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Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide... 5 hours
FDA grants marketing authorization for use of two catheter-based devices in hemodialysis patients
NEWS MEDICAL Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create a connection to veins and arteries... 5 hours
Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska
ABC NEWS The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska 7 hours
Low-cost plastic sensors could monitor a range of health conditions
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions,... 8 hours
Scientists discover how antiviral gene works
SCIENCE DAILY It's been known for years that humans and other mammals possess an antiviral gene called RSAD2 that prevents a remarkable range of viruses from multiplying. Now, researchers have discovered the secret to the gene's success: The... 8 hours
Broken shuttle may interfere with learning in major brain disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in people with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, or autism. 8 hours
Important step towards a computer model that predicts the outcome of eye diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Understanding how the retina transforms images into signals that the brain can interpret would not only result in insights into brain computations,... 8 hours
Mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: Containment strategy depends on when the alarm sets off
SCIENCE DAILY New research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017,... 8 hours
First step to lasting wheat health
PHYS.ORG Substantial reductions in a deadly root disease of wheat crops and corresponding increases in yields of grain and straw mark a significant advance in the continuing war to protect the staple cereal from the ravages of... 13 hours
Study: Broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients... 16 hours
Study suggests proteinuria lowering as important target in managing pediatric CKD
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of children with chronic kidney disease, blood pressure medications reduced protein excretion in the urine, which was linked with a lower risk of... 16 hours
Receptor networks underpin plant immunity
PHYS.ORG Fresh insights into plant immunity amount to a new field of discovery that could advance the next generation of disease-resistant crops. 18 hours
Scientists develop unique program to predict a form of Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Russian scientists develop a "predictor" of Parkinson's disease forms 18 hours
Medical News Today: How four cups of coffee might protect the heart
MNT Caffeine is known to protect against heart disease and stroke. A new study finds the mechanism that underpins this protection, and mitochondria are key. 19 hours
Medical News Today: What causes internal vibrations?
MNT Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.... 19 hours
What causes internal vibrations?
MNT Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this article, learn about the... 19 hours
Inaccurate measurement of sodium intake may account for paradoxical results, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular... 19 hours
Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by Spanish researchers has shown that psychiatric disorders, but not non-psychiatric neurological disorders have a shared genetic basis. 21 hours
Diagnosing Heart Disease Using AI
NEWS MEDICAL Currently, stress echocardiograms used to diagnose heart disease are only 80% accurate, meaning many patients are misdiagnosed or sent home. Ultromics have developed a tol that machine learning to gather data and improve the accuracy of heart disease... 22 hours
Researchers develop new guide for using mechanical stimulation to enhance tissue-engineered cartilage
NEWS MEDICAL Tissue-engineered articular cartilage for repairing cartilage damaged by trauma or disease can be made to more closely mimic natural AC if mechanical stimulation of... 22 hours
Will people with Down syndrome unlock the mystery of Alzheimer's disease?
ABC NEWS Michael Clayburgh, 29, is a person with Down syndrome participating in a clinical trial. 22 hours
Researchers outline a connection between subplate neurons and brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during... 22 hours
Study reveals how mTORC1-driven changes in crowding could influence major diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Among the most studied protein machines in history, mTORC1 has long been known to sense whether a cell has enough energy to build the proteins it... 23 hours
Accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies... 24 hours
New guide published to help battle fatal disease caused by kissing bugs
NEWS MEDICAL A guide to help battle a potentially fatal disease transferred by a blood-sucking insect called the kissing bug has been published by a task... 24 hours
Cross-species prion adaptation depends on prion replication environment
SCIENCE DAILY A hamster prion that replicated under conditions of low RNA levels in mouse brain material resulted in altered disease features when readapted and transmitted back to hamsters, according to new research. 1 day
Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that a group of neurons, previously thought to die in the course of development, in fact... 1 day
Herpes may play role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL Herpes virus present within the body long after the overt infection may play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease say researchers. The study titled, “Multiscale Analysis of Independent Alzheimer’s Cohorts... 1 day
'Antifreeze' molecules may hold key to better treatments for brain injuries
NEWS MEDICAL The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive... 1 day
Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among... 1 day
Writing away the body image blues
SCIENCE DAILY Body dissatisfaction among women is widespread and can lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. While researchers know a lot about what makes women's body image worse, they are still... 1 day
Psychiatric disorders share an underlying genetic basis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers explored the genetic connections between brain disorders at a scale far eclipsing previous work on the subject. The team determined that psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders (such as Parkinson's... 1 day
'Antifreeze' molecules may stop and reverse damage from brain injuries
SCIENCE DAILY The key to better treatments for brain injuries and disease may lie in the molecules charged with preventing the clumping of specific proteins associated with cognitive decline and... 1 day
Confirmed 2018 West Nile Virus cases: What to know about the mosquito-borne disease
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WATCH: What is the Keystone virus?
