In new research, a comparative study of human kidney development with a well-studied mouse model of kidney development to identify shared and novel features. The findings may help guide emerging stem cell-directed technologies to generate normal kidney structures for studying and treating human kidney disease. The study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
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A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. The study is published in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports.
Ventilators may be intended to offer life support for critically-ill patients but they can also increase the risk of mortality by being carriers of multi-drug resistant bacteria, shows a study in seven leading tertiary care hospitals spread across the country.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have demonstrated the feasibility of their "organ-on-a-chip" platform in studying how drugs are transported across the human placental barrier. The study was featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
A new Maryland law may jeopardize the ability of thousands of consumers both men and women to use health savings accounts. The law mandates that insurers cover vasectomies without requiring patients to pay anything out-of-pocket just as they must do for more than a dozen birth control methods for women.
In a new research published in the Marine Drugs, scientists have highlighted the characteristics and anti-infective activity of bifunctional peptides or proteins from marine resources.
The study findings published in the BMC Family Practice have suggested that lack of public performance reporting (PPR) awareness prevented general practitioners (GPs) from using it in their referral practice. As gatekeepers to secondary care, GPs are in a position to guide patients in their treatment decisions and referrals using available PPR data.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), With this year's severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50% of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy.
Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, typically had a medical condition that increased their risk of mortality. A new study published in the Journal of Immunology offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable. It also opens new opportunities for treatment.
Virtual reality–based cognitive-behavioral therapy (VR-CBT) can reduce paranoia and anxiety in patients with psychotic disorders, according to a study published in Lancet Psychiatry.
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of giving birth prematurely, and for other health concerns for their newborns, may depend on the type of breast cancer they had, according to a study published in International Journal of Cancer.
The process that allows bacteria to divide is crucial for their survival and a good target for the development of new antibiotics. A new study published in the journal Nature reveals the molecular details of the coordination between peptidoglycan synthesis and cytokinesis in the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.
A new published in the Scientific Reports has suggested that regional brain amyloid deposition in terms of 18F-florbetapir PET uptake had weak-to-moderate associations with plasma Aβ42 and Aβ40 levels, and the Aβ42/Aβ40 ratio.