Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse in 71% of people with relapsing-remitting MS for up to 10 years after the treatment. The research is published in the January 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, […]

Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

IMAGE: Benefits of peer support programs at schools view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. […]

Adding grazing to cover crops can benefit bottom line

Cattle graze on a cover crop during the Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Credit: Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Paul DeLaune Growing dual-purpose wheat for both grazing and grain production is an important agricultural practice in the Southern Great Plains. But of late, more Texas Rolling Plains producers want to know if alternative systems to […]

Study reveals surprising benefit of clonal hematopoiesis in allogeneic transplants

IMAGE: Christopher Gibson, MD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Clonal hematopoiesis (CH) is a recently identified condition in which mutations associated with blood cancers are detected in the blood of some healthy, usually older, individuals who don’t have cancer. People with CH, while asymptomatic, have an elevated risk of developing blood cancers and other negative […]

The Lancet: Older adults are at greater risk of cardiovascular events than younger people, and benefit at least as much from cholesterol-lowering medications, two studies suggest

Peer-reviewed / 1 Observational study + 1 Systematic review and meta-analysis / People An observational study finds risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease is highest in people aged 70 and over with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, compared to younger age groups, and estimates the number needed to treat with statins to prevent one […]

Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bee populations, habitat — ScienceDaily

When southern Rocky Mountain forests are viewed from a distance these days, it may not look like much is left. Large swaths of dead, standing Engelmann spruce trees tell the tale of a severe regional spruce beetle epidemic in its waning stages. But among those dead trees, researchers have found good news. Zoom-in to the […]

Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bee populations, habitat

A high-elevation spruce beetle-affected forest. Credit: Seth Davis/Colorado State University When southern Rocky Mountain forests are viewed from a distance these days, it may not look like much is left. Large swaths of dead, standing Engelmann spruce trees tell the tale of a severe regional spruce beetle epidemic in its waning stages. But among those […]