The case of Kaliningrad in the hospital provoked a new wave of hatred against the doctors

One of the resonant Russian news health last week was the death of the newborn in the Kaliningrad hospital № 4. Many news sources, not waiting to be aware of all the circumstances, the headings sharply accused the chief physician of the medical institution. Following this, a large number of posts of hate to the doctors on the part of […]

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Adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey kills 11, officials order center to separate patients

Virus kills 11th ‘medically fragile’ child at NJ facility Adenovirus outbreak claims its 10th victim at a pediatric care center in Wanaque, New Jersey. Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has stopped admitting new patients until the outbreak is over; Lauren Green reports. A viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric facility has killed another child, health officials confirmed Friday, […]

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged kidneys in people or be used to test drugs developed to fight kidney disease. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has […]

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Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma—one of the most common childhood cancers—have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals. Professor Murray Norris, deputy director of the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia, told the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets […]

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Researchers identify factors behind inflammation in immunodeficiency patients

Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system. The findings, published in Clinical Immunology, are important because common variable immunodeficiency, known as CVID, afflicts hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. A significant proportion of them will have potentially life-threatening intestinal problems that include […]

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Decrease in specific gene ‘silencing’ molecules linked with pediatric brain tumors

Experimenting with lab-grown brain cancer cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas. A report of the findings was published this fall 2018 in Scientific Reports, and supports the idea of increasing levels […]

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Small populations of normal cells affect immunity in patients with XLP1

Human SH2D1A mutations resulting in X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome type 1 (XLP1) are associated with a unique susceptibility to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which may lead to fatal infectious mononucleosis (FIM). Many studies have attempted to elucidate an appropriate treatment for XLP1 that does not involve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT); clinical evidence supporting such treatments has been minimal, until now. […]

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Showerhead Mycobacteria Abundant in Regional ‘Hot Spots’

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — In some regions of the United States, showerheads have an abundance of mycobacteria, and those regions tend to overlap with regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease is most prevalent, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in mBio. Matthew J. Gebert, from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and colleagues collected showerhead biofilm […]

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HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — High blood pressure (BP) in early adulthood is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, according to two studies published in the Nov. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yuichiro Yano, M.D., Ph.D., from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues examined the risk for […]

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Autism is associated with zinc deficiency in early development—now a study links the two

The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins—among others—but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is unclear whether zinc deficiency contributes to autism, scientists have now defined in detail a possible mechanistic link. Their research shows how zinc shapes the connections or ‘synapses’ between brain cells that form during […]

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