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Blood Stored Longer May be Unsafe to the Patients

In a collaborative study using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve the safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player is free heme, a breakdown product from degraded red blood cells.

Invasive Bunion Surgery For Patients With Foot And Ankle Concerns

Researchers examined that the minimally invasive bunion surgery, an alternative to traditional surgery that can reduce post-surgical scarring, swelling and pain, Dr. Clifford Jeng, Medical Director, Institute for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, has announced. A bunionectomy involves removal of a painful bunion through corrective bone cuts (osteotomies) and soft tissue rebalancing to realign the big toe joint.

Many Cancer Survivors Have More Social Connections than Peers

Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation's growing population of cancer survivors. The findings appear online in the journal Cancer.

Growth And Development Of Bacterial Spores

A study reveals Bacterial spores store information about the individual growth history of their progenitor cells, thus retaining a "memory" that links the different stages of the bacterial life cycle. The spore memory could give rise to various adaptive behaviours in microbes. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

New Treatment For Allergic Contact Dermatitis

The research found to promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects. They developed a mixture of antioxidants and moisturizers, combined with radical free radical scavengers and inhibitors, which suppressed an inflammatory response to the irritant. The study was published in Dermatology and Therapy.