13-year-old student dies after fentanyl overdose at Connecticut school
The seventh-grader had been listed in “grave condition” at a hospital after he collapsed in the gymnasium at the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford on Thursday. #seventhgrader #fentanyloverdose #gymnasium (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinician Experience, Life Stressors Drive HIV Adherence, Retention in New Patients Clinician Experience, Life Stressors Drive HIV Adherence, Retention in New Patients
Now that medical science has solved the HIV treatment paradigm, it might be time to shift to patient experience to end the AIDS epidemics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Why pig-to-human heart transplant is for now only a last resort
Analysis: As doctors monitor world ’s first human recipient of pig heart, safety and ethical concerns remainThe world ’s first transplant of a genetically altered pig heart into an ailing human is alandmark for medical science, but the operation, and the approach more broadly, raise substantial safety and ethical concerns.Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center spent eight hours on Friday evening transplanting the heart from the pig into 57-year-old David Bennett, who had been in hospital for more than a month with terminal heart failure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Health Science Maryland Gene editing US news Society World news Genetics Heart disease Biology Animal welfare Animals Organ donation Source Type: news

Greed-Driven Pandemic Still Killing Millions
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Nazihah NoorKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 14 2021 (IPS) Failure to vaccinate most in poor countries sustains the COVID-19 pandemic. Rich country greed and patent monopolies block developing countries from affordably making the means to protect themselves. Mutant menace The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been mutating as it replicates. Numerous replications in hundreds of millions of hosts have generated many variants. Some mutations are more resilient than others, and better able to overcome human defences. Jomo Kwame SundaramEarly data suggest the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant is more transmissible than others...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Nazihah Noor Tags: Aid COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINES Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Anpac Bio-Medical in Montgomery County expects $2.5 million from public stock sale
A Chinese biotechnology company that has its U.S. headquarters in Montgomery County expects to raise $2.5 million in a public stock offering. Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC), which is focused on early cancer screening and detection, is selling 1.13 million American depository shares at $2.22 per share. The amount of the offering could climb to $2.87 million if underwriters exercise their full option to purchase 170,00 0 additional shares to cover overallotments. Anpac plans to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Factors for PAs to Consider When Contemplating an Advanced Degree Factors for PAs to Consider When Contemplating an Advanced Degree
The most common doctoral degree that PAs are seeking now is the Doctor of Medical Science.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Three UCLA faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine
Three faculty members of theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, among the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.New members are elected by their peers through a process that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.The honorees are:Dr. Helena Hansen, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. She co-chairs the medical school ’s Research Theme in Health Equity and Translational Social Science, which cultivates research collaborations between social and biomedica...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Japan ’s Plummeting COVID-19 Cases Create Mysterious Success Story
(TOKYO) — Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. The bars are packed, the trains are crowded, and the mood is celebratory, despite a general bafflement over what, exactly, is behind the sharp drop. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency. Some possible factors in Japan’...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mari Yamagichi/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Japan wire Source Type: news

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says medical science has transformed ambitions for new vaccines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Could regenerative medicine relieve neck, back pain?
Mayo Clinic is looking to regenerative medicine as a potential long-term solution for degenerative disk disease that has for years eluded medical science. Millions of people in the U.S. are afflicted with chronic neck and back pain that often comes after years of wear and tear on the spine. Current treatments provide only temporary relief for this common disorder and finding a cure has been a great challenge for researchers. Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., a physiatrist and pain… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Potential Endgame Scenarios for COVID-19 Potential Endgame Scenarios for COVID-19
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Eli Adashi, MD, Professor, Medical Science, Brown University, about the possible endgame scenarios for COVID-19.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Researcher Hopes to Improve Tumor Treating Fields for Mesothelioma
Dr. Maurizio D’Incalci already has seen Tumor Treating Fields working for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the treatment in 2019. He also knows the therapy is only scratching the surface of its vast potential and could be even more effective. He wants to help improve it. D’Incalci, a heralded biomedical science professor at Humanitas University in Milan, Italy, has begun a study exploring various drug combinations that could have a positive, synergistic effect with Tumor Treating Fields for mesothelioma. “There m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 27, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Anti-androgen therapy can fuel spread of bone tumours in advanced prostate cancer
(Queensland University of Technology) Anti-androgen therapy is commonly used to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer at stages where the disease has spread to the bones. However, new research has found that anti-androgen treatment can actually facilitate prostate cancer cells to adapt and grow in the bone tumour microenvironment model, which has been developed by QUT biomedical scientists led by Dr Nathalie Bock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Methylglyoxal detoxification deficits causes schizophrenia-like behavioral abnormalities
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) We generated a mouse model for a subgroup of schizophrenia patients by feeding Glo1 knockout mice VB6-deficent diets (KO/VB6(-)). We found that the KO/VB6(-) mice accumulated methylglyoxal (MG) in the brain and showed schizophrenia-like behavioral impairments. Furthermore, we found aberrant gene expression related to mitochondria function in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the KO/VB6(-) mice. Finally, we demonstrated abnormal mitochondrial respiratory function and enhanced oxidative stress in the PFC of KO/VB6(-) mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quest for Research Freedom Fuels African Biotech Boom
Tired of dancing to the tunes of international funders, and doubtful that long-promised national grants will come, a handful of African biomedical scientists have turned to private investors to... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Bio Business Source Type: news

