Saturday, November 18, 2017

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

Thomas Hooven, Columbia University Medical CenterAs a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the...

Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact...
E. coli

Summary: Antibiotic Resistance explainer. On May 26, researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centers reported that they had detected bacteria with a gene that makes it resistant to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort....

Brains of smokers who quit successfully might be wired for success Duke Medicine - Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success. The study showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions...

I can remember like it's yesterday. Our family friend swerved to miss a jack rabbit, only to sever his spine in the resulting car accident. He's still in a wheelchair four decades later. 200,000...
Universal Healthcare

Amidst the partisan rancor and the unusual tilt toward questions on civility during the second and third presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew the attention of health experts when they articulated their...

Will U.S. medical students have trouble securing residency positions in the future as they have been warned by media and groups representing organized medicine? Not likely, according to a new analysis by researchers at the...

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL In the largest, deepest search to date, the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered 83 new DNA changes that affect human height. These changes are uncommon or rare,...

MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called fluorescence lifetime...
Heredity

The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face -- and contribute to shorter lives -- can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly...

Ian Haydon, University of Washington In a factory just outside San Francisco, there’s an upright stainless steel vat the size of a small car, and it’s got something swirling inside. The vat is studded with gauges,...

Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New...