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Month: July 2018

Researchers investigate effects of dietary nitrate on cognitive function in Gulf War veterans

Researchers investigate effects of dietary nitrate on cognitive function in Gulf War veteransGlenn Wylie, DPhil, and Jorge Serrador, Ph.D., have won an award from the Rutgers Brain Health Institute (BHI). The grant funds a collaborative study between the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School […]

Implants made by computer-aided design provide good results in patients with rare chest muscle deformity

Implants made by computer-aided design provide good results in patients with rare chest muscle deformityFor patients with Poland syndrome—a rare congenital condition affecting the chest muscle—computer-aided design (CAD) techniques can be used to create custom-made silicone implants for reconstructive surgery of the chest, reports a paper in the August issue […]

Azedra approved for rare adrenal tumors

Azedra approved for rare adrenal tumors(HealthDay)—Azedra (iobenguane) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people 12 and older with rare adrenal gland tumors that can’t be surgically removed and have spread beyond the original site.

Scientists may have cleared gene therapy hurdle

Scientists may have cleared gene therapy hurdleScientists may have found a way to slip a special type of disease-fighting virus past the guard of the body’s immune system and into targeted cells where it can do its intended work, according to new research presented Tuesday at a scientific conference.

Brain’s ‘plasticity’ amazes as boy recovers from drastic surgery

Brain’s ‘plasticity’ amazes as boy recovers from drastic surgery (HealthDay)—The developing brain of a growing child has incredible ways of compensating for the loss of an essential brain region, a new case study shows.

Fewer dialysis patients facing leg amputations

Fewer dialysis patients facing leg amputations(HealthDay)—Losing a leg is one of the most traumatic consequences of advanced kidney disease, but the risk of amputations has dropped significantly since 2000, a new study finds.

Patients opt for 3-D simulation for breast augmentation—but it doesn’t improve outcomes

Patients opt for 3-D simulation for breast augmentation—but it doesn’t improve outcomes Three-dimensional image simulation is popular among women planning breast augmentation surgery. But while this evolving technology may enhance communication, it doesn’t improve patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure, reports a paper in the August issue of […]

Blood samples used to investigate adaptive repair mechanisms of transplanted kidneys

Blood samples used to investigate adaptive repair mechanisms of transplanted kidneysResearchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that gene expression analysis of blood samples taken from the recipients of transplanted kidneys can be used to better understand the mechanisms that promote repair and regeneration of the transplanted organs.

The tipping point: Service sector employees are more susceptible to mental health issues

The tipping point: Service sector employees are more susceptible to mental health issuesApproximately 102 million Americans work in the service industry, according to the Pew Research Center, filling critical positions in restaurants, salons and transportation. In many cases, these jobs offer base pay at rates up to 71 percent lower […]

CHOP nurse-researcher presents the Spatz 10-Step System as national model for breastfeeding

CHOP nurse-researcher presents the Spatz 10-Step System as national model for breastfeedingMothers of critically ill infants may not receive necessary breastfeeding support, because their babies may be taken directly to a newborn intensive care unit or to surgery. Dr. Diane Spatz, Nurse Researcher & Director of the Lactation Program at […]

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