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2023

When Health Care Access Is Equal, Race Gap in Prostate...

12 October 2023
When Health Care Access Is Equal, Race Gap in Prostate Cancer Survival VanishesTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Men of all races and ethnic groups who have prostate cancer fare equally well when access to care is identical, a new study finds. The disparity in outcomes from prostate cancer between Black, Hispanic and white men disappears when treatment and care are the same, as it is in U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals. In fact, Black and Hispanic men, on average fared better than white men, researchers report."Traditionally, the outcomes for Black and Hispanic patients, at least in non-equal access health care settings, have been poor," said lead researcher Kelli Rasmussen, an epidemiologist at the University of Utah School of Medicine."There's a myriad of reasons, one of which we know is that prostate cancer often presents in Black...

Human 'Brain Cell Atlas' Brings New Insight Into Brain...

12 October 2023
Human `Brain Cell Atlas` Brings New Insight Into Brain Health, IllnessTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- After a massive five-year effort, researchers have unveiled an “atlas” that gives an unprecedented look at the intricacies of the human brain.The atlas, which will be available to researchers everywhere, can be seen as similar to the atlases we all know: a book of maps.But this one catalogues human brain cells and their striking diversity and complexity. Going forward, the atlas will help other researchers “navigate” the brain, said Bing Ren, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, who was part of the research effort.The atlas encompasses more than 3,000 types of brain cells, and gives insight into how they vary from one person to another, how they differ from non-human primates’ brain cells, how particular brain...

New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s...

12 October 2023
New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s Brains Might Spur AutismTHURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Severe inflammation very early in childhood might hamper the development of key brain cells, perhaps setting the stage for conditions such as autism or schizophrenia, new research suggests.The origins of many neurodevelopment disorders remain mysterious. But the new study of postmortem brain tissue from children who died between the ages 1 and 5 shows how inflammation affects brain cells.In their research, the team from the University of Maryland School of Medicine targeted a portion of the brain known as the cerebellum, using a cutting-edge technology called single nucleus RNA sequencing.“We looked at the cerebellum because it is one of the first brain regions to begin developing and one of the last to reach its maturity, but it remains...

A Bionic Hand Melds With Woman's Own Bone, Nervous System

12 October 2023
A Bionic Hand Melds With Woman`s Own Bone, Nervous SystemTHURSDAY, Oct.12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Fifty years ago, the TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” hyped a futuristic world of life-changing bionics with the stirring phrase: “We can rebuild him, we have the technology.”Cut to 2023, and researchers in Sweden appear to have delivered on that promise.A Swedish woman who lost her right hand in a farming accident more than 20 years ago has successfully been outfitted with a first-of-its-kind bionic appendage, a team of Swedish, Australian, Italian and American researchers reports in the Oct. 11 issue of the journal Science Robotics.Researchers said the science behind the technology is “groundbreaking,” because the artificial limb has fully integrated with the patient’s own nerves, bones and muscles in the years since its...
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