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Genetic cause of heart valve defects revealed

Genetic cause of heart valve defects revealed

Heart valve defects are a common cause of death in newborns. Continue reading

Genetic cause of heart valve defects revealed

Genetic cause of heart valve defects revealed

Heart valve defects are a common cause of death in newborns. Scientists at the University of Bonn and the caesar research center have discovered “Creld1″ is a key gene for the development of heart valves in mice Continue reading

Safety, immunogenicity of two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04 adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix

Safety, immunogenicity of two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04 adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix

A recent study in the journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics , showed that two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) are non-inferior to three-doses in the current schedule. Since high coverage and compliance rates can be difficult to achieve with the current three-dose HPV vaccineregimen, several studies have looked at the possibility of reducing the number of doses. Continue reading

Safety, immunogenicity of two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04 adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix

Safety, immunogenicity of two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04 adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix

A recent study in the journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics , showed that two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) are non-inferior to three-doses in the current schedule. Since high coverage and compliance rates can be difficult to achieve with the current three-dose HPV vaccineregimen, several studies have looked at the possibility of reducing the number of doses. Continue reading

Biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for cancer

Biomarkers predict effectiveness of radiation treatments for cancer

An international team of researchers, led by Beaumont Health System’s Jan Akervall, M.D., Ph.D., looked at biomarkers to determine the effectiveness of radiation treatments for patients with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. They identified two markers that were good at predicting a patient’s resistance to radiation therapy Continue reading

Councils ‘divert’ public health cash

Councils ‘divert’ public health cash

unable to retrieve full-text contentCouncils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests. Continue reading

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime rates Continue reading

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

No correlation between medical marijuana legalization, crime increase: Legalization may reduce homicide, assault rates

The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Continue reading

Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children’s health

Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children’s health

Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development, according to a study looking at the closure of a coal-burning power plant in China led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. The study is the first to assess BDNF and cognitive development with respect to prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), a component of air pollution commonly emitted from coal burning. Results appear online in the journal PLOS ONE Continue reading

Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children’s health

Coal plant closure in China led to improvements in children’s health

Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development, according to a study looking at the closure of a coal-burning power plant in China led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. The study is the first to assess BDNF and cognitive development with respect to prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), a component of air pollution commonly emitted from coal burning. Results appear online in the journal PLOS ONE Continue reading