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Bacteria Compete With Human Hosts For Key Micronutrient

Bacteria Compete With Human Hosts For Key Micronutrient

The study showing disease causing bacteria compete with human hosts; for key micronutrient. As microbiologist showing that disease causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. All multi celled organisms rely on single-celled ones, bacteria, to synthesize queuine.  The human gut naturally has these queuine manufacturers, or they enter the body through…

Public Health Finds Widespread Agreement Among Gun Owners

Public Health Finds Widespread Agreement Among Gun Owners

A new national public opinion survey conduct by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non gun owners, and across political party affiliations for many U.S. gun violence prevention policies.  Allowing family members to ask a court to temporarily remove guns from a relative believe to be…

Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Receives Immunotherapy

Patients With Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Receives Immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of therapy that uses the immune system to fight cancer. They have been hailed as game changing, garnering a Nobel Prize last year and quickly becoming the standard of care for many tumor types such as melanoma and certain lung and head and neck cancers. But among patients with…

Zebrafish

Zebrafish Aid Effort To Regenerate Damaged Retinas

The tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans; Vanderbilt University researchers reported last week in the journal Cell Reports. Currently there are few effective treatments for retinal degenerative diseases; such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in millions of Americans over age 55. The prognosis…

Nuclear medicine

PET/MRI Gain Recognition As Indispensable Tools Of Clinical Diagnostics

In the era of personalized precision medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and related hybrid methods like PET/CT and PET/MRI gain recognition as indispensable tools of clinical diagnostics. A broader implementation of these imaging modalities in clinical routine is closely dependent on the increased availability of established and emerging PET-tracers; which in turn could be accessible…

When Physicians Integrate With Hospitals, Costs Go Up

When Physicians Integrate With Hospitals, Costs Go Up

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of health care rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). As hospitals gain more control over physicians, they may incentivize delivery of more services but not…

Peptide Hydrogel Can Heal Model Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Peptide Hydrogel Can Heal Model Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function sent 2.5 million people in the U.S. to the emergency room in 2014, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, researchers report a self-assembling peptide hydrogel that; when injected into…

Long Term Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure

Long Term Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) use is with reduce short and long term mortality in patients with heart failure; according to late breaking research present in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and publish in Circulation. Patients with heart failure are at increase risk of potentially lethal…