Month: May 2020

May 30 2020 Toshiba Corporation and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, (hereinafter “Shinshu University”), have together developed a “tumor-tropic liposome technology” for gene therapy. The technology uses unique, nano-sized biodegradable liposomes developed by Toshiba to accurately and efficiently deliver therapeutic genes to targeted cancer cells, and
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) usually targets older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. Past evidence has shown that the prevalence of infection among children and teens is low. Now, new evidence has shown that children with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) experience a Kawasaki-like illness, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 26 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the social, educational and health care disparities already plaguing the nearly 40 million Americans the U.S. Census Bureau estimates are living in poverty. Perhaps the hardest hit members of that population, say three pediatricians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Children’s National Hospital,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 27 2020 A joint program of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health has been approved as a Certified Duchenne Care Center (CDCC) by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the nation’s most comprehensive nonprofit organization focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The UTSW/Children’s Health collaboration, which involves
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 27 2020 Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are significantly less likely to receive or to consistently use any medication to treat their opioid use disorder during pregnancy than their white non-Hispanic counterparts, according to a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Based on a
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. We are all social beings – whether you are introverted, extroverted, or somewhere in between, at some point in our day we interact with other people. Going through a pandemic in conjunction with social distancing forces us all to think
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 22 2020 A team of researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Bath and King’s College London, have provided compelling evidence of the impact of adversity in childhood on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. They also showed that neuropsychological difficulties may explain why early adversity is linked to attention
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 22 2020 Babies with Hirschsprung’s disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a laboratory that investigates the therapeutic potential of tissue engineering – the induced growth of healthy tissue using stem cells. In a new study, Dr.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 21 2020 In the first 30 days since seeing their first patient, the number of children testing positive to COVID-19 at an Australian tertiary pediatric hospital has been low and none who contracted the virus required in-hospital treatment, according to a new study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s
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