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Namibia: U.S. CDC Commits N$24.4m to Health Ministry for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of N$24.4 million towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the period of April to September this year to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aussie Doctors Bestowed Thai Royal Honors for Cave Rescue
By JERRY HARMER BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save.Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Four Australian officials involved with the rescue effort were also honored.Both highly skilled divers, the doctors played key roles in rescuing members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach from the cave complex in Chiang Rai province last July.They sai...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Your brain keeps functioning for a while AFTER you die, raising new questions about organ donation and medical "harvesting" while patients are still aware
(Natural News) A frightening new study suggests that your consciousness keeps functioning for a while after your heart has stopped beating, and it’s raising some serious questions about the concept of organ donation. According to Dr. Sam Parnia, who has been researching consciousness following death, people in the first phase of death might still experience...
Source: - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: News - April 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Birth Registration - Because They Don't Belong Anywhere!
[Cameroon Tribune] Children without birth certificates are stateless because they are missing in vital statistics.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Alarming Rates of Malnutrition Among Displaced People in Southern Ethiopia
[MSF] M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned for the welfare of tens of thousands of vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) in southern Ethiopia, following an assessment that revealed alarming findings about their nutritional status, poor living conditions and limited availability of safe dri nking water.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic A $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut opioid overdose deaths in...
Source: - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain-injury device licensed by Health Canada was rejected by the FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's refusal to license a therapeutic device intended to help brain-injured people is raising questions about the rigour of Health Canada's approval process.
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO Guideline: Recommendations on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening
Digital health, or the use of digital technologies for health, has become a salient field of practice for employing routine and innovative forms of information and communications technology (ICT) to address health needs. The term digital health is rooted in eHealth, which is defined as "the use of information and communications technology in support of health and health-related fields". Mobile health (mHealth) is a subset of eHealth and is defined as "the use of mobile wireless technologies for health". More recently, the term digital health was introduced as "a broad umbrella term encompassing eHealth (which includes mHea...
Source: eHealth News EU - April 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Publications Download Source Type: news

Rural health clinics struggle to fight skyrocketing syphilis cases
Syphilis is spreading from big cities into rural counties across the Midwest and West. One Missouri clinic has seen more than six times as many cases in the first few months of 2019 compared with the same period last year. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure also lack experience in fighting the disease.
Source: - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze
Officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene after a deadly wildfire last year
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Extinction Rebels have got their tactics badly wrong. Here ’s why | André Spicer
Hearts and minds will not be won with protest puppetry, guerrilla gardening and talk of ‘climate justice’Over the past few days, I have watched members of theExtinction Rebellion movement block bridges, disrupt public transport and lock themselves to lorries. I have been moved by their bravery and inspired by their message, but puzzled by their strategy. On the face of it, the rebels have been effective. They have disrupted major cities, gained publicity and built bonds of solidarity. But are they achieving their aim of building a more sustainable world?According to Stanford University ’s Doug McAdam, the climate cha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andre Spicer Tags: Extinction Rebellion Environment Climate change Science Environmental activism Protest World news Source Type: news

