Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

Related video The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren’t nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doctors with extensive clinical training who are board-certified in addiction […]

Bacteria and innate immune factors in birth canal, cervix may be key to predicting preterm births

Related video Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB), defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, and the related complications, are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that bacteria and innate immune factors […]

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

Related video When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more likely to stop taking their HIV medications than drug-free patients. While the daily oral form of naltrexone–a drug that blunts the effects of opioids–is one option to treat opioid dependence, medication adherence among drug users is […]

Scientists identify five most promising application areas for magnetoresistive sensors

Related video Excluding the information recording and reading technology, in the next 15-20 years, the hypersensitive sensors operating under the magnetoresistive principle will be applied in an extensive number of innovative areas. Among them are biomedicine, flexible electronics, position sensors, and human-computer interaction, various types of monitoring, navigation and autonomous transport. An article about this […]

Understanding maintenance of quiescent stem cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia

Related video Most patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These drugs are highly effective and lead to deep remission and prolonged survival. Yet quiescent leukemic stem cells persist in these patients, and they therefore must continue inhibitor treatment to maintain remission. These ‘sleeper cell,’ quiescent leukemic stem cells are […]

VTT’s PreMed project introduces a corporate perspective to coordinate the use of health data

Related video In Finland, the health data collected in national registries already serves fairly well the needs of clinical care and academic fundamental research, and statistical purposes. However, the use of such data in company-driven research remains limited, even though applied research is essential for creating innovations, such as developing new treatment methods, drugs and […]

Pitt engineers win $550,000 NSF CAREER award to develop new intervention for people with ASD

Related video Autism was first described by U.S. researchers more than 70 years ago, and today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affecting more than 3.5 million Americans. Although clinical techniques are used to help patients with ASD respond to […]