New guidance for treatment of bone loss in hematologic stem cell transplant Recipients

Related video Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice for many patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases, such as leukemia and multiple myeloma. The success of recent advances in such transplantation techniques and supportive care measures, has led to greater numbers of long-term HSCT survivors. Consequently, an increasing patient population is […]

Celltrion and Emory University sign ‘Incubation’ agreement to develop new drug candidates for atherosclerosis

Related video Celltrion, Inc. signed an ‘Incubation’ agreement with Emory University in Atlanta to support the research and development of new drug candidates for atherosclerosis. ‘Incubation’ agreement is one of the open innovation measures by which a company provides its internal resources and capabilities, such as research space and facility, manpower and business operation consulting, […]

Researchers develop fast detection strategy to know type of virus acquired by patients

Related video Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based on optical detection has now been outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Scientists from Germany and Finland have demonstrated the binding of an RNA target to a probe made […]

Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association

Related video Geroscience–the burgeoning research field that focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor for most chronic diseases as we age–takes center stage in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the world’s most widely circulated medical journal. “The fact that JAMA, long one of the […]

Study findings may advance discussion of how to effectively curb human-wildlife conflict

Related video A new Biotropica study examines mountain gorillas in Rwanda and their foraging for sodium-rich food in both national park areas and lands managed by local communities. Obtaining sodium likely creates an incentive for the gorillas to leave park areas and make forays into high-altitude habitat. Both locations are not without risks: exiting their […]

Detection of BFD virus in parrots in 8 new countries raises concerns for threatened species

Related video Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) in wild parrot populations has been detected in eight new countries, raising concerns for threatened species. The new countries where BFDV was found are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Japan, Nigeria, Seychelles, Vietnam, Senegal and The Gambia and were identified in a study led by Deborah Fogell in the University […]

One year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico

Related video On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, wreaking destruction that still lingers. The Category 4 storm caused a humanitarian crisis that ultimately cost nearly 3,000 lives, and imperiled Puerto Rico’s economy, universities and environmental health. Yet chemists there remained resilient and united in their resolve to recover from the devastating storm, […]

Few minutes of sprinting exercise may be as effective as longer exercise sessions

Related video A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research. The small study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Mitochondria, the energy centers of the […]

Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome requires coordinated ‘cascade of care’

Related video Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) – withdrawal symptoms occurring in infants exposed to opioids in utero – requires a coordinated “cascade of care” from prevention through long-term follow-up, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The journal is published in the […]