The vaccine combines proteins from multiple HIV strains and hopes to prevent infection from any strain of HIV. The vaccine is going to be tested on 2,600 women in southern Africa. Currently they hope to achieve an effectiveness of over 50% with this vaccine.
The first baby born in the USA via Uterus Transplant was done at Baylor to a women without a uterus. This is the first birth in the hospital’s ongoing uterus transplant clinical trial.
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The scientific unit of measurement for a radiation dose is a millisievert (mSv). The average person is exposed to 3 mSv/year, and a single CT scans tends to give you around 5 mSv.
Duke University Researches announced they have created an artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over a damaged one by patients that have suffered a heart attack. However they still need to make the replacement heart muscle thicker to fully replace the dead tissue.
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On average antibiotics have a 10-30 percent of patient recurrence for C. difficile (severe diarrhea), however Fecal Matter Transplants have a 90 percect efficacy.
A new hair loss treatment when applied to the bare skin of mice over the course of 28 days grew new hair follicles and prevent hair loss. They are currently testing this treatment PTD-DMB on animals for toxicity.
Researchers implanted electrodes into the brains of rhesus monkeys that suffered events at a young age that forced them to amputate a limb. Researchers plan next to work on giving the monkeys proprioception, which is the sense of where the limb is located in space
Researched reduced the synthesis of Staufen2 in rats and found that the rats long term memory performance was significantly worse than wild-type animals. However they also found that it makes synapses more response than they would normally be.
The disease has been on the rise since 2014. In 2016, 19,206 cases had been reported, but based on 2017 data, it may be going down, but scientists believe it is still too early to tell.
Scientists successfully reversed heart failure in pigs by delivering a gene to the heart that makes its more efficient at pumping blood and therefore better at supply the body with oxygen. It reduced heart failure by 25 percent in the left ventricle by 20 percent in the left atrium.