In preclinical experiments, Laurie Harrington, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a subset of immune cells that create and sustain chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
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It may soon be possible to reverse a genetic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by using drugs initially developed to treat cancer. A team of researchers, led by Professor Riccardo Brambilla from Cardiff University, discovered that an experimental drug can potentially treat, and even permanently reverse, the symptoms associated with a genetic form of ASD
American Medical Association (AMA), physicians adopted a policy declaring drug shortages an urgent public health crisis. Many of the drugs currently in shortage are required for patient care in all medical settings, including sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids. Following hurricane damage to production facilities in Puerto Rico, the shortages of these basic products and their containers increased.
In the battle against metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, studies have demonstrated a high response rate to radionuclide therapy targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with the radionuclide lutetium-177 (177Lu)
High risk, frail heart patients might derive benefits from "prehabilitation," a strategy designed to enhance the recovery process after heart surgery by maintaining or improving the patient's overall physical and mental status before surgery, according to a group of eminent cardiac specialists writing in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Most surgical residents who work longer hours than their shifts require to do so voluntarily so they can learn and give their patients continuity of care, a new survey from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago suggests.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a new heat-stable version of a drug Carbetocin can save lives of new mothers could “revolutionize” therapy. The results of the study looking at the effectiveness of the new version of the drug were published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
Four of the most common bad habits — too much screen time, too little exercise and high fat and low fruit and vegetable intake — can lead to heart disease and cancer, but a simple intervention using mobile health tools and coaching normalized these behaviors, and improvements were sustained. The study is published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The research team has uncovered a previously unknown effect of serotonin on learning. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications. Serotonin is one of the main chemicals that nerve cells use to communicate with each other, and its effects on behavior are still unclear. For a long time, neuroscientists have been set on constructing an integrated theory of what serotonin does in the normal brain.
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have steeper and thinner corneas and more corneal aberrations than patients without DS, according to a study published online June 21 in JAMA Ophthalmology