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AI re-stains images of tissue biopsy with new stains, improving accuracy of diagnoses | Tech Xplore AUGUST 16, 2021 / Machine learning & AI
by UCLA Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement
Opening lines: In order to perform medical diagnoses, pathologists visually inspect histochemically stained tissue biopsy sections. The hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain is the most used histochemical stain in pathology, covering the majority of the human tissue biopsy stains performed globally…..
More information: Kevin de Haan et al, Deep learning-based transformation of H&E stained tissues into special stains, Nature Communications (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25221-2
Journal information: Nature Communications
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Sensor spies hideouts for virus replication inside cell membranes | Phys.org AUGUST 14, 2021, Biology / Cell & Microbiology / Molecular & Computational biology
by University of Washington School of Medicine
Opening lines: While some types of RNA viruses cloak themselves to hide inside a cell and create copies of themselves, a “detective enzyme” might be attuned to their whereabouts. A slight variation in their genomic code gives some people’s cells the capacity to produce this sensor.
More information: Frank W Soveg et al, Endomembrane targeting of human OAS1 p46 augments antiviral activity, eLife (2021). DOI: 10.7554/eLife.71047
Journal information: eLife
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Small protein protects pancreatic cells in model of type 1 diabetes | Medical Xpress AUGUST 16, 2021, Medical research / Diabetes
by Beth Newcomb, University of Southern California
Opening lines: A new study has shown that treating type 1 diabetes-prone mice with the small protein MOTS-c prevented the immune system from destroying insulin-producing pancreatic cells, effectively preventing the onset of the autoimmune disease.
In mice that had been genetically engineered to develop autoimmune diabetes, “killer” T-cells (darker spots) infiltrate and destroy insulin-producing cells in the pancreas (left). Treatment with injections of MOTS-c reduced T-cell infiltration and prevented the onset of the disease (right). Credit: University of Southern California
More information: Byung Soo Kong et al, Mitochondrial-encoded MOTS-c prevents pancreatic islet destruction in autoimmune diabetes, Cell Reports (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109447
Journal information: Cell Reports
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NEWS RELEASES – NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch | 08/16/2021
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Results show that a rapid “empowered relief” approach can add to the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options.
READ MORE: A Single-Session Pain Management Skills Class Benefits Patients With Chronic Low-Back Pain | Publication Date: August 16, 2021
NEWS RELEASES – NIH scientists develop faster COVID-19 test | Monday, August 16, 2021
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Technique avoids RNA degradation and time-consuming extraction.
Disruptive Leg Movement? – Managing Restless Legs Syndrome | NIH Health Information Newsletter Thursday, July 29, 2021
An overwhelming need to move your legs may be restless legs syndrome. Learn tips to relieve discomfort. (From NIH News in Health)
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Inside the deal: Sanofi flipped from sell-off to merger in lead up to $3.2B Translate buyout | Endpoints News – August 16, 2021
Kyle Blankenship – Managing Editor
Prior to its $3.2 billion acquisition of mRNA player Translate Bio earlier this month, French drugmaker Sanofi considered dumping a quarter of its shares in the firm before ultimately flipping the script and buying the biotech outright at a premium.Inside the deal: Sanofi flipped from sell-off to merger in lead up to $3.2B Translate buyout | Endpoints News – August 16, 2021
As Biden signals interest in linking drug prices with R&D costs, new study finds costs per NME are increasing | Endpoints News – August 16, 2021
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Brain Gene Expression Patterns Altered by Chronic Opioid Use | Neuroscience News August 15, 2021
Opioid use disorder affects genes associated with proinflammatory immune molecule encoding and genes associated with remodeling the extracellular matrix, suggesting the connection between neurons may be altered as a result of opioid use. Additionally, those with OUD have higher levels of microglia in the brain.
The affected genes fell into two broad categories: genes encoding proinflammatory immune molecules; and those involved in remodeling of the extracellular matrix, which suggests that connections between neurons may have been altered by opioid use. Image is in the public domain
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Scientists unlock clues to determining how safe vaccinated people are from Covid-19 | STAT Morning Rounds | Aug. 16, 2021
By Andrew Joseph, covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics.