ABC NEWS The mosquito-borne disease that has recently been found to make humans sick. 1 day
First ancient syphilis genomes decoded
SCIENCE DAILY An international research team has recovered the first historic genomes from the bacterium Treponema pallidum, which causes syphilis. It was previously not thought possible to recover DNA of this bacterium from ancient samples. In the study, the researchers... 1 day
UC Riverside researcher receives grants to advance cancer, ALS research
NEWS MEDICAL Maurizio Pellecchia, who holds the Daniel Hays Chair in Cancer Research at the University of California, Riverside, has received two grants to continue his research aimed at finding... 1 day
Powerful new approach helps understand molecular alterations in neurological disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a high-throughput, multi-pronged approach that integrates laboratory experiments, data from published literature and network analysis of large datasets to identify genes that drive disease. 1 day
Researchers report unusually high levels of herpesvirus in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Two strains of human herpesvirus-;human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) -;are found in the brains... 1 day
Coactivator condensation at super-enhancers links phase separation and gene control
Science Magazine Super-enhancers (SEs) are clusters of enhancers that cooperatively assemble a high density of transcriptional apparatus to drive robust expression of genes with prominent roles in cell identity. Here,... 2 days
Imaging dynamic and selective low-complexity domain interactions that control gene transcription
Science Magazine Many eukaryotic transcription factors (TFs) contain intrinsically disordered low-complexity domains (LCDs), but how they drive transactivation remains unclear. Here, live-cell single-molecule imaging reveals that TF-LCDs form... 2 days
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
Science Magazine Disorders of the brain can exhibit considerable epidemiological comorbidity and often share symptoms, provoking debate about their etiologic overlap. We quantified the genetic sharing of 25 brain disorders... 2 days
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Human immune 'trigger' map paves way for better treatments
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery about how human cells are 'triggered' to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and tissue injury, and immune disorders. A... 2 days
New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men
NEWS MEDICAL Bisexual men have a higher risk for heart disease compared with heterosexual men across several modifiable risk factors, finds a new study published online in the journal LGBT... 2 days
More evidence for controversial theory that herpesviruses play role in Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY In a large-scale analysis, researchers use data from three different brain banks to suggest that human herpesviruses are more abundant in the brains of... 2 days
Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition. 2 days
Scientists discover the molecular trigger of necroptosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have uncovered a trigger for an immune-related cell death pathway called necroptosis. The discovery could be used to develop new treatments for cancer and immune disorders. 2 days
Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
NPR Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain. 2 days
Scientists Find High Levels of Two Herpesvirus Strains in Brains of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients
SCI-NEWS.COM Herpesviruses 6A and 7 (HHV-6A and HHV-7) —... 2 days
Scientists discover new gene expression mechanism with possible role in human disease
PHYS.ORG When cells grow and divide to ensure a biological function—such as a properly working organ—DNA must be unwound from its typical tightly packed form... 2 days
Crowding inside cells may influence many functions and major diseases
PHYS.ORG Among the most studied protein machines in history, mTORC1 has long been known to sense whether a cell has enough energy to build the proteins it needs to... 2 days
Fish's use of electricity might shed light on human illnesses
PHYS.ORG Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around it and communicate with other members of its species. Signaling... 2 days
Breakthrough discovery reveals brain metals that may drive progression of Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression... 2 days
Discovery of human immune trigger could have implications for treating several diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A discovery about how human cells are 'triggered' to undergo an inflammatory type of cell death could have implications for treating cancer, stroke and... 2 days
Researchers create revolutionary model to study pulmonary diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix have developed a revolutionary "lung on a leaf" to study pulmonary diseases. 2 days
Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals wins NINDS grant to advance novel therapies for ALS
NEWS MEDICAL Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, leaders in stress granule biology, an exciting new target for the development of neurodegenerative therapeutics, announced today that it has been awarded $3.4 million... 2 days
New classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions announced at EuroPerio9 congress
NEWS MEDICAL A new global classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions, as well as peri-implant diseases and conditions, has been announced today at the EuroPerio9 congress,... 2 days
Monsanto faces first US trial over Roundup cancer link
PHYS.ORG In the first trial of its kind, a Californian dying of cancer is suing US agrochemical giant Monsanto, claiming its popular herbicide Roundup caused his disease—a case that could have... 2 days
Study unravels new piece of information in the Huntington’s disease puzzle
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a hitherto unknown error in the transport of glutamine between astrocytes and neurons in... 2 days
Rewiring plant defense genes to reduce crop waste
SCIENCE DAILY Plants could be genetically rewired to better resist disease, helping safeguard crop yields worldwide according to new research. Defensive feedback control system developed enables plants to strengthen their defenses to withstand attack... 2 days
New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB. Neurodegeneration in this condition results from the abnormal accumulation of essential cellular... 2 days
Scientists unravel DNA code behind rare neurologic disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds and paralyzes patients. 2 days
Half of those on Parkinson's drugs may develop impulse control problems
SCIENCE DAILY Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to... 2 days
A case of 'kiss and tell': Chromosomal kissing gets less elusive
SCIENCE DAILY Chromosomes occupy different territories in the nucleus; their arrangement and communication with each other is still poorly understood. Scientists publish findings about structural chromosomal aberrations which... 2 days
Study finds possible link between Type 2 diabetes and common white pigment
NEWS MEDICAL In a pilot study by a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide -- the most... 2 days
Impulse control disorders found to be more common in people taking Parkinson's drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping... 2 days
Possible link found between diabetes and common white pigment
SCIENCE DAILY In a pilot study, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide -- the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies -- were found in pancreas specimens with... 2 days
The world's tiniest first responders
SCIENCE DAILY Amid the rise of CRISPR and genome editing, scientists are still learning more about DNA repair and its significance in aging and diseases such as cancer. 2 days
'Walking molecules:' The world's tiniest first responders
SCIENCE DAILY Amid the rise of CRISPR and genome editing, scientists are still learning more about DNA repair and its significance in aging and diseases such as cancer. 2 days
Using gene silencing to alleviate common ataxia
SCIENCE DAILY In what researchers are calling a game changer for future ataxia treatments, a new study showed the ability to turn down the disease progression of the most common dominantly inherited ataxia, Spinocerebellar ataxia type... 2 days
Towards personalised medicine: One type of data is not enough
SCIENCE DAILY To understand the biology of diseased organs researchers can use different types of molecular data. One of the biggest computational challenges at the moment is integrating these multiple... 2 days
New piece in the Huntington's disease puzzle
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a previously unknown error in the transport of glutamine between astrocytes and neurons in the brain of mice with Huntington's disease. At the same time, it is a relevant area on... 2 days
Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors found that cases of Lyme disease in children have increased exponentially in western Pennsylvania. 2 days
Dry landscapes can increase disease transmission
SCIENCE DAILY In water-limited landscapes sick animals can have increased contact with healthy individuals, which can facilitate disease transmission. 2 days
Coconut oil prolongs life in peroxisomal disorders: fruit fly study
SCIENCE DAILY 'Lorenzo's Oil' was to help a seriously ill boy suffering from a peroxisomal disorder (adrenoleukodystrophy/ALD). The true story was turned into a film which made the rare disease... 2 days
Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion dollar virus
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus -- called Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or... 2 days
The cells that control the formation of fat
SCIENCE DAILY A study has revealed a new cell type that resides in the body's fat depots where it can actively suppress fat cell formation. This discovery was made using single-cell transcriptomics and opens... 2 days
UT Southwestern scientists identify gene mutation linked with perplexing brain condition
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists conducting one of the largest full DNA analyses of a rare disease have identified a gene mutation associated with a perplexing brain condition that blinds... 3 days
Medical News Today: Catatonic depression: What to know
