Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Technetium crunch resurfaces as COVID-19 roils the globe; Microbiome changes precede tumor development in CRC; Il-27 proposed as target in prostate cancer.
“In any crisis, leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again... The first point is more pressing, but the second has crucial long-term consequences.” So wrote Bill Gates in a February editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine about COVID-19, which “has started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.”
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Patient data registry aims to give insights for care, adverse cardiovascular outcomes; Research: Medicare changes could boost TAVR access; Muscle protein serves essential role in blood clotting during heart attack.
COVID-19 has disrupted science in the way it has disrupted everything else. In the short term, universities have largely closed shop as a way to maximize social distancing, and lots of science – or at least, lots of bench work – is not getting done.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Engineers 3D print brain implants; Minimal phenotyping gives minimal insights into MDD genetics; Optogenetic plaque model traces neurodegeneration in AD; Once repulsive, always repulsive.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Tracking heart function with AI; Localizing arrhythmia; Wearables not yet ready for prime time; A20s inflammation-fighting properties decoded.
Indian scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism underlying life-threatening sepsis and proposed a new treatment strategy centered upon cell-free chromatin (cfCh), they reported in the March 4, 2020, edition of PLOS ONE. Notably, they showed that sepsis could be caused by cfCh released from dying host cells following microbial infection.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19; Broken bone location can have significant impact on long-term health; (Re)generation next: Novel strategy to develop scaffolds for joint tissue regeneration.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: How lung tumors seed to brain; UVA looks to genes to improve cancer outcomes; Study shows promise of immunotherapy against solid tumors.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Size of a dog heart affects both vortex flow and pressure difference in the heart; Ultrasound localizes arrhythmias; High temps boost heart-related deaths.