It’s a pressing goal for scientists who are still trying to understand what immunity to the coronavirus looks like, how robustly vaccines protect us over time, and how protected people are who’ve had and recovered from Covid-19.
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RAZ Memory Cell Phone Is A Simple Phone For Individuals With Alzheimer’s, Dementia Or Other Intellectual Disabilities by Venkat, Assistive Technology Blog, August 16, 2021
“To help individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia or other intellectual disabilities communicate easily with their loved one and to keep them safe from scammers, RAZ Mobility has created the RAZ Memory Cell Phone – a one touch dial picture phone that keeps everything really simple for seniors.”Excerpt: RAZ Memory Cell Phone Is A Simple Phone For Individuals With Alzheimer’s, Dementia Or Other Intellectual Disabilities by Venkat, Assistive Technology Blog, August 16, 2021
See Your Own Potential: Changing Your Mindset By Terri, Reclaiming HOPE August 13, 2021
How Can People With Physical Disabilities Benefit From A FitBit? | by My Rockin Disabled Life July 20, 2021
Road trip anxiety By Zechariah Richardson, SATONMYBUTT August 5, 2021
“I am going to post about something that I have told very few people, and that is my road trip anxiety or anxiety about travelling! I am writing about it because it is something that has had a massive impact on my life and the life of my family and, as many people do, I […]”Opening lines: Road trip anxiety By Zechariah Richardson, SATONMYBUTT August 5, 2021
From IBD patient to IBD mom: What I’ve learned By Natalie hayden, Me,lights camera crohn’s, July 19, 2021
HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS/WEEKS/MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER… By BACK PAIN BLOG UK…, August 9, 2021
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Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru bwletin / Health and Care Research Wales bulletin – Health and Care Research Wales – Fri, 13 Aug
What to do if your appointment is delayed – Coping with medical delays: why it’s important to persist | Heart Matters – British Heart Foundation
If you’ve had an appointment delayed or cancelled, we explain what to do and how to get help if your symptoms worsen.
Get into the spirit of summer with these mouth-watering recipes. Full of fresh, vibrant flavours, these heart-healthy dishes are also perfect for a picnic or barbecue.
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- Banana and mango ice cream sundae
- Bruschetta starters
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How to speak to someone who’s hesitant about vaccines | Patient 07-May-21
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NHS Covid-19 app engineer talks updates, the ‘pingdemic’ and data| Digital Health Andrea Downey 12 August 2021 | DIGITAL PATIENT
“The NHS Covid-19 app will be updated next week to allow people to add their vaccination status to skip isolation.”
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FDA Approves New ERT, Avalglucosidase Alfa, for Late-onset Pompe Disease | Check Rare | Published on: Aug 6, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved avalglucosidase alfa (Nexviazyme) for the treatment of late-onset Pompe disease in patients 1 year of age and older.
By: Victoria Radke
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Fabry Disease: Gene Therapy Shows Promising Results | Patient Worthy August 5, 2021
By James Moore
Opening lines: According to a story from BioPharma Dive, gene therapy for Fabry disease is still in its early stages of development. However, it is already beginning to show potential as a game-changing therapy for people living with this rare disease.
What are your thoughts on being a rare disease advocate? Share your stories, thoughts, and hopes with the Patient Worthy community!
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Health IT Needs to Play Catchup With Customer Service for Patients | MedPage Today August 13, 2021
by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor, MedPage Today
— “In terms of getting data to the patient … healthcare is quite a ways behind”
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Garden Rescue’s Charlie Dimmock praised as she shows support for cause close to her heart | JUNE 23, 2021 BY EVE CROSBIE | Hello Magazine
Charlie had been advocating and raising awareness of Ehler’s-Danlos Syndromes, a set of rare genetic connective tissue disorders.
“It is not known whether Charlie suffers from the condition herself, as she has never explicitly said so. She has, however, opened up in the past about the benefits of gardening on her health.”
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