Scientists find clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome

Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have identified a unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome that provides insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction –frequently described by patients as ‘brain fog’– as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment. Results appear in Molecular Psychiatry. —> Read More

Ob/Gyn experts recommend ‘ultrasound first’ for imaging the female pelvis

Ultrasound technology has evolved dramatically in recent years. A group of noted obstetricians and gynecologists maintain that ultrasound is more cost-effective and safer than other imaging modalities for imaging the female pelvis and should be the first imaging modality used for patients with pelvic symptoms. Writing in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and supporting an American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine initiative, they urge practitioners to ‘put ultrasound first.’ —> Read More

Bacterial genetic pathway involved in body odor production discovered

For many, body odor is an unfortunate side effect of their daily lives. The smell is caused by bacteria on the skin breaking down naturally secreted molecules contained within sweat. Now scientists have studied the underarm microbiome and identified a unique set of enzymes in the bacterium Staphylococcus hominis that is effective at breaking down sweat molecules into compounds known as thioalcohols, an important component of the characteristic body odor smell. —> Read More

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