Category: Health

Category: Health

Spiral wave teleportation theory offers new path to defibrillate hearts, terminate arrhythmias

Spiral wave teleportation theory offers new path to defibrillate hearts, terminate arrhythmias

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A spiral wave of electrical activity in the heart can cause catastrophic consequences. One spiral wave creates tachycardia — a heart rate that’s too fast — and multiple spirals cause
Women's heart attacks are often missed: This gene may help explain why

Women's heart attacks are often missed: This gene may help explain why

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When diagnostic tests for the heart were first created, scientists at the time did not fully consider that no two bodies are the same, especially between the sexes. According to University of Florida
Scarless skin grafting using mussel adhesive protein

Scarless skin grafting using mussel adhesive protein

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One of the biggest concerns for patients undergoing skin grafting is scarring post-surgery and the regeneration of transplanted skin. The depth of scarring after suturing varies depending on the skill
Muscle biopsy test for biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis of ALS

Muscle biopsy test for biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis of ALS

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurons. Motor neurons control muscle movement and ALS
New model helps identify mutations that drive cancer

New model helps identify mutations that drive cancer

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Cancer cells can have thousands of mutations in their DNA. However, only a handful of those actually drive the progression of cancer; the rest are just along for the ride. Distinguishing these harmful
Rethinking the rabies vaccine

Rethinking the rabies vaccine

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Rabies virus kills a shocking 59,000 people each year, many of them children. Some victims, especially kids, don’t realize they’ve been exposed until it is too late. For others, the intense
Neuroscientists create maps of the brain after traumatic brain injury

Neuroscientists create maps of the brain after traumatic brain injury

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Scientists from the University of California, Irvine have discovered that an injury to one part of the brain changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain. The new research was published
New pediatric obesity program makes treatment more accessible

New pediatric obesity program makes treatment more accessible

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Pediatric obesity remains a serious health problem in the United States, where one in five children are affected. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that pediatricians screen for obesity
Understanding learning by inference

Understanding learning by inference

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Both humans and other animals are good at learning by inference, using information we do have to figure out things we cannot observe directly. New research from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University
More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, putting them at increased risk of severe attacks

More than a quarter of people with asthma still over-using rescue inhalers, putting them at increased risk of severe attacks

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Asthma is a common lung condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK and can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing or feeling breathless. Asthma is best controlled by regular use of a corticosteroid
Immunity boosting treatment enhances CAR-T cell therapy for blood cancers

Immunity boosting treatment enhances CAR-T cell therapy for blood cancers

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Advances in cellular immunotherapy that spur genetically modified T cells to attack cancer cells have revolutionized the treatment of certain blood cancers. Six such CAR-T cell therapies are approved by
Researchers discover mechanism linking mutations in the 'dark matter' of the genome to cancer

Researchers discover mechanism linking mutations in the 'dark matter' of the genome to cancer

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For many years, the human genome was viewed as a book of life in which sections of great eloquence and economy of expression were interspersed with vast stretches of gibberish. The legible sections contained
Immunotherapy may get a boost

Immunotherapy may get a boost

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T cells are usually very good at eliminating diseased cells. But they seem to fail when it comes to tumor cells. In JCI Insight, MDC teams led by Armin Rehm and Uta Höpken describe what inhibits this
Decoding a key part of the cell, atom by atom

Decoding a key part of the cell, atom by atom

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Whatever you are doing, whether it is driving a car, going for a jog, or even at your laziest, eating chips and watching TV on the couch, there is an entire suite of molecular machinery inside each of
Stress protein in fibroblasts may be a good target for future cancer drugs

Stress protein in fibroblasts may be a good target for future cancer drugs

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A stress protein that is overactive in many types of tumor cells also has a key role in tumor-supporting cells called fibroblasts, and may be a good target for future cancer treatments, suggests a study
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