Researchers have invented a world-first tiny fiber-optic probe that can simultaneously measure temperature and see deep inside the body. The probe may help researchers find better treatments to prevent drug-induced overheating of the brain, and potentially refine thermal treatment for cancers.
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Researchers team with bioengineering students created an add-on for automated external defibrillators aka AEDs that literally punches through the skin to help deliver a jolt to a person in cardiac arrest. The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice University believes it has found a way around that problem. The students developed a needle-laden pad that can be pressed through both a flexible AED pad and the skin to overcome the skin's typical impedance of around 500-kiloohms per square centimeter.
Elder abuse and neglect (EAN) has not been tied to the risk of chronic pain, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The researchers found that the prevalence of chronic pain was 20.4%.
According to the research, by targeting locations that would be activated by stimuli orthogonal to or opposite to a cell’s own tuning, feedback could potentially enhance visual representations in time and space
Researchers at NeuRA in collaboration with scientists in Melbourne investigated why people with paralysis of their limbs and torso are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. The findings, reported in the The Journal of Physiology, could be used to develop much-need targeted therapies.
According to study, researchers have identified a novel therapeutic vulnerability in NRAS mutant melanoma and an effective strategy to address it, using a combination of two clinically relevant inhibitors.NRAS mutant melanoma represents about 25% of melanoma cases. The prognosis for patients is poor because NRAS mutant melanoma is aggressive and resistant to most therapies. Also, development of secondary NRAS mutations represents a mechanism of acquired resistance to targeted therapies. The study was published online in EMBO Molecular Medicine.
A drug called dasatinib was found to be safe and effective for children with chronic myeloid leukemia, according to a clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Based on the findings, the drug has been approved by the FDA.
New research suggests that painkillers intake during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life. The study identifies that these drugs may also affect the fertility of future generations, by leaving marks on DNA
Early life stress leaves the persistent molecular trace in the brain and affects sleep. Also, early life onset depression is associated with the severity of the depressive symptoms, new doctoral study reports.
Researchers demonstrated against the high cost of insulin in the United States held in the capital this past weekend. Physicians joined patients with diabetes and other activists protest, it was held on April 8, was organized by the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots activist group of clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders dedicated to making "health care institutions accountable to communities and put patients, not profits, at the heart of health care."
Keratan sulfate (KS) is the only type of Glycosaminoglycans without uronic acid. A highly sulfated KS was isolated from Prionace glauca cartilage. The degree of sulfation of KS varies in different tissues, such as cornea, cartilage, and brain.