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How a Pond Snail Could Someday Improve Your Memory

Studying memory mechanisms in simple organisms could help develop drugs for trauma and dementia patients.

Health informatics pioneer Larry Weed dies at 93

Lawrence L. Weed, M.D., a pioneer in the world of health informatics and organization of patient information, has died at the age of 93. Weed passed away in Burlington, Vermont, on June 3 after a fall two weeks earlier, his son Lincoln...Show More Summary

Novel PET imaging agent targets copper in tumors, detects prostate cancer recurrence early

A new study demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level).

One year posttransplant, recipients of hepatitis C kidneys disease-free

In a small study, doctors have successfully transplanted 10 hepatitis C-infected kidneys into patients without hepatitis C and prevented the patients from becoming infected by hepatitis C. The success of these transplants could mean more organs being available for the nearly 100,000 people in the US currently waiting for a kidney transplant.

Windows 10 preview build 17618 rolling out to Skip Ahead Insiders with Sets and more

Microsoft latest Windows 10 preview build for Skip Ahead insiders brings the addition of Sets, along with a slew of fixes and improvements. Fast ring Windows Insiders who opted into the Skip Ahead ring have been patiently waiting for a new build for the past couple of weeks, and now it's finally arrivd....

Walker: The Virtues of Patient Matchmaking

The Ultimate Fighting Championship needs to take its time when cultivating the stars of tomorrow, writes Anthony Walker.

Racial differences in age at breast cancer diagnosis challenges use of single age-based screening guidelines

(JAMA Network) Among women in the US diagnosed with breast cancer, a higher proportion of nonwhite patients were diagnosed at younger than 50 years of age compared to white patients, suggesting that age-based screening guidelines that do not account for race may result in underscreening of nonwhite women.

Examining preferences for centralizing cancer surgery services

(Wiley) Centralization of cancer surgery services aims to reduce variations in quality of care and improve health outcomes for patients, but it can also increase travel demands on patients and families.

Here Is A Really Sensible Application Of AI Technology And EHRs To Catch Those Who Are Deteriorating Early!

This appeared a few days ago:VA taps Google's DeepMind to predict patient deterioration by Evan Sweeney Feb 26, 2018 12:35pm The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a partnership with Google’s DeepMind to analyze patient records...Show More Summary

Preventing exhaustion in immune cells boosts immunotherapy in mice

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Immunotherapy does not work for a majority of cancer patients. Preventing or reversing metabolic exhaustion in cancer-killing T-cells could boost its effectiveness.

Powerful Ways to Be More Patient with Your Kids

It’s hard to be patient when your child is turning the color of the tomatoes you just passed because you won’t let them fling produce out of your shopping cart. It’s hard to be patient when your child is taking forever to get ready for […]

Uber, but for Getting to the Hospital

The ride-sharing company is launching a service that allows doctors to hail cars for their patients.

Many medical nouns need adjectives

Last week on twitter I wrote a series of tweets about necessary qualifiers.  Here are the tweets which represent an incomplete sample of the problem: 1st tweet on  importance of qualifiers w/ “diagnoses” Do not label the patient as COPD exacerbation without saying why: Differential includes acute bronchitis, pneumonia, pneumothorax, left side heart failure, anemia, […]

Engineering a new spin for disease diagnostics

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a new platform with the potential to extract tiny circulating biomarkers of disease from patient blood. This simple, fast and convenient technique could help realize liquid biopsy diagnostics—a less invasive procedure than the current gold standard: tumor biopsies. Show More Summary

The degradation status of modern polymeric museum artifacts can be classified by their smell

Breath analysis in disease diagnostics is a promising research field, and the advances in instrumentation allows the accurate detection of metabolites. But not only the health status of patients, but also the preservation status of museum artifacts could be monitored. Show More Summary

BODE may overestimate transplant benefit in COPD patients

(American College of Chest Physicians) In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance: developer Warhorse “cannot guarantee any specific date” for patch 1.3

Kingdom Come: Deliverance fans are patiently awaiting the release of patch 1.3, but it seems they’re going to have to wait a little while longer. Since launch, Kingdom Come: Deliverance players have run into all sorts of technical issues and quest bugs. Show More Summary

The Price They Pay

Millions of Americans can't afford their prescriptions. These are portraits of a few patients struggling to manage their drug bills.

Study suggests molecular imaging strategy for determining molecular classifications of NSCLC

Recent findings suggest a novel positron emission tomography (PET) imaging approach determining epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status for improved lung cancer patient management. The findings are published in the Mar. 7 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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