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Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science'
A federal court has ruled that diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) scans are not...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer MRI shows brain changes after 1 football season DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield
The use of chest CT to spot pulmonary embolism in hospital emergency department...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE Imaging lands high on list of overused medical exams Role of imaging modalities is changing for PE diagnosis Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism ACP: Routine CT for suspected PE is unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Northern European population history revealed by ancient human genomes
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, analyzed ancient human genomes from 38 northern Europeans dating from approximately 7,500 to 500 BCE. The study, published today in Nature Communications, found that Scandinavia was initially settled via a southern and a northern route and that the arrival of agriculture in northern Europe was facilitated by movements of farmers and pastoralists into the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deep State unraveling as FBI deputy director McCabe resigns amid “insurance policy” scandal: #ReleaseTheMemo
(Natural News) Donald J. Trump ran on a commitment to “drain” the D.C. swamp, and by all accounts, he has been successful so far. On Monday, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was implicated last year in a suspected plot to undermine Trump’s campaign and presidency, abruptly resigned — or was fired — just a day... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal
The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

An End To Silence: Congress Can Help Protect Athletes From The Next Larry Nassar
An act of Congress could help bring an end to the silence that led to the scandal now bearing down on USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and Michigan State University. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lee Igel, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA clears SyntheticMR neuro software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared medical imaging software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears SyntheticMR software SyntheticMR promotes neuroimaging study SyntheticMR adds myelin volume feature to SyMRI software SyntheticMR, Siemens collaborate on MRI scanners SyntheticMR teams with Philips (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The marginal fit of lithium disilicate crowns: Press vs. CAD/CAM
This study aimed to compare the vertical marginal gap of teeth restored with lithium disilicate crowns fabricated using CAD/CAM or by pressed ceramic approach. Twenty mandibular third molar teeth were collected after surgical extractions and prepared to receive full veneer crowns. Teeth were optically scanned and lithium disilicate blocks were used to fabricate crowns using CAD/CAM technique. Polyvinyl siloxane impressions of the prepared teeth were made and monolithic pressed lithium disilicate crowns were fabricated. The marginal gap was measured using optical microscope at 200 × magnification (Keyence VHX-5000, Ja...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Distinct and overlapping correlates of psychological and physical partner violence perpetration - Cascardi M, Jouriles EN, Temple JR.
Despite its high prevalence, adverse impact, and potential significance in understanding the onset of physical partner violence (PV), there has been surprisingly scant research on psychological PV perpetration. The present research, guided by social learni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Helmet use in preventing acute concussive symptoms in recreational vehicle related head trauma - Daverio M, Babl FE, Barker R, Gregori D, Da Dalt L, Bressan S.
OBJECTIVES: Helmets use has proved effective in reducing head trauma (HT) severity in children riding non-motorised recreational vehicles. Scant data are available on their role in reducing concussive symptoms in children with HT while riding non-motorised... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Attentional dysfunction and recovery in concussion: effects on the P300m and contingent magnetic variation - Petley L, Bardouille T, Chiasson D, Froese P, Patterson S, Newman A, Omisade A, Beyea S.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of concussion on indices of attention using magnetoencephalography. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Thirteen patients were recruited from the emergency department and scanned within 3-6  days of injury. Five returne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Augmented Reality System Lets Doctors See under Patients' Skin without the Scalpel
New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Carillion – a growing pension scandal?
UNISON has already raised concerns over the collapse of contractor Carillion and the potential impact on job losses and services. But what will happen to the company’s pension arrangements and what was going on in the trading of Carillion shares? The government has assured everyone working on these contracts that their wages will be paid and it is hoped their pension will be covered too. The company had scheme members in thirteen local government pension funds: Croydon, Durham, Ealing, Greater Manchester, Harrow, Hounslow, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands and West ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article carillion local government pension scheme pensions pensions divestment pensions governance Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication
Cinematic rendering is capable of enhancing the visualization of CT scans....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? Contrast-enhanced CT proves highly predictive of aortic injuries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations? Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations?
How frequently do radiologists recommend additional imaging following an index CT scan, and are physicians following their recommendations?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AR prototype could let doctors see patients' insides on the outside
A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients ’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Clinical factors predictive for intracranial hemorrhage in mild head injury - Yuksen C, Sittichanbuncha Y, Patumanond J, Muengtaweepongsa S, Aramvanitch K, Supamas A, Sawanyawisuth K.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hitachi wins FDA nod for proton beam therapy real time image gating system
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Real Time Image Gating System designed for use with its proton beam therapy systems. Real Time Image Gating Proton Beam Therapy is designed to track and irradiate tumors in motion, using a 2mm diameter gold marker close to the tumor to establish its location as a reference via computed tomography. A dual-axis, orthogonal X-ray system is then used with pattern recognition software to identify the spatial location of the marker, and irradiation during treatment is performed only when the gold marker moves to within millimeters of the planned irradiation lo...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Hitachi Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

