Awareness of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) began to rise in 2011 when the FDA released a report on some of these cases. Since then, several studies confirmed this interlink with a recent Dutch population-based, case-control study adding crucial insights into it.
A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that women are at the highest risk for heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, known as the postpartum period.
Scientists have proposed that once individuals at risk of developing Alzheimer’s have been identified, a low-dose ibuprofen prophylaxis can be started to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks.
Based on the available scientific knowledge and pre-clinical evidence, the University of Massachusetts Medical School has initiated multicenter, phase I clinical trial to investigate an HIV vaccine that might prevent HIV infection.
Scientists succeeded in detecting Parkinson's disease through a minimally invasive skin biopsy - years before the patient becomes noticeably ill.
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) play a major role in cardiology, as they are the gold standard for the treatment of narrowed (stenosed) coronary vessels. However, the highly acclaimed stents are the target of new criticism.
The drug anakinra has been found to reduce harmful inflammation in the early stages of stroke, according to fresh research from Manchester University and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation.
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism by which live vaccines induce immunity. Molecules produced exclusively by live microorganisms are recognized by specialized receptors of the immune system, subsequently triggering a protective immune response.
Two recent studies suggest that NOACs promise better prophylaxis when compared to heparin standard use. On the other hand, the risk of bleeding is higher among NOACs. At a state-of-the-art symposium at GTH in Vienna, Prof. Dr. Anne Angelillo-Scherrer, University Clinic of Hematology and Central Hematology Laboratory Bern, presented which patients might be eligible for NOACs.
The frequent consumption of sugary drinks is known to cause overweight and obesity and can contribute to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The replacement with calorie-free drinks with artificial sweeteners is no alternative, as these drinks also increase the risk of diabetes.
Dysbiosis of the vaginal bacterial flora is a key factor in vaginal inflammation, in the consistency of the epithelial barrier, and for the acquisition of HIV infection. Nichole Klatt, from the University of Washington, Seattle, presented current findings on the influence of vaginal microbiome on HIV transmission at the 25th CROI in Boston on March 6, 2018.
An international research group led by Victoria Pascal from the Department of Gastroenterology, Vall d'Hebron Research Institute in Barcelona, has succeeded in identifying patients with Crohn's disease (CD) solely from stool samples.
The Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) is a carrier protein of blood coagulation factor VIII and captures platelets at locations with vascular damage. It undergoes conformational changes within the A1 domain and through the development of the A2 domain. Its size and function are regulated by the metalloproteinase ADAMTS13. ADAMTS13 deficiency can, therefore, lead to the life-threatening disease thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
Every day, stem cells in our bone marrow produce billions of new red blood cells. Any disruption in this process can result in serious disease. Researchers have succeeded in furthering our understanding of how blood cells are formed.
Rivaroxaban could be a therapy option, especially if it is administered early, explained Prof. Dr. Jan Beyer-Westendorf in a session at the GTH in Vienna. The physician presented a small series of cases from the prospective non-interventional multicentre Dresden NOAC registry.
Since 1980, several scientific advances have been made in the treatment and prevention of colon cancer. Recent discoveries linking it to a possible bacterial genesis would make it viable to design new methods for improving its detection and prevention.
The sterile alpha motif (SAM) and histidine-aspartate domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1) is a triphosphohydrolase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate into deoxyribonucleoside and triphosphate. Ian A. Taylor, from the Francis Crick Institute in London, reported on new insights about the structure and mechanism of the enzyme at the 25th CROI in Boston on March 6, 2018
The enormous potential of RNA-based therapies was presented by Prof. Dr. med. Stefanie Dimmeler from the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration in Frankfurt am Main during the 62nd Annual GTH Meeting in Vienna.
Along with the improvement in life expectancy in our society, we are witnessing an increase in the dependence of the elderly. Improving the number of years lived in good health is the current challenge to overcome in order to limit the avoidable loss of autonomy and improve the quality of life of seniors.
Neutralizing antibodies could be suitable for early treatments and to maintain small reservoirs of defense cells’ retrovirus genes. Malcolm Martin from the National Institutes of Health presented current animal experiments looking into this therapeutic approach at the 25th CROI on March 5th, 2018, in Boston.
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