Tuberculosis is a sneaky disease. The bacteria hide from antibiotics inside the very immune cells that are supposed to kill them, making treatment long and difficult. But in the November issue of ACS Infectious Diseases, UConn chemists report a new antibiotic that can find and kill tuberculosis bacteria where they hide. Tuberculosis is the number
A phase I clinical trial investigating the use of bacterial Clostridium novyi-NT spores as an injectable monotherapy had manageable toxicities and showed early clinical efficacy in patients with treatment-refractory solid tumor malignancies, according to data presented at the Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, held Sept. 30-Oct. 3. “Even after a
Cancer treatment continues to improve for many types of cancer, leading to increased life expectancy for many survivors. In fact, the number of cancer survivors is expected to reach nearly 18 million within the next decade in the U.S.1 For survivors of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer, their
Lack of estrogen may play a role in the development of anxiety and memory problems, according to a new rodent study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference in Knoxville, Tenn. Estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, regulates the female
In the hit BBC TV show, Killing Eve, Villanelle, a psychopathic assassin, tells Eve, a security service operative, “You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them.” She then pouts her lip in an imitation of someone feeling upset. Most people think they know what a psychopath is: someone who has no feelings.
Life is full of a few big things interspersed with a million little things and it’s the million little things that I would like to be a part of. As the parent of occasionally talkative but mostly taciturn children, it’s always a challenge to get them to communicate about their days. My biggest fear of
Viagra could damage your eyes! Erection drug bought online leaves 31-year-old man with red-tinted vision (and doctors warn the damage is irreversible) The unnamed New York man took ‘much more’ than the recommended dose Doctors found his eyes were left physically damaged and couldn’t be healed The effects began shortly after the man took a
LONDON — In a first for both brands, Jo Malone London is teaming with the Savile Row tailor Huntsman on a limited-edition set of four men’s colognes that are meant to highlight British tradition, craftsmanship and rich raw materials. The launch marks Jo Malone London’s foray into men’s fragrances and Huntsman’s debut set of scents.
InterSystems has announced a new data and collaboration platform to enable application developers to more easily and efficiently access health data. The aim is to help healthcare organizations be more agile and effective in creating and scaling innovative apps. WHY IT MATTERS Healthcare is generating more digital data than ever before, but the enormous volume
Attachment parenting is a popular way to raise kids at the moment (at least where I live, in Los Angeles). The basic premise is that the primary caregiver is always attuned to their child — this usually translates to being physically close, thus also practicing co-sleeping, breastfeeding (often extended) and babywearing (using slings and wraps
A KAIST research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Material Science and Engineering has developed a machine learning-based acoustic sensor for speaker recognition. Acoustic sensors were spotlighted as one of the most intuitive bilateral communication devices between humans and machines. However, conventional acoustic sensors use a condenser-type device for measuring
Research from ANU has found a bit of humour at work can help employees deal with workplace aggression and stressful situations. Lead researcher Dr. David Cheng of the ANU College of Business and Economics said workplace aggression and bullying is a widespread problem which impacts the mental health of victims and the ramifications can be
By slightly changing the body’s own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it completely. This is shown by a pilot study which has been published in the scientific journal Cephalalgia. Patients who suffer from migraine with aura, which is where they experience either sensory
This morning BlackBerry launched a new “Enterprise of Things” (EOT) platform called the BlackBerry Spark, as well as a slew of new healthcare related-products that will be powered by the system including a quantum-resistant code signing server, a new system that uses blockchain to deliver medical data and an operating system for secure medical devices.
Pin Kids love Halloween — or at least the dressing up and getting candy part. But should teens or even college-age kids really be out there trick-or-treating with the little kids? Child psychologist Michele Borba tells SheKnows that while there’s no one-size strict age cutoff, most kids decide that between 12 and 17 they feel
Why do so many successful women suffer from impostor syndrome? Psychologist reveals how females in powerful jobs feel they’re not good enough and fear being exposed as a ‘fraud’ Impostor syndrome is a condition affecting more and more successful women Sufferers of the condition view their work success as luck rather than ability Many believe
The keto diet is, clearly, a major diet overhaul. But that doesn’t mean just your dinner plate suffers—your entire kitchen (well, at least the stuff you keep in it) has to be totally revamped, too. That means saying goodbye to all those quick-cooking items you always keep on hand for lazy nights (we’re talking to
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — The association of sleep duration with incident stroke varies by race and sex, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Neurology. Megan E. Petrov, Ph.D., from the Arizona State University in Phoenix, and colleagues examined the correlation between reported sleep duration and incident stroke among 16,733 black and
Mental health patients are at much greater risk of dying from unnatural causes following their first discharge from inpatient care than the rest of the population, according to new research. In the most comprehensive study of this topic ever carried out, The University of Manchester team say though danger to patients is still relatively low,
We in India have no record of this prince, but Chinese chronicles of the Shaolin temple tell us this legend. By Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia In the 5th (or 6th) century AD, a prince lived in South India (perhaps a Pallava?). His brothers conspired against him and took away his throne. This prince