Africa: Celebrity Doctor Urges Private Sector to 'Step Up' in Affordable Healthcare
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Dr Micheal Obeng dreams came true beyond his wildest dreams and he believes the best is yet to come. Dr Obeng, originally from Ghana, is the only African plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Robotic Assisted Lobectomy For Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Comprehensive Institutional Experience
ConclusionsRAL was associated with improved nodal harvest and less blood loss as compared with VAL or OL. Length of stay was shorter with RAL as opposed to OL. Unexpectedly, cost was not higher with RAL. The profile of those who received RAL more closely approximated OL, suggesting RAL may allow typical thoracotomy patients to receive minimally invasive surgery following adequate training and experience.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-1718-P)
Fact sheet from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2020 payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) under the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS), the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP), and the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP).
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows
April 20 is the day stoners decades ago chose to celebrate their love of marijuana, but as pot legalization expands some mainstream brands are joining the party
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: Opioid dose variability may be a risk factor for opioid overdose
(Kaiser Permanente) Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were three times more likely to experience an overdose than patients prescribed stable opioid doses, according to an observational study from Kaiser Permanente published today in JAMA Network Open. The study also showed that patients who discontinued long-term opioid therapy for three or more months had half the risk of opioid overdose.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IMF's structural adjustment programs slash bureaucratic quality in developing countries
(Bocconi University) Bureaucratic quality in developing countries is endangered by the structural adjustment programs imposed by the international financial institutions, a paper by Bocconi's   Alexander Kentikelenis   and colleagues, in the   American Journal of Sociology, states. In particular, the IMF's structural reforms mandating privatization, price deregulation, and reductions in public sector employment jeopardize state capacity by compromising the healthy relationship between state and business, as in uncertain times bureaucrats are more likely to fall prey to private interests.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study sheds light on how Alzheimer's disease damages the brain
(Natural News) Researchers claimed to have figured out exactly how amyloid beta and tau proteins harm the brain during the onset and progress of Alzheimer’s disease. They urged for therapies that simultaneously target both pathogenic proteins because the structures they formed could interact with each other. When amyloid beta accumulates in the brain, it forms stiff plaques. Similarly,...
Source: - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild cognitive impairment can be relieved with continuous electroacupuncture treatment
(Natural News) Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has a high possibility of progressing to dementia, which reduces the quality of life of affected individuals and makes it difficult for them to live independently. Fortunately, this condition can be prevented with proper treatment. Studies have shown that the cognitive function of people with MCI can still be improved...
Source: - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage your cholesterol levels with Indian gooseberry
(Natural News) Researchers found another medicinal plant that can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels: the Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), also known as amla. The researchers conducted a study to examine the efficacy of the Indian gooseberry in individuals with dyslipidemia, or abnormal lipid levels. For this purpose, the Indian researchers recruited 98 participants...
Source: - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flexible bioelectrodes with enhanced wrinkle microstructures for reliable electrochemical modification and neuromodulation in vivo
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Bowen Ji, Minghao Wang, Chaofan Ge, Zhaoqian Xie, Zhejun Guo, Wen Hong, Xiaowei Gu, Longchun Wang, Zhiran Yi, Chunpeng Jiang, Bin Yang, Xiaolin Wang, Xiuyan Li, Chengyu Li, Jingquan LiuAbstractLimited electrode size with high electrochemical performance and reliability of modified materials are two of the main concerns for flexible neural electrodes in recent years. Here, an effective fabrication method of enhanced micro-scale wrinkles based on oil-pretreated hyperelastic substrates (PDMS and Ecoflex) is proposed for the applica...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - April 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research

Synthesis, characterization, swelling and antimicrobial efficacies of chemically modified chitosan biopolymer
Publication date: 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 284Author(s): Eman A.M. Azmy, Heba E. Hashem, Eslam A. Mohamed, Nabel A. NegmAbstractThree heterocyclic compounds namely: (Z)-4-benzylidene-2-phenyl-1,3-oxazol-5-one (A), (Z)-4-(4-methoxybenzylidene)-2-phenyl-1,3-oxazol-5-one (B), (Z)-4-(2-thienyl methylene)-2-phenyl-1,3-oxazol-5-one (C) were prepared in one step reaction between hippuric acid and benzaldehyde, p-anisaldehyde and thiophene-2-carboxaldehyde, respectively. The prepared compounds were characterized using FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopy. Furthermore, chitosan was prepared from alkaline tre...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - April 19, 2019 Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research

Fabrication of 1D Zn2SnO4 nanowire and 2D ZnO nanosheet hybrid hierarchical structures for use in triethylamine gas sensors
Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 291Author(s): Fengjun Liu, Xiaoyan Chen, Xinzhen Wang, Ye Han, Xiaojie Song, Jian Tian, Xuanmeng He, Hongzhi CuiAbstractIn this work, unique Zn2SnO4–ZnO hierarchical structures composed of one-dimensional Zn2SnO4 nanowires and two-dimensional ZnO nanosheets were successfully synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method combined with calcination. The Zn2SnO4 nanowires bridged across the ZnO nanosheets, which played an important role in electron transmission. Compared with pure Zn2SnO4 nanowires and pure ZnO nanosheets, the obtained Zn2SnO4–Z...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Fabrication of Co3O4 nanowires assembled on the surface of hollow carbon spheres for acetone gas sensing
In this study, Co3O4 nanowires assembled on the surface of hollow carbon spheres (Co3O4 NWs-HCSs) is successfully realized. Cobalt carbonate hydroxide nanowires assembled on hollow carbon spheres (CoCH NWs-HCSs) were first synthesized by hydrothermal method and the Co3O4 NWs-HCSs were then obtained through the post-annealing treatment (350 °C). It was found that without annealing treatment, the prepared CoCH NWs-HCSs are unstable for the acetone sensing at low temperature, with the optimum operation temperature of 200 °C and the highest response intensity of 3.71 toward 200 ppm acetone. Differently, the Co3O4 NWs-H...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Electrospun n-p WO3/CuO heterostructure nanofibers as an efficient sarin nerve agent sensing material at room temperature
Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 793Author(s): Khaled Tawfik Alali, Jingyuan Liu, Kassem Aljebawi, Peili Liu, Rongrong Chen, Rumin Li, Hongquan Zhang, Limin Zhou, Jun WangAbstractOrganophosphate agents are a fatal inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase and damage nerve function. To find a suitable gas sensing material has high response and rapid response/recovery times to detect the chemical warfare agents remain a big challenge. Herein, n-p heterojunction Composite WO3/CuO nanofibers, pristine WO3 nanofibers, CuO nanofibers were successfully fabricated using a single capillary elect...
Source: Journal of Alloys and Compounds - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Enhancement of visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity of carbon plane/g-C3N4/TiO2 nanocomposite by improving heterojunction contact
Publication date: 1 September 2019Source: Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 371Author(s): Chao Liu, ShanShan Dong, Yinguang ChenAbstractEffective interface contact between components in heterojunction is crucial to realize high photocatalytic performance of photocatalyst. In this paper, the improvement of heterojunction contact by forming new ternary heterostructure via calcining the mixture of tetracycline and melamine to obtain the graphene-like carbon plane grafted g-C3N4 and then coupling it with TiO2 is reported. The unique carbon plane, which is anchored into g-C3N4 basal domains, acts as a significant role to ach...
Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

