Researchers find that CD8 T cells remain in the bloodstream, do not enter organs and other tissues

Immune cells called “killer T cells,” also known as cytotoxic or cytolytic CD8 T cells, normally stay in the bloodstream and do not enter organs and other tissues, according to a new study from scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The discovery, published in Cell, may help resolve many […]

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Near-patient testing for neglected diarrheal disease in resource-limited countries

Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of diarrhea in children under two years of age in low-resource settings and is an important cause of child death and malnutrition, globally speaking. There is no vaccine and current drugs for cryptosporidiosis are suboptimal, but new drugs are in development. Most diagnostic tests in current use are either inaccurate […]

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Sildenafil, trazodone tablets recalled after being packaged together

Sildenafil and trazodone tablets have been recalled by pharmaceutical distributor AvKARE because the drugs were “inadvertently packaged together” when they were bottled by a third-party vendor, according to the company. The recall is for 100 mg sildenafil tablets, lot 36884 with an expiration date of 03/2022, and 100 mg trazodone tablets, lot 36783 with an […]

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Lack of sleep tied to physician burnout, medical errors

Sleep-related impairment among physicians is associated with increased burnout, decreased professional fulfillment, and increased self-reported clinically significant medical error, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Mickey T. Trockel, M.D., Ph.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, and colleagues evaluated associations between sleep-related impairment, clinically […]

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