How 'provocative clothes' affect the brain – and why it's no excuse for assault
Here ’s why the persistent idea that a woman’s outfit can make her responsible for her own assault has no basis in scienceSterling work byundercover reporters for the Financial Times have caused a storm around the Presidents Club. Reports of their annual gala dinner involvinghorrific harassment of hostesses, paid (surprisingly little) to cater to the whims of rich powerful men under alarmingly draconian conditions have quicklycaused the club to close.This is just the latest ina long line of scandals regarding men in powerful positions using them to abuse, harass and sexually manipulate women. The potent backlas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Presidents Club scandal Science Sex Psychology Neuroscience Source Type: news

Novel body structure likely tied to mating in new extinct insect species
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Based on 2-D and 3-D data of several morphological features, researchers scanned all specimens with differentμ-Ct devices at Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF) and Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French baby milk scandal explained
The world's second biggest producer of dairy products is in deep trouble - this is why. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In thousands of brain scans, group seeks clues to diseases
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guglielmi, G. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience In Depth Source Type: news

Another Alzheimer ’s Drug Has Failed. But Researchers Aren’t Giving Up
This study cemented that. But does this mean solanezumab might not be a good drug at a higher dose, a different population or both? No. It doesn’t imply that it might be effective at all. That’s being tested.” MORE: Alzheimer’s From a New Angle Other studies are looking at using solanezumab at a higher dose, and researchers are finding ways to test the drug even earlier in the disease process, perhaps even before symptoms of Alzheimer’s start. Better ways to detect amyloid in the brain are making that possible, and scientists are also testing other amyloid busters, as they’re called, to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's alzheimer's drug studies alzheimer's drugs alzheimer's treatments alzheimers care alzheimers drug amyloid amyloid drugs are there drugs to treat alzheimer's Brain eli lilly healthytime solanezumab Source Type: news

“Explosive” FISA memo said to expose Obama-Deep State OP against Trump: Prez should READ IT during State of the Union
(Natural News) In Wednesday’s online edition of the New York Post, columnist Michael Goodwin wrote that for all the world, it sure does appear as though a massive scandal is engulfing the FBI (and, to another extent, the Department of Justice). Specifically, based on weeks of reporting from just about everyone but the “mainstream media,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
NIH-funded study finds patients treated up to 16 hours after stroke showed positive outcomes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

University Entangled in Offshore Herpes Research Scandal
(MedPage Today) --'Unethical experiments'under investigation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cancer could be spotted by wearable technology, says Nokia
The scanning device will pick up on biomarkers that indicate abnormal cell growth, according to comments made  by Rajeev Suri at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Francis ‘strengthened chief nurses’ but improvements waning
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Contraceptive implant Essure could be safe after all
French researchers have analysed data of more than 100,000 women who underwent sterilisation to discover the scandal-hit Essure device has lower immediate complications rates than surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MITA hails device tax suspension
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said it applauded Congress...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA urges repeal of medical device tax MITA hails bill to suspend medical device tax MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning MITA backs proposed device regulation consistency MITA praises Aetna for covering CT colonography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ScandiDos brings Delta4 Discover to U.S. market
Swedish radiation therapy quality assurance firm ScandiDos has received the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ScandiDos prepares new QA system for ASTRO 2016 FDA clears ScandiDos dosimetry system ScandiDos readies in vivo dosimetry system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hitachi receives FDA 510(k) for advanced motion management for its proton therapy system
(Hokkaido University) Hitachi, Ltd. and Hokkaido University announced that it has obtained U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the commercialization of " Real Time Image Gating System for Proton Beam Therapy Systems " (RGPT), allowing for its systems in the United States to treat patients with cutting-edge motion management together with its advanced Spot Scanning irradiation technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Augmented reality system lets doctors see under patients' skin without the scalpel
(University of Alberta) New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study. The results of the Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3) trial demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Boukrina of Kessler Foundation explores treatments for reading deficits after stroke
(Kessler Foundation) 'The Trust's funding has enabled us identify people by type of reading problem, i.e., whether their primary problem is with word appearance, word meaning, or word sounds.' Our goal is to develop criteria for identifying high-risk patients on brain scan while they are hospitalized. Fundamental to effective intervention is early identification of reading problems. 'To identify people early on, we are looking at areas of brain damage associated with aphasia and type of reading difficulties.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report: CMS nixes plans for pathway for expedited medical device coverage
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has cancelled plans to create a new regulatory pathway that aimed to accelerate medicare coverage for medical devices, according to a ModernHealthcare report. The federal agency reportedly withdrew the proposition, known as Excite, from review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget this month, nine months after it was submitted. Details on why the proposition was pulled, and whether or not CMS has plans to pursue such a pathway in the future are unclear, according to the ModernHealthcare report. The proposition was derived from an industry proposal k...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

