Improvements for 'care transitions' in hospitals suggested Shift changes and movements of patients between different parts of a hospital are vulnerable times when mistakes are made, and a new study offers suggestions to offset the risk.
Physician waivers to prescribe buprenorphine increases potential access to treatment In the past, many people living in rural counties have had no practical way to get treatment for opioid addiction. This study shows that the increased number and geographic distribution of physicians obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine has widened potential access to effective treatment for those with addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers.
Step towards Type 1 Diabetes vaccine by using nanotherapy For the first time, liposomes that imitate cells in the process of natural death have been used to treat diabetes. The next steps are to confirm the efficacy in vivo with cells from patients and to carry out clinical trials to prevent the disease and to cure it.
Diabetic researchers pinpoint gene key to activating insulin-producing beta cells Four students with diabetes are investigating the molecular pathways that can activate the replication of beta cells. Beta cells are insulin-producing pancreas cells that are attacked and destroyed by the immune system of those with Type 1 diabetes.
New tool better protects beachgoers from harmful bacteria levels A new, timelier method to identify harmful bacteria levels on recreational beaches has been developed by researchers. The new model provides beach managers with a better prediction tool to identify when closures are required to protect beachgoers from harmful contaminates in the water.