(Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings issued a letter on Thursday seeking information from Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc on the "staggering" price increases for the company's leukemia drug.
Tauopathies are conditions in which altered forms of tau protein accumulate into solid deposits in the brain. How this causes cell death and dysfunction is comparatively poorly understood, or at least well debated, but researchers are making inroads into mapping the relevant mechanisms. Show More Summary
There are still people who really don't like SENS rejuvenation research, both within and outside the scientific community. This contingent has faded over time as the funding for SENS-related research programs increased and more teams...Show More Summary
(Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop other autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, and a recent study yields new information about this link.
In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zach Behrens, 559-565-3131 (o) or 559-679-2866 (c) Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif. — As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues,...Show More Summary
Automated financial trading machines can make complex decisions in a thousandth of a second. A human being making a choice – however simple – can never be faster than about one-fifth of a second. Our reaction times are not only slowShow More Summary
Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a "fake ID effect:" This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students who obtain and use false identification are at risk for negative outcomes. Show More Summary
In our digital age, it's not uncommon to see a toddler on an iPad at the airport or a teenager at the mall fixated on a smartphone. To help families establish healthy habits for media use, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new media and screen time policies for children. Show More Summary
New Mom's prognosis following rare heart surgery during pregnancy is excellent with daily dilligence
Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from San Antonio, Texas, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,400 nursing leaders who make up the academy. Show More Summary
Shortly after Olivia Alva was born, doctors diagnosed her with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that occurs in about 1 in every 15,000 babies. Olivia's mother, Patricia, became a living donor for her daughter by getting a portion of her liver removed to replace Olivia's diseased liver.
An expert in nurse anesthesia practice, education and policy, Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) where he will join more than 2,400 nursing leaders. Alves will be honored with 163 other inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference, October 20-22, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.
The idea behind VSED is to peacefully speed up the process of dying, and doesn’t require a physician’s approval or a terminal diagnosis.
For many dying seniors Hospice care (palliative care) happens only as an afterthought. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I wonder how many dementia caregivers really understand Hospice? How many take the time to plan well in advance...Show More Summary
The National Academy of Medicine has elected Andrew William Bazemore, MD, MPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a lifetime member.
Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. They have been published in the journal "Science Immunology".
Chinese social media erupted in anger over the attack in an elevator, denouncing a lack of respect for women and a male-dominated smoking culture.
Endometrial cancer expert Ghadir Salame, MD, from NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn is helping women in the borough -- and beyond -- address this life-threatening issue through advanced treatment, including robotic-assisted surgery.