According to a new study, California's health profile was significantly better than the nation's as a whole — a profile largely driven by the state's minority population.
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Researchers have transformed tissue cells into skin cells to help heal serious wounds, a technique that could revolutionise care for victims of burns and other severe injuries.
The research is the culmination of a decade of work and holds promise for a variety of patients, including those with serious burns or elderly patients with bedsores and other recurring lesions. The study was published in the journal Nature, involves a technology called “cell reprogramming” in which genes are inserted into cells to change them from one form to another.
Patient exposure to radiation during coronary CT angiography (CTA) has dropped nearly 80% over the last 10 years, largely because of innovations in technique allowed by hardware and software advances, suggests a new installment in a series of surveys documenting these changes.
A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a 'pre-pandemic' influenza vaccine is underway. Investigators are evaluating whether imiquimod cream, commonly used to treat genital warts and certain skin cancers, can boost the body's immune response to an H5N1 influenza vaccine. The trial is enrolling 50 healthy adults ages 18-50 years.
Former first lady Barbara Bush died on April 17 at the age of 92 in her home in Houston, Texas after making the decision to seek advanced care directive home care hospice, or comfort care, for her terminal illness.
The respected and beloved first lady was suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and had decided a couple of days prior to her passing that she would “not seek additional medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.
High blood pressure rates could nearly double in women of childbearing age if the latest guidelines are used, according to a new study. But researchers say more investigation is needed to see if those lower blood pressure targets in pregnant women are safe—or effective
The common expression, 'As easy as breathing,' is truly misleading. Breathing, as it is performed by higher vertebrates, is a complex biological function involving many types of neurons. It requires chemosensory neurons to sense oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood and motor neurons to control muscle movement.
It also needs specialized neurons to establish correct breathing rhythms at birth and subsequently maintain it throughout life. The mechanism by which actions of these diverse groups of neurons are finely orchestrated to produce precise breathing rhythms has remained a mystery. The study is published in the journal eLife.
The varied complications associated with complicated appendicitis in pediatric patients may influence disease severity and adverse events, and be associated with greater health care resource use. The study was published in JAMA Surgery.
Gene expression in an area of the brain linked to addiction is affected differently by repeated binge drinking in males and females, finds a new study published today in Frontiers in Genetics
There is an urgent need to develop a vaccine to prevent gonorrhea infection due to rapidly increasing incidence and growing antibiotic resistance.
BUSM researchers have been investigating the use of animal models of gonorrhea, to study how the infection evolves and for potential use to determine the efficacy of next-generation vaccines. They found that the mouse model may not fully reflect the severity of the infection and the types of immune responses seen in humans.
Researcher focuses on extending the capabilities of optical microscopy. His goal is to visualize the molecular interactions that take place within individual cells. The study was published in the journal Nature Methods.