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Biopharmaceutical firm Attralus has completed a $25 million Series A financing designed to further validate its AT-01 pan-amyloid radiotracer for PET/CT. Led by venBio Partners, the infusion is also intended to advance two therapeutic candidates, AT-02 and AT-03, into clinical development for ATTR (transthyretin), AL (light chain), and potentially, ALECT 2 systemic amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is
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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) helps physicians accurately diagnose some forms of liver cancer more safely and less expensively than computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR), according to a report  published earlier this month in Hepatoma Research. CEUS shows “comparable performance with CT and MR for liver mass characterization and prediction of malignancy,” lead author Stephanie
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The FDA has granted RadLogics 510(k) clearance for its AI-Powered chest x-ray pneumothorax application, the company announced Tuesday. Operating in tandem with existing workflow applications, the application, which is trained via pattern recognition, leverages an AI algorithm to analyze images for features that suggest the presence of pneumothorax. It then makes case-level output available to
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In addition, among women with high socioeconomic status, 11.7% of Black women experienced delays in initiating treatment. Far fewer white women in this group (6.7%) were noted to have had the same. “Even among women with low socioeconomic status, we still saw fewer delays among white women, underscoring the disparate experience of Black women, who
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Overall, the algorithm predicted osteoarthritis with 78% accuracy from MRIs performed three years before symptom onset, picking up signs of the disease that are too subtle to register in radiologists’ eyes. Currently, there are no drugs that prevent presymptomatic osteoarthritis from developing into full-blown joint deterioration, but drugs that can prevent patients from developing a
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All studies were evaluated for arterial or venous thromboembolism, the presence of which, when identified, was confirmed by two abdominal radiologists. Patients’ EMRs were reviewed for inflammatory markers, hospital course and, in those with thromboembolic findings, other hypercoagulability risk factors. Thromboembolic findings were discovered in nine patients (11%) with COVID-19; of these patients, five had
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CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Masks are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are
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Source: Kavitha Venkateswaran, used with permission Source: Claire Hauser, used with permission Those living with preexisting mental health conditions have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic as an additional stressor that can be overwhelming. Drs. Venkateswaran and Hauser share their work on post-traumatic stress disorder and how people can cultivate resilience during the pandemic.  Kavitha Venkateswaran, Ph.D., is
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One spring day in 1988, I sat in a sunny room on the campus of Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Spokane, Washington. Toys and games were strewn about the carpeted floor, which was empty of furniture. I watched an eight-year-old girl tip-toe around the room. Cecelia had thick dark braids and big brown eyes. She
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Source: peteyp8, creator/free for commercial use, on Wikipedia Commons If you find yourself beleaguered by regret, it’s time to delve into whatever guilt might be linked to such misgivings. And that’s probably coming from a self-critical voice deep within you that repeatedly reminds you that you could have—and should have—done more, or done something else.
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Some people are now getting lasting fatigue in response to Covid-19. I have some fatigue post-Covid myself, though it has waxed and waned and wouldn’t qualify as chronic fatigue. At least not yet. Is it the virus, an auto-immune response, or our brains trying to protect us from being even more overwhelmed?  My answer: Explore the psychology
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Source: Save Our Bones “I had the worse day of this entire pandemic yesterday…”  ~Father of 2 young girls Honest statements like this are making it clear that parents are reaching their breaking points on many levels.  This particular Father is working full time remotely from home.  He is trying to manage his children’s hybrid
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