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Radio therapy

Biophotonic Therapy Eliminates Bacteria and Viruses

A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed by Brazilian and Canadian researchers and is described in an article titled “Inactivating hepatitis C virus in donor lungs using light therapies during normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion,” published in the journal Nature Communications. Therapies during normothermic…

Psychosocial problems

Psychosocial Difficulties Related To Brain Disorders

Do you have difficulties remembering to do important things? Is a sense of everything moving too fast around you? Problems getting through the day because you just do not have the energy? The various illnesses that can have an impact on the brain may not have a lot in common; but patients may well struggle…

Gastroenterology

New Cell Model of Aging Associated Colon Cancer Risk

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers say a new study of clusters of mouse cells known as “organoids” has significantly strengthened evidence that epigenetic changes; common to aging, play a essential role in colon cancer initiation. The findings show that epigenetic changes are the spark that pushes colon-cancer driving gene mutations into action, the researchers…

Cancer

Combine Inhibition Of EGFR and C-RAF Kinase Shows Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers from the Experimental Oncology Group, led by Mariano Barbacid at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO); have published in Cancer Cell the results of a study that shows full regression of advance pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA); so upon combine inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-RAF kinase. This research project…

Petting zoos

Petting Zoos Creating Reservoir Of Multidrug Resistant

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens passed on to visitors. The study is by Professor Shiri Navon- and aimed to…

Immune haematology

Antibodies Help CAR T-cell Therapies to Kill Solid Tumors

In 1989, two undergraduate students at the Free University of Brussels were asked to test frozen blood serum from camels, and stumbled on a previously unknown kind of antibody. It is a miniaturize version of a human antibody, made up only of two heavy protein chains, rather than two light and two heavy chains. As…

Superposition eyes

Superimposition Of Eye: Analysis From Large Public Health

Superposition eyes produce real, erect images on a retina separated from the optical elements by a clear zone. In refracting superposition eyes, the optical elements may lens cylinders or corneal lens/lens cylinder combinations. These act as inverting telescopes. Resolution can as good as in an apposition eye with similar-sized facets; the sensitivity is usually much…

Physician mothers

Physician Mothers In Procedural vs Nonprocedural Fields

Physician mothers have more responsibilities around the home than their partners or spouses; which is not surprising. But among physician mothers in surgical specialties; those with heavier loads at home more likely to say they were dissatisfied with their careers compared with those with fewer domestic responsibilities. Respondents in nonprocedural specialties did not report a…

Cardiovascular Disease

People Under 40 With Type 2 Diabetes Face Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

People under age 40 who are diagnose with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more pronounce in younger women, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Researchers also find the excess risk for…

Cognitive reserve

How Education May Stave Off Cognitive Decline

The concept of cognitive reserve (CR); most commonly estimated through the use of  ‘proxies’ such as years of education (YoE); addresses inter-individual differences in the adaptability and susceptibility of cognitive abilities or day-to-day function to brain aging, pathology or insult. Neuroimaging studies of cognitively normal older individuals have revealed positive associations between CR proxies and…

Anatomy

Elite Hospitals Plunge into Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

The online video seems to promise everything an arthritis patient could want. The six-minute segment mimics a morning talk show, using a polished TV host to interview guests around a coffee table. Dr. Adam Pourcho extols the benefits of stem cells and “regenerative medicine” for healing joints without surgery. Pourcho, a sports medicine specialist, says…

Child's School Entry

One-In-Four Families Delay Their Child's School Entry

A UNSW-led study of more than 100,000 children is the largest ever to examine who delays starting school in New South Wales, and how a child’s age when they start school relates to their ‘readiness’ in terms of development. One in four families delays school entry until the year their child turns six with striking…