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Bedfont Scientific's new Smokerlyzer offers quick and non-invasive method to measure foetal CO levels

Bedfont Scientific's new Smokerlyzer offers quick and non-invasive method to measure foetal CO levels

The piCObaby Smokerlyzer from Bedfont Scientific Ltd. offers a quick and non-invasive method of measuring the CO levels of both the mums-to-be and their babies to help them quit smoking. [More]
Cervical cancer mortality rates higher than previously thought, study reveals

Cervical cancer mortality rates higher than previously thought, study reveals

A new analysis reveals that for most women, the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought. Unlike prior estimates that also included women who had undergone a hysterectomy and were therefore no longer at risk, this analysis only included women with a cervix. [More]
CHORI virologist receives grant from Abate Med to study new treatment for atopic dermatitis

CHORI virologist receives grant from Abate Med to study new treatment for atopic dermatitis

Laura Hertel, PhD, a virologist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, has received a $100,000 grant from Abate Med's founder, Dr. David Paslin, for a pre-clinical study on the efficacy of using a protein made by a common virus that infects the skin, to treat the cutaneous manifestations of atopic dermatitis. [More]
Better dietary resilience and nutrition can promote healthy aging, review finds

Better dietary resilience and nutrition can promote healthy aging, review finds

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the "silver tsunami." [More]
Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy - before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients' lives. [More]
Researchers show how MPO enzyme kills pathogens without collateral tissue damage

Researchers show how MPO enzyme kills pathogens without collateral tissue damage

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have clarified the role of the enzyme MPO. [More]
Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Olfactory health - how well we are able to smell - is a reliable marker of the health of the brain, but the "smell identification tests" commonly used in studies of olfactory health do not offer a complete picture of what is happening. [More]
Spanish researchers produce proper human skin using new 3D printing technology

Spanish researchers produce proper human skin using new 3D printing technology

This research has recently been published in the electronic version of the scientific journal Biofabrication. [More]
Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences of fatty liver disease, but also to diagnose fatty liver disease at an early stage. [More]
Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease. [More]
Novel noninvasive method precisely tweaks brain activity in rats using ultrasound pulses

Novel noninvasive method precisely tweaks brain activity in rats using ultrasound pulses

Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound. [More]
Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that influence basic cellular processes and have been proposed as biomarkers for the diagnosis, progression and treatment of multiple sclerosis. [More]
New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

Obesity surgery has proven to be just as effective for teenagers as for adults. Five years on, those who underwent the procedure as teenagers weighed, on average, 28 percent less than prior to the surgery. [More]
Researchers evaluate use of regenerative human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair

Researchers evaluate use of regenerative human umbilical cord for in-utero spina bifida repair

In a study to be presented Saturday, Jan. 28, in the oral concurrent session at 8:45 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers evaluated a possible regenerative patch by using human umbilical cord in two studies titled Cryopreserved Human Umbilical Cord (HUC) vs Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) for In-Utero Spina Bifida Repair and the study Conventional vs cryopreserved human umbilical cord (HUC) patch based on repair for in-utero spina bifida in a sheep model. [More]
Study focuses on reduction of maternal morbidity from hemorrhage using perinatal collaborative

Study focuses on reduction of maternal morbidity from hemorrhage using perinatal collaborative

In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, based at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Ca., will present Reduction of Severe Maternal Morbidity from Hemorrhage (SMM-HEM) Using a State-Wide Perinatal Collaborative. [More]
Study looks at use of evolutionary triangulation to refine results from genetic studies of preterm birth

Study looks at use of evolutionary triangulation to refine results from genetic studies of preterm birth

In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, researchers verified genetic results from one large study of women with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted 13 key genes in both mothers and babies which may be involved in preterm birth while also identifying 123 genes as top candidates for further study. [More]
Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

A new national survey by Orlando Health found that most women are unaware of the age at which heart screenings should begin. [More]
Researchers uncover mechanism of resistance used by triple negative breast cancer

Researchers uncover mechanism of resistance used by triple negative breast cancer

Breast cancer cells are evasive, finding ways to bypass drugs designed to stop their unchecked growth. [More]
STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery

STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy, a lung cancer procedure that removes a portion of the lung. [More]
Study finds great variations in view of withdrawing futile treatment for terminally ill patients

Study finds great variations in view of withdrawing futile treatment for terminally ill patients

The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly. [More]
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