ScandiDos launches Delta4 radiation dose monitor in US
ScandiDos said today that it received the first order for its Delta4 Discover radiation dose verification system in the U.S. The instrument enables clinics to monitor radiation dosing while patients are receiving treatments, boosting the therapy’s quality and the patient’s safety. “We serve our community and safety is not just a promise, it is a priority. We look forward to informing our community that our continuing efforts to ensure safe radiation treatments have reached a new pinnacle with our investment and adoption of Discover technology,” Sharon Shoulders, ca...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Oncology Patient Monitoring ScandiDos Source Type: news

Scant Evidence for Heart Benefits, Risks with Cannabis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies suffer from low-quality data, inadequate exposure assessment (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies
The American College of Radiology (ACR), along with 11 other national medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Anthem move shows how payors are 'steering' patients Anthem to review hospital outpatient CT, MRI scans ACR pushes Anthem to pay for breast tomo (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Real World MRI Experience With Cardiac Rhythm Devices Real World MRI Experience With Cardiac Rhythm Devices
This study provided real-world data in patients with a broad range of models and types of CIEDs.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.The research, published online Jan. 19 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, examined the effects of an easily absorbed curcumin supplement on memory performance in people without dementia, as well as curcumin ’s potential impact on the microscopic plaques and tangles in the brains of peop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The scandal that keeps on giving: FBI claims it “LOST” months of text messages belonging to disgraced anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok
(Natural News) When the complete (and unbiased) history is written on President Barack Obama’s administration, future generations of Americans will come to learn that his was the most corrupt in the country’s history. Forget Teapot Dome. Forget Watergate. Forget Bill Clinton’s sexual proclivities. Barack Obama has them all beaten, and by a wide margin. Because,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topcon ’ s ocular diagnostic instrument lands 510(k) clearance
Topcon Medical Systems said today that its DRI OCT Triton Series system won 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The company’s ocular diagnostic instrument features a built-in retinal camera, eye-tracking and a 1 micron, 1050 nm light source with a scanning speed of 100,000 A-scans/second. Topcon’s touted its system as being able to quickly penetrate ocular tissues without being obscured by hemorrhage or media opacities. It also includes widefield OCT scanning with a reference database. Topcon added that the system displays high-resolution images with clear retinal vessel and macular mapping. “Swept Source OCT ...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Topcon Source Type: news

Disabilities caused in babies by epilepsy drug a 'scandal'
It is thought 20,000 children have been left with disabilities caused by sodium valproate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotine is a risk factor for dental caries: An in vivo study
Journal of Dental SciencesAvailable online 17 January 2018In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractBackground/purposeStreptococcus mutans is an important pathogen in the development of dental caries. Many studies have focused on the relationship between nicotine andS. mutans in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nicotine on the growth ofS. mutans and its cariogenic potentialin vivo.Materials and methodsSixteen male Specific-pathogen-free Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups (nicotine-treated and nicotine-untreated group) and infected withS. mutans. TheS.&nbs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK jobs at risk as EC warns on safety standards post-Brexit
More than 200 UK agencies that provide ‘CE’ safety labels may lose recognition after March 2019Highly specialised jobs in Britain assessing whether products ranging from MRI scanners to phones can carry the “CE” safety label could be at risk post-Brexit after the European commission put manufacturers on notice over future standards.In an official notice, the EC said the agencies that provide the safety certificates may not have their work recognised after 29 March 2019, unless an agreement can be reached.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent Tags: Brexit UK news European Union Medical research Politics Science World news European commission Source Type: news

Baby brain maps point to origins of neurological disorders
Scans before and after birth boost research on conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news