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Growing a blood vessel in a week

Growing a blood vessel in a week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. Continue reading

Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought

Ebola’s evolutionary roots more ancient than previously thought

A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. Continue reading

New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health, environment

New study charts the fate of chemicals affecting health, environment

Looking forward in science often requires looking back, evaluating trends to extrapolate future outcomes. A classic case is Moore’s Law, which predicts that the density of components on an integrated circuit will double every 24 months. Continue reading

Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells

Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells

At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Mutations in the body’s cells randomly accumulate as part of the aging process, and most are harmless Continue reading

Research reveals likelihood, onset of multiple sclerosis diagnosis among patients with inflammatory eye disease

Research reveals likelihood, onset of multiple sclerosis diagnosis among patients with inflammatory eye disease

The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients with both diseases were diagnosed with each within a five-year span. Continue reading

Emergency aid for overdoses

Emergency aid for overdoses

Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently Continue reading

Tailored ‘activity coaching’ by smartphone

Tailored ‘activity coaching’ by smartphone

Today’s smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researcher Harm op den Akker of the University of Twente (CTIT Institute) now takes this health monitoring to a higher level. Continue reading

Simple test may predict surgical wound healing complications

Simple test may predict surgical wound healing complications

As many as 35 percent of patients who undergo surgery to remove soft tissue sarcomas experience wound-healing complications due to radiation they receive before surgery. Continue reading

New treatment designed to save more eyes from cancer

New treatment designed to save more eyes from cancer

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have developed a new technique for treating the eye cancer retinoblastoma to improve the odds for preventing eye loss, blindness or death in children with advanced forms of the disease. Treatments for retinoblastoma have progressed dramatically in recent years, one being a procedure called ophthalmic artery infusion chemotherapy Continue reading

CDC confirms healthcare worker who provided care for first patient positive for Ebola

CDC confirms healthcare worker who provided care for first patient positive for Ebola

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed test results reported late last night by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ public health laboratory showing that a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital is positive for Ebola. The healthcare worker, who provided care for the Dallas index patient, was isolated soon after symptoms started and remains so now. On Friday, October 10, the healthcare worker reported a low-grade fever overnight and was referred for testing Continue reading