According to a study, researchers conducted a small but not insignificant number of babies are born with hearts whose muscles are spongy and thin, although exactly what causes that condition isn't clear. Now, Stanford biologists think they may have found a clue: spongy heart muscles could be the result of improperly developed blood vessels surrounding the heart. The study published in Nature Communications.
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According to a study, researchers examined renal Transplantation and Malignant Melanoma, Solid organ transplantation, although lifesaving for patients with end-stage renal, liver, or heart disease, requires chronic immunosuppressive therapy that increases the risk for cancer, including lymphoma and skin cancer.
Researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research believe they have identified a weak spot in the replication process of positive-strand RNA viruses, which could yield treatment for viral infections such as Zika, Polio, Chikungunya, Hepatitis C and even common cold viruses. The study appeared in the journal Science Advances.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause, according to a study published in Rheumatology. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal.
A study conducted experiment with researchers from the Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells. Major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
People on welfare can earn more money in their jobs — and potentially leave the program — if the trauma they have faced since childhood is addressed, Drexel University research shows.
India enjoys a one-time demographic dividend of a young and growing workforce, which is expected to fuel its growth well into the future. However, this can only be leveraged if our young people are healthy and productive. Healthcare is a concern for all citizens and universal access, financial assistance and good facilities are what Indians need when illness strikes.
Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate (Lutathera, Advanced Accelerator Applications), a novel radiopharmaceutical, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs).
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s individual mandate that is included in the tax reform legislation will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). The repeal will also cause premiums to rise sharply and insurers to pull out of the health insurance marketplaces. Americans want improvements to their health insurance system; they want more people to be covered at more affordable prices. However, the legislation passed by Congress will do exactly the opposite.
Pixium Vision (FR0011950641 – PIX), a company developing innovative bionic vision systems to enable patients who have lost their sight to lead more independent lives, announces today the world’s first successful human implantation and activation of PRIMA, its new generation miniaturized wireless photovoltaic sub-retinal implant, in a patient with severe vision loss from atrophic dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does.