CDC Expresses Concern About Possibility of Undetected Monkeypox Spread in U.K. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expressed concern Tuesday about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission of the virus there and warning of the possibility
Transfusion of Brain Fluid from Young Mice is a Memory-Elevating Elixir for Old Animals For a human, one of the first signs someone is getting old is the inability to remember little things; maybe they misplace their keys, or get lost on an oft-taken route. For a laboratory mouse, it’s
Nanoparticles Are the Future of Medicine – Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways to Design Tiny Particle Treatments for Cancer
Nanoparticles Are the Future of Medicine – Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways to Design Tiny Particle Treatments for Cancer When you hear the word “nanomedicine,” it might call to mind scenarios like those in the 1966 movie “Fantastic Voyage.” The film portrays a medical team shrunken down to ride
Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, PD damages or destroys neurons located in the midbrain. These neurons produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in movement. This lack of dopamine causes PD symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination.
Gastrointestinal Issues Linked With Anxiety, Social Withdrawal for Kids With Autism Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers. Some also experience other internalizing symptoms at the same time, including stress, anxiety, depression and
Calming Overexcited Neurons May Protect Brain After Stroke Neuroscientists believed that, in the aftermath of a stroke, calming overexcited neurons might prevent them from releasing a toxic molecule that can kill neurons already damaged by lack of oxygen. This idea was supported by studies in cells and animals, but it
Gut Bacterium Supports Growth in Infants with Severe Acute Malnutrition About 18 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and over 3 million children die from it each year. Treatment with high-calorie supplemental foods and antibiotics can prevent deaths, but these interventions often have limited impact on
Experts at Children’s Mercy Kansas City Turn to Long-Read Whole Genome Sequencing to Find Answers for Rare Diseases
Experts at Children's Mercy Kansas City Turn to Long-Read Whole Genome Sequencing to Find Answers for Rare Diseases By the time families of children with an undiagnosed rare disease reach the experts at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, one of the nation’s premier pediatric medical systems, many of them have already
Early Detection Warnings Can Reduce Medical Emergencies For critical care nurses, identifying declines in patient condition as soon as possible can help improve the quality of care delivered and reduce medical emergencies. Read more...
Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: What You Need to Know Unfortunately, I don’t know of any current stem cell-based treatments for heart disease that are going to give a good chance of a clear benefit and low risk. That’s the reality today. The better news is that there are