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Improved avenues to train plastic surgeons in microsurgery

Microsurgery is an intricate and challenging surgical technique that involves using miniature instruments and sutures as fine as a hair strand aided by sophisticated microscopes. In plastic surgery, microsurgery is used to repair small damaged vessels and nerves following trauma, or in reconstructive procedures by moving a component of living tissue from one place of… Read More »

An improved vaccine for bacterial meningitis and bloodstream infections

Researchers have now developed a new vaccine, a native outer membrane vesicle (NOMV) vaccine, for meningitis and bloodstream infections caused by “meningococcal group B” bacteria. This will allow younger people to be vaccinated and will address several limitations of the current vaccinations. The research is published this week in mBio, a journal of the American… Read More »

Cystic Fibrosis Lung Function Improved With Triple Therapy

November 09, 2018 Share this content: Chloride sweat concentrations and Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised scores improved when VX-659 was added to tezacaftor and ivacaftor. Patients with cystic fibrosis with either 1 or 2 Phe508del alleles who were treated with a drug combination of VX-659, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor showed improved forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1),… Read More »