The recent floods in Texas have caused some of the worst flooding since Hurricane Ike in 2008. How do computational models and simulations of hurricanes like Ike help us in predicting the consequences of such natural disasters and better prepare the Texas Gulf Coast for their effects? Watch the video to find out!
Scientists have perfected mini cultured 3-D structures that grow and function much like the outer mantle -- the key working tissue, or cortex -- of the brain of the person from whom they were derived. Strikingly, these 'organoids' buzz with neuronal network activity. Cells talk with each other in circuits, much as they do in our brains.
If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined.
Promising clinical trial results presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015 show activity of the investigational anti-cancer agent ONT-380 against HER2+ breast cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and in another case in overall survival of heavily pretreated HER2+ breast cancer patients.
Researchers conducting a comprehensive proteomics analysis of human aqueous humor samples identified 763 proteins -- including 386 proteins detected for the first time -- in this clear fluid that helps maintain pressure in the eye and nourishes the cornea and the lens. These proteins could have a role in disease processes affecting the eye and serve as valuable biomarkers for the development of diagnostics and drug candidates to improve visual health, as discussed in the article 'Proteomics of Human Aqueous Humor,' published in OMICS Journal.
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in conjunction with the American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015 offers early evidence of genetic differences between CRC in young and old patients, possibly pointing toward different treatments and strategies in combating the young form of the disease.
People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015 shows decreased sexual activity in women following treatment for gynecologic cancers, down from 6.1-6.8 times per month before treatment to 2.6-4.9 times per month after treatment.
As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing 'sensory feedback.' Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special topic article in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.