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NIH study determines key differences between allergic and non-allergic dust mite proteins

Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies.
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Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Dementia

A common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may double a man’s risk of dementia, regardless of his age, Penn Medicine researchers reported in a study published online today in JAMA Oncology.
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New approach to treating type 1 diabetes aims to limit damage caused by our own immune system

New approach to treating type 1 diabetes aims to limit damage caused by our own immune system | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children and there is a rapid increase in the number affected each year. About 400,000 people in the UK are affected, 29,000 of them children. In type 1 diabetes, the body’s own immune system mistakes the insulin producing cells of the pancreas as harmful, attacks and then destroys them. The result is a lack of insulin, which is essential for transporting glucose from the blood into cells.
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Study Finds New Approach to Block Binge Eating | Public Relations

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Study Finds New Approach to Block Binge Eating | Public Relations

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Antibiotic gel squirted into the ear could provide a one dose cure for ear infections | Boston Children's Hospital

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DEA.gov / Headquarters News Releases, 10/04/16

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News from DEA, Domestic Field Divisions, Washington D.C. News Releases
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Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism: September 2016 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism: September 2016 News Releases - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?
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UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
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Analysis of almost 400,000 people shows that early life exposure to antibiotics is related in an increased risk of developing allergies later in life

Analysis of almost 400,000 people shows that early life exposure to antibiotics is related in an increased risk of developing allergies later in life | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it

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Analysis of almost 400,000 people shows that early life exposure to antibiotics is related in an increased risk of developing allergies later in life

Analysis of almost 400,000 people shows that early life exposure to antibiotics is related in an increased risk of developing allergies later in life | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
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New Drug May Prevent Development and Reduce Progression of Multiple Sclerosis: Mouse Study

New Drug May Prevent Development and Reduce Progression of Multiple Sclerosis: Mouse Study | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
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Structure of primary cannabinoid receptor is revealed

Structure of primary cannabinoid receptor is revealed | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Findings give insight into designing safe and effective cannabinoid medications.
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Regularly consuming a green/roasted coffee blend reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome. - PubMed - NCBI

Regularly consuming a green/roasted coffee blend reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome. - PubMed - NCBI | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Eur J Nutr. 2016 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]
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A Game Changer for Detecting Complications From Obesity - Children's National Health System

A Game Changer for Detecting Complications From Obesity - Children's National Health System | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
There is a direct relationship between the amount of visceral adipose, or belly fat, a person has and development of some of the most common and life-threatening complications of obesity, including cardiovascular disease and the insulin resistance that leads to diabetes. What remained unclear, until recently, were the precise mechanisms for how the increase in belly fat triggers the onset of additional disease.
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Cannabis excess linked to bone thinning | The University of Edinburgh

People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found.
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A Patient's Journey: Celebrity Revelation Stirs the Pot

A Patient's Journey: Celebrity Revelation Stirs the Pot | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Ben Stiller says PSA testing saved his life. Did it really?
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ICU ventilators overused with advanced-dementia patients | UW HSNewsBeat

ICU ventilators overused with advanced-dementia patients | UW HSNewsBeat | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Mechanical ventilation may be lifesaving, but in certain patient cases it may prolong suffering without a clear benefit. 
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Pets and Children are a Potential Source of C. difficile in the Community | McGill University Health Centre

Pets and Children are a Potential Source of C. difficile in the Community | McGill University Health Centre | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
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Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations in patients with heart failure

Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations in patients with heart failure | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
People suffering from heart failure should be given the flu vaccine, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

The findings, presented at the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, found that patients receiving the flu jab were less likely to end up in hospital.

The study of close to 60,000 patients was supported by the Oxford Martin School and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Researchers say it should bring an en

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Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
People with dementia start to forget and often show changes in their abilities and personality.
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New technology allows non-invasive glucose level testing via contact lens

New technology allows non-invasive glucose level testing via contact lens | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears. “There’s no noninvasive method to do this,” said Wei-Chuan Shih, a researcher with the University of Houston who worked with colleagues at UH and in Korea to develop the project, described in the high-impact journal Advanced Materials. “It always requires a blood draw. This is unfortunately the state of the art.”

 

But glucose is a good target for optical sensing, and especially for what is known as surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy, said Shih, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering whose lab, the NanoBioPhotonics Group, works on optical biosensing enabled by nanoplasmonics.

 

This is an alternative approach, in contrast to a Raman spectroscopy-based noninvasive glucose sensor Shih developed as a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds two patents for technologies related to directly probing skin tissue using laser light to extract information about glucose concentrations.  

 

The paper describes the development of a tiny device, built from multiple layers of gold nanowires stacked on top of a gold film and produced using solvent-assisted nanotransfer printing, which optimized the use of surface-enhanced Raman scattering to take advantage of the technique’s ability to detect small molecular samples.

 

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering – named for Indian physicist C.V. Raman, who discovered the effect in 1928 – uses information about how light interacts with a material to determine properties of the molecules that make up the material.

 

The device enhances the sensing properties of the technique by creating “hot spots,” or narrow gaps within the nanostructure which intensified the Raman signal, the researchers said.  


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Compact microscope for early sepsis diagnosis

Compact microscope for early sepsis diagnosis | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
Researchers from The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona have developed a portable microscope that could dramatically reduce the time for identifying sepsis.
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New Technology Provides a 'Voice' for Hospitalized Patients : Florida Atlantic University

New Technology Provides a 'Voice' for Hospitalized Patients : Florida Atlantic University | Nurse Innovators | Scoop.it
A tablet-based communication application called “Speak for Myself™,” developed at FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, is proving to be an invaluable tool empowering patients who are voiceless.
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