MNT Catatonic depression is a subtype of depression characterized by not speaking or responding to things for a prolonged period. Catatonia can be a part of several other mental health conditions, including schizophrenia... 3 days
Catatonic depression: What to know
MNT Catatonic depression is a subtype of depression characterized by not speaking or responding to things for a prolonged period. Catatonia can be a part of several other mental health conditions, including schizophrenia and mood disorders. Learn more about... 3 days
Key molecule of aging discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Every cell and every organism ages sooner or later. But why is this so? Scientists have now discovered for the first time a protein that represents a central switching point in the aging process. It controls the life... 3 days
Researchers employ nucleotide-based gene silencing to mitigate common ataxia
NEWS MEDICAL In what researchers are calling a game changer for future ataxia treatments, a new study showed the ability to turn down the disease progression of the most common dominantly inherited... 3 days
Water-limited landscapes can facilitate disease transmission
NEWS MEDICAL In water-limited landscapes sick animals can have increased contact with healthy individuals, which can facilitate disease transmission. Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research present these findings in the British Ecological Society... 3 days
Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion dollar virus, study finds
PHYS.ORG Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. 3 days
The cells that control the formation of fat
PHYS.ORG Fat cells, or adipocytes, are at the center of nutritional and metabolic balance. Adipogenesis—the formation of mature fat cells from their precursor cells—has been linked to obesity and related health problems such... 3 days
Medical News Today: Is vitamin D deficiency to blame for lung disease?
MNT New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that individuals with low blood levels of vitamin D may be more exposed to disabling lung... 3 days
Science News » Intervention Shows Promise for Treating Depression in Preschool-Aged Children
NIMH Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that a therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted and used as... 3 days
What does it mean if you have shaky hands?
MNT Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal may be responsible for the tremors,... 3 days
Medical News Today: What does it mean if you have shaky hands?
MNT Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal... 3 days
Dry landscapes can increase disease transmission
PHYS.ORG In water-limited landscapes sick animals can have increased contact with healthy individuals, which can facilitate disease transmission. Scientists from the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) present these findings in the British Ecological... 3 days
Medical News Today: What is penicillamine?
MNT Penicillamine is a drug that is used to treat Wilson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney and bladder stones. It can have serious side effects, so it is important to follow the doctor’s instructions and to attend... 3 days
Smashing avocado disease threats
PHYS.ORG Researchers are working with the Australian avocado industry to safeguard one of the nation's favourite fruits from the threat of existing and emerging disease. 3 days
Charting a path to better cell models of the intestine
PHYS.ORG For many years, drug development has relied on simplified and scalable cell culture models to find and test new drugs for a wide variety of diseases. However, cells... 3 days
Researchers use advanced technology to identify proteomes of Th17 and iTreg cells
NEWS MEDICAL T helper 17 (Th17) cells belong to a group of T cells with essential functions in autoimmune diseases and inflammation. Regulatory T cells (iTregs)... 3 days
Coconut oil diet increases vitality, lifespan of fruit flies with peroxisomal disorder
NEWS MEDICAL "Lorenzo's Oil" was to help a seriously ill boy suffering from a peroxisomal disorder (adrenoleukodystrophy/ALD). The true story was turned into a film which... 3 days
Study finds substantial variation in cardiovascular risk across India
NEWS MEDICAL The average 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease varies widely among India’s states, ranging from 13.2% to 19.5%, with substantial variation across socio-demographic groups according to a study published this... 3 days
Medical News Today: What to know about peripheral vascular disease
MNT Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is when there is restricted blood flow to the limbs. Symptoms usually affect the legs, causing pain, cramps, and pale or blue skin. People... 3 days
Medical News Today: Marriage is good for the heart — literally
MNT A new study suggests that marriage may prevent heart disease and stroke, as well as prolong life for people who had a heart attack. 3 days
Medical News Today: Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?
MNT A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease. 3 days
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
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Digital addiction—how technology keeps us hooked
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