Health News Archive - June 08, 2012
A recent study shows that an eye test could help doctors diagnose a stroke before it happens, which would help save lives.
University of Notre Dame network physicists Mária Ercsey-Ravasz and Zoltán Toroczkai of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, in collaboration with food science experts, have recently published a rigorous analysis of the international food-trade network that shows the network's vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the correlation between known food poisoning outbreaks and the centrality of countries on the network.
A new study from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has identified molecular changes responsible for abnormal cholesterol production and metabolism in the livers of patients with a common liver condition, and these changes may explain the severity of a patient's liver disease and risks to their heart health.
Prenatal screening for Down syndrome (DS) is still in need of improvement. Perinatal medicine experts have worked hard to find new biomarkers for screening of DS. Dr. Shi he Shao and his co-investigators, from Jiangsu University and Changzhou Woman and Children Health Hospital, report in the May 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine that they have successfully identified twenty-nine differentially expressed proteins in maternal serum from pregnancies carrying DS fetuses with proteomic approaches.
In a critical step that may lead to more effective HIV treatments, Harvard scientists have found pre-existing mutations in a small number of HIV patients.
In exploring the genetics of mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell – researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have stumbled upon a finding that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development.
There's new hope for development of an antibiotic that can put down a lethal bacteria or superbug linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients around the world.
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland Industries, Inc.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AAHFN's 8th Annual Conference, June 28-30 at the Sheraton Chicago (www.aahfn2012conference.com)
NATICK, Mass., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has closed its acquisition of Cameron Health, Inc.