Gray whale die-offs driven by food supply swings in changing Arctic conditions
A long-term Arctic biological data set maintained by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) scientists has been instrumental in determining the cause of a series of die-offs of eastern Pacific gray whales. According to a U.S … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 30, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news
Video from RSNA 2023: Radiologists and theranostics
Eliot Siegel, MD, of the University of Maryland shares his perspective on the rapidly emerging area of theranostics and the potential for interventional molecular radiology to join diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology as a third pathway for radiology and nuclear medicine trainees. He also discusses developments in AI and enterprise imaging. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2023 Category: Radiology Tags: Molecular Imaging Source Type: news
Owning a cat or dog slows down cognitive decline, study claims
Owning a cat or a dog could slow down cognitive decline, say researchers from the University of Maryland in the US. Experts say walking your dog has even more benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Another Xenotransplant Death; Many Unaware of HF Diagnosis; Full-Body TAVR Protector
(MedPage Today) -- The second recipient of a pig heart xenotransplant died 6 weeks after the procedure, following signs of organ rejection, University of Maryland Medical Center announced. Could the benefits of revascularization for obstructive... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 7, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Radiologist talks addressing lay media with AuntMinnie.com
Medical knowledge is regularly communicated with people via news media, but sometimes this information can become lost in translation as complex terminology may not be well understood by the general public. This can lead to instances of misinformation being widespread, with radiology not immune to this. Omer Awan, MD, from the University of Maryland, recently co-authored a paper outlining what radiologists can do to proactively address this area, including media training and social media. Awan said with radiology "penetrating all fields of medicine," radiologists should own the narrative when it comes to effectively commu...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 3, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Administration Source Type: news
Second Person to Receive Pig Heart Dies Six Weeks After Transplant
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2023 – The second person to ever receive a transplanted pig heart has died.Lawrence Faucette, 58, got the transplant just six weeks earlier at the University of Maryland Medical Center in an experimental procedure.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
A 57-year-old Maryland man who had received a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery has died, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Second Person to Receive Pig Heart Dies Six Weeks After Transplant
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2023– The second person to ever receive a transplanted pig heart has died. Lawrence Faucette, 58, got the transplant just six weeks earlier at the University of Maryland Medical Center in an experimental... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Second Maryland Man to Receive an Altered Pig ’s Heart Has Died
Researchers said they found signs of organ rejection, which the genetically modified tissue was supposed to prevent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Genetic Engineering Deaths (Fatalities) Heart Pigs Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Research University of Maryland Medical Center Source Type: news
First malaria vaccine slashes early childhood deaths
In a major analysis in Africa, the first vaccine approved to fight malaria cut deaths among young children by 13% over nearly 4 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported last week. The huge evaluation of a pilot rollout of the vaccine, called RTS,S or Mosquirix and made by GlaxoSmithKline, also showed a 22% reduction in severe malaria in kids young enough to receive a three-shot series. Hundreds of thousands of children are born annually in the parts of Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi included in the analysis, for which WHO revealed the final data on 20 October at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical M...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 24, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Pig-Heart Transplant Recipient Is Doing Well After a Month
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s been a month since a Maryland man became the second person to receive a transplanted heart from a pig—and hospital video released Friday shows he’s working hard to recover. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Lawrence Faucette was dying from heart failure and ineligible for a traditional heart transplant when doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offered the highly experimental surgery. In the first glimpse of Faucette provided since the Sept. 20 transplant, hospital video shows physical therapist Chris Wells urging him to push through a peda...
Source: TIME: Science - October 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized Innovation wire Source Type: news
Could a severe infection in the womb raise chance of autism? Scientists make 'unexpected' discovery after studying children's brains
A team from the University of Maryland discovered that inflammation stunts the growth of specific neurons in the part of the brain responsible for motor control and language, social skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Should you pick Novavax ’s COVID-19 shot over mRNA options?
For cardiologist Eric Topol, this week’s vaccine news presented a personal dilemma. Topol, who directs the Scripps Research Translational Institute and is a popular commenter on COVID-19 research, had hoped to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax, rather than a messenger RNA (mRNA) shot from Pfizer or Moderna. Novavax relies on an older, protein-based approach that has shown long-lasting effects against other pathogens, and Topol wondered whether it might produce more durable protection. On Tuesday, it seemed he might get his chance: a drugstore he visited for an mRNA vaccine ran out of doses, and hours later the...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 6, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
University of Maryland Medical Center, UMd. medical school to revamp philanthropic efforts
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Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matt Hooke Source Type: news
Does It Matter Which COVID-19 Booster Shot You Get?
Now that it’s fall, it’s time to get updated on your COVID-19 vaccines if you want to stay protected throughout the winter, when infectious diseases flourish. But does it matter which shot you get? For now, there are only two options—both mRNA-based vaccines, made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still reviewing data from Novavax, which makes a different type of vaccine based on recombinant viral proteins. Both Moderna’s and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccines are approved for people 12 years and older, and have an emergency use authorization for childre...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news