Across the globe, major shifts in many countries’ demographics are starting to drive notable changes in how healthcare is delivered in these nations. Having fewer pediatric patients and more senior citizens is fundamentally altering what types of tests are in greatest demand from the medical laboratories in these countries.
Dr. Liz Tayler from the World Health Organization discusses antimicrobial resistance and how people can get involved and help raise awareness.
The outcome predictive models were developed in part using data from a large multi-center National Institute of Mental Health-funded study and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings provide strong evidence that the current trial-and-error approach used in clinical practice for the selection of the right antidepressant can be replaced with this new precision medicine approach.
Regular blood tests before and during chemotherapy for prostate cancer can detect whether or not a patient is resistant or developing resistance to treatment with docetaxel, according to new research.
Scientists uncovered new evidence supporting a cancer-promoting role for enzyme MAPK6. The study shows that MAPK6 furthers cancer growth by activating the AKT pathway, a known cancer-promoting cellular mechanism. The findings suggest that therapies directed at interfering with MAPK6 activity in cancer may offer an effective treatment approach for this condition.
In mice with a spinal cord injury, mixing materials including bioactive sequences formed a polymer meshwork that improved axon regrowth, angiogenesis, and neuronal cell survival. The study points to opportunities for specially controlled supramolecular polymers.
Citizens claiming racial diversity increased by 276% in the 2020 census, leading experts to wonder if racial diversity is increasing or if people are simply electing to identify as such and how this trend will affect healthcare
Exercise increases the body's own cannabis-like substances, which in turn helps reduce inflammatory substances, called cytokines, and could potentially help treat certain conditions such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease.
A small number of people who recover from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) experience long COVID, persistent symptoms that range from neurological issues to fatigue. The underlying cause behind long COVID remains poorly understood, but a new study suggests a trio of cytokines — IL-1ß, IL-6, and TNF-α — are associated with long COVID symptoms.
Tiny particles of gold could be the new weapon in the fight against bacterial antibiotic resistance, according to research just published. Scientists have been investigating the use of gold nanoclusters—each made up of about 25 atoms of gold—to target and disrupt bacterial cells, making them more susceptible to standard antibiotic treatments.
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