According to study, researcher provides a device called auditory brainstem implant or ABI, fits behind the ear and connects directly to the brainstem. Patients with rare brain tumours on the auditory nerve now have an option to prevent complete deafness. The device enables patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) who develop bilateral hearing nerve tumours to be aware of environmental sounds, such as a door opening, a phone ringing or a car approaching.
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New research published in Cancer Immunology research by Drs. Esteban Celis and Hussein Sultan of the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University could serve as the stepping-stone in constructing vaccines that attacks tumors in the human body.
By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells. The study was reported online by the journal Materials Today.
The team of Australian and Portuguese investigators has discovered yet another resistance mechanism in the pathogen, Acinetobacter baumannii, one that blocks the critical antibiotic-of-last-resort, colistin. A. baumannii is a highly troublesome pathogen globally
Researchers team have developed a new type electron microscope that takes dynamic, multi-frame videos of nanoparticles as they form, allowing researchers to view how specimens change in space and time. They introduced the transmission electron microscope (TEM) in 1933, it allowed researchers to peer inside cells, microorganisms and particles that were once too small to study.
Results of a study using the three-dimensional (3-D) "mini-brains" generated in a laboratory shed new light on the link between the mutant disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) genes and schizophrenia.
A new research review suggests, when intensive care units (ICUs) have flexible visiting hours that allow families to spend more time at the bedside, patients may be less likely to suffer delirium or severe anxiety.
New research from the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Northwestern Medicine has found, for the first time, that walking the course provides significantly higher health benefits and is not associated with increased pain, cartilage breakdown or inflammation
According to a new study, researchers determined to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet, regular exercise and not smoking could prolong life expectancy at age 50 by 14 years for women and just over 12 years for men. The study was published in the journal Circulation.
Proteins from different fish species and different raw materials such as fish fillets and by-products have shown promising cardioprotective effects in rodents and humans, including effects on cholesterol metabolism.
Around the world, an estimated 1,000 people a day die of asthma-related conditions, with some 340 million affected by this common chronic disease. In New Zealand, more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma − one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here every week.
Researchers have developed a new catalytic method for symmetry breaking. This method can help synthesize important building blocks for bioactive compounds such as anticancer drugs. Many chemical molecules can exist in nature together with their mirror counterparts; like hands, two compounds can be made up of the same atoms in the same overall structure but in opposite orientations, i.e. left-handed and right-handed. This phenomenon of symmetry is called "chirality," and can give mirror counterparts ("enantiomers") entirely different chemical properties.