Researchers target metastasis in fight against cancer
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) An experimental combination drug therapy attacking the DNA integrity of cancer cells is showing promise for a possible new cancer therapy in the future.Scientists at the University of Alberta used two drugs together to enhance DNA damage to human breast cancer cells in mice and reduce their capacity to repair themselves. By doing so, the researchers were able to dramatically shrink tumours and prevent metastasis in the mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transplanting adult spinal cord tissues: A new strategy of repair spinal cord injury
(Science China Press) Spinal cord injury repair is one of the most challenging medical problems, and no effective therapeutic methods has been developed. Now researchers from China reported transplantation of adult spinal cord tissue for treatment of adult complete spinal cord injury. This work provided valuable information for future clinical application. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Disaster Aid Bill Faces Uncertain Future
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that's a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this week. At stake is $13.5 billion emergency relief legislation to help southern farmers, rebuild hurricane-damaged military bases, repair water systems, and assist victims of last year's California wildfires, among other purposes. The measure has wide backing from both Democrats and Republicans and is perhaps most ardently backed by Trump loyalists such as David Perdue, R-G...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Zimmer Biomet & #039;s Rosa One Spine System
FDA has cleared Zimmer Biomet's Rosa One Spine System, making the company the first to gain FDA clearance for brain, spine, and knee offerings on one robotic platform. The milestone follows on the heels of the Warsaw, IN-based company scoring FDA clearance earlier this year for the Rosa Knee System to be used in robotically-assisted replacement procedures. Surgical robotics is hotter than ever in 2019, particularly on the orthopedics side, and Zimmer Biomet is sliding into the market just in time. But don't expect the company to rush into a full commercial launch with this technology. CEO Bryan Hanson previously said the c...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When to consume protein: The facts
Consuming protein is necessary for muscle growth and repair. There is no single best time for this, but rather it depends on individual goals. Learn more about when to have protein here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lithium-ion Batteries and Recall Challenges for Medical Devices
The reduced size, weight and power consumption of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries has been a boon for medical device manufacturers seeking to create more portable and convenient products. Their implementation allows for medical devices to become smaller and more ergonomic without sacrificing power or performance. Consequently, their popularity has soared in recent years. But the efficiency gains of Li-ion batteries are tempered by the increased safety risks and regulatory concerns the technology poses—especially for medical devices. Multiple viral videos have demonstrated the dangers of products with Li-io...
Source: MDDI - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Harvey Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Advances in the research of early deepening mechanism and prevention measures of burn wounds - Lai QH, Zhang YL, Xin GH.
Deepening of wounds not only prolongs the wound repair time, increases the chance of scar formation after healing, but also is one of the important causes of death in severe burn patients. How to prevent wound deepening is a clinical problem in the treatme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Researchers reveal new molecular mechanism involved in pancreas repair
(University of Malaga) Ram ó n Mu ñ oz-Ch á puli and Rita Carmona, researchers of the UMA Department of Animal Biology, have identified a new molecular mechanism involved in pancreas repair.These experts have demonstrated that Wt1 gene deletion causes deterioration of pancreas. A mouse study has evidenced that, a few days after silencing this gene, pancreatic tissue deteriorates, acini -producers of pancreatic enzymes- losses adhesion and, also, a severe edema occurs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the University of Maryland Medical System can work to repair its brand
"Lots of major brands have weathered some kind of crisis and have been able to recover. The public moves on pretty quickly. And soon enough, there will be some new crisis on people's minds." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Easy Eggs for a Nutritious Breakfast
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- Recent research shows that eggs can be part of a healthful diet. Eggs are highly nutritious because they deliver the essential amino acids your body needs to build and repair muscle and help keep your metabolism humming.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Life and Death
When hair follicle stem cells lose their protein-based death cue, they take on a new role helping to repair wounds in skin. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Women Fare Worse After Thoracic Aortic Surgery Women Fare Worse After Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Older age at surgery for women and surgical repair later in the disease process may contribute to this disparity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

She Owed $227,000 in Medical Bills —Even With Insurance. Here’s What it Took to Pay Them
The first surprise was the massive heart attack, which struck as Debbie Moehnke waited in a Vancouver, Wash., medical clinic last summer. “She had an appointment because her feet were swollen real bad,” said Larry Moehnke, her husband. “But she got in there and it was like, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!’” Her life suddenly at risk, the 59-year-old was rushed by ambulance, first to a local hospital, where she was stabilized, and then, the next day, to Oregon Health & Science University across the river in Portland for urgent cardiac care. That meant heart bypass surge...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JoNel Aleccia / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