Trust racially discriminated against staff member who was refused specialist training
A trust racially discriminated against a biomedical scientist by refusing to allow him to undertake training, an employment tribunal has ruled. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pew funds 10 Latin American scientists conducting critical biomedical research
(Pew Charitable Trusts) The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2021 class members of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The 10 postdoctoral fellows from six Latin American countries--Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay--will receive two years of funding to conduct research in laboratories across the United States and will work under the mentorship of prominent biomedical scientists, including members of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain capillary structures show a correlation with their neuron structures
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) We analyzed cerebral tissues of the anterior cingulate cortex and superior temporal gyrus of schizophrenia cases and controls by using micro-CT. Mean curvatures of the capillary vessels showed a significant correlation to the mean curvatures of neurites, while the mean capillary diameter was almost constant, independent of the cases. The curved capillaries with a constant diameter should occupy a nearly constant volume, while neurons suffering from neurite thinning should have reduced volumes in schizophrenia (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH leaders detail commitment to end structural racism in biomedical science
Scientists, administrators, and staff set forth a frame work to end structural racism across the biomedical research enterprise (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19: where are the mental health trials?, Lancet Psychiatry
COVID-19 prompted rapid mobilisation of health services and medical science in the face of unprecedented challenges. When COVID-19 emerged in 2020, medical science delivered, and delivered quickly. Using large-scale multicentre trials, researchers in partnership with health services established the ability of cheap and scalable interventions (such as corticosteroids) to save lives, and rapidly showed the futility of anecdotally endorsed repurposed drugs (such as hydroxychloroquine). The effectiveness of vaccinations was quickly established in phase 2 and 3 trials, providing the confidence to roll out successful vaccine pro...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the journey from pill to platform
As pharma ’s business model increasingly moves beyond the pill towards the patient and the entire therapeutic context, Medical Affairs was already being earmarked as an increasingly pivotal function.  The pandemic-driven changes that have roiled the healthcare sector have been an accelerant to this disruptive trend.  Last year Medical Affairs became an even more essential partner. Healthcare providers (HCPs) have been consulting Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) for advice and trusted content in greater numbers, increasingly so in a digital context.  There are huge opportunities here for Medical Affai...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Finding New Optimism In Those Pandemic Babies
Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter.Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. As always, you can send comments to me at: Susanna@Time.com. A slew of beloved friends have been having babies lately. I’m embarrassingly emotional about their arrival, or even just the news that they’re on their way. Knowing that this new crop of young ones will uncover delight in this bruised world is one of those ancient wonders. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] It’s been a fractious and scary year, but these p...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

IRRAS Announces publication of a Case report from Buffalo General Medical Center, highlights clinical superiority of IRRAflow treatment versus traditional drainage
IRRAflow Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) Case Report Published in Cureus Journal of Medical Science Publication also documents the ability to deliver targeted thrombolytic medication via IRRAflow's recurring irrigation for the first time in peer-revie... Devices, Neurosurgery, Monitoring IRRAS, IRRAflow, Hummingbird, ICP Monitor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 deficiency enhances the noradrenergic system, leading to behavioral deficits
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) A mouse model was generated to mimic the condition of vitamin B6 (VB6) deficiency observed in a subtype of patients with schizophrenia by feeding with a VB6-lacking diet. The noradrenergic system in the brain of VB6-deficient mice was enhanced, leading to social deficits and cognitive impairment. Inhibiting the excessive noradrenaline (NA) release by VB6 supplementation into the brain or treatment with ?2A adrenoreceptor agonist guanfacine suppressed the increased NA metabolism and ameliorated the behavioral deficits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 'key' to new COVID-19 vaccine development
(Iowa State University) An Iowa State University biomedical scientist is researching a new COVID-19 vaccine that would target only a small portion of the virus's spike protein. The vaccine has shown promise in laboratory experiments, and more vaccines could be necessary in the years ahead as additional SARS-CoV-2 variants emerge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From insight to action in medical affairs
  The context of most human engagement has been limited to the digital space thanks to the current pandemic. Around two thirds of physicians now seek information online, a dramatic increase from the pre-pandemic era.    Clearly on-demand digital consumption of information is fast eclipsing the traditional approach of asking questions of sales reps or MSLs in person, says Kumaran Krishnan, Director of Medical Excellence and Digital Transformation, Teva Pharmaceuticals. “Today, many physicians reach out to digital channels rather than waiting for human interactions to happen.”    And H...
Source: EyeForPharma - May 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

