Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

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Gordon wins Spain’s Asturias Award

Microbiome pioneer Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has won the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The Asturias awards, among the most prestigious honors in the Spanish-speaking world, are presented annually in eight categories. The awards are designed to recognize exceptional scientific, technical, […]

Lovotibeglogene autotemcel

Treatment for: Anemia, Sickle Cell bluebird bio Submits Biologics License Application (BLA) to FDA for lovotibeglogene autotemcel (lovo-cel) for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) 12 years and Older with a History of Vaso-Occlusive Events SOMERVILLE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 24, 2023– bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE) today announced the submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) […]

Rheumasurgery: Improving Function and Relieving Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)SynovectomiesJoint replacementArthrodesisAllo-arthroplastyReferences Further reading Rheumasurgery, also known as Rheumatoid Surgery, is concerned with the surgical treatment of patients suffering from rheumatic disorders and rheumatism. A Rheumasurgeon aims to improve patient function, limit disease progression, and relieve pain. Rheumasurgical interventions can include synovectomies, joint replacement, and repositioning of joints. Image Credit: Chinnapong/ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) […]

Children of deaf adults (CODA): growing up with unique communication challenges

What does it mean to be CODA?CODA as communicators and its impact on mental healthTake-home messageReferencesFurther reading Children of deaf adults (CODA) refer to hearing children who are born to deaf parents. More than 90% of deaf adults are known to have children with normal hearing ability. These children often experience communication, social, and cultural […]

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised; Differences in the Penile Microbiome

IntroductionThe uncircumcised PMBPost-circumcision PMBConclusionsReferencesFurther reading The human body is host to trillions of microbes. The penis also harbors its own microbiota, which changes with circumcision. This shift is associated with a significant lowering of the risk of several sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Image Credit: Chinnapong/Shutterstock Circumcision refers to the removal of the foreskin, or prepuce, […]

A scientific grand slam

It’s a scientific grand slam for researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the past week, they published papers in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Science and JAMA – all among the world’s most prestigious scientific journals. Their innovative research – on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease and treatment-resistant […]

Abortion Debate Ramps Up in States as Congress Deadlocks

Anti-abortion advocates are pressing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned the national right to abortion. But with the debate mostly deadlocked in Washington, the focus is shifting to states convening their first full legislative sessions since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Although some state GOP lawmakers have filed bills […]

How Veterinary Vaccines Affect Human Health

IntroductionWhy veterinary vaccines are important?Types of veterinary vaccinesHow can veterinary vaccines positively impact human health?How can veterinary vaccines adversely affect human health?ReferencesFurther Reading The use of veterinary vaccines is increasing exponentially to protect both animal health and public health. However, there is evidence indicating that humans unintentionally exposed to veterinary vaccines can develop adverse events. […]

What are Digital Inhalers and how do they Work?

IntroductionWhat are digital inhalers?Why digital inhalers?Will digital inhalers make physicians obsolete?Obstacles and future outlookReferencesFurther reading Digital therapeutics enable personalized chronic illness management and unmatched patient health and treatment compliance monitoring. Digital health uses technology to help people manage diseases, decrease health risks, and improve health and well-being. Image Credit: denayunebgt/Shutterstock Digital inhalers are a huge […]

School of Medicine joins major NIH brain mapping effort

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are joining a national network to map the intricacies of the brain, with a goal of deepening knowledge of how the brain works and generating new insights into how the brain functions in healthy people — and how it malfunctions in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism and […]

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