Research Desk

Nov 18, 2016

Emulsifiers which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer according to a new study The findings published in the journal Cancer Research show regular consumption of dietary emulsifiers in mice exacerbated tumor development

Nov 18, 2016

Dr Mahan Mathur MD Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Yale University School of Medicine discusses Imaging of Peritoneal Anatomy

Nov 18, 2016

A team of researchers led by Dr Elliott Albers director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Regents Professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University and graduate student Joseph I Terranova has discovered that serotonin 5HT and argininevasopressin AVP act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance

Nov 18, 2016

Speaker Yehuda Ringel MD FACGLearning Objective Synthesize how our current understanding of the microbiome can be applied to the care of patients with GI diseaseSource 2015 ACG Postgraduate Course Honolulu HI

Nov 18, 2016

Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that an injectable biodengradable polyurethane PUR material facilitates wound healing This finding supports the potential utility of injectable PUR scaffolds for filling large skin wounds that result from traumatic injury or chronic skin ulcers in patients with diabetes

Nov 18, 2016

A case of 59yearold male renal transplant recipient who developed cutaneous infection with Rhodotorula upon failure of his graft and commencement of haemodialysis has been reported in the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology journal Clinical infections with Rhodotorula have been increasingly recognized over the past 30 years Infections in solidorgan transplant recipients are uncommon and cutaneous manifestations have rarely been reported

Nov 18, 2016

Dr Nandakumar Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital Bengaluru provides an overview of colorectal cancer Dr Nandakumar talks about screening guidelines and diagnostic tools Dr Nandakumar recommends a multidisciplinary approach to treat colorectal cancer He also discusses modern treatment options including laparoscopic surgery Endoluminal therapy and robots

Nov 18, 2016

Dr Ted Rummel thought his life was pretty much over when he was left paralyzed from the waistdown in 2010 The exceptional surgeon had been diagnosed with a cavernous hemangioma a blood filled cyst in the middle of his spinal cord a year earlier He went back to his profession in 2012 beating all odds

Nov 18, 2016

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimers disease by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling works in the brain and in the pancreas of diabetic patients In the pancreas the Kir62 channel blockade increases the insulin signaling and insulin signaling decreases the blood glucose levelsIn the brain insulin signaling increases the acquisition of memory

Nov 18, 2016

The use of betablockers in patients with COPD and comorbid cardiovascular disease is controversial despite increasing evidence to support their use as safe and efficacious A retrospective Australian study of patients with acute exacerbation of COPD revealed that only 45 patients with known cardiac indications were receiving betablocker therapy evident across all degrees of airways disease severity