Higher weight increases risk of psoriasis

Studies have linked psoriasis and higher weight, but the causal relationship between the two has been unclear. What triggers what? Or could other underlying reasons explain the connection? «Higher BMI may contribute to increased inflammation of the skin, which can exacerbate psoriasis, but it could also be that psoriasis leads to a person being less…

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Press invitation: Opening conference of LifeTime in Berlin

Under the title «Understanding Cells to Revolutionize Healthcare», researchers, political decision-makers, industry leaders and prominent figures of the scientific community will gather in Berlin to discuss strategies to better understand how diseases arise and develop in the human body — cell by cell. At the opening conference, the LifeTime consortium will present its vision and…

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NeurExo Sciences and Henry Ford present preclinical data on exosomes at ISEV2019

NeurExo Sciences, LLC (NXS), a biotechnology company focused on the development of exosome therapies and subsidiary of NeuroTrauma Sciences LLC, and Henry Ford Health System, a non-profit organization, today announced the presentation of new data on exosomes at the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2019 Annual Meeting being held April 24-28, 2019 in Kyoto,…

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How does chronic edema impact health-related quality of life?

IMAGE: Lymphatic Research and Biology delivers the latest developments and advances in lymphatic biology and pathology from the world’s leading biomedical investigators. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 26, 2019—Final results of the large, international LIMPRINT study have provided new data on the prevalence of chronic swelling and the devastating…

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University of Maryland first to use unmanned aircraft to deliver kidney for transplant

VIDEO: In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center… view more  Credit: University of Maryland Medical Center/University of Maryland School of Medicine BALTIMORE and COLLEGE PARK, MD — In a first-ever advancement in human medicine…

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Bactericidal action of violacein revealed

In an article published in the journal ACS Infectious Diseases, Brazilian researchers describe the bactericidal action mechanism of violacein, a violet pigment produced by environmental bacteria, especially Chromobacterium violaceum. According to the authors of the study, the substance targets the cytoplasmic membrane of bacteria, mainly affecting gram-positive bacteria such as those of the genera Streptococcus,…

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UA College partners with Space Tango to test diagnostic tool in space

PHOENIX — Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix are partnering with Space Tango, a private aerospace company that designs, builds and operates facilities on the International Space Station, to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space. Led by Director and Professor Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, the UA…

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Children’s NICU slashes unintended extubation rates by 60% over 10 years

IMAGE: This is Lamia Soghier, M.D., MEd, Children’s NICU medical director and the study’s senior author. view more  Credit: Children’s National WASHINGTON-(April 26, 2019)-A quality-improvement project at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s National that included standardized taping methods, bedside review of events within 72 hours and reducing how often newborns received chest X-rays…

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Biological machinery of cell’s ‘executioner’ yields secrets of its control

IMAGE: Tudor Moldoveanu, Ph.D., an assistant member of St. Jude Department of Structural Biology, view more  Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called necroptosis that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the…

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A spoonful of peppermint helps the meal go down

IMAGE: Leaves of the peppermint plant, from which peppermint oil is derived. view more  Credit: Image from dreamstime.com —Creative Commons Zero (CC0) public domain license. Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain. If you go see a…

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