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Rejected antibiotic candidate likely to get new chance for producing bacteria killers: study

After being shelved for more than 50 years, an antibiotic candidate, which was once regarded as less promising in killing bacteria, has caught the attention of researchers for its special ability to cure a popular disease, according to a new study.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 16:55:28

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy linked to risk for congenital heart defects in babies: study

Pregnant women, who have a higher level of blood sugar in their early pregnancy, whether they have diabetes or not, ran a greater risk of giving birth to babies with heart diseases, a new study said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:45:34

Radiation therapy used to treat deadly heart rhythm: study

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:48:22

UNICEF: Funds for vaccination initiative double in past year

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday announced that funding for its Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a mechanism to help countries secure a sustainable supply of life-saving vaccines, has more than doubled in the past year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:44:24

US scientists discover new way to boost capability of antibiotics

US scientists have discovered a way to enhance the capability of a class of antibiotics in killing drug-tolerant bacteria, a new study shows.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:16:42

Mandatory congenital heart disease screening in infants saved lives: study

The number of infant cardiac deaths decreased more than 33 percent in eight US states that implemented mandatory policies to screen newborns for the critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) from 2007 to 2013, according to a new research published Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 17:47:58

Aussie experts discover new system to analyze leukaemia patients' relapse risk

Australian scientists have developed a system to establish a child's risk of suffering a leukaemia relapse based on missing DNA fragments.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/1 11:22:37

China's first 'HIV-negative AIDS patient' with disease

Doctors have discovered China's first HIV-negative AIDS patient, reports said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 19:53:39

3D printed tantalum knee joint implanted in a Chinese patient

A Chinese patient recently received a knee-revision surgery with the implantation of the first 3D printed tantalum knee joint in the world.
Source: CGTN | 2017/11/27 11:24:33

New findings may improve chemotherapy in treatment of cancer: study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemotherapy drugs in treatment of cancer. The findings have been newly published in the journal Nature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:03:55