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Transform the Landscape of Pediatric Heart Transplants

The study find that transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that spark both worldwide acclaim and condemnation; has died. Therefore He is 76. Bailey died Sunday after a long battle with cancer; said a statement from Loma Linda University Health; the nonprofit organization that runs the…

Healthier Diet

Parents Encourage Healthier Diet In Children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 31% of children in the United States were overweight or obese. Parents can play an important role in helping their children adopt healthier eating habits. But trying to encourage children to eat more vegetables; and cut down on the sugary treats can be…

Artificial Intelligence

The Rules of Artificial Intelligence For Robot therapists

Interactions with artificial intelligence (AI) will become an increasingly common aspect of our lives. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM); but has now completed the first study of how “embodied AI” can help treat mental illness. Their conclusion: Important ethical questions of this technology remain unanswered. There is urgent need for action…

Nuclear medicine

Role of 18F-FLT PET/CT in Suspected Recurrent Lymphoma

The study find that PET/CT is extensively used in the assessment of patients with lymphoma; as Fluoro-18-deoxyglucose (FDG) is routinely employ to detect areas of active disease. Although FDG is a sensitive tracer; its distribution is not tumour-specific, since activated macrophages and other inflammatory cells may present increased glucose metabolism; and  is report in aseptic…

Damage Lung

New Technique That Helps To Rehabilitate Damage Lung

A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damage to consider for transplant; which benefit an increasing population of patients with end stage lung disease. About 80% of the already limit supply of donor lungs are too damage to consider for transplantation, according to senior author Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, associate professor of…

Worm

Worm Behavior Might Have Implications On Human Disease

Repetition can be useful if you are trying to memorize a poem; master a guitar riff, or just cultivate good habits. When this kind of behavior becomes compulsive, however, it can get in the way of normal life; an impediment sometimes observed in psychiatric illnesses like Tourette’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Now, Rockefeller scientists…

Robotic Pets

Robotic Pets Are A New Trend Among Older Adults

For some older populations, having a pet is not possible. Perhaps they can not care for an animal or their retirement community doesn’t allow it. Robotic companions have entered the market to fill that void, and one University of Cincinnati professor is re-imagining these high-tech pets to not only provide companionship, but care. Claudia Rebola…

Cortisol level among Police

The Differences Between The Cortisol Level Of Police, Civilians

New research from U of T Mississauga reveals significant differences; between police officers and civilians in a study that analyzed saliva samples for levels of the stress hormone cortisol. “Occupational concerns are a high priority to police and the public”; says Associate Professor Judith Andersen of the Department of Psychology. “Identifying risk factors inherent in…

Dengvaxia

US Approves Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

A virus is a microscopic infectious agent that can reproduce only inside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of organisms: from animals and plants, to bacteria and archaea. Since the initial discovery of tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898; more than 5,000 types of virus have been describing in detail, although most types…

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Are At High Risk Of Deadly Liver Disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease; but according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow. But the study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at…

Blood Disease

Stubborn Blood Disease That Strikes Children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells; suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy; is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fanconi anemia develops. The disease makes it harder…

Multiple Concussions

Biomarker of CTE In Some Athletes With Multiple Concussions

In a group of former professional athletes who experienced multiple concussions; a new study has found that approximately half the group had higher than normal levels of a protein called tau; but in their cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid surrounding the brain and spine. The study is published in the May 8, 2019, online issue of…