New study identifies potential path forward for brachial plexus injury recovery

On average, an estimated three out of every 1,000 newborns will suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth, damaging the bundle of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the shoulders, arms and hands. In the most traumatic cases, even with surgery and physical therapy as an infant, there is no treatment that can guarantee a full recovery. […]

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German parliament to decide on new rules for organ donors

German lawmakers are considering whether to tackle a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would make most people potential donors unless they object. In a debate on an issue that cuts across party lines, parliament will vote Thursday on rival proposals to address the problem. At present, doctors in Germany can transplant organs only from people who actively […]

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New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not […]

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Harnessing biology and technology to develop new depression treatments

New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the special January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. “By embracing a multifactorial understanding of MDD, by attending carefully to the sex difference in its prevalence and manifestation, and by […]

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New Yorkers are initiating treatment earlier after HIV infection, study shows

The most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and prevent onward transmission is to diagnose and treat all persons as soon as possible after HIV infection. According to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, New Yorkers living with HIV are being treated sooner after infection. The time to treatment initiation was reduced in tandem with expanded HIV testing and […]

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Beach Babe! Ariel Winter Shows Off Curves While Celebrating the New Year

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Diet, fitness, money: The art of keeping New Year’s resolutions

This week people all over the world are setting themselves up for failure. They will make promises to themselves – and others – that history shows most won’t be able to keep. Yes, it's the humble New Year's resolution. More than just buying a gym membership, people need to have a “meaningful goal” behind resolutions to help make them stick.Credit:Stocksy […]

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New Years Resolutions for 2020 That Will Actually Improve Your Health

As we close out the year, it only makes sense that our attention turns to how we can grow, change and manifest all we need to feel better in the future. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to set goals and positive intentions, especially those concerning your health. But many resolutions fade by the spring because they’re unrealistic and […]

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New technology allows control of gene therapy doses

Scientists at Scripps Research in Jupiter have developed a special molecular switch that could be embedded into gene therapies to allow doctors to control dosing. The feat, reported in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, offers gene therapy designers what may be the first viable technique for adjusting the activity levels of their therapeutic genes. The lack of such a basic […]

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