American Medical News for 10 Jan 2017
News Using the pump, the medical team can administer and accurately control the flow rate and the amount of food delivered ... Contributed Author: Vygon Group Topics: Surgical
Researchers from King's College London have found in a mice study that one could facilitate the natural repair of teeth using a sponge soaked in a potential Alzheimer's drug and possibly eliminate the... need for tooth fillings.
When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an idea.
The pediatric brain responds negatively to traumatic brain injury treatment that targets inflammation, new research suggests.
Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.
A new study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain's reward pathway.
Sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure is a major concern in the United States. A research team will investigate how the microscopic spaces surrounding heart cells affect connections... called gap junctions.
A new fly model sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat diets.
For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic... ramifications.
Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer... recurs despite androgen-deprivation therapy. A team of scientists has identified an 11-gene signature unique to advanced recurrent prostate cancer that they believe will help to identify these aggressive and potentially fatal prostate cancers sooner.
After bartenders announce last call, like clockwork, pizza joints and 24-hour diners fill to the brim with drunk revelers. It seems counter-intuitive: Alcohol contains ample calories and the body... should recognize it as a source of energy, adjusting our appetites accordingly. This predilection for imbibing and pigging out has been a scientific curiosity for some time now, and researchers have attributed the "drunchies" to our sense of smell, our taste buds or our deactivated social inhibit
Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce. But the... disparity doesn't appear to affect health outcomes, according to researchers.
Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic... bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts that form in the branching paths of their airways.
Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in the brain that may help provide answers to long-term memory problems in the elderly and aid researchers in identifying drug-based therapies to prevent... dementia.
Since 2012, doctoral student Catherine Girard has collected stool samples from the Inuit of Nunavut. In a new study, she documents for the first time their 'gut microbiome' -- with surprising results.
A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively... enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study.
Researchers have identified gene mutations associated with a rare congenital condition involving the absence of a nose and often accompanied by defects involving the eye and reproductive systems.... Mutations in the same gene have previously been associated with a form of muscular dystrophy.
Scientists have identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that may explain why a fraction of cervical cancer patients do not respond to standard treatment.
News The product is indicated for use to determine oxygenation levels in superficial tissues for patients with potential circulatory compromise ... Contributed Author: PR News Channel Topics: Medical... Diagnostics
News A new study has found that postdoc jobs don't yield a positive return in the labor market ... Contributed Author: Boston University Topics: STEM
News Neuroscientists at MIT have overcome that obstacle, adapting their MRI scanner to make it easier to scan infants' brains ... Contributed Author: Anne Trafton, MIT News Office Topics: Medical... Diagnostics
News The researchers developed new imaging tools and a minimally invasive catheterization technique to treat a form of plastic bronchitis ... Contributed Author: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia... Topics: Surgical
Researchers examined the characteristics of HIV-1 strains that were successful in traversing the genital mucosa that forms a boundary to entry by viruses and bacteria. Studying viral isolates from the... blood and genital secretions of eight chronically HIV-1 infected donors and their matched recipients, the researchers identified a sub-population of HIV-1 strains with biological properties that predispose them to establish new infections more efficiently.
No effective therapy exists today for sepsis, an inflammatory storm that afflicts about 3 million Americans a year, killing up to half. But now, investigators have identified a key molecule that, in... mice, helps protect the body's central nervous system against the runaway inflammation.
News Live-imaging of osteoblasts showed the intensity of osterix- and osteocalcin-DsRed in pharyngeal bones to increase one day after launch ... Contributed Author: Tokyo Institute of Technology... Topics: STEM