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Boomers back on the dating scene seek cosmetic procedures to put their best face forward
In today's dating world, singles make snap judgments about potential dates as fast as they can swipe. (2019-06-19)
A forest of nano-mushroom structures keep this plastic clean and stain-free
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have created a flexible optical plastic that is stain-resistant and superomniphobic, finding inspiration in a surprising place: the shape of Enoki mushrooms. (2019-06-19)
Scaffold helps cells repair torn meniscus in lab tests
About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. (2019-06-19)
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings
Researchers from the University of Rochester shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. (2019-06-14)
WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer
If the American Cancer Society's projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate cancer this year. (2019-06-14)
Rutgers scientist creates 'virtual biopsy' device to detect skin tumors
Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new 'virtual biopsy' device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. (2019-06-13)
One-fifth of US surgeons still overusing riskier procedure to create kidney dialysis access
Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure (also known as end-stage renal disease, or ESRD) who are either waiting on or unsuitable for a kidney transplant. (2019-06-13)
More men undergo plastic surgery as the daddy-do-over trend rises in popularity
Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the 'Mommy Makeover,' more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the 'Daddy Do-Over,' to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. (2019-06-12)
Reaching and grasping -- Learning fine motor coordination changes the brain
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. (2019-06-12)
LED-ing the way: A clean and convenient method to oxidize plastic surfaces for industry
A Japanese research team at Osaka University used chlorine dioxide to oxidize polypropylene. (2019-06-11)
Inducing seizures to stop seizures
Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-06-11)
Heart valve procedure safe for patients with common heart defect
A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rates as patients without the defect who undergo the same procedure. (2019-06-11)
Researchers develop tool to predict postoperative delirium severity
A new tool seeks to predict the severity of patients' postoperative delirium and help practitioners more effectively care for patients as they recover from elective surgery. (2019-06-11)
57% of the plastic waste on the Tarragona coast is clothing fibers from washing machines
The sea water, beaches and sediments on the Tarragona coast contain quantities of plastic similar to those in a big city like Barcelona. (2019-06-10)
Weight-loss patients at higher risk of death from substance use disorders
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in people who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public. (2019-06-07)
New study finds microplastic throughout Monterey Bay
A new study shows that microplastic particles are not only common from the surface to the seafloor, but they're also being eaten by animals and incorporated into marine food webs. (2019-06-06)
Gall bladder removal may reduce stroke risk in patients with gallstones
Previous research indicates that gallstones are linked with an increased risk of stroke. (2019-06-05)
Does weight loss surgery help relieve acid reflux?
Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. (2019-06-05)
Estimating microplastic consumption
Since the mass production of plastics began in the 1940s, the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. (2019-06-05)
Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste
Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. (2019-06-05)
Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous
A multicenter team led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-05)
Microorganisms on microplastics
A recent study shows that that the potentially toxin-producing plankton species Pfiesteria piscicida prefers to colonize plastic particles, where they are found in 50 times higher densities than in the surrounding water of the Baltic Sea and densities about two to three times higher than on comparable wood particles floating in the water. (2019-06-05)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Facial bones of black adults age differently than other races, Rutgers study finds
Facial bones in black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to their facial structure, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-06-04)
Nationwide study finds breast cancer patients unaware of surgical options
The majority of women who underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy surgeries for breast cancer report that the scars from those surgeries negatively affect their daily lives. (2019-06-03)
Plastic water bottles may one day fly people cross-country
A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn regular plastic waste products into jet fuel. (2019-06-03)
High body fat (but not BMI itself) linked to four-fold increase in mortality risk after heart bypass surgery
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3, 2019) shows that mortality in patients who had undergone heart bypass surgery was over 4 times higher in individuals with a high body fat mass, while body mass index (BMI) by itself was not associated with an increase in mortality. (2019-06-02)
Blood transfusion during liver cancer surgery linked with higher risk of cancer recurrence and death
Receiving a blood transfusion during curative surgery for the most common type of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is associated with a much higher risk of cancer recurrence and dying prematurely, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress. (2019-06-02)
App helps improve pain control and reduce opiate use after surgery
Patients who underwent total knee replacement and used a smartphone app (PainCoach) at home after surgery consistently reduced opiate painkiller use and improved pain control, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3). (2019-06-01)
ASCO: Finally, a tool to predict response to chemotherapy before bladder cancer surgery
'The idea is that for any individual tumor, its gene expression could tell us whether the cancer will respond to a certain kind of chemotherapy,' says Thomas Flaig, MD. (2019-05-31)
Wrong side surgical errors substantially underreported and totally preventable
Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, although rare, may be more common than generally thought. (2019-05-31)
International team identifies potential therapeutic target for sepsis
An international collaboration led by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified a potential new therapeutic target for sepsis. (2019-05-30)
NHS commissioners are ignoring guidelines by rationing cataract surgery
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England are ignoring clinical guidelines by rationing access to cataract surgery, The BMJ has found. (2019-05-29)
Five-year outcomes for Brigham face transplant recipients
In the New England Journal of Medicine, a Brigham team presents the longer-term outcomes for six face transplant recipients who had been followed for up to 5 years after surgery, representing the largest cohort of patients in the US. (2019-05-29)
New evidence supports surgery for rare type of brain lymphoma
Through a systematic review of published studies going back 50 years, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified a distinct subtype of primary central nervous system (PCNS) lymphoma that should be considered for surgical removal, suggesting a major shift in how this type of tumor is evaluated and managed. (2019-05-28)
Signalling protein discovery may lead to drug-based therapies to treat hyperparathyroidism
Singapore researchers discover protein that protects parathyroid glands from excessive growth, suggesting potential drug-based strategies to treat hyperparathyroidism and other relevant tumours. (2019-05-28)
Bariatric surgery can be safe and effective for adolescents
Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teen-agers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward. (2019-05-28)
Surgery patients are getting older every year
A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population. (2019-05-22)
What's the right amount of 'zapping' in epilepsy laser surgery?
A multicenter trial of minimally invasive laser surgery to treat epileptic seizures reveals approaches for better seizure control with fewer side effects. (2019-05-21)
Researchers develop new lens manufacturing technique
Researchers from Washington State University and Ohio State University have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical manufacturing. (2019-05-20)
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