Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures; Orthopedic surgeons issue guidelines on resuming elective surgery amid COVID-19 pandemic; Cardiac CT can double as osteoporosis test; Novel bone imaging approach provides insights into the progression of knee osteoarthritis.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Single-cell RNA sequencing sheds new light on ependymoma in pediatric patients; Immunicom, Sheba Medical team up on immunopheresis for cancer; New study confirms link between infarct, cancer mortality.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Noncoding mutations contribute to heart disease; Link between heart, kidney inflammation following heart attack; Study: Women on beta blockers face higher risk of heart failure with acute coronary syndrome.
The checkpoint molecule CD47 has high hopes riding on it in oncology as being the innate immune equivalent of PD-1. Multiple companies are developing blockers against CD47 and/or its ligand, SIRPa, for the treatment of various tumors.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Hospital improves on-time administration of medication to Parkinson patients; Scientists develop Alzheimer's drug-testing platform, discover protective gene; Blood-based biomarker can detect, predict severity of traumatic brain injury.
BioWorld looks at translational medicine, including: Base editor targets mitochondrial DNA; Everyone’s an immune cell; Brief anemia helps out nanoparticle drugs; Crosstalk between sex, stress hormones affects immunity; Astrocytes, endocannabinoids, metabolism cooperate to affect behavior; CDK-like kinase plays role in sensing pain; RNA editing restores Rett protein; Single-cell studies give insights into pulmonary fibrosis.
Exercise is a powerful way to keep the elderly brain working well, not just in individuals that are healthy, but also in those with neurodegenerative disease. Even individuals with familial Alzheimer’s, though they will develop dementia regardless of whether they exercise or not, will have relatively better cognitive function if they exercise than if they don’t.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Buzzing to rebuild broken bone; Tiny mineral particles are better vehicles for promising gene therapy; New trial results question standard treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritis.
Forty years after HIV became a global pandemic, there are now more than 30 drugs approved to treat it. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director, Anthony Fauci, and clinical director, Clifford Lane, opined in the July 2, 2020, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that “considering the spectacular scientific advances that have been made over nearly four decades, it is conceivable that with optimal implementation of available prevention strategies and treatments, the end of HIV/AIDS as a global pandemic will be attainable.”