Alerts

All The alerts from Wolfe's Blog

This page displays the most recent alerts gathered by my system. For more specific alerts please use the menu above.


ASA survey shows health insurers abruptly terminating physician contracts

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


A new national survey from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) finds physician anesthesiologists are being forced out of network as insurance companies terminate their contracts, often with little or no notice.... Read More

Pre-operative immunotherapy triggers encouraging response in oral cancers

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


A new clinical trial suggests that immunotherapy given before other treatments for oral cavity cancers can elicit an immune response that shrinks tumors, which could provide long-term benefit for patients. In the randomized trial, two neoadjuvant doses of nivolumab given with or without ipilimumab led to complete or partial tumor shrinkage in most cases and did not delay any patients from continuing on to standard treatment. Findings will be presented at the 2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium.... Read More

Low fruit and vegetable intakes and higher body fat linked to anxiety disorders

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


New research from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.... Read More

Socially assistive robot helps children with autism learn

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


Researchers at USCs Department of Computer Science have developed personalized learning robots for children with autism. They also studied whether the robots could estimate a childs interest in a task using machine learning.... Read More

Huntington\'s disease-causing DNA repeat mutations reversed in the lab

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


An international team of researchers identifies a compound that corrects genetic abnormalities involved in the onset and progression of Huntingtons disease for which there is no definitive treatment. They successfully reversed disease-causing DNA expansion mutations with no off-target effects in the lab. They hope that their discovery may help treat other DNA repeat diseases like myotonic dystrophy.... Read More

Gene loss more important in animal kingdom evolution than previously thought

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


Scientists have shown that some key points of animal evolution -- like the ones leading to humans or insects -- were associated with a large loss of genes in the genome. The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, compared over 100 genomes to investigate what happened at the gene level during the evolution of animals after their origin.... Read More

How enzymes build sugar trees

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


Researchers have used cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate for the first time the structure and function of a very small enzyme embedded in cell membranes. This enzyme builds complex sugar trees that are subsequently attached to other membrane proteins. The findings could accelerate the development of new, protein-based medications.... Read More

New systemic approach needed to tackle global challenges

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


The impacts of the corona virus on peoples health and daily life, stock markets, and businesses illustrate the increasingly interconnected nature of the challenges facing governments around the world. Putting systemic thinking at the centre of policymaking will be essential to address these issues in an era of rapid and disruptive change, according to a new joint report by IIASA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).... Read More

Citizen science and paddle surf to study microplastic pollution in Barcelona\'s coastline

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


A team of the University of Barcelona has studied for the first time the presence of microplastics in the coasts of Barcelona, with the collaboration of the citizens gathering scientific samples. The study, published in the journal Science of Total Environment, is a pioneer citizen science study worldwide, since it analyses a hard-access area for oceanography research ships, due its too shallow depth and chance to run aground, and the danger it involves regarding swimmers.... Read More

Celiac disease might be cured by restoring immune tolerance to gliadin

#alert 2020-02-27 05:00:00


Celiac disease affects 0.3-2.4% of people in most countries world-wide, and approx. 2% in Finland. Celiac patients suffer from a variety of symptoms, typically intestinal complaints, such as diarrhea, but are often symptom-free. Immunologist Tobias Freitag co-developed and tested nanoparticles containing gliadin for the immunomodulatory treatment of celiac disease in Professor Seppo Meris research group at the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with industry.... Read More
... 10 11 12 13 14 ... 15 ... 16 17 18 19 20 ...