1H-detected quadrupolar spin-lattice relaxation measurements under magic-angle spinning solid-state NMR
Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01176E, CommunicationMaria Makrinich, Amir Goldbourt Proton detection and phase-modulated pulse saturation enables the measurement of spin-lattice relaxation times of "invisible" quadrupolar nuclei with extensively large quadrupolar couplings. For nitrogen-14, efficient cross-polarization is obtained with a... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Maria Makrinich Source Type: research

Laser technology in the ART laboratory: a narrative review
Publication date: May 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 38, Issue 5Author(s): Lien M. Davidson, Yaqiong Liu, Tracey Griffiths, Celine Jones, Kevin CowardAbstractTo improve success rates, assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures continually undergo optimization and enhancement such that the best quality gametes and embryos can be identified and manipulated, thus improving clinical outcomes. Laser technology is now being applied across ART to reduce procedure times and increase the consistency and reproducibility of traditional ART techniques such as assisted hatching, embryo biopsy, intracytoplasm...
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - April 19, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

Direct and facile synthesis of highly porous low cost carbon from potassium-rich wine stone and their application for high-performance removal
Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 374Author(s): Hasan ArslanoğluAbstractAlkaline potassium compounds such as K2CO3 and KOH are chemical activators used to produce activated carbons (ACs). The substance, known as wine stone or cream of tartar and formed in wine fermentation tanks during wine production from grape juice concentrates, consists of potassium hydrogen tartrate (KHC4H4O6). Highly porous carbons with various textural characteristics were obtained from organic wine stone subjected to simple heat-treatment. This procedure is a one-step carbonization treatment performed at ...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - April 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research

Who let the cats out? A global meta-analysis on risk of parasitic infection in indoor versus outdoor domestic cats ( Felis catus).
Abstract Parasitic infection risks in domestic animals may increase as a result of outdoor activities, often leading to transmission events to and from owners, other domestic animals and wildlife. Furthermore, outdoor access has not been quantified in domestic animals as a risk factor with respect to latitude or parasite transmission pathway. Cats are an ideal model to test parasitic infection risk in outdoor animals because there have been many studies analysing this risk factor in this species; and there is a useful dichotomy in cat ownership between indoor-only cats and those with outdoor access. Thus, we used ...
Source: Biology Letters - April 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Chalkowski K, Wilson AE, Lepczyk CA, Zohdy S Tags: Biol Lett Source Type: research

Facultative parasites as evolutionary stepping-stones towards parasitic lifestyles.
Abstract Parasites and parasitic lifestyles have evolved from free-living organisms multiple times. How such a key evolutionary transition occurred remains puzzling. Facultative parasites represent potential transitional states between free-living and fully parasitic lifestyles because they can be either free-living or parasitic depending on environmental conditions. We suggest that facultative parasites with phenotypically plastic life-history strategies may serve as evolutionary stepping-stones towards obligate parasitism. Pre-adaptations provide a starting point for the transition towards opportunistic or facul...
Source: Biology Letters - April 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Luong LT, Mathot KJ Tags: Biol Lett Source Type: research

US EPA restricts some asbestos products
Not a ban, rule would require agency review before use
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cheryl Hogue Source Type: research

Device uses cotton threads to capture water
Cotton threads make the design lightweight and scalable, researchers say
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Tien Nguyen  Source Type: research

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - April 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

