For more than three decades, Junqueira’s Basic Histology has been unmatched in its ability to explain the function of cell and tissue structure in the human body. Updated to reflect the latest research in the field, and enhanced with more than 1,000 illustrations, most in full-color, the Fourteenth Edition reflects the most comprehensive and modern approach to understanding medical histology available anywhere. This well-regarded classic is distinguished by chapters focusing on the cytoplasmic and nuclear compartment of the cell, the four basic tissues that form the organs, and each organ system.
Alzheimer’s disease is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, following only cardiovascular disease and cancer. This article, published this month, describes a reversal of cognitive decline in a few patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. The therapeutic approach used is programmatic and personalized.
A mechanism has been identified that causes cancer cells to escape from the immune system, and form tumors. When cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system and form tumors, according to recent research.
The Physicians Committee is making a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.
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The New Edition of Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach
Understanding Health Policy: The most comprehensive guide to healthcare available and provides everything needed to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues. It helps develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about healthcare in the United States, its problems, and possible solutions.
Expanded coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, including Accountable Care Organizations and their impact, and global issues in health policy.
The standard approach to treating cancer is giving patients the maximum tolerated amount of chemotherapy with the goal of doing the maximum possible damage to the tumor without killing the patient. This study demonstrates a different approach for ensuring efficacy of chemotherapy and minimizing toxicity.
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Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient
For the first time, doctors have breached the human brain’s protective layer to deliver cancer-fighting drugs.
Read here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34775604
As public research grants for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have diminished and become increasingly competitive, researchers have to search for alternative funding sources.
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