A new study of mild concussions in Canadian adults suggests the risks are even higher for recreational injuries,
The first case of Zika virus contracted in the continental U.S. was reported earlier this week, not through mosquito contact, but through sexual contact. After returning to Texas from Venezuela, an infected person apparently transmitted Zika to a partner through sex. The CDC has since issued recommendations for preventing sexual transmission, whether or not pregnancy is involved. Meanwhile, a research team in Brazil has announced that it has detected active Zika virus in both saliva and urine. It’s unclear whether the disease is actually contagious through these routes, but some experts have suggested that pregnant women in affected regions avoid kissing people other than their partners. Whether this is actually necessary remains to be seen.
LifeWatch AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: LIFE), a leading developer and provider of medical solutions and remote diagnostic monitoring services in the digital health market, is pleased to announce that it has received FDA clearance for its continuous Vital Signs Monitoring Service.
A research team led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has discovered details of how the abnormal breakage and rearrangement of chromosomes in white blood cells triggers a particularly aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Such leukemias are cancers of white blood cells, in which genetic mutations trigger overproduction of immature cells, called lymphoblasts.
Axinesis announced today that its innovative medical interactive robotic device, REAPlan, dedicated to the rehabilitation of impaired upper limbs of stroke patients and cerebral palsy children, has received CE mark approval according to Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices.
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in Israel, with one in eight women affected[i]
Mayo Clinic Study Shows Association Among Childhood ADHD, Sex And Obesity,
A new study has found the brain’s information storage capacity may be around a quadrillion bytes,
The National Institutes of Health today announced its research priorities for studies to investigate how Zika virus infection affects reproduction, pregnancy and the developing fetus. Zika virus currently is circulating in about 30 countries and territories (link is external), notably in Latin America and the Caribbean. The virus has been linked to a spike in cases of microcephaly (link is external)— an abnormally small head resulting from an underdeveloped and/or damaged brain — among newborn babies.
National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They also found evidence that this methylation signature may be present in many more types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression of genes like a dimmer on a light switch. Higher amounts of DNA methylation (hypermethylation), like that found by the researchers in some tumor DNA, decreases a gene’s activity. Based on this advance, the researchers hope to spur development of a blood test that can be used to diagnose a variety of cancers at early stages, when treatments can be most effective. The study appeared Feb. 5, 2016, in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.