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Evaluating systemic thrombolysis for acute portal vein thrombosis in cirrhotic patients

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:19
The prevalence of Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) varies significantly at different stages of liver disease: 10% in compensated patients, 17% in decompensated patients, 9% in those with acute decompensated cirrhosis, and 2-26% in post-liver transplant patients.

Two new studies offer insights into the molecular biology of neuropsychiatric disease

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:11
Working under the umbrella of the PsychENCODE Consortium, the mental health research project established in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health, a team of Mount Sinai scientists has uncovered important new insights into the molecular biology of neuropsychiatric disease through two new studies published in a special issue of Science on Friday, May 24.

Researchers produce advanced multidimensional maps of gene regulation networks in the brain

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 13:00
A consortium of researchers has produced the largest and most advanced multidimensional maps of gene regulation networks in the brains of people with and without mental disorders.

New small molecule offers hope in combating antibiotic resistance

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:27
Researchers from the University of Oxford have developed a new small molecule that can suppress the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and make resistant bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics.

Driving innovation in regenerative medicine: €37.5 million grant for DRIVE-RM consortium

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:06
The DRIVE-RM consortium, led by Professor of Experimental Nephrology Marianne Verhaar from UMC Utrecht, has been awarded €37.5 million under the prestigious NWO SUMMIT program.

Tattoos could be a risk factor for lymphoma, study suggests

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:55
A new study from Lund University in Sweden suggests that tattoos could be a risk factor for cancer in the lymphatic system, or lymphoma.

New immunogenic strain of vaccinia virus unveils potent cancer therapy potential

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 09:35
Vaccinia viruses are therapeutic tools with different biomedical applications depending on the susceptibility characteristics.

Inflation Reduction Act boosts shingles vaccine uptake by 46% for Medicare Part D recipients

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:57
Among the aims of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is reducing health care costs for older adults by eliminating cost sharing for certain drugs and vaccines covered by Medicare Part D.

Psilocybin use initiates hyperconnectivity in the brain linked to ego-modifying effects

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:48
A new study shows that the use of psilocybin, a compound found in the widely known "magic mushrooms," initiates a pattern of hyperconnectivity in the brain linked to the ego-modifying effects and feelings of oceanic boundlessness.

Comprehensive study provides new understandings of genomic influences on neuropsychiatric disease

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:30
A new analysis has revealed detailed information about genetic variation in brain cells that could open new avenues for the targeted treatment of diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

Weighted blankets ineffective for sleep improvement in maltreated children

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:23
A study by University of Houston sleep expert and psychology professor Candice Alfano has found that weighted blankets, between 5 and 10 pounds, do not improve sleep for children who have experienced various types of maltreatment including abuse or neglect.

In-vivo imaging to quantify collagen morphology in preclinical melanoma models during immunotherapy

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 23:16
Collagen, a major component of the extracellular matrix, plays a crucial role in tumor development.

Newly discovered neuron type guides retinal blood vessel formation

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:54
Scientists have known for years that a lattice of blood vessels nourishes cells in the retina that allow us to see – but it's been a mystery how the intricate structure is created.

Physician-pharmacy integration not associated with change in the care of cancer patients

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:49
Integration of pharmacies with physician practices, where on-site pharmacies open at physician practice locations, is a growing trend in cancer treatment.

New stem cell transplant approach may expand donor pool for high-risk blood cancer patients

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:36
A new treatment approach using an older drug may enable more patients with high-risk blood cancers to receive transplanted stem cells from unrelated, partially matched donors, according to a study conducted by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and colleagues.

Study confirms face masks' effectiveness in reducing disease transmission, calls for improved public understanding

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:27
Researchers reviewed the benefits, practicalities, and harms of masks and masking, finding that masks are effective in reducing respiratory disease transmission despite some adverse effects, and emphasized the need for improved public understanding and policies.

Inadequate access to simple elective surgery puts more people's lives at risk, study reveals

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:19
Inadequate access to simple elective surgery in developing countries is storing up future health problems for patients and may create a spiral of future health complications putting more people's lives at risk, a new study reveals.

UCLA research connects genetic risk and brain changes in autism

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:40
A groundbreaking study led by UCLA Health has unveiled the most detailed view of the complex biological mechanisms underlying autism, showing the first link between genetic risk of the disorder to observed cellular and genetic activity across different layers of the brain.

Dana-Farber research reveals encouraging pregnancy outcomes for breast cancer survivors

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:34
New research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has encouraging news for young women who have survived breast cancer and want to have children.

New AI model sets benchmark in digital pathology with superior cancer diagnostics

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:06
Researchers developed Prov-GigaPath, a whole-slide pathology foundation model using a novel vision transformer architecture. The model demonstrates superior performance in mutation prediction, cancer subtyping, and vision-language tasks. It leverages large-scale real-world data from over 30,000 patients to enhance clinical diagnostics.