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Immune hematology

Fat-Filled Immune Cells Found In Victims Of Vaping Illness

The study find that the macrophages are large immune cells that recognize and swallow foreign particles, and cell debris, processing them and eventually destroy them. They are formed as monocytes in the bone marrow and patrol the body in the bloodstream. Once they come across a site of infection or tissue injury of any kind;…

Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Accurate Angle Placement Is Achieved For Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) is a frequently perform procedure for the treatment of patellar instability and allows for chondral defect unloading when performed in conjunction with cartilage repair. Accurate intraoperative execution of the osteotomy is of utmost importance to achieve the desire outcome. The purpose of this study is to validate the intraoperative accuracy of…

Alzheimer's Disease

Eyes Might Be Windows To The Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Locus coeruleus (LC) tau accumulation begins early. Targeting LC (dys)function might improve early identification for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk. Pupillary responses during cognitive tasks are driven by the LC and index cognitive effort. Despite equivalent task performance, adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have greater pupil dilation/effort; during digit span than cognitively normal (CN) individuals.…

Cells Have A Built In Self Destruct Mechanism Strands Of DNA

Cells Have A Built In Self Destruct Mechanism Strands Of DNA

Healthy cells have a built in self destruct mechanism; Strands of DNA called “telomeres” act as protective caps on the ends of your chromosomes. Each time a cell replicates, telomeres get a little shorter. Think of it like filing your nails with an Emory board after enough filing, you hit your fingertip ouch; In the…

General medicine

Poor Water Quality Linked To Sugar Drink Consumption

The researches find that the consumption of sugary drinks is common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and toddlers, and it could be down to water quality, according to a study from The Australian National University (ANU). Therefore Lead author, Dr. Katie Thurber, says there are clear opportunities to improve nutrition for Aboriginal and…

Kidney

Compound Offers Prospects For Preventing Acute Kidney Failure

Russian researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute of Cell Biophysics, and elsewhere have shown an antioxidant compound known as peroxiredoxin to be effective in treating kidney injury in mice. The study in Cell and Tissue Research reports tripled survival rates in test animals treated with the chemical prior to sustaining an ischemia…

Pharmacology

Hidden Differences Among Cells That May Help Them Evade Drug Therapy

The researches find that the scientists named this newly discovered variability “functional mosaicism,” and it has significant implications for the development of therapy treatments, which are often designed to target a specific molecule, or a gene that produces a specific molecule. By showing that individual cells within the same tissue can use different molecules to carry out…

Hematology

Non-Invasive Accurate Blood Test For Prostate Cancer

The study find that the cancer often turns out to be a very slow-growing tumor that could have well been left alone, even while some patients suffer complications from the biopsy and/or surgery. This could all change with a new simple but highly accurate blood test that actually detects prostate cancers which need treatment, and…

Radio diagnosis

Vitamins And Fish-Shaped Sauce Containers Hit The MRI Mark

The researches find that the for children fearful of undergoing MRI scans, an inexpensive everyday item used as a marker; such as a jelly baby lolly or a plastic, fish-shaped soy sauce container, might make the process a little less intimidating. And thanks to a QUT study, these and other relatively cheap, common items have…

Nasal Spray Initially Develop Control Dosages Of Testosterone For People

Nasal Spray Initially Develop Control Dosages Of Testosterone For People

A newly patented, testosterone-containing nasal spray developed by a psychology professor at The University of Texas at Austin could provide those suffering from testosterone deficiency and other ailments, such as anxiety disorders, with easily modulated, fast acting results. Currently, those diagnosed with “low T” testosterone deficiency or hypogonadism may receive hormone supplements via drops; transdermal…

Demonstrates Link Between Dog Ownership And Healthy Heart

Demonstrates Link Between Dog Ownership And Healthy Heart

Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study. The study examines the association of pet ownership specifically dog ownership with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results are published in Mayo Clinic…

Today’s Hearing Aids Help People Hear Better

Today’s Hearing Aids Help People Hear Better

Around 37.5 million adults in the United States report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, it is an undertreated condition with the NIH also estimating 28.8 million adults with mild to severe hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids. Thanks to ever-evolving technology, devices that improve hearing loss are…