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Anatomy

Nanofiber-Hydrogel Composite Allows Soft Tissue to Regenerate

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has developed a gel that, when injected into test animals, allowed new soft tissue to grow replacing lost tissue. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine; the group describes their work developing the gel and how well it worked in test rats and…

Immune hematology

Tumor Mutations Predict Response to Immunotherapy

Mismatch repair deficiency refers to a characteristic of some cancer cells that create a large number of mutations; or changes, in certain genes when their mismatch repair proteins are unable to correct mistakes make when DNA is copied and pass on to daughter cells. Tumor cells with many such mutations create what is know as…

General medicine

The Money and Politics of Prescription Drugs

If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic and Republican ideas abound in Congress, where lawmakers have put more than 40 bills on the table. In 2018, 39 states passed 94 laws targeting pricing and…

Hormone Replacement

Compound Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Scrutinized by Panel

The meeting follows a September 26, 2018, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that the NASEM would conduct two studies relate to compound drugs in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Centers for Regulatory Science and Innovation. The studies are intend “to help inform the public and the agency’s policies regarding…

General surgery

Getting Older Patients Through Surgery

Earlier this month, she wound up at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where a new member of the orthopedic trauma team made sure Chun, who needed surgery for her infection, got the kind of special attention that helps prevent major complications among seniors. Geriatrician Mark Simone specializes in helping patients whose age puts them at higher…

Vaccine Injury

Governments Urged To Adopt Compensation For Rare Vaccine Injury

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination; policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines. Lead researcher Katie Attwell, from UWA’s School of Social Sciences; said no-fault compensation schemes enabled governments to address unintended consequences of vaccination.…

Microalgae

Marine Natural Products From Microalgae

The advent of the -omics era, and the development of the related technologies for the acquisition and analysis of the number of big datasets available; has revolutionized biological research. This holistic approach promises to discover and understand new patterns and has diverse and important applications in the field of biotechnology. In the last decade, growing…

Sugary Drinks

Not Drinking Enough Water Leads To High Consumption of Sugary Drinks

Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day; but it may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks; than those who drink water, according to Penn State researchers. Asher Rosinger; assistant professor of biobehavioral health and director of the Water, Health, and Nutrition Lab; said the results—published today (Apr. 22)…

Spontaneous Labor

Expensive To Health Care System Than Spontaneous Labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby; but what if labor was induced one week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would cost-prohibitive to a health care system. However, the results of a joint study between the University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing…

Marmot Meat

Dies Of Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Meat

The Tarbagan marmot (Marmota sibirica) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is in China (Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang); northern and western Mongolia, and Russia (southwest Siberia, Tuva, Transbaikalia). In the Mongolian Altai, the range overlaps with that of the Gray marmot. The species was classified as endangered by the IUCN in 2008. The tarbagan marmot has eaten for centuries in the native…

Emergency Readiness

U.S. Improves Emergency Readiness, But Gaps Persist

The United States’ ability to deal with major health emergencies quickly has improved significantly in recent years, researchers say. In 2019, America scored 6.7 on the 10-point National Health Security Preparedness Index. That’s a 3.1% improvement over the last year, and up 11.7% since the index was created in 2013. The findings show the nation…

Nuclear medicine

Practical Clinical Applications of Cardiac FFR-CT Analysis

In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 31-42(12) ;Talal Alzahrani, MD, Ahmed Tashkandi, MD, Abdullah Sarkar, MD, Claudio Smuclovisky, MD, James P. Earls, MD and Andrew D. Choi, MD, from the Division of Cardiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA; Department of Medicine, University…