A meta-analysis of fifty years worth of sea turtle research reveals some important information about ocean trash, but important data is largely missing.
Two recent studies in the journal Leukemia present a new approach for bone marrow donation and transplant that preclinical laboratory tests suggest could make the life-saving procedure safer and more effective for patients. Researchers report the studies demonstrate that use of an experimental drug called CASIN in laboratory mice results in higher efficiency when harvesting blood stem cells from donors and less toxicity in transplant recipients.
This release is timed to coincide with the UN's first ever High-Level meeting on TB in the General Assembly where national leaders are embracing strategies to prevent TB with silica dust controls to protect the 230 million workers exposed to silica. See the link to Editorial published today in Lancet Global Health co-authored by the Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations Special Envoy for Tuberculosis and Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director of Occupational Knowledge International.
The SR101 N-(3-[18F]Fluoropropyl) sulfonamide ([18F]SRF101) is a Sulforhodamine 101 derivative that was previously synthesised by our group. The fluorescent dye SR101 has been reported as a marker of astroglia in the neocortex of rodents in vivo. The aim of this study was to perform a toxicological evaluation of [18F]SRF101 and to estimate human radiation dosimetry based on preclinical studies.
New paper calls for the use of advances human-relevant methods to enable understanding of the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease.
A study conducted in Simon Fraser University's hypobaric chamber has sealed Air Canada's decision to allow pilots to sport facial hair.
Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and blood samples contain high concentrations of cobalt and other metals.
Death rates from drug overdoses in the US have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come. These findings suggest that, to be successful, prevention efforts must extend beyond control of specific drugs to address deeper factors driving the epidemic.
A group of scientists from UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney, Deakin University, Portugal and Brazil have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad, a poisonous amphibian that is a threat to many native Australian species. The findings were published in academic journal GigaScience today.
Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in the womb go on to have worse lung function in childhood, according to new research presented today (Tuesday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. These compounds, which include the pesticide DDT, as well as electrical insulators and other industrial products, are now banned in most parts of the world. However, because they degrade very slowly, they are still present in the environment and in foods.