University of Miami doctors faced a vexing ethical dilemma when paramedics wheeled an unconscious elderly man with a “Do Not Resuscitate” chest tattoo into emergency room, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
(Institute of Cancer Research) People who inherit genetic changes which alter the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma, a major new study reports.
(University College London) Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The revolutionary technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving an unprecedented, high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5 cm in front of the instrument, inside the body.
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology has been honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in higher education — in recognition of its work to improve the safety and effectiveness of medicines.
(American Association for Cancer Research) Differences in the genes expressed in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) from some African-Americans and European-Americans suggest that there are racial differences in the biology of NSCLC, which could have clinical relevance.
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) Researchers from the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, and the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institute announce the publication of a paper in Translational Neurodegeneration, a BioMedCentral journal, titled RNAi mechanisms in Huntington’s disease therapy: siRNA versus shRNA.
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Researchers at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center report that at least three kinds of bacteria in the mouths of Americans may heighten or lower their risk of developing esophageal cancer.
(American Association for Cancer Research) An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth showed that some types of bacteria that lead to periodontal disease were associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer.
Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.
A research team led by Mohit N. Gilotra, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), will receive the prestigious 2018 Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) for a clinical study that demonstrated an effective method to potentially reduce the risk of serious infection following shoulder surgery.
A new article describes the detrimental impact of stellar wind on the atmosphere of exoplanets.
An anti-aging protein called SIRT1, commonly known for being activated by red wine, has been shown to protect against age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. A study now reveals that it could also be targeted to rejuvenate cells in the immune system.
A new targeted treatment could benefit patients with certain pancreatic tumors by preventing spread of the cancer and protecting their heart from damage — a direct result of the tumor. Higher levels of serotonin among other tumor secretions can cause injury to the valves of the heart over time, leading to cardiac impairment — a condition referred to as cardiac carcinoid disease — in these patients.
* In tissue samples from patients who received kidney transplants without the need for chronic immunosuppression, researchers found increased expression of many genes associated with the regulation of certain immune cells.
* The findings provide an improved understanding of transplant organ acceptance and rejection.
A new study concludes excessive time on electronic devices is linked to a higher risk of depression and suicide among teenagers, especially girls.
Though most “low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” (LMW PAHs) have not been shown to cause cancer alone, the study shows that in common combinations, these chemicals can help to spark the disease.
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. In her role, Rebecca will oversee the nursing department and work with the medical center’s health care team to ensure patients receive high quality, safe care.
You can’t miss the postmodern hulk known as No. 1 Poultry on a visit to London’s financial district, even if you wanted to.
A fevered concoction in candy-striped sandstone, the James Stirling-designed office complex occupies one of the most contested and debated sites in central London. It’s now due for resurrection in a new guise as an 11,000-square-foot facility leased and run by WeWork.
That a co-working company is guzzling big city office space isn’t in itself shocking; the building isn’t even…