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New study clears “Patient Zero” of responsibility for HIV in US

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:04:49 -0400

A new genetic analysis has shown that the French-Canadian flight attendant Gaétan Dugas who was posthumously blamed for spreading HIV across North America, was not the “Patient Zero” of the epidemic.

Dugas became notorious as the person responsible for the US AIDS crisis after he slept with men in California and New York during the early 1980s.

Value of cranberries in prevention of urinary infections is disproved

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:34:00 -0400

A study conducted by Yale University has shown that cranberries do not reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the presence of microbial pathogens within the kidneys, bladder or urethra and is considered to be the most common bacterial infection.

Genevac reports on new environmental sample preparation technique

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:22:40 -0400

Genevac reports on a customer paper that describes the development and advantages of a new evaporative methodology for Mass Spectroscopic (MS) analysis replacing the traditional Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) technique for preparing environmental samples.

AMSBIO add new range of human endothelial progenitor cells

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:40:00 -0400

AMSBIO has expanded its wide and varied catalogue of primary and progenitor cell types and media with a new range of human endothelial progenitor cells (EPC).

Researchers discover enzyme in the brain that acts like switch to turn off obesity

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:59:19 -0400

You've tried all the diets. No matter: you've still regained the weight you lost, even though you ate well and you exercised regularly! This may be due to a particular enzyme in the brain: the alpha/beta hydrolase domain-6 enzyme, better known as ABHD6.

Simple picures could help seniors understand medication instructions

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:51:45 -0400

Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and reduce the economic burden of non-adherence to treatment.

Researchers identify underlying cause and potential treatment for phantom limb pain in amputees

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:42:59 -0400

Researchers have discovered that a 'reorganisation' of the wiring of the brain is the underlying cause of phantom limb pain, which occurs in the vast majority of individuals who have had limbs amputated, and a potential method of treating it which uses artificial intelligence techniques.

Scientists pinpoint the brain region responsible for ‘placebo effect’ in pain relief

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:34:34 -0400

Scientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the "placebo effect" in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Study shows physicians in pediatric ICUs do not use newest guidelines to diagnose AKI in children

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:26:16 -0400

A study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown that physicians in pediatric intensive care units are not using the newest guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, a practice that could affect their patients' long-term health.

Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:12:21 -0400

More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. A new study suggests that this kind of radiation may be a confounding factor in the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer´s.