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Boosting the immune response against cancer

T cells are usually good at eliminating diseased cells, but they seem to fail when it comes to tumor cells. In JCI Insight, MDC teams led by Armin Rehm and Uta Höpken describe what inhibits this immune function, and how they can release the brake and boost the immune response against cancer. T cells are […]

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Rapid whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis in critically ill infants on a national scale

Children who are born severely ill or who develop serious illness in the first few weeks of life are often difficult to diagnose, with considerable implications for their short and longer-term care. But whole genome sequencing (WGS), carried out rapidly, can provide an accurate diagnosis and therefore lead to improvements in their clinical care. Results […]

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Posture assessed in health exam detects cognitive decline

A mass survey of citizens aged 50 to 89 years examined whether cognitive decline could be detected by sagittal spinal balance measurement based on a radiological approach. Doctors from Shinshu University observed associations of sagittal vertical axis (SVA) anteriorization and higher age with lower cognitive function. The results of their study are published in Scientific […]

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Researchers demonstrate near-non-invasive in-vivo imaging in mouse cortex at an unprecedented depth

A research team from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has demonstrated for the first time in-vivo imaging of fine neuronal structures in a mouse cortex through the intact skull at an unprecedented depth of 750 µm below pia, making high-resolution microscopy in the cortex near non-invasive and measurably facilitating the study […]

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Linking medical and dental records could improve dental patient safety, preventive care, and treatment outcomes

Dental professionals require access to each patient’s complete electronic health record—including laboratory test results and current prescriptions—so they can provide the best care possible; care that is safe for the patient, promotes preventive management and improves dental treatment outcomes. This unprecedented access would aid all types of dental professionals, including general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, […]

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AI saves one hour of daily chest CT interpretation time in prospective randomized study

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology, incorporating AI support into clinical practice can reduce repetitive tasks, saving approximately one hour of chest CT interpretation time in a radiologist’s typical workday. “This is the first study to our knowledge to assess the impact of an AI support platform on chest CT interpretation times in a […]

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Examining brain differences in pain modulation in people with self-injury behavior

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden might have found an explanation for why people with self-injury behavior generally feel less pain than others. The key seems to be a more effective pain-modulation system, a discovery that can benefit people seeking help for their self-harm. The findings are published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Most people […]