“Step Up for Stepping Strong” in Support of Trauma Survivors
Brigham Health Teams with Cigna to Challenge the Greater Boston Community to Take 300 Million Steps
Source: BWH News - April 19, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Public Policies related to Leprosy Physical Disabilities at the turn of the century: a decade of (lack of) control ?
Conclusions: We may conclude that, due to mistakes done specifically to the PDL and in general to the illness itself, commitments referring to the elimination of the leprosy were frustrate repeated times, unfortunately, mainly in our country.
Source: Physis: Revista de Saude Coletiva - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Oregon's maturing cannabis industry still coping with oversupply and finance issues (Infographic)
Cannabis businesses are most preoccupied with the state's abundance of marijuana and federal regulation but financing and cash flow issues are also concerns.
Source: Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Important Steps To Shaping A Healthier Future Of Food
As emerging technology brings information to the fingertips of consumers, people ’s perspective on food& health is changing resulting in change in the marketplace. However, the changes observed in the industry may be the tip of the iceberg, this article highlights why.
Source: Healthcare News - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julia B. Olayanju, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Switching quorum sensing on and off with light
Azobenzene-containing molecule could help turn off bacterial chatter and prevent biofilm formation
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Laura Howes Source Type: research

‘Practice management is unrecognisable from the job I started 11 years ago’
Linda de Silva, practice manager at Freshford Practice in Braintree, Essex, talks to Costanza Pearce about her reasons for leaving the job after more than a decade  It’s clear that Linda de Silva, who has been a practice manager for many years, is dedicated to the NHS but she does not hesitate to speak out about its problems. She talks of the‘constant pressure’ of the job and describes her workload as‘impossible’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more
Source: Management in Practice - April 19, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella
A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs ' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What year do you predict we will see serious consequences of saturation?
I'm curious what everyones general time frame is as to when the country will wake up and recognize a serious problem with this profession? i see so many people who are like "your a pharmacist you can get a job anywhere!" i wanna punch them ....kidding...but not really. When will this come to a head and make headline news? i say 2025. The loan default rate will be HUGE, and jobs will be beyond scarce. Pharmacists will simply give up and do other things. Heck im about to do that now. 2025... What year do you predict we will see serious consequences of saturation?
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: sozetone Tags: Job Market Source Type: forums

Discovery of genetic variants could lead to new weight loss medicines
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new paper co-authored by MRC researchers.
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Ebola Survivors Comfort Sick and Frightened in Congo Outbreak Ebola Survivors Comfort Sick and Frightened in Congo Outbreak
Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a 2-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Isotopic tagging of oxidized and reduced cysteines (iTORC) for detecting and quantifying sulfenic acids, disulfides, and free thiols in cells Enzymology
Oxidative modifications of cysteine residues are an important component in signaling pathways, enzymatic regulation, and redox homeostasis. Current direct and indirect methods detect specific modifications and a general binary population of “free” or “oxidized” cysteines, respectively. In an effort to combine both direct and indirect detection strategies, here we developed a method that we designate isotopic tagging of oxidized and reduced cysteines (iTORC). This method uses synthetic molecules for rapid isotopic coding of sulfenic acids, reduced cysteines, and disulfides in cells. Our approach utilizes isotopicall...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - April 19, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Matthew E. Albertolle, Sarah M. Glass, Elijah Trefts, F. Peter Guengerich Tags: Methods and Resources Source Type: research

GMC promises fewer investigations into one-off mistakes
Speedy assessment process has seen more cases closed without going to formal stage Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1879: A Polyamidoamine Dendrimer-Based Electrochemical Immunosensor for Label-Free Determination of Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule- Expressing Cancer Cells
ei Chen A new electrochemical immunosensor for cancer cell detection based on a specific interaction between the metastasis-related antigen of epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) on the cell membrane and its monoclonal antibody (Anti-EpCAM) immobilized on a gold electrode has been developed. The amino-terminated polyamidoamine dendrimer (G6 PAMAM) was first covalently attached to the 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)-functionalized gold electrode to obtain a thin film, and then completely carboxylated by succinic anhydride (SA). Next, the Anti-EpCAM was covalently bound with the G6 PAMAM to obtain a stable recogniti...
Source: Sensors - April 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jianguo Xu Xinxin Wang Chao Yan Wei Chen Tags: Article Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1874: A Comparison of Reflective Photoplethysmography for Detection of Heart Rate, Blood Oxygen Saturation, and Respiration Rate at Various Anatomical Locations
D. Gargiulo Monitoring of vital signs is critical for patient triage and management. Principal assessments of patient conditions include respiratory rate heart/pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation. However, these assessments are usually carried out with multiple sensors placed in different body locations. The aim of this paper is to identify a single location on the human anatomy whereby a single 1 cm × 1 cm non-invasive sensor could simultaneously measure heart rate (HR), blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and respiration rate (RR), at rest and while walking. To evaluate the best anatomical location, we a...
Source: Sensors - April 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sally K. Longmore Gough Y. Lui Ganesh Naik Paul P. Breen Bin Jalaludin Gaetano D. Gargiulo Tags: Article Source Type: research