‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints: Scientists hope jab will stimulate the growth of cartilage once injected An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests
New urine test could detect aggressive form of prostate cancer often missed by as many as one in five diagnostic scans The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has developed a new test called Urine Prostate Seq test (UPSeq) It analyzes 15 specific strands of RNA together and looks for specific genes that are ‘overexpressed’
A test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to measure proteins present in some patients with advanced bowel cancer could hold the key to more targeted treatment, according to research published today. A team at the University of Leeds collaborated with researchers at Roche Diagnostics to develop the technique, which will help doctors and patients to
Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say US researchers conducted a study to find out if treating heavy snorers meant they were less likely to get dementia The treatment – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure – involves wearing a mask a night connected to a machine that
Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have developed a new technique to help experts diagnose Barrett’s esophagus—a pre-cancerous condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer. Published today in Nature Medicine, the study explored how artificial intelligence could help free up pathologists time and allow them to focus on diagnosing the trickiest cases of Barrett’s
Tiny magnet could help patients avoid the need for second breast cancer surgery by making operations more precise Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have surgery to remove it. A new technique being trialled aims to make operations more precise. Samantha Matthews, 48, a head of university admissions from Surrey, was one of the first
Undoing many of the policies of his predecessor is one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. In early February, Biden even got a little defensive about all the executive actions he was taking in his first days in office to halt policies set by President Donald Trump. “I’m not making new law,” he said Feb.
The development of a wearable to detect early Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases years before symptoms show has taken a step closer to reality today, as UK charity Alzheimer’s Research UK announces a partnership with Boston University that will see the first digital data flowing into its global Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative.
A few weeks ago, a group of Philadelphia scientists reported that they had injected mice with genetic instructions in the form of RNA, prompting the animals’ cells to produce customized proteins. If that seems like no big deal at this point, now that millions have undergone a similar process in being vaccinated against COVID-19, guess
Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap: Here’s why that’s a bad idea A private family doctor from Michigan released a video advising people to wash their produce with soap and water. Here is why this is not recommended and proper precautions that you can take instead. How many servings of fruits and
Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Some diseases, such as whooping cough, need very high rates of vaccination between 90-95%. The rise of new, more infectious coronavirus variants might mean even more people may need to be vaccinated against COVID than
As a viral immunologist who develops immunization strategies to prevent infectious diseases and treat cancers, I would like to highlight outstanding questions about the emergency use of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These vaccines have raised hopes that the pandemic is nearing an end. Hopefully this is true, but here are some
NRF2 is just one of thousands of critical proteins in the cell, but it is one that we now know a lot about. Once any molecule achieves a certain level of celebrity status, it tends to acquire a groupie following in the supplement market. Today, we have all manner of NRF enhancers, releasers, activators and
New strain of coronavirus having a ‘survival advantage’ is ‘concerning’: Siegel Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to New York confirming the state’s first case of the new coronavirus strain. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., said Tuesday that the U.S. could soon be giving at least a million COVID-19
California has recorded a half-million coronavirus cases in the last two weeks and in a month could be facing a once-unthinkable caseload of nearly 100,000 hospitalizations, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s top health official said Monday. Gov. Gavin Newsom, himself quarantined for the second time in two months, acknowledged that a state projection model
Lost in the U.S. launch of the coronavirus vaccine is a fact most don’t know when they roll up their sleeves: In rare cases of serious illness from the shots, the injured are blocked from suing and steered instead to an obscure federal bureaucracy with a record of seldom paying claims. Housed in a nondescript
Across the US, states are increasingly using preemption to stymie local advancement of public health policy strategies, according to updated data released today to LawAtlas.org by the Center for Public Health Law Research and the National League of Cities with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The updated data capture state preemption of local
The United States could start injecting the first Americans with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Monday, the country’s health secretary said Friday. Alex Azar told news channels that final details were being ironed out, after an expert committee convened by regulators voted to grant the two-dose regimen emergency approval for people aged 16 and over.
A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers who developed the calculator expect it to be useful to public health authorities for assessing mortality risks in different communities, and for prioritizing certain groups
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Levels of some small molecules called metabolites in the body may affect your risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. Metabolites come from the food people eat, and they cause chemical processes within the bodies and microbes. An analysis of previously published studies found that the levels of 10 of