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Effective Therapy

No Effective Therapy For Alzheimer's Disease In My Lifetime

Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer’s, aducanumab, causing investors to lose billions of dollars. Not only have there more than 200 fail trials for Alzheimer’s; it’s clear for some time that researchers are likely decades away from being able to treat this dread disease. Which leads me to a prediction:…

Health in Bangladesh

State of The Rohingyas’ Mental Health And Physical Well-being

In an exclusive interview recently with the Dhaka Tribune‘s Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan, Magali Roudaut, the country chief of MSF in Bangladesh, talks about the different health challenges faced by Rohingya refugees in the country, and how the organization provides services to both the refugees and the host communities The mental health and physical wellbeing of hundreds…

Family medicine

Measles Vaccination Rates Are a 'Public Health Time Bomb'

The number of measles cases is on the rise globally, with many countries seeing rates that surpass annual rates for the past century. Health officials from around the world say the number of people rejecting immunization as part of the “anti-vax” movement represents a growing and alarming public health threat. Measles is a highly contagious viral…

Anatomy

The Role for A Rare, Influential Set of Bone Marrow Cells

Researchers have defined the roles of various cells in the bone marrow; that thought to control the fate of the nearly half million blood cells; that develop there each day. Scientists at NYU School of Medicine behind the new work say little had known about the fraction of cells; examined in the study, the “microenvironment”;…

Anesthesiology

Doctor's Painful Ambulance Ride Led to Ketamine on Board

When Andolfatto, an emergency room doctor at Lions Gate Hospital; is discover by Lynn Canyon park rangers and loaded into an ambulance; his immediate need was pain control. Andolfatto was shocked when the paramedic riding in the back with him could only offer nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas. Emergency room doctor “He…

International Space Station

International Space Station: Multiple Regenerative Medicine

The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is finalizing more than a dozen payloads; for launch to the orbiting laboratory aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. Many of these payloads are at improving human health on Earth; with several focused on drug development and screening. Research concepts include commercial companies leveraging microgravity to improve drug delivery…

Phone Game

The Mobile Phone Game That Can Detect Alzheimer's Risk

A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s  according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers study gaming data from an app called Sea Hero Quest, which has been download and play by more than 4.3 million people worldwide. The game, create by Deutsche Telekom in partnership…

Ginkgo seed

Ginkgo Seed Extracts: Show Antibacterial Activity on Skin Pathogens

Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens; that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, a study at Emory University finds. Frontiers in Microbiology is publishing the results of laboratory experiments; showing that the extracts inhibit the growth of Cutibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.  “It was…

Stem cell

Biomaterial Scaffolds With Stem Cells For Tissue Engineering

The publication of its inaugural article, “Combining Stem Cells and Biomaterial Scaffolds for Constructing Tissues and Cell Delivery. This timely overview of the available biomaterials for directing stem cell differentiation as a means of producing replacements for diseased or damaged tissues is a comprehensive update of the classic review published in StemBook in 2008. The biomaterials have…

Transfusion medicine

Device Helps Better Understand Causes and Mechanics of Rare Anemia

An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anemia – potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases. For most people with anemia; symptoms of tiredness and shortness of breath…

Psychosis

Exercise Cuts Brain Inflammation in First Episode Psychosis

Aerobic exercise reduces brain inflammation in patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP), early research suggests. In a study involving 25 outpatients newly diagnose with schizophrenia, aerobic exercise perform once a week led to a significant reduction in interleukin-6 (IL-6), suggesting physical activity may reduce the deleterious effects of brain inflammation. The findings were present here at…

Hospital Patients

Individual Nutrition Shows Benefits In Hospital Patients

Individualized nutrition not only causes hospital patients to consume more protein and calories, but also improves clinical treatment outcomes. This has been demonstrate in a study by researchers from the University of Basel and Aarau Cantonal Hospital in the journal The Lancet. People who struggle to eat and drink properly following an illness are at…