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Case report published on first use of 3D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering

Case report published on first use of 3D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research published a case report on the first application of a 3D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in a human patient, along with a review of 3D printing for oral and craniofacial tissue engineering. [More]
New editorial analyses role of GPs in sickness certification process

New editorial analyses role of GPs in sickness certification process

An editorial by primary care researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and published today, Monday 29 June 2015 in the British Journal of General Practice, analyses the GP role in the sickness certification process and the new Fit for Work scheme and suggests that GPs are key to supporting individuals to maintain the hope and belief that they can work, "rather than adding to the numbers of individuals off work on long term sickness who may have been able to work." [More]
Canada's first human gene therapy trial for choroideremia now underway at Royal Alexandra Hospital

Canada's first human gene therapy trial for choroideremia now underway at Royal Alexandra Hospital

Canada's first human gene therapy trial for eyes -- the replacement of a faulty gene with a healthy one -- is now underway at the Royal Alexandra Hospital to preserve and potentially restore vision for people with a genetic disorder that leaves them blind by middle age. [More]
Chronic disease, mental health issues affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics

Chronic disease, mental health issues affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics

Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two new studies by the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities shed light on the causes and impacts of this disparity. [More]
UAlberta partnership could transform cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes

UAlberta partnership could transform cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes

A multimillion dollar research partnership announced today at the University of Alberta is giving a "dream team" of researchers the opportunity to potentially transform cancer treatment and better patient outcomes. [More]
Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are "unable or unwilling to quit." [More]
Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. [More]
UCSF researchers propose systematic methods to determine causes of death in patients with CIEDs

UCSF researchers propose systematic methods to determine causes of death in patients with CIEDs

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco researchers who propose systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in those with CIEDs as well as improved monitoring for device concerns. [More]
UCSF scientists identify characteristics of progenitor cells

UCSF scientists identify characteristics of progenitor cells

University of California San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood system. The researchers said the discovery raises the possibility that, by manipulating the fates of MPPs or parent stem cells, medical researchers could one day help overcome imbalances and deficiencies that can arise in the blood system due to aging or in patients with specific types of leukemia. [More]
University of Bristol researchers develop new technology to increase protection against bacterial infection

University of Bristol researchers develop new technology to increase protection against bacterial infection

A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol. [More]
Simple test could help identify genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer

Simple test could help identify genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer

Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis. [More]
UCSF researchers find that people divided on cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption

UCSF researchers find that people divided on cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption

In one of the first published studies using data from the Health eHeart Study, UCSF researchers have found that people are divided on the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption. And, those who do perceive alcohol as "heart healthy" drink substantially more than their counterparts. [More]
Women with significant depressive symptoms have lower levels of klotho hormone

Women with significant depressive symptoms have lower levels of klotho hormone

Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers at UC San Francisco have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the autism spectrum to low-stress controls. [More]
Lawson researchers find radiation-resistant stem cell population in the colon linked to cancer growth

Lawson researchers find radiation-resistant stem cell population in the colon linked to cancer growth

Researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have identified a new stem cell population in the colon linked to cancer growth. The findings, which were recently published in the prominent journal Cell Stem Cell, will significantly change the way we study and treat colon cancer. [More]
New study suggests dental implants may improve quality of life in women with osteoporosis

New study suggests dental implants may improve quality of life in women with osteoporosis

A new study by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers suggests dental implants may be the best route to take, according to Leena Palomo, associate professor of periodontics and corresponding author of "Dental Implant Supported Restorations Improve the Quality of Life in Osteoporotic Women." [More]
DACO launches advanced optical shutter, rotary solenoid device pairings for medical device applications

DACO launches advanced optical shutter, rotary solenoid device pairings for medical device applications

DACO Instruments, part of the Alinabal Group, announces the global launch of its advanced optical shutter and rotary solenoid device pairings. Combined, the technologies provide industry-leading power efficiency and customization flexibility with superior reliability and cost-effectiveness. [More]
Scientists and clinicians from across the UK come together to address treatment of brain tumors

Scientists and clinicians from across the UK come together to address treatment of brain tumors

In an exciting step forward to finding a cure for brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, the national charity Brain Tumour Research brought together a group of leading brain tumour scientists and clinicians to help accelerate vital research into this devastating disease. [More]
Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Study reveals surgical consequences of severe obesity

Research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is revealing the heavy surgical consequences of severe obesity. [More]
Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

Study highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health

An international study involving the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, recently published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry', highlights the importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health. Lecturer of Psychiatry Vicent Balanzá has participated in this study. [More]
Withholding ARBs for longer than two days after surgery significantly increases risk of postoperative death

Withholding ARBs for longer than two days after surgery significantly increases risk of postoperative death

Withholding angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for longer than two days after surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of postoperative death, according to a study of more than 30,000 patients in the VA health care system by researchers at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. [More]
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