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Pediatric Cell Atlas

Children’s Health And Illnesses: Pediatric Cell Atlas Needed

Research efforts to comprehensively map adult human cells are in progress. But in a Perspective publishing March 28 in the journal Developmental Cell; researchers argue that there is a need to map children’s cells with the same level of granularity. They make the case for the development of a Pediatric Cell Atlas (PCA), now underway,…

Geriatrics

3D Printers May Help In Caregiving For Elderly People

The world’s elderly population is booming. The number of older people those age 60 years or older is expected to more than double by 2050 and is growing faster than all younger age groups across the globe. This trend comes with an increasing demand for caregivers capable of providing 24-hour care; not only at hospitals…

transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C Infections Could be Prevented

Stepping up efforts to prevent transmission of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs, could reduce future infections by 43 per cent globally, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol published in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Hepatitis C is a virus that passed on; through blood exposure and results in liver…

Endocrinology

Blocking Opioid Receptors Reduce Hormone Therapy

Estradiol is a naturally occurring estrogen hormone and common medication used in various hormone treatments, such as menopausal hormone therapy and birth control. Previous studies by this research team found giving estradiol replacement in a rat model of menopause caused the rats to consume more of an offered sugar solution. Highly palatable foods Because the…

General surgery

Proper Disposal of Unused Opioids After Surgery

Post-op patients given an activated charcoal bag upon discharge showed close to a four-fold increase in appropriate disposal of unused opioids; researchers say. Many opioid pills prescribed after surgery go unused and sit unsecured in medicine cabinets for years, where they are a major source of misuse and abuse, said Dr. Chad Brummett; Co-Director of the…

Laboratory

Digital Integration In Laboratory Practice Highlighted In Labvolution 2019

Technology, infrastructure, and analytics solutions will all take center stage at Labvolution 2019. The event will include tech solutions for laboratory across the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as areas such as environmental technology, food technology, biotechnology, medicine, life sciences, and R&D. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, Labvolution will feature exhibitors from Europe, North…

Nuclear medicine

Trends In Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging is one of the most innovative and dynamic fields in the healthcare industry. It is crucial for disease diagnosis and has advanced remarkably over the last few years with widespread adoption of imaging systems like MRI, CT & USG and various modifications of these technologies. Some of the new trends in the medical…

Injuries

Study Finds High Intensity Interval Training Increases Injuries

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. These workouts, which combine aerobic exercising; so weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum capacity, follow by periods of recovery, have growing in popularity over the past decade; so driven by the efficiency of…

Tuberculosis

A Simple New Blood Test for Tuberculosis

Testing for tuberculosis is fairly straightforward in most cases, but existing tests don’t work for everyone; because they require something not everyone, especially kids and people with HIV/AIDS; can do: cough up fluid from their lungs. To solve that problem; a team led by Niaz Banaei; an associate professor of pathology and of medicine; and…

highly resistant MCR-1 gene

Patients Harboring E. coli: Highly Resistant MCR-1 Gene

A team of investigators has identified a cluster of four patients harboring Escherichia coli; carrying a rare antibiotic resistance gene, mcr-1. That gene renders the microbe resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort against some multidrug-resistant infections. Three of those patients showed no symptoms, raising the risk of spread. The research is published in Antimicrobial Agents and…

Sleep Disruption

Sleep Disruption Leads To Negativity Bias

A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted; but it also makes us interpret things more negatively and makes us more likely to lose our temper. Moreover, people suffering from a pollen allergy are at high risk of some form of sleep disruption from the outset. This according to a new doctoral thesis…

Immune haematology

Immune Cell Populations Points to New Targets For Immunotherapy

The recent emergence of immunotherapy has marked a sea change in research and care for many forms of cancer, bringing new hope to patients and families around the world. For those who respond to treatment, the results can be dramatic. Activation of a patient’s immune system against cancer can kill or shrink tumors and, in…