Tag: medicine

Stem cell research findings may lead to osteoporosis, bone tissue treatments

Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study from the...

Smartphones become ‘eye-phones’ with low-cost devices

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front...

Immune System Drives Pregnancy Complications after Fetal Surgery in Mice

As a fetal surgeon at UC San Francisco, Tippi MacKenzie, MD, has long known that conducting surgery on a fetus to correct a problems...

Half of Psychiatrists Want Cash, Reject Insurance

Access to mental health care has become a prominent issue in Congress following mass shootings around the country. But a new study in JAMA...

‘Designer sperm’ the future of genetic medicine?

Get ready: The "new genetics" promises to change faulty genes of future generations by introducing new, functioning genes using "designer sperm."A new research report...

Probing confluence of human, animal, environmental health in Africa

Several UW researchers are working on disease prediction and control by looking at the interrelationships of people, other living creatures and their habitats.“Human-animal medicine...

UCSF First U.S. Medical School to Offer Credit For Wikipedia Articles

UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on...

Light works wonders in the lab, treating MS to blindness

Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes progressive paralysis by destroying nerve cells and the spinal cord. It interrupts vision, balance and even thinking.On a suggestion from...

Finally mapped: The brain region that distinguishes bits from bounty

In comparing amounts of things -- be it the grains of sand on a beach, or the size of a sea gull flock inhabiting...

Ways to eliminate wasteful medical tests and procedures

Medical organizations are participating in a campaign to help clinicians and patients avoid wasteful and sometimes harmful medical interventions.Recently, experts in pediatric and adult...

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