Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness.
While some progress has been made, further work is needed to achieve more equitable representation of women plastic surgeons in leadership roles, according to a special topic paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Luz Huntington-Moskos, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, recently published findings in the journal Public Health Nursing that show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung cancer.
Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles -- but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
If you really want a drink right now, the source of your craving may be a pea-sized structure deep inside the right side of your brain, according to scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
A study published in the medical journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, confirms that respiratory viral detection, not child's age, explains the high rate of hospitalization for asthma attacks in children under six.
The Affordable Care Act has substantially decreased the number of uninsured Americans and improved access to health care, though insurance affordability and disparities by geography, race/ethnicity, and income persist. These are some of the findings revealed in nearly 100 studies, dating back to 2010, pertaining to the ACA in a research paper, soon to be published in Health Services Research, by University of Miami School and Florida Atlantic University.
Effects of end-of-day far-red (EOD-FR) light and high blue photon flux (PF) ratio during the photoperiod on intumescence injury were examined for 'Beaufort' tomato seedlings. Experiments showed that high blue PF ratio during the photoperiod combined with a small dose of EOD-FR lighting could inhibit the problematic intumescence injury of tomato plants grown under LEDs without negatively influencing growth or morphology.
Researchers transplanted bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) into pregnant mice at risk for miscarriage to determine whether EPCs contributed to reducing the potential for miscarriage when the placenta tends to be irregular and the blood vessel size small when compared with that of normal gestation. They found EPCs helped to 'normalize' placental vascularization by providing a healthier fetal environment, potentially preventing miscarriage in high-risk pregnancies by improving vascular patterns and increasing blood vessel size.
A study assessed the effects of two nutrient management strategies -- based on electrical conductivity or nitrate-nitrogen -- concentration control on plant growth, ornamental quality, plant-water relations, mineral composition, and water use efficiency for Hippeastrum grown in semiclosed soilless system. Water loss and total water use in the EC strategy were significantly higher compared with the N-NO3- strategy, which minimized nitrate, phosphate, and potassium emissions to the environment.