Taking the STING out of MND

Melbourne researchers are working towards a potential treatment to slow the progression of motor neuron disease (MND), offering hope to people with this debilitating and incurable illness. The research team have uncovered how inflammation in MND is triggered. Pinpointing the molecules involved in this pathway could be a first step towards a new treatment for […]

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CLABSI rates have remained stable in neonatal, pediatric ICUs

Among critically ill neonates and children, the rates of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) remained stable from 2013 to 2018, while population-based catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates decreased, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. Heather E. Hsu, M.D., M.P.H., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined […]

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Avoiding cow’s milk baby formula may cut asthma, wheezing later

Avoiding cow’s milk formula (CMF) supplementation at birth may prevent asthma or recurrent wheeze in young children, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Network Open. Hiroshi Tachimoto, M.D., Ph.D., from Jikei University School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues randomly assigned newborns to breastfeeding with or without amino acid-based elemental formula […]

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Major deficits in addressing mental health needs of asylum seekers

A new study of asylum seekers in Germany suggests that, among those with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), few receive a diagnosis from the health care system, and of those diagnosed, many do not receive treatment. Amand F├╝hrer of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal […]

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New biomarker to prevent graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplants discovered

A recent report published in Science Translational Medicine by MUSC Hollings Cancer Center investigator Sophie Paczesny, M.D., Ph.D., sheds light on immune cell biomarkers that may reveal which patients are most at risk for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a life-threatening condition that can arise after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for treatment of liquid cancers such […]

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