In a new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers have sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV), shedding new light on a pervasive, complex and deadly pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between serum leptin and arterial stiffness in Hemodialysis (HD) patients. Leptin contributes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and leads to arterial stiffness.
The world's leading players' associations unveiled a universal declaration of player rights designed to give athletes a global voice and protect them from the fallout from corruption and a broken anti-doping system.
Researchers report on this study, Sex-hormone treatment in transgender individuals has complex sex-specific effects on body composition and metabolic cytokine secretion. Transgender individuals typically undergo gender-affirming hormonal therapy (GAHT) and gender-affirming surgeries to mitigate feelings of gender dysphoria. This study has been published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Rabies is a viral disease that kills tens of thousands of people every year, predominantly in Africa and Asia. The disease is transmitted through the bites of infected dogs and foxes. In West- and Central Europe, rabies was eliminated some 20 years ago. Switzerland was declared free of rabies in 1999 after implementing a strategy targeting foxes.
A new work published in Nature Communications reported a new blood stabilization method significantly prolongs the lifespan of blood samples for microfluidic sorting and transcriptome profiling of rare circulating tumour cells (CTCs) carried in the bloodstream.
UC San Francisco neurologists study suggests it may be possible for clinicians to identify patients at the highest risk for seizures , allowing patients to plan around these brief but potentially dangerous events. The study findings were published in the Nature Communications
Researchers published a new report in the journal PLOS Biology stating that historical documents prove that the sugar industry has had a hand in hiding the true results that sugars are actually more dangerous for the heart damage than fats, from the general public.
One of the most intriguing properties of the brain is its means to undergo synaptic plasticity which represents the basis for learning and memory, abilities that severely decline in the case of dementia. A new study published in the scientific journal Brain suggests that particular proteins important in the communication between neurons could be targets for early interventions in patients with different types of dementias.
According to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Soroka University Medical Center, Women who conceive while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) have a greater risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight babies, bacterial infections, or losing a fetus
scientists at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), outline the development and benefits of this innovative diagnostic tool and explain how maximizing PET sensitivity will advance clinical research and patient care. The study was published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine
In a new study reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) have identified a substance called Gdf-15 released by pancreatic cancer cells that protect them from attack by immune cells called macrophages.