Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 05, 2013
Better coordinated health care needed to better serve Haitians post-earthquake
Three years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left an estimated 1.5 million people homeless in Haiti, a Henry Ford Hospital study found that more mobilized medical care is necessary to bridge cultural and health care barriers and better serve the Haitian population.

Obesity suppresses cellular process critical to kidney health
Unlike in normal-weight mice with kidney disease, a degradation process called autophagy is suppressed in obese mice with kidney disease.

Study: Skin infection linked to exposure to aquariums is under-diagnosed
A skin infection linked to exposure to contaminated water in home aquariums is frequently under-diagnosed, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

Novel accelerometer-based algorithm detects early signals of AD in everyday motion behavior
Abnormal motion behavior and degeneration of the sleep-waking cycle are among the most severe behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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