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A team of researchers has reported a novel method for tracking CD4+ T cells in people infected with HIV. CD4+ T cells are critical for immune defense against an array of pathogens and are a primary target of HIV.
Researchers quantify how long it takes the FDA to enact a formal rule affecting drugs, medical devices and other health-related products.
Interest has grown in telemedicine programs because of a shortage of primary care providers that is likely to become worse as more Americans acquire medical coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The first assessment of a large telemedicine program finds that patients use such services for a wide assortment of acute medical problems such as respiratory illnesses and skin problems. In addition, researchers found little evidence of misdiagnosis or treatment failure among those treated.
Government initiatives to improve access to healthy foods may have a limited impact on obesity in the US, according to new research.
Long-term survival among patients with most common childhood brain tumor is high; lower if treatment included radiation
Study of long-term survival of children with most common pediatric brain tumor finds almost 90 percent are alive 20 years later and few died from the tumor as adults. However, children treated with radiation had significantly lower long-term survival rates than children who were not radiated.
Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study.
Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a recent study.
Many U.S. adults consume more added sugar (added in processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices) than expert panels recommend for a healthy diet, and consumption of added sugar was associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study.
Previous studies have shown the certain pesticides can increase the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers have now found that the strength of that risk depends on an individual’s genetic makeup, which in the most pesticide-exposed populations could increase the chances of developing the debilitating disease by two- to six-fold.
A new study finds that a dedicated team that makes decisions based on data is crucial for launching and sustaining a framework to prevent and reduce behavioral problems in the nation's schools.
Scientists have discovered a mechanism involved in stabilizing key HIV proteins and thereby concealing sites where some of the most powerful HIV neutralizing antibodies bind, findings with potential implications for HIV vaccine research.
Maybe you've seen the movies or played with toy Transformers, those shape-shifting machines that morph in response to whatever challenge they face. It turns out that DNA-repair machines in your cells use a similar approach to fight cancer and other diseases, according to new research.
Researchers studied how patients with treated hypertension used outpatient specialty care before, during, and after a primary-care redesign was spread system-wide. Patients with hypertension and few other conditions had 27-28 percent fewer specialty visits in each of the three years after redesign implementation started, compared to beforehand. Those with some other illnesses had 9 percent fewer specialty visits during medical home implementation and 5 percent fewer specialty visits during the following year.
U.S. should revisit media policy on China in light of growing Chinese digital media industry, experts urge
Chinese protectionism in the digital media sphere has created a major underdiscussed trade gap between China and the United States, and the US government must place more pressure on the Chinese government to open up the nation's media to foreign competition, according to a new article.
Theoreticians map a phase diagram for diamane, an atomically thin film of perfect diamond that might be created through chemical means with little or no pressure.
Open Streets Initiatives -- the opening of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to temporarily allow cycling, walking, dancing and socializing -- are growing in the United States. Now a toolkit is in place to help communities and organizers measure their positive impact.
The goal of making cheap organic solar cells may have gotten a little more approachable with a new understanding of the basic science of charge separation presented in a new paper. The research suggests design rules for making more efficient solar cells in the future.
A new study shows evidence that stock price movements are, in fact, predictable for up to 30 minutes after the stock leaves the confines of its bid-ask spread.
The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars.
A study has found that the time it takes neural networks in the brain to make decisions is remarkably stable regardless of size.