Automated AI algorithm uses routine imaging to predict cardiovascular risk
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators teamed up to develop and evaluate a deep learning system that may help change this. The system automatically measures coronary artery calcium from CT scans to help physicians and patients make more informed decisions about cardiovascular prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When is the best time to take Vitamin D?
VITAMIN D supplements can help keep people healthy by regulating the amount of phosphate and calcium in the body. So when is the best time to take vitamin D? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium-Induced Autonomic Denervation Linked to Lower Post-op AF Calcium-Induced Autonomic Denervation Linked to Lower Post-op AF
Intraoperative injection of calcium chloride into the four major atrial ganglionated plexi reduced the incidence of early postoperative atrial fibrillation in a proof-of-concept study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Better chest CT CAC reporting avoids unnecessary exams
Reporting coronary artery calcium (CAC) on routine chest CT could help clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine-learning model predicts adverse cardiac outcomes CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk Coronary calcium usually ignored on chest CT (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Host a Specialised Endocrinology Network for Bone and Mineral
The Society’s Clinical Committee, working with our Bone and Calcium Endocrine Network, and in association with the NHSEI Clinical Reference Group, propose setting up a network of bone and mineral hubs across the UK.  It has become clear from the GIRFT process, and other available data, that significant variance is present in the outcomes and quality of clinical endocrinology services across the UK. The specialised endocrinology networks for bone and mineral aim to more standardise care in this area. It is envisaged that there would be a number of specific objectives for this sy...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mechanisms in the kidney that control magnesium and calcium levels discovered
(Massachusetts General Hospital) The gene KCTD1 directs production of a protein that functions in the kidney to maintain a normal balance of magnesium and calcium in blood. Loss of KCTD1 impairs the ability of the kidney to properly absorb magnesium and calcium from urine in the kidney, leading to abnormally low magnesium and calcium blood levels, thereby triggering the parathyroid glands to secrete excess parathyroid hormone that in turn leads to metabolic bone disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Three-site study highlight effectiveness of FEND nasal calcium rich salts
(World Scientific) In apaper published in Molecular Frontiers Journal, researchers from Cambridge, Massachusetts and Bangalore, India study the effectiveness of FEND product to significantly improve airway hygiene by reducing and suppressing respiratory droplets potentially containing airborne pathogens and other contaminants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lithium pollution of a white dwarf records the accretion of an extrasolar planetesimal
We report the detection of lithium, sodium, potassium, and calcium in the atmosphere of the white dwarf Gaia DR2 4353607450860305024, which we ascribe to the accretion of a planetesimal. Using model atmospheres, we determine abundance ratios of these elements, and, with the exception of lithium, they are consistent with meteoritic values in the Solar System. We compare the measured lithium abundance with measurements in old stars and with expectations from Big Bang nucleosynthesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, B. C., Clemens, J. C., Blouin, S., Dufour, P., Hegedus, R. J., Reding, J. S., Bedard, A. Tags: Astronomy, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science reports Source Type: news

New drug form may help treat osteoporosis, calcium-related disorders
(Purdue University) Purdue University innovators developed a stabilized form of human calcitonin, which is a peptide drug already used for people with osteoporosis. Researchers at Purdue created a prodrug form of the peptide hormone to increase its effectiveness as an osteoporosis treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fellow scientists honor James Putney Jr.
<div class="rxbodyfield">Fellow scientists honored NIEHS scientist James Putney Jr., Ph.D., for 40 years of lasting contributions to the study of calcium signaling.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fires, flooding before settlement may have formed the Amazon's rare patches of fertility
(University of Oregon) Phosphorous, calcium and charcoal in spotty patches of fertile soil in the Amazon rainforest suggest that natural processes such as fires and river flooding, not the ingenuity of indigenous populations, created rare sites suitable for agriculture, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Initiates Rolling Submission of a Biologics License Application to U.S. FDA for BCMA CAR-T Therapy Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel (cilta-cel) for the Treatment of Relapsed and/or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
December 21, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the initiation of a rolling submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), an investigational B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, for the treatment of adults with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.“We are committed to innovation in cell therapy and advancing the science of multiple myeloma to improve patients’ lives,” said Peter Lebowitz, M.D....
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

One in Five Patients Hospitalized With COVID - 19 Dies
Statins, angiotensin - converting enzyme inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers tied to lower risk for death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Voco Introduces Provicol QM Aesthetic Translucent Zinc Oxide, Non-Eugenol Temporary Cement with Calcium Hydroxide
Introducing Provicol QM Aesthetic, a zinc oxide-based transparent non-eugenol temporary cement that secures provisional crowns and bridges without affecting the overlying color of the restoration.This zinc oxide-based formula promotes anti-bacterial properties as well as an ideal adhesion and strength with a semi-elastic consistency that allows for easy clean up. Distinct from resin-based temporary cements, zinc-oxide cements do not permanently bond to composite core build-ups, therefore simplifying the removal of temporaries..The new and innovative glass matrix with polyhedral particles allows for a translucency only achi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regenerative Endodontic Procedures, Disinfectants and Outcomes: A Systematic Review
 Prim Dent J. 2020 Dec;9(4):65-84. doi: 10.1177/2050168420963302.AbstractAims: This systematic review aims to identify and synthesise available evidence to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes of REP involving any disinfection irrigant together with a non-antibiotic intracanal medicament.Methods: Experimental and observational studies evaluating the outcomes of REP in immature non-vital permanent teeth in 6-16 year olds, where the protocol used any type of disinfectant irrigant together with a non-antibiotic intracanal medicament (non-setting calcium hydroxide) were included. Data was n...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news