RegeneRx Announces New Board Member
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 21, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX) ("the Company" or "RegeneRx"), a clinical-stage drug development company focused on tissue protection, repair a... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The combination approach uses one drug that inhibits the process — known as lysosome — that allows cancer cells to recycle essential nutrients to survive, and another drug that blocks the pathway used to repair DNA. Researchers found the approach to be promising after testing it on pancreatic cancer cells and mice in the laboratory.BACKGROUNDPancreatic cancer, which is the third leading cause...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA warns Integra ’ s TEI Biosciences over quality, validation issues
The FDA recently revealed a warning letter it sent to Integra LifeSciences‘ (NSDQ:IART) TEI Biosciences over four noted violations it found during an inspection of TEI’s Boston-based facilities. The federal watchdog said that it inspected the company’s facilities where it produces collagen-based medical devices, including its Xenform soft tissue repair matrix, from last October to November last year. The recently released letter covers both the noted violations and a number of responses from the company it received from last November to February. The FDA’s first noted violation was a failure properl...
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Integra LifeSciences TEI Biosciences Source Type: news

Echocardiography identifies patients for valve repair
Echocardiography can help determine which patients with heart failure and leaking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection Societies renew call to pull ultrasound contrast warning ACC, ASE release echocardiography training guidance ASE offers TEE guidelines for congenital heart disease Heart valve-tracking algorithm boosts viability of 4D MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atreon Orthopedics Received FDA Clearance for Rotator Cuff Regeneration Product
Rotium™, a Rotator Cuff Repair Device, Set to be Available April 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Today, Atreon Orthopedics, a ParaGen Technologies subsidiary company that focuses on orthopedic products, ann... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA Atreon Orthopedics, ParaGen Technologies, Rotium , Bioresorbable Wick (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Wins Additional Indication for MitraClip
Abbott Laboratories has received an expanded indication for MitraClip. The Abbott Park, IL-based company’s new indication addresses the secondary form of mitral regurgitation and significantly increases the amount of people with MR able to be treated with MitraClip. Based on this approval, Abbott said it will now begin discussions with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and physician specialty societies to request a revision to the national coverage determination that would expand Medicare coverage to include secondary MR patients.The indication was supported by the results of the COAPT T...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

MitraClip Valve Repair Device Gets Expanded Indication MitraClip Valve Repair Device Gets Expanded Indication
The FDA has approved the MitraClip for use in patients with heart failure and moderate-to-severe or severe secondary mitral regurgitation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for Expanded Indication for MitraClip ™ Device
- The world's first minimally invasive mitral valve repair device now approved to help difficult-to-treat heart failure patients with clinically significant secondary mitral regurgitation (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3D models could help reduce radiotherapy's side effects
3D models could help decrease radiotherapy side effects, according to a study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside New 3D printer materializes entire 3D model at once 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D-printed head phantom helps calibrate 7T MRI 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Indication for Valve Repair Device to Treat Certain Heart Failure Patients with Mitral Regurgitation
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for a heart valve repair device that is intended to reduce moderate-to-severe or severe mitral regurgitat... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, FDA Abbott Vascular, MitraClip, mitral valve, mitral regurgitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves new indication for valve repair device to treat certain heart failure patients with mitral regurgitation
Device is for treatment of patients to reduce mitral regurgitation in certain patients with heart failure symptoms who fail to respond to traditional therapy (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Science and Engineering Research Facilities: Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides information on the amount and condition of science and engineering research space at eligible U.S. colleges and universities. Data tables include information on research space, new construction, deferred construction, and repair and renovation projects, all by field, state, and type of academic institution. Data in this report are from the FY 2017 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 14, 2019 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Stryker pays up to $220m for OrthoSpace
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today that it put $220 million on the table for OrthoSpace and its InSpace rotator cuff repair device. Stryker said it paid $110 million in up-front cash and agreed to another $110 million in potential milestones for the Caesarea, Israel-based company. “The acquisition of OrthoSpace is highly complementary to our existing portfolio and aligns with Stryker’s focus on investing in sports medicine,” medsurg president Andy Pierce said in prepared remarks. “We are excited about the momentum OrthoSpace has in key global markets and the additional surgical option this technology pro...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat OrthoSpace Stryker Source Type: news

Miach Orthopaedics touts results of two-year study on ACL repair
Miach Orthopaedics said that a study of its bio-engineered implant for autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair revealed results similar to those achieved by traditional ACL repair surgeries two years post-procedure. The non-randomized, two-arm study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital enrolled 10 patients treated with Miach Orthopaedics’ bridging scaffold-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR) implant with hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction and was conducted under an FDA Investigational Device Exemption. The BEAR implant was designed to be surgically placed between the torn ACL ends at the time of re...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Miach Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Admedus wins CE Mark for CardioCel 3D, VascuCel products
Admedus (ASX:AHZ)  has won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its CardioCel 3D and VascuCel products which use its proprietary Adapt tissue technology, according to a report from ProactiveInvestors. The Australian company plans to begin the first stage of a commercial launch of the devices in the region later this month, according to the report. “After our initial positive experience with Adapt we are excited to have the choice of these 3D shaped products that will produce better reconstructions for complex aortic arch repair surgeries,” Dr. Tomasz Mroczek said, according to ProactiveInvestors...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Admedus Ltd. Source Type: news

