For Vitiligo Patients, New Treatments Offer Hope

Stella Pavlides has vitiligo. It’s an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks the cells, called melanocytes, that give skin its color. She was 22 years old and studying to be a court reporter when she first developed unsightly white patches on her hands and feet, then around her mouth, eyes, arms, legs and groin.…

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Helping Students With Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is not just about how the child feels in the room taking the test, said Nathaniel von der Embse, an assistant professor of school psychology at the University of South Florida, who was the first author on a 30-year review of test anxiety published in 2018. The review showed that test anxiety is…

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Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment

IMAGE: 68Ga-PSMA11 PET MIP images at baseline and after 2 cycles of 177Lu-PSMA radioligand therapy in a patients with mCRPC. view more  Credit: Andrei Gafita, Matthias Eiber, TUM School of Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany. New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient’s treatment. Prostate-specific…

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Alzheimer’s disease: Sex affects tau accumulation in the brain

IMAGE: Sex Modulates the ApoE ε4 Effect on 18F-AV-1451 Tau PET. view more  Credit: Paranjpe M, Liu M, Paranjpe I, et al. The strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (ApoE ε4). Research presented by Manish Paranjpe at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and…

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Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct

IMAGE: A 38-year-old woman diagnosed to have with Pott’s spine was subjected to F-18 FDG PET/CT scan. Baseline study—maximum intensity projection image (A), fused PET/CT (B) and CT image (C) showing… view more  Credit: Mittal BR, Parihar AS, Sood A, et al. Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2019 Annual Meeting…

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Researchers identify genes linked to sex differentiation in giant Amazon fish

IMAGE: Discoveries by Brazilian and German researchers may facilitate early sexing of pirarucu (arapaima) and its reproduction in captivity while also paving the way for genetic improvement. view more  Brazilian and German scientists have completed a collaborative project to sequence and analyze the whole genome of Arapaima gigas, a giant freshwater fish known in Brazil as…

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UTHealth program earns accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association

IMAGE: Poyee Tung, M.D., is the medical director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UTHealth. view more  Credit: Maricruz Kwon/UTHealth Congenital heart disease, which used to be considered a death sentence, is now a managed disease for adults thanks to advances in medicine and specialized programs such as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program…

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Research journal publishes first-ever obesity-focused education competencies

DENVER—Today, the research journal Obesity published the study «Development of Obesity Competencies for Medical Education: A Report from the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative» which outlines the first set of obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education for physicians and advanced healthcare providers. The 32 competencies were developed by The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an…

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