A Growing New Health Crisis Focusing on Emergency Rooms, Medical History & Vaccines
Samah Ghalloussi, one of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the article with a worker of the French Red Cross. Credit: French Red CrossBy Angel MendozaPARIS, Apr 19 2021 (IPS) This year’s World Health Day on 7 April was an opportunity for three entrepreneurs to share their insights and reflections on a rather complex year due to the health crisis and comment on their experiences developing impactful products and services in this sector. Emeric Lemaire, co-founder of Arkhn, Samah Ghallousi, CEO of AALIA.tech and Antoine Noel, co-founder and director of Japet, are all either associates of Liberté Living-Lab, (a ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angel Mendoza Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New method expands the world of small RNAs
(University of California - Riverside) A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new RNA-sequencing method-- " Panoramic RNA Display by Overcoming RNA Modification Aborted Sequencing, " or PANDORA-seq -- that can help discover numerous modified small RNAs that were previously undetectable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Caltech professor Ibrahim Ciss é applies physics to decode and understand RNA transcription
(Vilcek Foundation) The Vilcek Foundation recognizes the research contributions and work of Caltech professor Ibrahim Ciss é in a new article and video. Ciss é is the recipient of a 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK
Charles Oti should be in his NHS job fighting the virus. Instead, the Home Office wants to send him to NigeriaAn infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, prompting fresh calls for a more “humane” approach to skilled migrants.The government has refused Charles Oti, 46, from Nigeria the right to remain in the UK even though the job he was offered is among the government ’s most sought-after skilled positions.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mark Townsend Tags: Immigration and asylum Home Office NHS Priti Patel Coronavirus UK news World news Nigeria Health Africa Human rights Science Source Type: news

How the South African COVID-19 variant was found
(University of California - Riverside) Variants of the coronavirus are appearing in different parts of the world, many of them spreading with alarming speed. One contagious variant is the South African, or SA, variant, identified by an international team of researchers, including biomedical scientists from the University of California, Riverside. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lower dose, less toxic radiopharmaceutical produces better outcomes
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) Together with collaborators at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Professor Shawn Chen of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, has managed to improve the pharmacokinetics and effectiveness of PPRT, while reducing its dosage and toxicity. The researchers did this by introducing a truncated Evans blue molecule onto octreotate peptide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular biologist Mohamed Abou featured in new video and article from the Vilcek Foundation
(Vilcek Foundation) The Vilcek Foundation recognizes the research contributions and work of Princeton University faculty member Mohamed Abou Donia in a new article and video. Abou Donia is the recipient of a 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. He receives the award for his rigorous work on the impact of the microbiome of humans and other organisms on host health, disease, and the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BCAS3-C16orf70 complex is a new actor on the mammalian autophagic machinery
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) Autophagy is an intracellular degradation process of cytosolic materials and damaged organelles. Targeted cargo are engulfed by membranes called autophagosome, then delivered to lysosomes where they are degraded. This process is complex, especially in mammals, with many regulatory factors. Researchers in the Ubiquitin Project of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMIMS) discovered mammalian BCAS3-C16orf70 as novel proteins that associate with the autophagosome membranes via interaction with phosphoinositide. These studies were published in Autophagy. (Source: ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vilcek Foundation allocates $150,000 for 2022 prizes honoring immigrant scientists
(Vilcek Foundation) The Vilcek Foundation has announced that in 2022 it will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The foundation has allocated $150,000 to make three awards of $50,000 each to early-career biomedical scientists who have already demonstrated significant accomplishments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Efficient, systematic genetic analysis helps dissect disease inheritance
(City University of Hong Kong) An international research team, including a biomedical scientist from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has developed a high-throughput biological assay technique which enabled them to conduct a systematic analysis on the impact of nearly 100,000 genetic variants on the binding of transcription factors to DNA. Their findings provided valuable data for finding key biomarkers of type 2 diabetes for diagnostics and treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Largest batch of AIIMS resident surgeons to learn basics of robotic surgery
In the largest such initiative so far, a group of 70 young surgeons specialising in oncology at the premier medical science institute in New Delhi are learning the basics of robot-assisted surgeries in a new two-month course. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech pursuing deal to access $5B China market with lung cancer test
San Antonio-based bioAffinity Technologies Inc. has secured a non-binding letter of intent from  Shanghai Fosun Long March Medical Science Co. Ltd. to evaluate its initial product — the CyPath Lung. The expectation is that the two companies will negotiate a binding agreement to commercialize the non-invasive test for early detection of lung cancer in China. “China represents a $5 billio n market for CyPath Lung. An estimated 780,000 people will be diagnosed annually in China with lung cancer,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Biotech pursuing deal to access $5B China market with lung cancer test
San Antonio-based bioAffinity Technologies Inc. has secured a non-binding letter of intent from  Shanghai Fosun Long March Medical Science Co. Ltd. to evaluate its initial product — the CyPath Lung. The expectation is that the two companies will negotiate a binding agreement to commercialize the non-invasive test for early detection of lung cancer in China. “China represents a $5 billio n market for CyPath Lung. An estimated 780,000 people will be diagnosed annually in China with lung cancer,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