S & amp;N Expands Reach into Regenerative Medicine with M & amp;A
Smith & Nephew is taking a deeper dive into the regenerative medicine market through its $660 million acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics. The London-based company said it hopes to close the deal in 2Q19 and made the announcement of the pending merger at the American Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting held this week in Las Vegas. Columbia MD-based Osiris Therapeutics delivered revenue of $102 million for the nine-months ended 30 September 2018, an 18.7% increase over the comparable period in 2017. Revenue was $36.5 million for the three-month period ended 30 September 2018, a 22.4% increase year on year. Osiris is ex...
Source: MDDI - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

OHA appoints behavioral health director to repair 'weakest' part of the health system
The Oregon Health Authority appointed its first permanent state behavioral health director since last year's reorganization to oversee a sprawling $3 billion system. Steve Allen, a licensed clinical social worker and national expert on behavioral health policy and state government reform, will begin work April 29 at a salary of $225,000. “I’m excited to have someone with Steve’s background, experience, expertise and strategic vision to complete the lead ership team at the agency and dig into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHA appoints behavioral health director to repair 'weakest' part of the health system
The Oregon Health Authority appointed its first permanent state behavioral health director since last year's reorganization to oversee a sprawling $3 billion system. Steve Allen, a licensed clinical social worker and national expert on behavioral health policy and state government reform, will begin work April 29 at a salary of $225,000. “I’m excited to have someone with Steve’s background, experience, expertise and strategic vision to complete the lead ership team at the agency and dig into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cultivate(MD) buys into magnesium alloy developer
Genesis Innovation Group‘s Cultivate(MD) Capital Fund II said that it has invested in Magnesium Development Company (MDC), a firm with a breakthrough magnesium (Mg) alloy technology for orthopedic use. MDC designed its technology to combine the strength and handling properties of metal with complete, controllable absorption. Its magnesium alloy may be used in multiple applications to provide appropriate strength for a given indication while not interfering with imaging or creating the need for future hardware removal procedures, according to a statement from Genesis. The Holland, Mich.-based company&rs...
Source: Mass Device - March 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Implants News Well Orthopedics genesisinnovationgroup magnesiumdevelopmentcompany Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences gets in on Corvia, Mitralign
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today that it made a pair of strategic bets on the structural heart space, paying $35 million for the right to acquire Corvia Medical and paying an unspecified amount for some of mitral valve repair device maker Mitralign‘s assets. Tewksbury, Mass.-based Corvia is developing an interatrial shunt to treat heart failure by creating a small opening between the left and right atria to lower blood pressure in the left atrium and lungs. The device has CE Mark approval in the European Union and a pivotal U.S trial aimed at winning a nod from the FDA is under way, Edwards said. &ldquo...
Source: Mass Device - March 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Implants Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Tisch MS Research Center of New York Awarded $1 Million National MS...
Momentum continues in landmark study targeting repair and regeneration.(PRWeb March 11, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/tisch_ms_research_center_of_new_york_awarded_1_million_national_ms_society_grant_for_phase_ii_stem_cell_research/prweb16150593.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is this cruciferous vegetable the key to brain regeneration?
(Natural News) The human brain is always in a state of self-repair. Neural stem cells (NSC) naturally repair and replace aged and damaged nerve tissue. This natural process of brain regeneration is expedited by certain beneficial phyto-nutrients, and hampered by certain toxic elements. Common pollutants in air, water, food, and medicine (such as mercury and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother was left in a wheelchair 'after choking on her breathing tube during heart surgery' 
Gem Hubbard, now 34, of Brighton, went under the knife as a child to repair an aortic arch obstruction. As she came around, she choked on her breathing tube, which caused severe internal bleeding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism
How does sleep act in the brain, at the cellular level? A new study in zebrafish identifies and explains the beneficial effects of slumber. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

BD ’ s Bard pulls all pelvic mesh products from EU market
Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard is removing its women’s pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence mesh devices from the European Market, according to a recently posted field corrective action from the company. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based company said that it is “initiating a cease in production and distribution of these devices and a removal of these products from hospitals and distribution centers with immediate effect,” according to the notice. The removal of the devices was not a result of safety concerns, Bard clarified, adding that patients with such d...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Women's Health bectondickinson crbard Source Type: news

