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Vaginal Microbiota

Team Develops Donor Screening For Vaginal Microbiota Transplantation

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken the first step towards trials of vaginal microbiota transplantation (VMT). Inspired by the success of fecal transplantation, it is hoped that transplants of vaginal fluids from healthy donors will provide the first restorative, curative treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology; the team’s donor…

Antibiotics May Reduce The Effectiveness Of The Flu Vaccine

Antibiotics May Reduce The Effectiveness Of The Flu Vaccine

A new study in healthy adults suggests that antibiotics; may reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. The depletion of gut bacteria by antibiotics appears to leave the immune system less able to respond to new challenges, such as exposure to previously unencountered germs or vaccines. This is the first demonstration of the effects of…

Mobile Phone Can Be Efficient Tool In Managing Uncontrolled Asthma

Mobile Phone Can Be Efficient Tool In Managing Uncontrolled Asthma

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and symptoms in a mobile phone can be an efficient tool in managing uncontrolled asthma. For fuss-free measuring of lung function, the phone connects to a wireless spirometer and the app can register respiratory symptoms and provide visual feedback on treatment. The study…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Approaches Improve Diagnostics Of Kidney Disease

Two new studies reveal that modern machine learning a branch of artificial intelligence; in which systems learn from data, identify patterns; and make decisions may augment traditional diagnostics of kidney disease. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of JASN. Pathologists often classify various kidney diseases on the basis of visual assessments of biopsies from…

hematology

Hemophilia Much More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

The study find that the inherited bleeding disorder of hemophilia, and 418,000 of those have a severe version of the mostly undiagnosed disease, says a new study led by McMaster University researchers. This is three times what is previously know. Only 400,000 people globally are estimated to have the disorder which is cause by a…

Metastatic Melanoma Patients Are Not Respond To Immunotherapy

Metastatic Melanoma Patients Are Not Respond To Immunotherapy

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discover why more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma do not respond to immunotherapy cancer treatments. Wielding proteomics, an innovative “protein mapping” approach, a team of researchers led by Prof. Tami Geiger, Prof. Gal Markel, and Dr. Michal Harel of TAU’s Sackler School…

Dynamic Structures Essential For Cell Division

Dynamic Structures Essential For Cell Division

As microtubules are protein polymers; that assemble into dynamic structures; essential for cell division, shape, motility, and transport of intracellular cargos. Proteins that regulate microtubule function and activity have been implicated in disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. By learning how microtubules work, scientists hope to find new ways to treat these diseases. The plus and…

Pharmacology

Five Scientists Honored For Cancer Therapy, Immune System Work

The study find that the five scientists have won prestigious medical awards for creating an innovative breast cancer treatment and discovering key players of the disease-fighting immune system. They will share two $250,000 awards from the Lasker Foundation’ to be present later this month in New York; the foundation announced Tuesday. One prize honors the…

Developing An New Tools For Editing Genetic Code Offer

Developing An New Tools For Editing Genetic Code Offer

Researchers developing an new tools for editing genetic code offer; hope for new treatments for inherited diseases, some cancers, and even stubborn viral infections. But the typical method for delivering gene therapies; to specific tissues in the body can be complicating and may cause troubling side effects. So study addressing many of those problems by…

Retina

Birth Of Vision From The Retina To The Brain

How is the retina formed? And how do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? By focusing on the early stages of this complex process, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE); Switzerland, in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), have identified the genetic programs governing the birth of…

Stress

Resilience Protects Pregnant Women Against Negative Effects Of Stress

Stress is considered an important risk factor for the physical and psychological health of pregnant women. Hence, it is very important to study those protective factors that attenuate the negative effects of stress, such as resilience. The objective of this study was to verify the role of resilience as a stress-reducing factor during pregnancy. Resilience…