Feces transplantation: Effective treatment with economic benefits

Healthy donor faeces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, faeces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR 1.1 million) each time fifty patients are treated for the deadly diarrhoea infection Clostridium difficile at a public hospital. These are the perspectives of the…

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Advances in cryo-EM materials may aid cancer and biomedical research

IMAGE: The Kelly Lab, in collaboration with Protochips, Inc., has developed new custom-designed substrates (cryo-ChipsTM ) for use in cryo-Electron Microscopy. These substrates enabled structural studies of mutated proteins formed in… view more  Credit: Deb Kelly / Penn State Cryogenic-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate,…

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Researchers devise a progression risk-based classification for patients with AWM

IMAGE: Mark Bustoros, MD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute By analyzing data from hundreds of patients with asymptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia (AWM), researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have devised a risk model for determining whether patients with AWM have a low, intermediate, or high risk of developing symptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), which requires chemotherapy treatment. Waldenström…

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Insilico to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum

IMAGE: Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum in London, June 26-27 view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest results in…

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When designing clinical trials for huntington’s disease, first ask the experts

Amsterdam, NL, April 23, 2019 — Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington’s disease (HD) and at least some molecular underpinnings of the disease has resulted in a new era of clinical testing of potential treatments. How best to design clinical trials in which HD patients are willing to participate and comply is…

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United Airlines Employee Charged With Using Racial Slurs Toward Customer

Image After a United Airlines employee was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly using racial slurs, the company said it had “zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.”CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press A United Airlines employee accused of directing racial slurs at a customer has been charged in Texas with disorderly conduct, according to court documents. The…

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A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing

XIJIAHE, China — The plague’s victims die gruesomely. First, a high fever. The skin goes flushed, purplish. There is a discharge from the eyes and nose. Bloody diarrhea. And within days, death. The survival rate is near zero. By China’s official estimates, the present outbreak of African swine fever, which affects pigs but is harmless…

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Traveling to Cuba May Get Harder for Americans

Image A night view of Havana, which has drawn an increasing number of American travelers.CreditRobert Rausch for The New York Times For Americans who want to visit Cuba, things got even murkier as the Trump administration last week said that it would further restrict nonfamily travel to the island. The new restrictions are part of…

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Front Burner: Looking for a Plastic Bag Alternative?

The extinction of plastic bags is coming, so you may as well prepare. Reusable Stasher bags are a silicone alternative to disposable zipper-locked sandwich and storage bags. The company makes them in a range of translucent colors in five sizes — pocket, snack, sandwich, half-gallon and 12-cup stand-up. All have press-and-seal closures and are suitable…

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Front Burner: For the Night Owls and Early Birds

Suzanne Dumaine — a trained chef, recipe developer and writer — is flying solo at her own West Village grocery and cafe, Three Owls Market. She’s stocking the shelves with items that look to Italy, like pastas, cheeses, olive oils, sauces and a small selection of everyday food staples. Chickens raised in the Catskills are…

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