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Nose-Fixing Has Declined In America

Last year in the U.S., there were 1.8 million plastic surgeries and nearly 16 million nonsurgical procedures, like Botox. The cosmetic procedure is so popular that there are entire magazines devoted to them that explore the industry in all its glory.

Research Sheds Light On How HIV Virus Works

A new study, published in the journal Science Immunology, has revealed that certain type immune cells, called the follicular helper T (Tfh) cell, behave differently in HIV-infected patients than they do in healthy individuals, and the discovery that moves us one step closer to understanding how the virus works.

Fluorescence microscopy with ultraminiature lensless FlatScope

According to a new study, researchers have developed flatscope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose abilities promise to surpass those of old-school devices. Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes. They described a wide-field microscope thinner than a credit card, small enough to sit on a fingertip and capable of micrometer resolution over a volume of several cubic millimeters.This study was published in Science Advances.

Anastomotic Leakages After Esophagectomy and HRQOL

Up to date a study that measures health related quality of life (HRQOL) is missing and of major interest as HRQOL is one of the most valuable goals in a successful long-term patient care. To classify HRQOL researchers compared HRQOL after Endoluminal vacuum therapy (EVT) with HRQOL of patients without anastomotic leakages.

Special interest was given to the influence of the site of the anastomosis, treatment specifics, length of ICU and hospital stay, anastomotic strictures, tumor stage, sepsis and neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment on HRQOL after EVT.

Breakthrough Therapeutic Target For Ewing Sarcoma

The sarcoma research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr. Òscar Martínez-Tirado, has identified a potential therapeutic target for Ewing sarcoma, the second most frequent bone cancer in children and adolescents.