Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in collaboration with the INCLIVA Health Research Institute in Valencia, develop the first three-dimensional model for myotonic dystrophy, a rare disease that currently has no cure. The new model combines patient cells and bioengineering techniques and represents a major advance over the use of animals and cell cultures. This new model will help in the design of personalized and more effective treatments, and for drug testing in a much more efficient way.
A study presented at the ESMO Breast Cancer 2021 Virtual Congress has shown that breast cancer survivors differ widely in the burden of symptoms they experience after the end of treatment and thereby revealed an unmet need for tailored approaches to follow-up care.
What The Study Did: Researchers compared the likelihood of delayed childbearing among physicians and nonphysicians.
A new study by The Ohio State University College of Nursing found that critical care nurses nationwide reported alarmingly high levels of stress, depressive symptoms and anxiety even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. These factors correlated with an increase in self-reported medical errors.
A study at the University of York suggests that health inequalities have been made worse during the pandemic for people who use mental health services.
Effectively and safely protecting against disease--this is what makes vaccines a vital and successful public health tool that saves lives and safeguards health and well-being. Looking at immunisation programmes' successes and remaining challenges, this week's issue of Eurosurveillance is published on the occasion of European Immunization Week (EIW) 2021.
The Worldwide Innovative Network - WIN Consortium in personalized cancer medicine announces the publication in NPJ Precision Oncology of the Digital Display Precision Predictor (DDPP) global biomarker prototype to guide the selection of targeted therapy and predict the progression-free survival for cancer patients. Read here: https://rdcu.be/cjz6h
A UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of "low value" by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- at a cost of $478 million per year.
A collaboration between experts and a Danish-based, global reaching patient organization has resulted in a groundbreaking medical publication, where guidelines are being presented on how to manage patients with unexplained low blood sugar.
New York nurses caring for COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic experienced anxiety, depression, and illness--but steps their hospitals took to protect them and support from their coworkers helped buffer against the stressful conditions, according to a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.