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Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain, and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia and schizophrenia. Magnetic signals in the brain are measured by magnetoencephalography (MEG). They are easier to […]

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Measurable Residual Disease Negativity Tied to Survival in AML

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), achieving measurable residual disease (MRD) negativity is associated with improved survival, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Oncology. Nicholas J. Short, M.D., from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues conducted a […]

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Oral radiography can reveal chronic coronary artery disease

The calcification of the carotid artery is a sign of advanced arteriosclerosis, which may be associated with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) and can lead to death. Such calcification can be seen in regular oral panoramic radiography. Prior research has already shown that carotid artery calcification is detectable by panoramic radiography. Now, for the first […]

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SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

Worldwide, 850 million people are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD)—a worrying figure, and one that continues to rise. Treatment options for patients with CKD are multiple and often determined by the etiology of CKD. So far, RAAS blockade (ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers) was one of the most effective therapeutic intervention which has […]

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Respiratory disease may increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Respiratory diseases increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Vanessa L. Kronzer, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues used data from the Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis study to identify 1,631 incident RA cases and 3,283 matched controls recruited from […]