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Geneticist asked to join search for clues in Newtown massacre
Hartford Courant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As detectives continue to comb through evidence and talk to people who witnessed the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's chief medical examiner is seeking clues in the gunman's biology. More

Bipolar disorder risk could be spotted in brain scans
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The recent shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school has prompted a long-overdue discussion about mental health in America. One of the challenges in treating troubled individuals is spotting the signs of a mood disorder before it takes hold — and Australian researchers think they've found a way to spot flags for bipolar disorder risk in teenagers long before they manifest symptoms. More

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Researchers track the origins of HIV virus
Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study suggests that HIV may have affected humans much longer than is currently believed. In fact, the virus might have been around undetected for so many centuries that a human community developed some degree of resistance to the virus. More

 Biotech/Diagnostics/Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine offers glimpse into the future
The Buffalo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The thinking goes that if we can decipher patients' genes, better tests and treatments can be targeted to their genetic abnormalities. It's called personalized medicine, and scientists in Buffalo and elsewhere around the world are betting on it in a big way — for cancer, as well as for other diseases. More

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Treating kidneys with radio waves may ease tough-to-control hypertension
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For patients whose high blood pressure cannot be controlled despite taking several medications, a short burst of radio waves at the nerves around the kidneys may do the trick, a small new study says. More

 Regenerative Medicine

The embedded dangers of untested stem cell cosmetics
Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Los Angeles woman had a severe reaction to a relatively new kind of cosmetic procedure at a different clinic in Beverly Hills—a face-lift that made use of her own adult stem cells. First, cosmetic surgeons had removed some the woman's abdominal fat with liposuction and isolated the adult stem cells within—a family of cells that can make many copies of themselves in an immature state and can develop into several different kinds of mature tissue. In this case, doctors extracted mesenchymal stem cells — which can turn into bone, cartilage or fat, among other tissues — and injected those cells back into her face, especially around her eyes. More

Glue for stem cells
MedPage Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers have developed a synthetic substance that may help stem cells adhere and develop more effectively. The synthetic porous foam-type material mimics the extracellular matrix necessary for stem cells to link with other cells, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. More

 Emerging Medical Technologies

Mind-controlled prosthetic hand could be breakthrough
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A robotic hand that's controlled by the thoughts of a woman who is paralyzed from the neck down provides her with an amount of control and movement never before achieved in this type of artificial limb, say the scientists who developed it. More

EHRs may turn small errors into big ones
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As electronic health record systems become more interconnected, errors may propagate much farther than under old paper-based systems, a recent study suggested. According to a review by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, mistakes and near misses involving electronic health records were analogous to those made with paper-based records with one caveat: those made with EHRs tend to be amplified and can affect a larger group of people. More

 Managed Healthcare News

Senator accuses long-term care providers of 'gaming' dual-eligible reimbursements
McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Long-term care providers struck back quickly after the chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee accused them of "gaming" the reimbursement system during a hearing on caring for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. More

After Newtown shootings, questions about mental health insurance coverage
Kaiser Health News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Insurance coverage for mental health treatment has long been spotty. More than a quarter of U.S. adults have a diagnosable mental health problem in any given year, but fewer than half receive treatment. While the Affordable Care Act, along with the Mental Health Parity Act of 2008, go a long way toward assuring coverage for most Americans, some gaps persist. There are questions, for example, about just what counts as equivalent treatment under the parity law, and whether it's being fully enforced. More

 FDA: New Treatments and Technology

FDA seeks to balance opioid pain needs with addict risks
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Regulators will reopen debate over opioid painkillers next year as the U.S. government considers ways to reconcile the needs of patients suffering chronic ailments with the risks of addiction and recreational drug use. More

Tainted human body parts prompt FDA warning
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A Florida firm that supplies human tissue implants to the U.S. and the world is under fire for producing body parts and products contaminated with bacteria, fungi and other potentially dangerous organisms, according to federal health regulators. More

"Roughly 2.6 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health."


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