Tag: and

3D printing and machine learning unite to improve cochlear implants

A team of engineers and clinicians have used 3D printing to create intricate replicas of human cochleae—the spiral-shaped hollow bone of the auditory inner ear—and combined it with machine learning to advance clinical predictions of “current spread” inside the ear for cochlear implant (CI) patients. “Current spread” or electrical stimulus spread, as it is also

Q and A: Immunotherapy and breast cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor mentioned using immunotherapy. What is immunotherapy, and how does it differ from chemotherapy, which I’ve traditionally heard about for treating cancer? ANSWER: Immunotherapy is a newer therapy in the current treatment landscape for breast cancer. It also has been used in treating other

Stem cells and their role in lung transplant rejection

A lung transplant can mean the difference between life and death for people with diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and even severe COVID-19. Yet, recipients of donor lungs must take daily medications to stave off damage caused by their own immune system, which attacks the organs it recognizes as foreign—a

Readers and Tweeters Feel Americans’ Pain

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. — Martha Carter, Culloden, West Virginia Fractured Communication — Compounded I wanted to thank and praise Nick Ehli for his touching, poignant, well-written and necessary article homing in on covid through

Racial and ethnic disparities persist in lung cancer screening eligibility

Revised guidelines for lung cancer screening eligibility are perpetuating disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, according to a new study in Radiology. In 2014, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, recommended lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT in high-risk individuals to reduce cancer-related mortality. The initial eligibility guidelines had

Looking at the legal ins and outs of vaccine mandates

Voicing impatience with the reluctance of millions of Americans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, on September 9 President Biden ordered that businesses with more than 100 employees require workers to get the shot or test negative for the virus at least once a week. In late July, Biden had issued a similar order for

The Pros And Cons Of Listening To Music While You Work

fizkes/Shutterstock By Paige McBride/Aug. 24, 2021 3:22 pm EDT Music is more than a preferential pastime. In fact, opinions on whether or not music is helpful in the workplace seem to be almost untouchable. As for whose opinion is correct, it often depends on a variety of factors. Between the type of job in question, the

Q and A: Kidney stones and calcium

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have trouble with kidney stones and recently found out they are calcium oxalate stones. While I have stopped consuming all dairy products, I know that I need calcium as I age for bone health. Would adding in almond milk or another type of plant milk help? How do I take care

Emmy Raver-Lampman And Daveed Diggs’s Home Is Absolutely Stunning

Daveed Diggs has been featured in television shows like “Black-ish,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Star Wars Resistance,” and “Snowpiercer,” but he is known best for portraying Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” (via IMDb). His romantic partner, Emmy Raver-Lampman, has been in series such as “American Dad!” and “Jane the Virgin,” and she

How Long Do The Moderna And Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines Last?

While researchers still have much to learn about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 vaccines, a new study offers potentially good news for those who’ve been vaccinated with the Pfizer and Moderna’s versions. The study, published in the journal Nature, suggests that these two vaccines produce persistent immunity, meaning those who’ve received them could be protected for years —

Cardi B and Offset Are 'Over the Moon' About Pregnancy Announcement

Something to celebrate! Cardi B and Offset commemorated their Sunday, June 27, pregnancy announcement with a fun date night. Cardi B’s Funniest and Most Relatable Quotes on Motherhood According to a source, the couple and his cousin Quavo enjoyed a post-BET Awards feast at Innovative Dining Group’s BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. “They ordered a