Scientists have discovered that in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, lower levels of vitamin D are associated with increased disease severity. Their findings, announced today at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, indicate that vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients
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The caliber of a firearm was associated with the likelihood of death from a gunshot, with shootings by large-caliber handguns likely to be more deadly than small-caliber guns.
A researcher working out the puzzles of brain trauma, looking for advances that could reduce neurological damage after injury, seizures, hemorrhages, strokes or other events. From the advent of “clot-busting” drug TPA, which first had to be given within three hours of a stroke and now can be successfully given up to six hours later in some circumstances, to a standard of care that changed just weeks ago, using a catheter to pull a blood clot out the brain of some stroke patients up to 24 hours after the stroke, Langdon has seen innovation dramatically change outcomes in neuro patients.
Researchers at the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered inhibiting a previously known protein could reduce tumor burdens and enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.
High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, the key is moderation. Virtanen's study found middle-aged and older men who ate higher amounts of protein were slightly more likely to develop heart failure than men who ate lower amounts.
Aeronautical engineers, medics, and bioengineers at Imperial have teamed up to predict and improve results in dialysis patients. Their new study on 60 patients suggests that creating 3-D images of blood vessel structures prior to dialysis can predict how well a patient might take to treat
Karius, a life sciences company transforming infectious disease diagnostics with genomics and data through the innovative use of next-generation sequencing to analyze microbial cell-free DNA, announced today the positive results of a clinical study using blood samples from patients with confirmed invasive fungal infections (IFI).
Severe pneumonia causes a buildup of fluid in the lungs that makes the basics of breathing and getting oxygen out to the body difficult to impossible. Scientists are exploring a new target for treating both barrier leakiness and fluid buildup that, in lab animals and early human trials, seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance so we can breathe.
A survey of patients treated for cancer on the NHS in England shows that blood cancers are still taking longer to be diagnosed than other types of cancer. The blood cancer patients are needed to see their GP three or more times before being referred to a specialist.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal eLife, Michael Francis, Ph.D., and colleagues highlight a new role for the protein NRX-1, a synaptic organizer in the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans
Zika virus (ZIKV) may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a systematic review published in PLOS Medicine by Michel Counotte and Nicola Low of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues from the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. The review included analysis of data from both human and animal studies and was conducted to describe the epidemiology of sexual transmission of ZIKV.