Your retina is the lining that covers the inner wall of the back of your eye. The cells in your retina are sensitive to light. They send signals to your brain so you can see. When you have an inherited retinal dystrophy (IRD), a mutation in your genes changes the way your retina is able… Continue reading What Type of Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Do You Have?
Team finds link between cardiovascular health and disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tendinitis
The findings of the study have implications for the prevention and treatment of these common musculoskeletal disorders. Credit: Charlie Ehlert People with higher risks of cardiovascular disease are significantly more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and rotator cuff tendinitis, according to a new study involving researchers at the University of… Continue reading Team finds link between cardiovascular health and disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tendinitis
Disadvantaged neighborhoods and symptoms of depression associated with premature aging
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Feeling depressed and living in a deprived urban neighborhood could be making you age faster, according to a new study led by researchers at McMaster University. The findings, published June 5 in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, showed that living in urban environments marked by… Continue reading Disadvantaged neighborhoods and symptoms of depression associated with premature aging
Women taking oral estrogen hormones may have increased risk of high blood pressure
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Women ages 45 years and older taking estrogen hormone therapy in pill form were more likely to develop high blood pressure than those using transdermal (topical, applied to the skin) or vaginal formulations, according to new research published today in Hypertension, a peer-reviewed American Heart Association journal. A woman’s body produces… Continue reading Women taking oral estrogen hormones may have increased risk of high blood pressure
More than 3 in 5 children do not receive timely mental health services after firearm injury, study finds
Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More than three in five children (63%) enrolled in Medicaid do not receive mental health services within six months after a firearm injury, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. In the United States, 11,258 youth experienced nonfatal firearm injuries in 2020. Children who survive firearm injuries are… Continue reading More than 3 in 5 children do not receive timely mental health services after firearm injury, study finds
The first line of vaccines was highly effective at restricting COVID-19’s damage
More than 70% of the world’s population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccination. Credit: Shutterstock After more than three years of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 763 million infections, and nearly seven million deaths, have been attributed to SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 vaccination was deemed crucial to prevent the continued spread of… Continue reading The first line of vaccines was highly effective at restricting COVID-19’s damage
Novel IDH1/2 Inhibitor Shows ‘Dramatic Effect’ in Low-Grade Glioma
CHICAGO — Oral vorasidenib monotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS), and delayed the time to next therapy, in patients with mutated, low-grade glioma, according to an interim analysis of the INDIGO trial. Among 331 patients with grade 2 isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant glioma, who received no prior treatment other than surgery, those randomly assigned to receive… Continue reading Novel IDH1/2 Inhibitor Shows ‘Dramatic Effect’ in Low-Grade Glioma
Nivolumab-AVD Boosts PFS in Untreated Hodgkin Lymphoma
CHICAGO — Adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo), rather than brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris), to a standard chemotherapy backbone reduced the risk of disease progression or death in newly diagnosed adults and adolescents with advanced-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), according to the SWOG S1826 trial. Patients in the phase III study received six cycles of… Continue reading Nivolumab-AVD Boosts PFS in Untreated Hodgkin Lymphoma
Alternative protein made from brewer’s spent yeast scales up production
The project, coordinated by NIZO and established in 2021, extracts ingredients from brewer’s spent yeast (a side-stream from the beer brewing industry). These are then used as alternative proteins. The mild processing of the extraction limits the use of heat treatments, which is beneficial for the product’s functionality. There were some questions around the implications… Continue reading Alternative protein made from brewer’s spent yeast scales up production
Fighting obesity: Current methods limited by poor long-term effectiveness, could gene therapy be the answer?
Obesity and associated metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health concerns. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), almost one in four people are obese. Over the next three decades, obesity and overweight-related diseases are expected to reduce life expectancy by nearly three years. But conventional methods to… Continue reading Fighting obesity: Current methods limited by poor long-term effectiveness, could gene therapy be the answer?