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Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects pregnancy and newborns at a media briefing in advance of the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo being held in Philadelphia, July 31–August 4.

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Eczema Can Have Many Effects on Patients' Health

When a patient is diagnosed with eczema, the diagnosis of another medical condition may not be far behind.

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Scar Treatments Can Improve Patients' Quality of Life

Scarring can have a profound impact on patients. Fortunately, dermatologists have developed an improved understanding of the biology of scarring, allowing them to provide more effective treatment that can improve the appearance of scars.

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Treating Psoriasis May Improve Related Cardiovascular Symptoms

People with psoriasis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Treating psoriasis may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which in turn leads to less inflammation elsewhere in the body.

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Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers

Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves.

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Resveratrol Appears to Restore Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer’s patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching group of placebo-treated patients with the disorder.

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Smell Test May Predict Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

An odor identification test may prove useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, according to research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

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Does a Dementia Diagnosis Have a Silver Lining? Study Suggests It Can.

In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of Early Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.

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Advanced Instruments Receives FDA Clearance for GloCyte® Automated Cell Counter System

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls.

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New Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils.

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Faking to Finish -- Women Feign Sexual Pleasure to End 'Bad' Sex

When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner's orgasm and ultimately end sex.