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UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies
NEWS MEDICAL A new $1.9 million grant at the University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center will help researchers discover ways to prevent a deadly disease... 51 minutes
MU researchers use new techniques to fight against diabetic retinopathy
NEWS MEDICAL Diabetic retinopathy is a retinal microvascular disease that often causes blindness in adults who have had diabetes mellitus for 10 years or more. Estimates are that 600 million... 51 minutes
Exploiting rabies virus machinery to usher Parkinson's disease drug directly to the brain
NEWS MEDICAL The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must... 1 hour
New diagnostic methods offer better chance for more accurate detection of Lyme disease
NEWS MEDICAL New tests to detect early Lyme disease – which is increasing beyond the summer months – could replace existing tests that often do not... 8 hours
[Research Articles] A digital microfluidic system for serological immunoassays in remote settings
Science Magazine Serosurveys are useful for assessing population susceptibility to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. Although at-risk populations in remote areas could benefit from this type of information,... 9 hours
Rabies trick could help treat Parkinson's disease
PHYS.ORG The rabies virus wreaks havoc on the brain, triggering psychosis and death. To get where it needs to go, the virus must first trick the nervous system and cross the blood brain barrier—a process... 11 hours
Pennsylvania bear mange epidemic focus of Penn State and Game Commission project
PHYS.ORG Pennsylvania's black bear population is experiencing a mange epidemic, and a Penn State research team will work with the state Game Commission to gain... 11 hours
Doctors cure sickle cell patients using allogeneic stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Seven adults with sickle cell disease have been cured by doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital, thanks to the development of a new protocol for stem cell transplantation. 12 hours
Why are Antibiotics Overprescribed for Meningitis Treatment?
NEWS MEDICAL Meningitis is a relatively rare disease, with our estimates for the incidence of meningitis in the UK being about 3.2 cases of meningitis per 100,000 adults. Crucially, bacterial meningitis is linked to significant morbidity... 13 hours
'Incompatible' donor stem cells cure adult sickle cell patients
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the black community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks... 13 hours
Path of Panama disease fungus established for the first time
PHYS.ORG The much-feared Tropical Race 4 strain of the Fusarium oxysporum soil fungus which causes Panama disease in Cavendish bananas has now been discovered in Myanmar. This follows closely... 14 hours
Researchers gain ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from Queen's University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work. 14 hours
Ban on food waste as animal feed should be reconsidered – here's why
PHYS.ORG In the spring of 2001, the UK countryside turned into a crematorium. A foul-smelling haze settled over parts of the country as... 14 hours
New study explains antibiotic resistance in apple, pear disease
PHYS.ORG When humans get bacterial infections, we reach for antibiotics to make us feel better faster. It's the same with many economically important crops. For decades, farmers have been spraying streptomycin... 14 hours
HBP researchers develop new tool to examine role of genes in disease-relevant brain regions
NEWS MEDICAL Elucidating the way from genes to cognition requires detailed insight into how anatomical areas with specific gene activities contribute to... 15 hours
Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach
MNT A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to... 15 hours
Tick control program reveals high level of infection in white-footed mice
PHYS.ORG A surprisingly high percent of the white-footed mice collected last summer in Howard County, Maryland, in an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Areawide Integrated Tick Management Project... 16 hours
Medical News Today: Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach
MNT A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a... 16 hours
New combination therapy could improve survival in children with high-risk neuroblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles provide preclinical evidence that the presence of tumor-associated macrophages--a type of... 17 hours
Key signaling protein in Huntington's disease found to have deleterious effects on heart function, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating a key signaling protein in Huntington's disease describe deleterious effects on heart function, going... 17 hours
Medical News Today: Sheep disease toxin shines a light on multiple sclerosis
MNT A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin. 19 hours
Sheep disease toxin shines a light on multiple sclerosis
MNT A sheep disease has parallels with multiple sclerosis. A study identifies antibodies to the toxin in humans, providing clues as to the condition's origin. 19 hours
Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The World Health Organization has called for better control of viral... 20 hours
Preantral zinc deficiency may affect fertility months
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 10 percent of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. While a variety of factors can make it difficult for some people to get pregnant, ovulation disorders are a leading cause of... 24 hours
MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents... 1 day
Cardiovascular disease may only be a matter of time for people with healthy obesity
NEWS MEDICAL People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have... 1 day
Researchers identify novel pathway in development of AML with poor prognosis
NEWS MEDICAL Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that comprises 1% of all new cancer cases and almost 2% of cancer deaths... 1 day
Stress may induce neurotransmitter switching that contributes to chemical imbalances in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Five years ago, a team of University of California San Diego neurobiologists published surprising findings describing how rats' brain cells adopted new... 1 day
Home-based exercise program found ineffective for patients with peripheral artery disease
NEWS MEDICAL A home-based exercise program, consisting of wearable devices and telephone coaching, did not improve walking ability for patients with peripheral artery disease, according to a new... 1 day
Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication
SCIENCE DAILY An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known... 1 day
Overdose risk factors in youth with substance use disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A team of investigators has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. 1 day
What can a tasty milkshake teach us about the genetics of heart disease?
