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Gene mutation

Prostate Cancer Patients With Gene Mutation

Scientists have identified a gene mutation in the tumors of men with prostate cancer; that is to very poor survival and which could used to pick out patients for more intensive treatment. Men with mutations in the retinoblastoma gene in their tumors were more than three times as likely to die; nearly seven times as…

Family medicine

The Need for Increased Mental Health Care For Smokers with COPD

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published new information that stresses the need for increased mental health care for current and former smokers, especially those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, physician scientists from the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in…

Information Technology

Information Technology Can Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

The incorporation of information technology (IT) into an antimicrobial stewardship program can help improve efficiency of the interventions and facilitate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including outcomes, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper publish in the society’s journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Antimicrobial stewardship is the systematic…

Protein structure of HIV

Viral Peptides Critical To Natural HIV Control

Investigators at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have used a novel approach to identify specific amino acids; in the protein structure of HIV that appear critical to the ability of the virus to function and replicate. They also have found that the immune systems of individuals naturally able to control HIV infection;…

Gonorrhea

Drug Combination: Effective For Treatment-Resistant Gonorrhea

The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); in The Lancet and is the first randomized trial to compare the two treatments for the sexually transmitted infection amid concerns; of growing resistance to ceftriaxone. Public Health England (PHE) recently that it was investigating two cases of gonorrhea in two women with similar…

Neurodegenerative

Immune Cells That May Involved In Neurodegenerative Disorders

Brains contain a variety of immune cells that play an important role in brain function. A team led by Prof. Kiavash Movahedi (VIB Center for Inflammation Research at VUB) has developed a comprehensive cell atlas of the brain’s immune compartment. This revealed not only the striking diversity of brain macrophages but also uncovered microglia where…

Radio therapy

3D Ultrasound Imaging System Developed For Scoliosis

The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, name “Scolioscan Air”, bring accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening to schools and any where in the community. Because The portable Scolioscan Air develop by the research team of PolyU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is recently award Grand Award; therefore Gold Medal with…

Kid Mental Health

Winding Road To Mental Health Care For Your Kid

For several months last spring and summer, my teen daughter, Caroline, experienced near-daily bouts of depression and debilitating panic attacks. During those episodes, she became extremely agitated; sobbing uncontrollably and aggressively rebuffing my attempts to comfort or reason with her. My daughter was in a dark place, and I was worried. But I have excellent…

Chronic Stress

Hunger Hormone May Mediate A Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Stress

Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone. The study suggests high levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and is also release during stress, could be harmful to some aspects of reproductive function. RMIT researchers find that…

Immune haematology

Treating the Disease Without ‘Turning Off’ the Immune System

The Debilitating fatigue, a trademark ‘butterfly’ rash across the cheeks and nose, and the risk of kidney failure lupus is a severe disease where the patient’s immune system attacks their own organs and tissues. More than five million people worldwide are living with a form of lupus   most are women; but men can carry the burden…

Rheumatologic Disease

Wearables Are Using By Patients With Rheumatologic Disease

Rheumatism or rheumatic disorder is an umbrella term for conditions causing chronic; often intermittent pain affecting the joints and/or connective tissue. The study of, and therapeutic interventions in, such disorders is rheumatology. The term “rheumatism”, however, does not designate any specific disorder but covers at least 200 different conditions. Sources dealing with rheumatism tend to focus on…

Bio chemistry

Restricted Eating Shows Benefits for Blood Glucose

By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes. In a small study now published in the journal Obesity; researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) assessed the effects…