NIH awards $3.5 million to continue development of robotic system for treating brain tumors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, along with corporate partners GE Global Research and Acoustic MedSystems Inc., have received a five-year, $3.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health through the National Cancer Institutes’ Academic-Industrial Partnership program, to continue development of an innovative robotic system that, operating within an MRI scanner, … pročitajte više

Immunity connects gut microbiota and age-related pathologies

EPFL scientists have discovered how a dysfunction in the immune system can cause an overload of a gut bacterium. The bacterium produces excess lactic acid, which in turn triggers the production of reactive oxygen species that cause damage to cells and many age-related pathologies. Izvor: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/,

Magnetic nanosprings used as targeted drug delivery agents for anticancer therapy

A team of scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University and Korea Universityobtained cobalt and cobalt-iron nanosprings with unique combined magnetic properties and long-lasting elasticity that may be used to develop nanorobots, nanosensors, new types of memory, and targeted drug delivery agents (specifically, for anticancer therapy). Izvor: News Medical, https://www.news-medical.net/,

Medical News Today: How to identify and treat scalp psoriasis

When psoriasis affects the scalp, it causes dry, itchy, and flaky skin under the hair. It can be more challenging to treat than other forms of psoriasis. In this article, we provide pictures to help people identify scalp psoriasis and explain the symptoms and treatment of this condition. Izvor: Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/,

Breaking down the silos: How to achieve EHR interoperability

Achieving electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is necessary for hospitals, but it hasn’t been achieved due to too many silos. In this guest post, Elizabeth Buckle, manager, product management at a health information technology and services provider, details what healthcare organizations should look for as they evaluate new solutions to achieve full interoperability. __________________________________________________________ Value-based … pročitajte više

athenahealth agrees to a $5.7bn acquisition deal

Offering medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services, health provider athenahealth has agreed to be acquired by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for $5.7bnm or $135 per share. The per share purchase price represents a premium of… Izvor: Healthcare Global, https://www.healthcareglobal.com,

5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 — Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight. While women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams a… Izvor: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/,

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage Plans In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver… Izvor: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/,

Health Tip: What Triggers Peptic Ulcers?

— The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in your stomach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Pain typically is felt between your belly button and breast bone, most often when your… Izvor: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/,

Health Tip: Living With a Fungal Nail Infection

— Fungal infections — common in toenails and fingernails — have typical symptoms including discoloration, a thick and brittle appearance, crumbly edges and a curled up or down shape. Since fungus thrives in moist places, sweaty socks and shoes… Izvor: Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/,

New anisotropic conductive film for ultra-fine pitch assembly applications

Researchers have moved to one step closer to realizing ultra-fine resolution for displays with a novel thermoplastic anchoring polymer layer structure. This new structure can significantly improve the ultra-fine pitch interconnection by effectively suppressing the movement of conductive particles. This film is expected to be applied to various mobile devices, large-sized OLED panels, and VR, … pročitajte više

New transgenic rat model may enable better understanding of amyloid buildup in cerebral blood vessels

In a report in The American Journal of Pathology investigators describe the generation of a successful novel transgenic rat model that accumulates amyloid specifically in brain blood vessels and strongly mimics many of the associated detrimental changes that are observed in humans – a condition known as cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), which is also commonly … pročitajte više

Penn Study shows regular behavioral counseling leads to clinically significant weight loss

Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT), which provides diet and physical activity counseling, is proven to help adults with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss in six to 12 months. A new Penn Medicine study, published today in Obesity, the journal of the Obesity Society, is the first randomized controlled evaluation of the efficacy of IBT when implemented … pročitajte više

Business as usual for Antarctic krill despite ocean acidification

A new IMAS-led study has found that Antarctic krill are resilient to the increasing acidification of the ocean as it absorbs more C02 from the atmosphere due to anthropogenic carbon emissions.Krill are one of the most abundant organisms on Earth and a critical part of the Southern Ocean marine ecosystem. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Diabetic foot ulcers heal quickly with nitric oxide technology

Around the world, 425 million people live with diabetes and upwards of 15 percent develop foot ulcers, which increases their risk of death 2.5 times. A new nitric oxide-releasing technology has the potential to cut down the healing time of diabetic foot ulcers from 120 days to 21 days. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Genomics provide hope for those with 'one in a million' cancer diagnosis

New research has shown that many people with rare cancers can benefit from genomic profiling. The findings of the patient-driven trial are being presented today at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting and could result in dramatic changes to the way those with rare cancers are diagnosed and treated. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Amazon turtle populations recovering well thanks to local action

The historically over-exploited Giant South American Turtle is making a significant comeback on river beaches in the Brazilian Amazon thanks to local protection efforts, say researchers at the University of East Anglia.And not only have turtle populations benefited from conservation efforts, other co-occurring species have begun to thrive once again on the protected beaches and … pročitajte više

Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? More so than was previously realized, according to a study from UC Davis and the University of Southampton. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Brain changes found in self-injuring teen girls

The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat mental illness, a new study has found. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Simulation versus observation

As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have observed the frozen polar ocean advance and retreat at this most sensitive region of the Earth over decades for insight on the potential ripple effects on assorted natural systems: global ocean circulation, surrounding habitats and ecosystems, food … pročitajte više

Microorganisms help production

Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes aim to simplify the use of renewable biomass as an alternative to the fossil raw material and make it more cost-effective. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,

Most complete enantiornithine bird fossil from North America

A 75-million-year-old bird skeleton from a threatened national monument in Utah represents the most complete skeleton ever found in North America for a long-extinct group of birds called enantiornithines. This large, fossilized bird provides important new insight into the evolution of flight. It has several advanced adaptations for flying, which show that the Enantiornithes evolved … pročitajte više

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Rice University scientists develop flexible organic photovoltaics with a chemical additive that mitigates the material’s brittle qualities. At the right concentration, thiol-ene molecules infiltrate the polymer material and form a mesh that makes the entire material stretchable without losing efficiency. Izvor: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org,