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Kathy Jean Schultz

Freelance Medical Writer

California

Kathy Jean Schultz

Focusing on writing about medical innovations,
and bringing clarity to the healthcare frontier.

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Industry predictions of microfluidics commercialization are buoyed by recent advances in diabetes and cancer research

Although scaling up for mass production remains an ongoing challenge in the world of microfluidics, other developments are driving positive predictions. For example, the microfluidic immunoassay market recently welcomed a report by India-based Meticulous Research that includes international growth estimates of more than $2 billion by 2025.
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Fearing their dogs will get autism, some pet owners refuse rabies vaccinations for puppies

At least one veterinarian thinks pet anti-vaxxers don’t deserve to have animals: “They are sentencing their dog to death from one of the most shocking, horrible viruses you can imagine,” in the view of Sydney, Australia’s Dr. Sam Kovac. Kovac sees dog owners refusing rabies vaccinations, because they think it will give their dogs canine autism.
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How to keep kids healthy while a chlorine-resistant germ thrives in swimming pools

It’s a parasite that lives in swimming pools because it is chlorine-resistant. It can float right through pool filters that keep other germs out. It breeds infectious outbreaks that have increased by 13 percent every year for ten years. It’s called crypto. not a new kind of currency. It’s the crypto that’s short for the “cryptosporidium” parasite.
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CAUSE UNKNOWN | Why are Ventura County thyroid cancer rates the highest in the state?

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Mapping Microfluidics’ Future: “Where is the Unknown and How Can We Boldly Go There?”

Renown stem-cell pioneer Dr. Hans Clevers will be a presenter at Cell Symposia in August 2019 in San Diego, USA. In a symposia preview, when queried by an interviewer about how he mentors his Netherlands-based team, Clevers said he guides new scientists by asking, “Where is the unknown and how can we boldly go there?”.
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HEAL YOURSELF | Experimental stem-cell treatments gain acceptance

When golf legend Jack Nicklaus publicly announces that his decades-long back pain has been reduced following experimental stem-cell therapy. “I’m not a doctor,” Nicklaus said about his 18 major championship titles and 120 tournament victories. “But I think that stem cells are going to change the direction of orthopedics, totally.”.
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Forging a path to addiction-free painkillers

“It’s not what we hire our staff to do,” a library director said after a man was found dead of an overdose in the library restroom. Overdue books, not overdose deaths, are librarians’ traditional realm. Yet American Libraries Magazine notes that plumbing clogged with needles is now a challenge in many public media centers.
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NATURAL HEALING | Experts to explain uses, dispel misconceptions at medical marijuana conference in Ojai

MediCannaCon, the first Ojai Medical Cannabis Conference, is set for May 4 in Ojai, and will focus on the use of Medical Marijuana. The conference is presented by the Ojai Herbal Symposium and the Sespe Creek Collective, and will welcome scientists, healthcare professionals and the general public — anyone who wants to learn about the use of medical marijuana.
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Do No Harm, With Weedkillers

Organoids enter the debate over hefty jury awards, while the scientific jury is still out. DNA evidence forever changed criminology by exonerating innocent people. Yet it has limitations because the absence of DNA does not always mean defendants were not at the crime. “As is its biological wont, DNA has an evolving role in the justice system,” one expert observed.
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GUT INSTINCT | Ventura doctor seeks FDA approval of controversial medical technique to save lives

As a “yuk factor,” few topics can compete with poop. Also known as human waste, excrement, feces or fecal matter. Poop being used as medicine scores even higher on the socially unacceptable scale. Yet it can be effective treatment for an infection that causes nonstop diarrhea, a sometimes fatal condition.
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How organoid research might save lives, and curtail animal testing

How organoid research might save lives, and curtail animal testing. Automobile crash-test dummies, when they slam into a wall at high speed, help engineers to analyze the impact, and to see how a crash would injure a live passenger. Crash-test dummies are used for safety evaluations of cars before humans ever get near them.
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How stem cell therapies might tackle childhood autism

Scientists are researching whether stem cells might be useful in treating childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of certain brain cells in children living with ASD, compared to children who are not living with ASD. Researchers are investigating whether abnormal or atypical brain cells could be replaced with normal cells, by using stem-cell treatment.

About

Kathy Jean Schultz

Kathy Jean Schultz is a Freelance Medical Writer. Her work has appeared on the Microfluidics Circle, Daily Beast, TheFix.com, the Ventura County Reporter and more. She earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Long Island University and a Master’s Degree in Research Methodology from Hofstra University. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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  • Medical Writing
  • Science Writing
  • Writing