A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group.
Investigators from Washington University and Harvard University have used stem cells derived from patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus to produce cells that secrete insulin in both cultures and mice.
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.