The 23rd annual meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) took place in Paris this year. Advances in Simulation Editorial Board member Gabriel Reedy talks us through some of the highlights from the conference and introduces the abstracts selected for publication in the journal.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Identifying future Olympic champions at a young age is a difficult task, demanding an increasing amount of resources. New research published in Sports Medicine – Open discusses how physical adaptation to exercise is partially genetically mediated, meaning we may be able to identify individuals with the greatest capacity to improve through genetic profiling. Here, lead author Craig Pickering discusses what this means for talent identification programs.
In the last decade several genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease have been found by comparing cases with normal controls. Unfortunately discoveries of these gene variants have so far failed to lead to effective therapies. Now, in a research article published in Genome Medicine, researchers have taken the opposite approach by examining elderly people with a high risk of for Alzheimer’s disease who remain cognitively healthy. They find that rare variants in the RAB10 gene may provide protection from the disease.
A recent commentary in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice argued for a change in how we think about treatment for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Samet discusses this important issue with author Peter Friedmann.
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO, among other things, to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy in the choices arising for many societies from the effects of globalization or entry into modernity. We decided to ask Prof. James Giordano and Prof. G. Kevin Donovan, Editors-in-Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics,… Read more »
What would happen to a country if it suddenly lost a fifth of all its General Practitioners (GPs)… especially when most of these doctors are working in regions already deprived of healthcare? This is a question with which the United Kingdom may soon have to address, according to an observational, cross-sectional study published today in BMC Medicine.
This month we will recognize World Diabetes Day, the largest diabetes awareness campaign that aims to reflect the realities of dealing with this chronic condition and promote the importance of affordable and equitable access to education, care, and treatment for all women at risk of or living with diabetes.
Due the differences in physiology between males and females, their respective responses following injury exhibit unique traits, potentially affecting prognosis. Studies are pointing towards sex steroid hormones as the driving force behind these unique injury responses. Here to tell us more is Dr. Khaled Al-Tarrah, author of a review article on this topic, published in Burns & Trauma.