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'Jelly' that could renew damaged knee joints

‘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

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’

Cytosponge-AI combo could help doctors diagnose Barrett’s esophagus

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

Could your smartphone hold clues to early Alzheimer’s disease?

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.

Could NRF2 be your magic molecule for eternal youth?

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

California could see 100,000 hospitalizations in January

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

New LawAtlas data show widespread preemption efforts by US states in policy domains that could improve health

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

US COVID vaccinations could start by Monday: health secretary

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.

New online COVID-19 mortality risk calculator could help determine who should get vaccines first

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

Metabolites’ From Food Could Affect Your Stroke Risk

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