gestational-age birth in the following pregnancy; compared with an interpregnancy interval of at least two years. The results are from the first large-scale observational study to investigate the interval between stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy, including almost…

Tropical medicine

To Prevent Or Reduce Malaria Deaths: New Solution

For decades, one of the strongest weapons against malaria has been a one-two punch: low-tech mosquito bed nets to physically block biting, treated with deadly insecticides to kill the mosquitoes. With widespread use of this combination, malaria deaths have dropped significantly — though nearly 445,000 people died from the disease in 2016 alone. But now…

Biochemistry

Membrane Protein: Between Both Lipids and Ions

The TMEM16 family of membrane proteins was hailed as representing the elusive calcium-activated chloride channels. However, the majority of the family members turned out to be scramblases, proteins that shuffle lipids between both sides of a lipid membrane, some also with non-selective ion conductance. In a new study on both mammalian and fungal proteins of…

Stem cells

Appropriate Supply Of Blood Cells: A Regulatory Molecule Ensures

The body needs to create a continuous supply of blood cells to enter circulation. Blood cells have a wide variety of functions ranging from supplying oxygen to tissues; fighting infections, and enabling the blood to clot upon injury. Avoiding deficiency of these cells or their excessive proliferation; must involve a strict regulatory mechanism; but much…

AIDS

A Significant Impact On HIV Care Outcomes

Hurricane Maria in San Juan; Puerto Rico had a significant impact on HIV outcomes among people; living with HIV and a history of substance use, particularly increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts, according to early data just released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, University of Miami, Puerto…

Pancreatic Cancer

Potential Treatment Strategy Uncovered For Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered a technique to make pancreatic cancer cells reliant on one energy source and then starve them of it; a finding that has led to clinical studies of a novel treatment strategy for one of the deadliest cancers. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers…

Emergency Medicine Physicians

Gender-Based Salary Gap Among Emergency Medicine Physicians

Although overall salaries for emergency physicians have increased over the past four years; and despite a call to end gender disparities in salary, men still make 18% more than women; and a $12,000 gender salary gap remains essentially unchanged. That is the finding of a study to be published in a March 2019 special issue…

Medical genetics

DNA Sequencing Method Aid Development Of Anticancer Drugs

DNA is small. Really, really, small. So, when researchers want to study the structure of a single stranded DNA, they can’t just pull out their microscopes: they have to get creative. In a study published this week in Scientific Reports, researchers from Japan’s Osaka University explain how they came up with a really small solution to…

Smoking

Smoking Associated With Less Healthy Brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. The study examined the associations between seven vascular risk factors and differences in the structures of parts of the brain. The…