Estimating gender biases among health care professionals, surgeons

What The Study Did: This study used measures of implicit and explicit biases to assess how health care professionals associated men and women with career and family, and how surgeons associated men and women with surgery and family medicine. Authors: Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, is the corresponding author. (doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6545)…

Details

Caspase-1 initiates apoptosis, but not pyroptosis, in the absence of gasdermin D

IMAGE: Recently, it has been demonstrated that activated caspase-1 induces pyroptosis, inflammatory and necrosis-like programmed cell death, although it was previously thought to induce apoptosis. It was not known why caspase-1… view more  Background Most unnecessary or dangerous cells such as virus-infected cells commit suicide by activating an in-built suicide program. This type of cell death…

Details

Reflecting on the Border

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). For those of us who are immigrants or part…

Details

Medical News Today: Very low levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol may raise stroke risk

New research examines the data of almost 100,000 participants and finds that excessively low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. New research suggests that having too little LDL cholesterol may harm cardiovascular health. The internet abounds with articles and scientific studies that warn healthcare consumers of the perils of high…

Details