In the first MRI-based study to investigate pre-natal alcohol exposure, researchers found significant changes in the brain structure of fetuses exposed to alcohol compared to healthy controls. Results of the study are being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Fetal alcohol syndrome is a worldwide problem in
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In pediatric and young adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah), DNA sequencing-based detection of residual disease between three and 12 months accurately identified all patients who would eventually relapse, while other methods were less predictive. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American
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This first-in-human study of golodirsen showed its long-term safety and biologic activity in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The approved exon-skipping therapy is designed to enable the production of functional dystrophin proteins, as described in the peer-reviewed journal Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Golodirsen was tested in ambulatory patients with exon 53 skip amenable DMD. They
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As the COVID-19 pandemic nears the two-year mark, Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to tackle every facet of the disease, from investigating coronavirus vaccines’ potential for providing immunity against similar coronaviruses to developing novel rapid antigen-based tests and examining disparities in COVID-19 case and mortality rates in Chicago. Coronavirus vaccines may provide cross-protective immunity Northwestern Medicine
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Image: iStock Obesity is a complex metabolic condition that affects one’s appearance and causes chronic health problems, such as type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 20 percent of teens between 12 and 19 years are obese (1). The condition could affect a teen’s self-esteem, confidence, and long-term health.
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During the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers did not find a significant difference in the number of new cancer diagnoses in Canadian children compared with before the pandemic, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.210659. “Our findings suggest that among children in Canada, cancer diagnosis was not
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Saliva samples are easy to obtain and useful for measuring antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in children, which could facilitate epidemiological surveillance in school settings. The study, a collaboration between the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation, and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD), followed over 1,500 children who
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Late last week, The World Health Organization warned that a new Covid variant, given the name Omicron, posed a “very high” global risk. The variant was first identified in South Africa and has a large number of spike mutations that may make it more infectious among vulnerable populations, specifically, the unvaccinated. We don’t know much
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When the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), first spread across the globe, many governments were forced to enact costly and restrictive measures to reduce the transmission. These measures often consisted of mandatory mask-wearing, the closing of public spaces, and even full lockdowns/stay-at-home
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A team of UK-based scientists has recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preventing household transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England. Their findings indicate that the vaccines effectively reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 alpha and delta variants from breakthrough infections in the household setting, despite having reduced
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Not sure what kids are playing these days? Here are some gift ideas that your game-fanatics will love. Got a kid who loves to game? From awesome gear to the coolest apparel, we’ve got everything your little one needs to take their passion for video games to the next level, no matter what they’re playing
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