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Scientists Propose Project to Build Synthetic Human Genome

A group of scientists on Thursday proposed an ambitious project to create a synthetic human genome -- an endeavor that is bound to raise concerns over the extent to which human life can or should be engineered.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Extreme Weather Increasing Level of Toxins in Food

As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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The Expanding Therapeutics of Interleukin-1 Blockade

Indications for IL-1 blocking therapies are broadening. Read about the established and emerging uses of IL-1 antagonism in rheumatic diseases.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Recent Achievements in Stem Cell-mediated Myelin Repair

Regeneration of myelin presents a promising approach for treating multiple sclerosis. What's the current state of research on the application of stem cell-mediated myelin repair?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Next-Gen Gene Sequencing to Diagnose Rare Diseases in Newborns

Next-generation gene sequencing in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may speed detection of rare diseases and deliver results faster to anxious families, according to a pilot study from Canada.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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'Strongest Evidence to Date' Ties Maternal Smoking to Psychosis

A Finnish population-based study links prenatal nicotine exposure to increased risk for schizophrenia in young adult offspring.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted: 6/2/2016 by Kathy Prybys, DO (Emailed: 6/3/2016) (Updated: 6/3/2016) Click here to contact Kathy Prybys, DO  
umem.org
almost 2 years ago
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Benzodiazepine Pharmacotherapy: How Difficult to Discontinue?

What is the optimal strategy for discontinuing chronic benzodiazepine therapy in the primary care setting?  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Music May Soothe Anxiety, Pain From Postinfarction Angina in HF

"Our study showed that music can be used therapeutically," said one of the investigators, noting that this is just part of "la dolce vita," or living the good life.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Mosquito Repellents: Everything You Need to Tell Your Patients

It’s mosquito season again, bites can make you sick, especially if you’re traveling. Think Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, dengue, or even malaria or yellow fever if you’re going to some parts of Africa.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose

Pop superstar Prince, found dead more than a month ago at his estate outside Minneapolis, died from an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, authorities said Thursday.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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ABC Risk Score Better Predicts Bleeding in AF

A novel biomarker-based risk prediction score is better able to predict bleeding risk in atrial-fibrillation patients on anticoagulation and "should be useful in decision support," the authors said.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Scientists' Progress Towards a Cancer Vaccine

German scientists have reported making progress towards a vaccine against cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Friday at ASCO: Glioma and Biosimilar Trastuzumab

Among the news highlighted today is a study showing improved survival in patients with glioma and a biosimilar product for trastuzumab (Herceptin).  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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American Diabetes Association (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions

American Diabetes Association (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ADA 2016.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Cancer Drug Global Sales Grow, But 'Tension in the System'

An unprecedented and sustained surge in innovative oncology therapeutics reaching the market is creating challenges for health systems and oncologists.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Risks of X-Rays for Cancer Diagnosis May Be a Mystery to Most Patients

Most patients lack basic knowledge about the risks of radiation exposure from X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tests used to detect cancer, a recent study suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Anticoagulant Improves Outcome of Incidentally Detected Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis

Incidentally detected splanchnic vein thrombosis is best treated with anticoagulation, just as in clinically suspected splanchnic vein thrombosis, according to an analysis of the International Registry on Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis (IRSVT).  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Good-Quality Cardiac MRI Possible in Patients With ICDs

Good-quality cardiac MRI images are possible in the presence of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems, according to results from the Evera-MRI trial.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago
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Opioid Analgesics Subpar for Chronic Back Pain

Opioid analgesics are commonly prescribed but fail to have a significant effect, a meta-analysis has found. A pain medication specialist says even with low effect, it should remain a tool in the arsenal.  
medscape.com
almost 2 years ago