OB/GYN patients have more contraceptive choices than ever; increasingly, intrauterine devices (IUDs) are topping the list as an effective, convenient and long-acting option. Still, patient awareness gaps exist. Read our collection of frequently asked questions about IUD insertion, removal and care to help patients make the best selections for their contraceptive needs.
Researchers are flush with choices when selecting adherent platforms for vaccine production. Making the right choice requires scientists to consider a range of factors, from surface area to scale.
It would make sense that if the drugs are to be used in humans, the testing models should be human, too. Enter liver spheroids, the third dimension.
Now that there are several months of data available from both clinical trials and the real world, we know a lot more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few points to keep in mind as you prepare for your appointment.
The "medical gender gap" and its consequences are real, according to the CDC, with men dying about five years earlier than women on average. The good news is that you can do a lot to take control of your health, starting with prioritizing prevention.
Although it's optimal for all patients on Clomid to receive regular ultrasounds, some patients may benefit from particularly diligent monitoring.
Every year, some 40 million Americans get at least one spot on their skin that looks discolored, scaly, or rough. They have what's called actinic keratosis, or AK, and it's among the most common skin problems that Dermatologists see, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists.
Few policy topics in cardiology have been argued as much as the question of whether clinicians should screen for asymptomatic or paroxysmal Afib. Undoubtedly, diagnosing Afib earlier rather than later is better, as the condition increases stroke risk by five times, and interventions using oral anticoagulants can reduce that risk by 65%. Yet screening recommendations in general populations must account for other factors beyond outcomes alone, from patient anxiety and feasibility to healthcare costs.
For all it does to help the skin, many people still don't know how to apply sunscreen the right way—and improper use can shortchange you of its benefits. But by following these best practices, you'll be well on your way to improving your skin health.
People often talk about art and science as if they're at odds, but are they? Joseph Regan, Ph.D., doesn't think so. A biologist and artist himself, Dr. Regan says creativity informs his work in the lab and vice versa. Whether he's studying complex 3D organoids or making cell images pop with color for a journal cover, the collision of both art and science is what he finds most inspiring.
Beno Freedman, Ph.D., says that the human system is a "black box"—researchers have no way of knowing what's going on inside until they get in and see it up close. That's why, Freedman says, organoids have had a profound effect on our understanding of human biology—particularly in his field, regenerative medicine.
Racial reckoning calls for uncomfortable conversations and difficult introspection. But before anyone can be anti-racist, they have to understand the pernicious effects of bias in STEM research. It starts with listening—and continues with action.
The surge of pandemic-related activity, along with growth in bioproduction and other segments of the life sciences industry, has brought with it an unprecedented demand for supplies. Here's what Corning's doing to address the situation.