Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.Now a study lead by a Loyola University Medical Center oncologist has found that growing cord bloodShow More Summary
In 2006, Massachusetts was on the same brink that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before, through government-driven, market-based reform.Now, a new study shows theShow More Summary
The kitchen appliance I can't live without once the weather cools off? My little red crockpot. During December, things might get busy, but there's no reason I can't make a quick dinner that's delicious and healthy; all it requires is a few minutes of advance prep. Show More Summary
Dr. Paul Offit, of CHOP, Merck RotaTeq Co-Inventor, and Amy Pisani of Industry Pharma "Advocacy" Group Every Child by Two By Wayne Rohde Every Child By Two (ECBT) lead the charge to derail the Congressional hearing into the National Vaccine...
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of pediatric cancer, can safely receive intravenous infusions of a reformulated mainstay of chemotherapy that has been delivered via painful intramuscular injection...Show More Summary
Our friends at National Autism Association are yet again -- putting tangible tools into the hands of autism families. This time it's iPads through their.Give a Voice program. REGISTER HERE and your dollars will help support the iPad program....
A toxin linked to a targeted monoclonal antibody has shown "compelling" antitumor activity in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas who were no longer responding to treatment, according to a report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.The...Show More Summary
A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work, including stronger regulations, heightened awareness and prevention,...Show More Summary
Researchers from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, with collaboration from researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, announce the creation of a cost-effective two-part model of the skull for use in practicing neurosurgical techniques. Show More Summary
It started as a medical mystery and became a cautionary tale. Fatal hemorrhages occurred in the brains of two patients several days after successful cerebral aneurysm treatment with the Pipeline™ Embolization Device (PED). These hemorrhages...Show More Summary
Countries and major donors are changing the way they finance maternal and child, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS health programs in low-income countries to increase their impact.The approach, called Results-Based Financing for Health,...Show More Summary
You're shopping for holiday gifts when you spot someone pocketing a nice pair of leather gloves. What do you do?A new study by University of Maryland researchers appearing this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B predictsShow More Summary
Recent increasing police activities focused on people who inject drugs in Thailand have involved reported injustices that may lead to riskier behaviors in people who inject drugs (PWID), according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. Show More Summary
For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not."It's not simply...Show More Summary
The Sirtuin family of protein deacylases has received considerable attention in recent years due to its links to longevity, diabetes, cancer, and metabolic regulation. In a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, Buck Institute researchers have now identified widespread regulation of proteins involved in metabolism by the mitochondrial sirtuin, SIRT5.
Viruses are like small vessels containing an active component, the genetic material, that can infect a host cell. The vessel, called capsid or vector, is basically a shell that changes its shape when it penetrates a cell to infect it, and may even break into pieces. Show More Summary
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Chinese researchers from Rui-Jin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine, BGI and other institutes identified the recurrent T372R mutation in the transcription factor YY1 (Yin Yang 1) are related with insulinoma oncogenesis,...Show More Summary
Omission of radiotherapy is a reasonable option for women age 65 or older who receive hormone therapy after breast-conserving surgery for hormone receptor-positive, axillary node-negative breast cancer, according to results of the PRIME 2 trial presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. Show More Summary
Repeated blows to the head are never a good idea, so it is not surprising that new research suggests that even when they do not cause concussion, blows may affect the brain's white matter and impact cognition, memory and thinking abilities.Head...Show More Summary