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Eyes Have a Natural Version of Night Vision

To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. Retinal circuits that were thought to be unchanging and programmed for specific tasks are adaptable to different light conditions, say the Duke scientists who identified how the retina reprograms itself for low light

Cardiac Muscle Cells From Stem Cells

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in generating beating cardiac muscle cells from special stem cells. They may provide a new approach for the treatment of heart attacks. Myocardial infarction is commonly known as a heart attack is still one of the main causes of death.

According to the Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people died of its consequences. And yet the mortality after a heart attack has greatly decreased over the past decades: As compared to the early 1990s, it has more than halved until 2015, according to the German Society of Cardiology (DGK). The reasons for this include better prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation.

18F-FDG PET/CT In Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma

The detection rate and the metabolic behavior of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) are not yet clear. They aimed to investigate the metabolic behavior of SMZL and whether the tumor stage (acc. Ann Arbor) epidemiological (age, gender), histological (Ki-67 index, plasmacytic differentiation) and morphological (splenic diameter maximum) features might be related to 18F-FDG PET/CT results

Promising Results with Semaglutide in Phase II Weight Loss Trial

Obese patients experienced superior weight loss while taking semaglutide compared with liraglutide or placebo, in a phase 2 trial. "It is possible to achieve clinically worthwhile weight loss with medication," Dr. John P. H. Wilding reported. "However, we still need to see longer-term studies in people with a wider range of weight-related complications before semaglutide can be approved for weight management."