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AIDS

HIV Remission: Achieved In Second Patient

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment; reports a paper led by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London. The case report, published in Nature and carried out with partners at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, comes ten years after the first such case, known as…

General Medicine

Public Sector Must 'Step Up' To Advance Interoperability

In the public-private partnership to reduce the cost of US healthcare and create true interoperability of patient data, the federal government believes it is taking a significant step forward. And it would like to see the private sector take that step along with it. This message comes one day after the Centers for Medicare &…

Tumor imaging

New imaging technology could help find tiny tumors

Many types of cancer could be more easily treated if they were detected at an earlier stage. MIT researchers have now developed an imaging system; named “DOLPHIN,” which could enable them to find tiny tumors; as small as a couple of hundred cells, deep within the body. In a new study, the researchers used their…

Developmental biology

Multiple Paths: Embryos' Signals

Rice University scientists have found significant differences between the methods signaling pathways use to prompt cells to differentiate — that is, whether to become organs, bone, blood vessels, nerves or skin. Rice bioscientist Aryeh Warmflash and alumnus Idse Heemskerk led a team that discovered stem cells are sensitive not only to the signals that form…

Geriatrics

Finding Ways To Solve Old Age Care Crisis In Germany

Germany is facing an old age care crisis. Old age care structures in this country have for too long been starved of cash and personnel, and there is still no evidence of improvement. In fact; the contrary seems to be the case: As the numbers of old people in need of care are increasing; there…

Lawmakers

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim At Surprise Medical Bills

A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced plans to address surprise medical bills; in a way that would take the “burden” off Texans. During a press conference Thursday, state Sen. Kelly Hancock, a Republican from suburban Fort Worth; announced he had filed a bill aimed at preventing medical providers from balance-billing patients, among other things. State…

Anesthesiology

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain

Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn’t harm a baby’s brain development, according to an experiment involving hundreds of infants in seven countries. While the study can’t answer broader safety questions about repeated or prolonged anesthesia, it may ease the worries of millions of parents whose children have been put to sleep for common procedures. Strong…

Tonsil

Patterns Of Adenoid And Tonsil Growth In Teenagers

In the most thorough longitudinal study performed to date; X-ray images of children at five developmental stages; between the ages of eight and nineteen were carefully measured. The finding that the adenoids and tonsils do not shrink significantly during the teenage years may reshape the guidelines for when an adenotonsillectomy; should be performed to treat…

Embryos

Are Mosaic Embryos The 'Dark Horse' Of IVF?

Not every embryo contains 46 perfect chromosomes. Some have more, others have fewer. The result is a common abnormality known as aneuploidy; which occurs in as many as 80 % of human embryos. Because aneuploidy has been linked to a risk of in vitro fertilization failure; miscarriage and certain genetic orders or birth defects, mosaic…

Medical genetics

Genetic Study Confirms That Many Genes Contribute To Risk For Tourette's Syndrome

A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette’s syndrome (TS) a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination, contribute to the development of the syndrome and suggests that Tourette’s is part of a continuous spectrum of tic disorders, ranging…

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Men

Researchers at the University of Southampton are set to launch a new study; to help improve condom use and tackle sexually transmitted infections (STIs); among young men (16-25 years). STI treatment currently costs the NHS £620m a year and young people; particularly men; have been identified by the Department of Health and Social Care as…

Retinal disease

Retinal Disease In Unique Research Project

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease; paving the way for new treatment pathways. Cone dystrophy with supernormal rod response (CDSRR); is an inherited disease which emerges in childhood and will eventually cause life-long visual loss. Symptoms include central vision loss; extreme sensitivity to light; night…