Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015 Dec 5;370(1683). pii: 20150015. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0015.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
From Anna Kurdowska and colleagues: Binding of CXCL8/IL-8 to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Modulates the Innate Immune Response
Mediators Inflamm. 2015;2015:124762. doi: 10.1155/2015/124762. Epub 2015 Aug 2.
Krupa A1, Fol M2, Dziadek BR3, Kepka E2, Wojciechowska D2, Brzostek A4, Torzewska A5, Dziadek J4, Baughman RP6, Griffith D7, Kurdowska AK8.
Is Whole-Exome Sequencing an Ethically Disruptive Technology? Perspectives of Pediatric Oncologists and Parents of Pediatric Patients With Solid Tumors
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25815. [Epub ahead of print]
Is Whole-Exome Sequencing an Ethically Disruptive Technology? Perspectives of Pediatric Oncologists and Parents of Pediatric Patients With Solid Tumors.
McCullough LB1, Slashinski MJ2, McGuire AL1, Street RL Jr3,4, Eng CM5,6, Gibbs RA5,6, Parsons DW5,6,7, Plon SE5,6,7.
Autopsy in Islam: Considerations for Deceased Muslims and Their Families Currently and in the Future
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2015 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Autopsy in Islam: Considerations for Deceased Muslims and Their Families Currently and in the Future.
Friday, October 23, 2015
"Murphy called Trump a “false zombie frontrunner” who’s ultimately unelectable, but isn’t that exactly what Jeb himself was in the early pre-Trump stage of this race? "
The "Angelina Jolie effect": "...a tipping point for raising awareness and improving knowledge concerning a specific disease among the general public."
Cancer. 2015 Sep 28. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29461. [Epub ahead of print]
The “Angelina Jolie effect”: "...the number of women referred for genetic counseling skyrocketed..."
Angelina Jolie has highlighted the benefits of genetic testing and surgery to prevent hereditary breast cancer, but women must also consider the risks.
"Genetic testing is on the rise among women who believe they are at high risk for breast cancer — a trend that has been dubbed the “Angelina Jolie effect” because it occurred after the actress’s public disclosure of her BRCA status and her decision to remove her breasts, which was followed two years later by the elective removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes. A retrospective study performed at a Toronto hospital in 2014, for example, reported that the number of women referred for genetic counseling skyrocketed by 90 percent in the six months after Jolie’s announcement. The number of women at the hospital identified as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers during that period jumped by 110 percent."
See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2015/breast-2015/the-jolie-effect#sthash.UTQYcMZO.dpuf
"Unfortunately, this practice is definitely illegal as it violates the terms of service of the journal publishers, who feel that research, especially peer-reviewed research, is valuable and should be paid for, and institutions potentially face a great deal of trouble if publishers figure out who is sharing their journal articles for free."
"'The biggest thing to do to prevent contracting or transmission of flu is to get the flu vaccination, as well as washing hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer, not coughing or sneezing on others and staying away from people you know are sick,” he said. “Also, it is a misconception that the flu shot can cause the flu. Getting the flu shot is important protection for you and your entire family.'
Although the shot is recommended for everyone over the age of six months, according to Seymour it is especially important for people in specific populations. This includes children six months through four years old, adults age 50 or older and people with long-term health problems such as asthma, lung problems, heart disease, diabetes or severe obesity."
"Biomedical research in the US will become unsustainable unless scientists and research institutions start to question certain assumptions they have long taken for granted."
Elife. 2013 Jul 16;2:e01138. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01138.
By Soumya on October 23, 2015
"Interestingly, the researchers found that nearly 21% of the children in the study – almost 30,000 – had received seven or more antibiotic prescriptions during childhood. What is more, concerns are growing that excessive antibiotic use is leading to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria."
BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2015 Oct 14;15(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12914-015-0068-5.
Semin Oncol. 2015 Oct;42 Suppl 2:S11-8. doi: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2015.09.019. Epub 2015 Sep 11.
Cancer Biol Med. 2015 Sep;12(3):209-22. doi: 10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2015.0032.
Bustamante Alvarez JG1, González-Cao M1, Karachaliou N1, Santarpia M1, Viteri S1, Teixidó C1, Rosell R1.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Firm has stopped collecting tiny vials of blood drawn from finger pricks for all but one of its tests
"Theranos has since nearly stopped using the lab instrument, named Edison after the prolific inventor, according to the person familiar with the situation. By the time of the FDA inspection, the company was doing blood tests almost exclusively on traditional lab instruments purchased from diagnostic-equipment makers such as Siemens, the person says."
Thursday, October 1, 2015
JAMES H. "RED" DUKE, JR, M.D.
1928 - 2015
"With his undergraduate degree in hand, he served for two years as an Army tank commander in Germany during the Korean War before enrolling in the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He received a divinity degree in 1955.