Tourette's Awareness Day comes on 7th June to raise awareness about the Syndrome that is characterized by tics - involuntary sounds, commonly known as Tourette Syndrome. This syndrome is often misunderstood as an activity which can be controlled but it is truly not.
A new combination of drugs, cetuximab-RT therapy with EphB4-ephrin-B2 blockade, against relapsed head and neck cancer has been suggested by experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to have optimal therapeutic effect.
Biomarkers or early indicators of bone loss (osteolysis) which may cause the joint to loosen after hip replacement surgery have been identified. This could help guide post-replacement care to prevent replacements from failing.
The inner workings of the enzyme telomerase, which plays a key role in aging and cancer, have been identified by a new study. This is the first time researchers have seen telomerase in the process of making DNA.
Prolonged stress can impact the quality of sperm. Sperm tested during military conflict indicates lower sperm motility compared to those collected during stress-free time. Low sperm motality can result in infertility.
Bad breath or halitosis can be detected with a new sensor that detects tiny amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas, the compound responsible for bad breath, in human exhalations. A color change from white to brown on the sensor surface shows halitosis.
An artificial human prion has been developed for the first time at the Case Western Reserve University, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating form of brain disease that has so far eluded treatment and a cure.
A DNA test as a method to test for liver cancer detects more than ninety percent of patients with curable stage tumors. This simple blood test using abnormal DNA markers may be more sensitive than an ultrasound test.
The best treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) may be lower pressure volumes of ventilation called "ultra-protective mechanical ventilation," as it creates less risk for typical lung injuries such as hyperinflation and barotrauma.