NASA Says it Has Scheduled the First All-Female Spacewalk
Just in time for International Women’s Day, NASA announced Wednesday that it will be conducting the first-ever, all-female spacewalk, CNN reports. Astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will exit the International Space Station on March 29, 35 years after the first woman performed a spacewalk. They’ll be guided from the ground by flight director Mary Lawrence, and flight controllers Jackie Kagey and Kristen Facciol, according to CNN. NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Schierholz confirmed that the upcoming walk will be “the first with only women,” but added that “it was not orchestrated to be this...
Source: TIME: Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight space Source Type: news

Gene editing to repair DMD mutations
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Post, K. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Immediate Augmentation of Compromised Extraction Sockets in Chronic Periodontitis Patients: 1-Year Results of a Case Series on Volumetric and Histologic Response.
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2019 Mar/Apr;39(2):245-251. doi: 10.11607/prd.3337.AbstractThe present case series evaluated three-dimensional volumetric bone tissue changes and new bone formation in severely resorbed extraction sockets augmented with Bio-Oss collagen and a covering collagen membrane in nine chronic periodontitis patients. Healing was by secondary intention. After 12 months of healing, the augmentation procedure appeared not only to compensate for bone remodeling but also appeared to repair a significant portion of the buccal wall. The mineralized tissue filled the 91.49% ± 6.77% of the maximum...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

These 2 medical devices have sparked controversy
Sandra Maddock, president, IMARC Research The history of clinical research is filled with unfortunate examples of drug and device trials that involved serious ethical violations, injured patients or even resulted in death. It’s a sobering reminder of the many risks medical devices can pose to patients and the importance of compliance in clinical trials. Although many of these events occurred decades ago, medical devices still have the potential to cause harm. These issues are documented in the FDA’s annual list of medical device recalls and (in some rare cases) even make headlines. Here are two exampl...
Source: Mass Device - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Sleep helps to repair damaged DNA in neurons, scientists find
Chromosomes ’ movement when the brain is resting allows cells to mend DNAErnest Hemingway prized sleep for good reason. Not one to dwell on rest and recuperation, the novelist saw snoozing as a form of damage limitation. “I love sleep,” he once said. “My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake.”The author ’s observation may be truer than he imagined. Scientists have discovered that broken DNA builds up in brain cells in the daytime and repair work reverses the damage only during sleep.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Science Sleep Biology Source Type: news

Boy dies of sepsis just days before his second birthday
Jack Sands, from Hook in Yorkshire, died in the summer of last year after having an operation to repair a problem with the development of his skull and never fully recovering from the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detroit 1927 Ambulance Restored to Original Glory
STERLING, Virginia (NBC Washington) - An ambulance thought lost to history has been resurrected thanks to the passion of one local man and a team of experts at Sterling Hot Rods. The one-of-a-kind Packard ambulance was first donated to the Detroit Fire Department back in 1927 by a local philanthropist, where it was used for about 30 years. Many assumed the ambulance was scrapped after it outlived its usefulness. But in 1974, Brant "Doc" Vitek discovered the rusted ambulance at a Pennsylvania car show for $2,000. He bought it, always expecting to bring back the vehicle's grandeur, but the ambulance languished for ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Operations Source Type: news

Detroit 1927 Ambulance Restored to Original Glory
STERLING, Virginia (NBC Washington) - An ambulance thought lost to history has been resurrected thanks to the passion of one local man and a team of experts at Sterling Hot Rods. The one-of-a-kind Packard ambulance was first donated to the Detroit Fire Department back in 1927 by a local philanthropist, where it was used for about 30 years. Many assumed the ambulance was scrapped after it outlived its usefulness. But in 1974, Brant "Doc" Vitek discovered the rusted ambulance at a Pennsylvania car show for $2,000. He bought it, always expecting to bring back the vehicle's grandeur, but the ambulance languished for ...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Operations Source Type: news

Gotcha! Scientists fingerprint proteins using their vibrations
(University at Buffalo) In the cells of every living organism -- humans, birds, bees, roses and even bacteria -- proteins vibrate with microscopic motions that help them perform vital tasks ranging from cell repair to photosynthesis. Now, A team led by University at Buffalo physicist Andrea Markelz reports that it has developed a method for rapidly measuring proteins' unique vibrations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Types of Tracheoesophageal Fistulas?
Discussion Respiratory problems in infants can caused by many things including any type of obstruction from the nose to lung. Neonates and infants are particularly susceptible to changes in the size of the airway because of the physics of airflow resistance. Important reminders about infant airways: Resistance = 1/radius4 (Poiseuille’s equation) therefore even a 1 mm decrease in the airway circumferences increases the airflow resistance x16. Increased airflow causes less pressure along the walls, which can lead to collapse of the walls (Bernoulli’s and Venturi effects). Neonates have smaller lungs relative to ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news