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Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:02:30 -0500

During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or bacterial pneumonia.



Curasan reveal plan for orthopedic product campaign

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:29:00 -0500

Curasan AG, a leading specialist for medical products in the field of orthobiologics, has received the market clearance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus the authorization to market its synthetic bone regeneration material CERASORB Ortho FOAM in the United States.



Researchers track severely brain injured woman to reveal biological process of recovery

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:16:47 -0500

A severely brain injured woman, who recovered the ability to communicate using her left eye, restored connections and function of the areas of her brain responsible for producing expressive language and responding to human speech, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.



Study provides insights into biology of protein implicated in kidney disease

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:02:59 -0500

Investigators have discovered important information about apolipoprotein L1 (ApoL1), which can contribute to the development of various forms of kidney disease.



Study identifies recurrent genomic alterations in subset of breast cancer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:20:18 -0500

A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically associated with a form of thyroid cancer and an intestinal birth defect known as Hirschsprung disease.



Researchers uncover first ‘off-switches’ for better control of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:15:51 -0500

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is quickly revolutionizing biomedical research, but the new technology is not yet exact. The technique can inadvertently make excessive or unwanted changes in the genome and create off-target mutations, limiting safety and efficacy in therapeutic applications.



Study investigates nursing care experienced by older black patients at high risk for readmission

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:08:26 -0500

As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days.



Sneezing elicits blinking response to protect the body from germs, says allergist

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:50:36 -0500

The changing weather brings about many things: holiday excitement, a different wardrobe and—perhaps most annoyingly—cold and flu season.



Oncologist outlines lack of cancer and psychiatric care in rural America

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:45:03 -0500

Jennifer Lycette, M.D., understands the importance of treating patients with cancer at home in their in rural communities. It allows them to spend more time with their families and to focus on their treatment and recovery, not traveling.



Musica Humana: Innovative program highlights inspiring role of music in human thought and memory

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:37:48 -0500

According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, "music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further."