area51gac

Half Mag / Half Zine

Excess oxygen during surgery linked to higher risk of organ damage

Giving patients excess levels of oxygen during surgery is associated with a higher risk of subsequent kidney, heart, and lung injury, finds a large U.S. study published by The BMJ

Read More

Big data analysis powers the fight against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has always had its puzzles and contradictions. For Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researcher Vladislav Petyuk, whose research on the progressive, age-related disease spans over a decade, some

Read More

Commonly used macular degeneration drug outperforms another at weaning patients off treatment at one year

A pilot, “look-back” study of information about 106 patients with “wet” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine has revealed that nearly half

Read More

Simulated driving program reduces crash risk for teens with ADHD in small study

A program that combines computer-based and driving simulator training may reduce the proportion of crashes and near crashes among teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent small study.

Read More

Subjective cognitive decline linked to higher dementia risk for Black, Latino people

Some people report a decline in their memory before any decline is large enough to show up on standard tests. This experience, called subjective cognitive decline, is associated with an

Read More

Ganglion cells created in mice in bid to fix diseased eyes

While fish, reptiles and even some birds can regenerate damaged brain, eye and spinal cord cells, mammals cannot. For the first time, non-neuronal cells have been induced to mimic specific

Read More

Going green in operating rooms reduces cost and improves environmental impact

Operating room (OR) personnel who rethink how they deliver surgical care to focus more on sustainability interventions could substantially reduce hospital costs and decrease their ever-growing carbon footprint, according to

Read More