Copper Detoxification Used As Crafty Defense Mechanism By The Fungus Cryptococcus neoformans
A potentially lethal fungal infection appears to gain virulence by being able to anticipate and disarm a hostile immune attack in the lungs, according to findings by researchers at Duke Medicine. Defense mechanisms used by the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans enable it to lead to fatal meningitis, which is one of the opportunistic infections often associated with death in HIV/AIDS patients, organ transplant recipients, diabetics and other immunosuppressed patients. In describing the complex process of how C...
CBS Local – Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed that artificial sweeteners, commonly used in zero-calorie sodas, actually did as much harm to the body as a high-sugar diet. “We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism,” lead researcher Brian Hoffmann sa...
A 57-year-old man was the first person to have both a double lung transplant and a procedure to fill his cracked vertebra with cement, which leaked into his blood stream and nearly killed him.
The surgery involved transplanting skin, muscles, tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels.
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University perform first-of-its-kind operation to address "an unspoken injury of war"
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.
Nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons were involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26 at Johns Hopkins, transplanting an entire penis, scrotum without testicles, and abdomen.
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Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall
Resumo O objetivo foi estimar a preval ência de baixo peso em idosos segundo variáveis demográficas, socioeconômicas, de comportamentos relacionados à saúde, morbidades e estado de saúde. Trata-se de estudo transversal, multicêntrico, que envolveu 3.478 idosos da comunidade ( ≥ 65 anos). O Índice de Massa Corporal (IMC) foi calculado com informações aferidas de peso e altura. A variável dependente foi o baixo peso, classificada pelo IMC
The wounded veteran who received the organ transplant says he feels "finally more normal".