Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Medical societies ink guidelines for breast cancer care for pandemic; Multiple drivers explained; Study points to new genetic associations for osteosarcoma.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: women can reduce stroke risk; Researchers see promise as stroke-damaged rat brains are repaired; Questions raised over blood pressure devices for home monitoring.
BioWorld looks at translational medicine, including: Exosomes deliver sepsis treatment; Dopamine has epigenetic role in addiction; Rejuvenating inflammation’s end; Gut repair with an iron will; Multiple drivers explained.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: NIH trial screening data links high amyloid levels with early stage Alzheimer's; Optical imaging technology developed for the brain; Using TMS to treat adults with autism and depression.
“Vaccines, obviously, are the ultimate solution for pandemics,” Rino Rappuoli told BioWorld. They have, he added, “already eliminated a lot of pandemic threats – smallpox, influenza, poliomyelitis.” And the road to normalcy from the current pandemic, or any pandemic, is likely to be open only once there is a vaccine.
Specific therapies against a new disease take time to develop. But there are methods that can speed up that development – and in the meantime, there are ways to make do with what’s already in the cupboard.
There will be lessons learned aplenty when the COVID-19 pandemic finally breaks, including how serological and molecular testing can be used to maximum effect to corral a future pandemic. Carmen Wiley, president of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, told BioWorld that the existing instrument types are up to the job, but that surge capacity is needed, and that it is not clear how the cost of that capacity will be handled.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Excess weight during pre-school linked to higher bone fracture risk; Cells must age for muscles to regenerate in muscle-degenerating diseases; COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity.
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.