Mount Sinai and Hasso Plattner Institute launch new institute for digital health

IMAGE: (Left to right): Dennis Charney, M.D.; Erwin P. Bottinger, M.D.; Joel Dudley, Ph.D.; Christoph Meinel. view more  The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) and the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) today announced an affiliation that brings together industry leaders with combined expertise in health care delivery, health sciences, biomedical and digital engineering, machine learning and artificial…

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Movement toward a poop test for liver cirrhosis

IMAGE: Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) scan of the liver showing elevated liver stiffness consistent with cirrhosis. MRE is a non-invasive, imaging-based biomarker for detection of cirrhosis. view more  Credit: UC San Diego Health For the estimated 100 million U.S. adults and children living with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), whether or not they have liver cirrhosis,…

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Pain, pain go away: new tools improve students’ experience of school-based vaccines

Learn about how to reduce pain, fear and dizziness using The CARD™ System (C-Comfort, A-Ask, R-Relax, D-Distract). This video is provided for general information only. It does not replace a diagnosis… view more  Credit: Dr. Anna Taddio, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy University of Toronto and SickKids and HELPinKids&Adults TORONTO, March 29, 2019 — Researchers…

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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments. Schizophrenia, which affects around 7 people in 1000, is a poorly understood group of mental disorders that disrupt cognition and behaviour. Common hallmarks include delusions,…

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Binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα

IMAGE: The Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica) is a top predator in Lake Baikal, Russia and is contaminated with a variety of environmental pollutants. view more  Credit: Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University A team of researchers at Ehime University revealed the binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to Baikal seal peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α…

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Cancer researchers highlight clinical potential of liquid biopsy using droplet digital PCR technology at the 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Atlanta-March 29, 2019-New research demonstrating the clinical utility of Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) powered liquid biopsy will be presented this week during the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, March 29-April 3. Many of the studies rely on the sensitivity, speed, and cost-effectiveness of ddPCR technology to measure blood-based…

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World first 3D printed feet

IMAGE: These are 3D-printed feet, some enhanced with foot ulcers. view more  Credit: University of South Australia It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating realistic foot ulcers as part of a world-first podiatric…

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Major step towards individual cancer immunotherapy

Cells belonging to the body’s own immune system can help fight tumours. For several years now, this has allowed oncologists to use medications known as checkpoint inhibitors to encourage T cells to eliminate tumour cells. Last year the two scientists who discovered this therapeutic approach were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. While doctors are…

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