A lot of interesting journals and articles cross my desk. Tell me what you would like to know about and I'll add it here....

New Protein Target in Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have found a protein that is related to the growth of prostate cancer, BRD4. By inhibiting this protein cancer growth was slowed, opening a new potential avenue to new medicines that can target this protein. The work has been done under the supervision of Gerald Denis, [read more…]

Reduced care during COVID-19

According to research published in the Sept. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, there is widespread avoidance of medical care due to COVID-19. So the problem has two sides – one is state-ordered reduction in care and the second is patient reluctance to come [read more…]

Kidney Stone Risk Rising?

Whether or not you believe in global warming as a problem, temperatures have gotten hotter in the last hundred years and it is expected to continue for the next hundred. As temps rise, so does the chances of more dehydration and more kidney stones as a result. Look at the chart at https://www.pnas.org/content/105/28/9841 where [read more…]

Navy Pilots and Kidney Stones

For a long time, Navy pilots have been required to be completely free of kidney stones. A few Navy urologists, led by Dr. Masterson, studied this in some detail. They found that in 30 years and 54 million flight hours there has not been a case of a mishap related to kidney stones. [read more…]

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