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Simultaneously Infecting White Blood Cells With Herpesvirus

Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus Stably Transformation

The blood cancer can be simulating in the lab only by simultaneously infecting white blood cells; with two viruses typically found in the tumors. The successful creation of stable, cancer like cells in the lab opens up opportunities for understanding the progression of this and related cancers and, perhaps, developing treatments. Primary effusion lymphoma, PEL,…

Osteoarthritis

Stratification Tool Predicts Functional Disability: Risk For Osteoarthritis

Easily acquired data such as education, depression symptoms; strenuous activity and obesity can help identify functional decline risk among individuals before they develop osteoarthritis; according to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. “It is very challenging for patients and their providers; to manage disability from knee OA after it has developed,”…

Anesthesiology

Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid And Treats Depression

The researches find that the Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper; the researchers…

Ebola Striking Global Stockpile Of A Long Anticipated Vaccine

Global Stockpile Of Anticipated Vaccine For Ebola

As the ebola virus spreading from the epicenter and threatens to explode across the region; the supply of Merck’s newly developed vaccine once expected to function as a silver bullet is dwindling; and likely to burn out before the outbreak does. As it striking global stockpile of a long anticipated vaccine was 300,000 doses. But…

Pharmacology

New Treatment For Advanced Biliary Tract Cancers

The researches find that the A new treatment that may extend survival for patients with advanced biliary tract cancers who typically face a grim outlook with average survival of less than a year is being studied by a University of Arizona Cancer Center researcher. Biliary tract (liver, gallbladder and pancreas); therefore cancers are a rare…

Department Based Intensive Care Unit Improves Patient Survival Rates

Department Based Intensive Care Unit Improves Patient Survival Rates

A new study found having an intensive care unit within the emergency department improve care and survival rates for the entire emergency department population. “The time patients have to wait in the emergency department for inpatient critical care resources is increasing nationwide, and longer wait times for intensive care units have been associated with decreased survival…

Speech development

Speech Development Starts In The Womb

New parents are always thrilled when their offspring finally speaks its first words; usually at the age of 12 to 18 months. What parents often do not know is that the regions of the brain that recognize; and child’s speech development start to specialize at a much earlier stage. An interdisciplinary working group of the…

Metastatic prostate cancer

Enzalutamide Shows Benefit For Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

A combination of enzalutamide and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly reduced; the risk of metastatic prostate cancer, according to the results of clinical trial led by Duke Cancer Institute. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the product of a multi-institutional study called ARCHES; which evaluated the efficacy and safety of enzalutamide, an…

Glands In The Skin

The Development Of Sebaceous Glands In The Skin

For the first time, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied and outlined the development of sebaceous glands in the skin. The study provides greater insight into the development and maintenance of the skin and how cancer mutations affect the behaviour of stem cells. Most people are familiar with the sebaceous glands which are…

Cigarette Smoke Make Bacterial Strains More Resistant To Antibiotics

Cigarette Smoke Make Bacterial Strains More Resistant To Antibiotics

Cigarette smoking and tobacco smoking becoming leading preventable cause of death all over the word. But this smoking becoming the major risk factor for many pathologies; and Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to the antibiotics. But in addition, cigarette smoking exposure can be making some strains. The strains of microbs like…

Premature birth

House Move During Early Pregnancy Linked To Premature Birth Risk

Moving house during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk of premature birth and low birthweight as well as a slightly higher risk of a smaller than expected size baby, finds US research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Moving house during childhood associate with poorer health…

Transfusion medicine

Blood Clot Death Risk Up With Higher Dose Of Tofacitinib

The researches find that the increased risk of blood clot and of death among ulcerative colitis patients taking the 10 mg twice daily dose of the drug tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) have been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency also said that the approved use of tofacitinib for ulcerative colitis ;will…