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Researchers probe ematopoietic stem cell post-transplantation complications

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative treatment for many children with both malignant and non-malignant conditions. Pericardial effusion—excess fluid around the heart—is a recognized complication following HSCT, but its incidence, risk factors and impact on mortality are not well defined. Carrie Kitko, MD, Justin Godown, MD, and colleagues used the Pediatric Health Information […]

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Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19

With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes the disease. But what are antibodies? Why are they important? If we have them, are we immune to COVID-19? And if not, why not? Antibody tests look […]

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Fibroid-related QOL better with myomectomy for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, fibroid-related quality of life at two years is better for those undergoing myomectomy than those undergoing uterine-artery embolization, according to a study published in the July 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Isaac Manyonda, Ph.D., from St. George’s Hospital and Medical School in London, and colleagues […]

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The very serious science behind the power of play

Could play be critical to our healthy development as children and continued emotional wellbeing as adults? The world is in a very serious period of change right now. And it can feel like the best way to deal with seriousness is with more seriousness. But research from both game studies and psychology suggest that the […]