Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a strict diet. All face daily challenges—infections, diarrhea and liver disease. Through a collaborative project with clinical researchers and a microbiologist in Canada, assistant professor Crystal Levesque of the South Dakota State University Animal Science Department hopes to help in finding a treatment that will help grow their intestines. Beginning its second year, the project has been supported by an annual $25,000 Maurice Shils Grant from the Nestlé Nutrition Institute awarded through the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation.
– South Dakota State University|3/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT
University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.
– University of Washington|3/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Public investment in university-based medical imaging research results in better quality of life and a significant return on investment, according to a study conducted by RTI International.
– RTI International|3/10/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Deep space is something Nikodem Popławski spends a great deal of time thinking about. So he’s not at all surprised that the film Gravity has broken box office records and won seven Oscars.
– University of New Haven|3/10/2014 11:00 AM EDT
Human Nutritionist says to look past the social media headline when choosing a diet, because you could be missing important information.
– Kansas State University|3/10/2014 11:00 AM EDT
Recent years have seen exciting progress in key areas of research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD): from possible genetic causes, to effective treatments for common symptoms and clinical problems, to promoting success for young people with ASD entering college. Updates on these and other advances in ASD research are presented in the March special issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|3/10/2014 11:00 AM EDT
The news that you will need surgery can prompt many questions and a lot of anxiety. Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before the operation? Whatever you need to ask to be comfortable with the decisions you make about your care, says Robert Cima, M.D., a colon and rectal surgeon and chair of Mayo’s surgical quality subcommittee.
– Mayo Clinic|3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental in making significant improvements to the diagnostic procedure called sentinel node biopsy for melanoma patients and teaching this procedure to physicians from around the world.
– Moffitt Cancer Center |3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
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