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Early Death in Young Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) during childhood. For the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study, researchers in Denmark and Finland followed 6,689 patients diagnosed with UC or CD before 18 years of age. The small…

Neuromyelitis optica

Risk Of Relapse With Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic’s disease, occurs when the body’s immune system reacts against otherwise healthy nervous system cells in the optic nerves and spinal cord, and sometimes in the brain. Neuromyelitis optica often is misdiagnosing as multiple sclerosis (MS), but neuromyelitis optica is a distinct condition by more severe attacks and less complete…

NASA Human Spaceflight

Space And Aeronautics Committee On Science And Space

Reported on Wednesday 8 May 2019  Statement of Professor Jonathan Lunine, Ph.D. The Pathways report was a response to a charge from Congress in the 2010 Authorization Bill; to review NASA Human Spaceflight with a focus on deep space civil missions, and to determine the value and benefits of the program. The key findings of…

Dementia Risk

Hormone Therapy For Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk

When men with prostate cancer have to take drugs that block the testosterone fueling their tumors; they can suffer a host of side effects that include impotence, bone loss, heart trouble, and obesity. But new research uncovers yet another possible downside to the treatment: These men may be at greater risk for dementia. For any…

Good Nutrition

Researchers To Blame For Good Nutrition Misinformation

The search for “scientific truth” is never direct. Rather, hills, curves and even the occasional U turn describe the journey. They experience this firsthand as an author of a report publish recently; so in the Journal of The American Medical Association studying the diets of nearly 30,000 individuals. They find evidence of higher rates of…

Radio daignosis

Hospital Cuts MRI Wait Times By 60% in Past Year

In less than a year, patients needing an MRI at Markham Stouffville Hospital have seen a dramatic improvement in waiting times. Try a 60 per cent jump; or an average of 20 days quicker; to get an MRI at MSH down from 51 days in April 2018 to 31 days in April 2019. According to…

Transfusion medicine

The Brave Needs a Blood Transfusion Every Week to Stay Alive

The Ross-shire tot has a blood cancer so rare it affects only one in every 250,000 children  and her only hope of a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unbeknown to her; she already owes her life to more than 120 strangers is donate blood in the past three months, and her devastated parents know…

Microfluidic Device

New Organ-On-Chip Breakthrough Study

A simple innovation the size of a grain of sand means we can now analyze cells; and tiny particles as if they were inside the human body. The new micro-device for fluid analysis will enable more tailored experiments in drug development and disease research via new ‘organ-on-chip‘ systems. It could also transform water contamination testing…

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Research In The Philippines Evolving Over Time

Communicable diseases including dengue continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have review 60 years of publish literature on dengue in the country to identify trends in previous studies and areas where more research is needed. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease…

Media Use

Scientists Find Link Between Digital Media Use And Depression

Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study in the journal Heliyon. A greater association with depression in girls over boys…

Retinal Ganglion Cells

Marine-Steroid Derivative Protects Retinal Ganglion Cells

Retinal ischemia has well-recognized as a key pathological factor for various eye diseases, including acute glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal arterial occlusion. Among these, acute glaucoma is the most common and hazardous eye disorder, especially in East Asian ethnicities. Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injuries of the retina in glaucoma are mainly by the rapid elevation and reduction…

Movements of Cells

Discovering The Protein Responsible Movements of Cells

Researchers from Southwestern Chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics; have suggested that the protein responsible for the crawling movements of cells; but also drives the ability of cancer cells to grow when under stress. The protein is actin, which is also a key component of the contraction apparatus of muscles throughout the body.…