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Brain Damage in Zika-affected Fetus Could be Detected by MRI and ultrasound

Sarah B. Mulkey, the lead author of the study opined that combination of MRI and standard ultrasound (US) offers corresponding data needed for the evaluation of progressive changes in the brains of the Zika-affected fetus in pregnancy. Further, the study found that relying on ultrasound alone would have given one mother the false assurance that her fetus' brain was developing normally while the sharper MRI clearly pointed to brain abnormalities.

Researchers Reveal the Mystery About ‘Vampire folklore’

A group of eight known blood disorders, known as Porphyria affects body's molecular machinery for making heme. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-transporting protein; heme binds with iron to give the red color. The different genetic variations that affect heme production give rise to different clinical presentations of porphyria.

Combined PET/CT scanning: melanoma patients' response to ICI therapy could be identified

A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reported that advanced melanoma could be diagnosed by immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy in individual patients. The research revealed that combination of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning initially could determine the benefits of treatment in patients with advanced melanoma. Because of prospective serious side-effects, the initial determination of ineffectiveness of ICI therapy could avoid unnecessary risk exposure. Thus, different treatments could be chosen.