NASA ’s Climate Communications Might Not Recover From The Damage Of Trump’s Systemic Suppression
Before former U.S. President Donald Trump incited a hostile insurrection against the Capitol, he’d already smashed wrecking balls through the ranks of government agencies. Among the many casualties was the truth about climate science, which NASA was routinely prevented from sharing with the public that supports it. I was the senior science editor for NASA’s Global Climate Change website and witnessed the impact of science suppression firsthand. I’d been at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), one of 10 NASA centers, for a decade when, three weeks into the Trump Administration, on Feb. 16, 2017, t...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Laura Tenenbaum Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Discovering structural diverseness of neurons between brain areas and between cases
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) Dr. Masanari Itokawa who is the vice president of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science and colleague by the collaboration with Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI/SPring-8) and Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory identified that the schizophrenia cases showed a thin and tortuous neuronal network compared with the controls (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lipid composition of microalgae of the Kaliningrad Region was determined
(Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University) Scientists from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Kemerovo State University determined the qualitative and quantitative composition of fatty acids that the lipids of microalgae comprise. The results are expected to benefit medical science, cosmetology, energy production and the production of feed additives and functional food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Senolysis by glutaminolysis inhibition ameliorates various age-associated disorders
(The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) A collaborative research group led by Professor Makoto Nakanishi of the Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo (IMSUT) has identified an inhibitor of the glutamate metabolic enzyme GLS1 so that its administration selectively eliminates senescent cells in vivo. They confirmed that the GLS1 inhibitor eliminated senescent cells from various organs and tissues in aged mice, ameliorating age-associated tissue dysfunction and the symptoms of obese diabetes, arteriosclerosis, and NASH. The results of this research were published in 'Science' on January 15,...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Remyelinating drug could improve vision in patients with multiple sclerosis
(University of California - Riverside) A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, reports a drug -- an estrogen receptor ligand called indazole chloride (IndCl) -- has the potential to improve vision in patients with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The study, performed on mice induced with a model of MS and the first to investigate IndCl's effect on the pathology and function of the complete afferent visual pathway, is published in Brain Pathology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Hormones Are Key in Brain Health Differences Between Men and Women
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Medical science has come a long way since the days of " bikini medicine, " when the only time doctors managed a woman's health differently than a man's was when treating the parts of her body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Association between Antibiotic Consumption and Incidence of Clostridioides difficile Infection in a Hospital. Journal of Korean medical science 35(47): e407
Previous exposure to antimicrobials is a major risk factor for Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). Antibiotic prescription and C. difficile toxin assay records of patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Korea from 2009 to 2013 were collected to investigate the association between antibiotic consumption and CDI incidence. A Spearman's correlation analysis between CDI incidence (positive result of toxin assay/10,000 admissions) and antibiotic consumption (defined daily dose/1,000 patient-days) was performed on a monthly basis. Using the matched month approach, we found a significant correlation between CDI rate and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news