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of high-resolution genomic data in a large study population reveals novel low-frequency polymorphisms that drive response to dietary lipids and medication. 1 day
Researchers discover new gene associated with aortic aneurysms
NEWS MEDICAL An interdisciplinary team of researchers has identified a new gene linked to human aortic aneurysms. By combining comprehensive genetic studies in the fruit fly, dataset searches and analysis of diseased human aortic... 1 day
First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease
ABC NEWS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney-damaging genetic disease 1 day
In Huntington's disease, heart problems reflect broader effects of abnormal protein
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating a key signaling protein in Huntington's disease describe deleterious effects on heart function, going beyond the disease's devastating neurological impact. By adjusting protein levels... 1 day
Heart disease may only be a matter of time for those with healthy obesity
SCIENCE DAILY People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have... 1 day
Stem cells from adults function just as well as those from embryos
SCIENCE DAILY A review of research on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) finds that donor age does not appear to influence their functionality. This validates iPSCs... 1 day
Authorities: Woman faked cancer claims for insurance money
ABC NEWS State officials have accused a North Carolina woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer although she didn't have the disease 1 day
Medical News Today: Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease?
MNT We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.' 1 day
Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug
ABC NEWS Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients 2 days
Children are as fit as endurance athletes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers discover how young children seem to run around all day without getting tired: their muscles resist fatigue and recover in the same way as elite endurance athletes. The study, which compared energy output... 2 days
Women who find purpose and meaning in life less likely to have anxiety, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL People who feel in control of their lives and who find purpose and meaning in life are less... 2 days
Rehabilitation technique for stroke appears beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients
NEWS MEDICAL A rehabilitation technique originally developed for stroke has now been shown to also be effective for improving function for people with multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease. 2 days
NuProbe to commercialize Wyss Institute's new technology to facilitate precision medicine
NEWS MEDICAL NuProbe Global will commercialize the Wyss Institute's DNA nanotechnology-based variant-detecting method as a fast, low-cost and multiplexed molecular diagnostic for different disease areas, including cancer and... 2 days
Researchers design creative new approach to regenerate injured hearts
NEWS MEDICAL Heart disease is a major global health problem--myocardial infarction annually affects more than one million people in the U.S. alone, and there is still no effective treatment. 2 days
Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases
NEWS MEDICAL When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By... 2 days
Gene related to high fatality could be used as biomarker in patients with P. aeruginosa infection
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers discovered an easily measured gene linked to a high fatality rate, which could be used as a... 2 days
Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to understand the effects of radiation on samples. 2 days
Scientists generate an atlas of the human genome using stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have generated an atlas of the human genome that illuminates the roles our genes play in health and disease. The gene atlas, created using a... 2 days
Contact precautions do not limit spread of drug-resistant bacteria in ICUs
NEWS MEDICAL Contact precautions, used in addition to the standard precautions, the basic level of infection control applied to all patients, did not limit or prevent the spread... 2 days
Dementia trend shows later onset with fewer years of the disease
SCIENCE DAILY People may be deteriorating into dementia later in life and living with it for a shorter period of time, a new study suggests. 2 days
Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale
SCIENCE DAILY From energy materials to disease diagnostics, new microscopy techniques can provide more nuanced insight. Researchers first need to understand the effects of radiation on samples, which... 2 days
Even a single mindfulness meditation session can reduce anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. New research suggests people can begin to derive... 2 days
Detecting Alzheimer's disease before it's too late
SCIENCE DAILY The rate at which the protein beta-amyloid accumulates into the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is already slowing by the time a patient would be considered to have preclinical AD, according to... 2 days
A neurobiological link between PTSD and addiction
SCIENCE DAILY Recalling traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine in male rats, finds new research. These findings may help to explain the co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. 2 days
Size, structure help poziotinib pose threat to deadly exon 20 lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A drug that failed to effectively strike larger targets in lung cancer hits a bulls-eye on the smaller target presented by a previously untreatable... 2 days
New drug treatment could be promising therapeutic approach for millions with asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma... 2 days
Promising cell study may offer new opportunities for treating Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL For the first-time there is the prospect of medical doctors and researchers being able to alleviate the serious symptoms that follow with Parkinson's disease. 2 days
Animal cyborg: Behavioral control by 'toy' craving circuit
SCIENCE DAILY Children love to get toys from parents for their birthday present. This craving toward items also involves object hoarding disorders and shopping addiction. However, the biological meaning of why the brain pursues... 2 days
High-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum
PHYS.ORG Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them.... 3 days
Asthma and hay fever linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to find a significant link between asthma, hay fever and a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Over 15 years, 10.8... 3 days
Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's disease. A new study shines more... 3 days
Trichomonosis discovered amongst myna birds in Pakistan
SCIENCE DAILY A strain of the disease responsible for killing nearly two thirds of the UK's greenfinch population has spread to myna birds in Pakistan. In 2011, the disease was discovered to have reached European finch... 3 days
Scientists generate an atlas of the human genome using stem cells
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have generated an atlas of the human genome using a state-of-the-art gene editing technology and human embryonic stem cells,... 3 days
Researchers report overnight cycle of water movement in trees
PHYS.ORG A high-precision, three-dimensional survey of 21 different species of trees has revealed an as-yet unknown cycle of subtle canopy movement during the night. Such 'sleep cycles' differed from one species... 3 days
Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract
NPR An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD... 3 days
Mystery disease spreads, threatens coral reefs in Lower Florida Keys
PHYS.ORG A mysterious disease hammering Florida's dwindling reefs was found for the first time this week in the Lower Keys, alarming scientists who have used epoxy Band-Aids, amputated sick... 3 days
Trichomonosis discovered amongst myna birds in Pakistan
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A strain of the disease responsible for killing off nearly two thirds of the UK's greenfinches has been discovered in myna bird populations in Pakistan. 3 days
Innovative research could lead to new ways to treat, prevent cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Research into cancer can provide new insight into how this disease works and how it can be stopped. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting will showcase innovative... 3 days
Scientists illustrate role of novel chromosomal mutations in fosfomycin resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers identified novel chromosomal mutations and described their role in the development of resistance of Escherichia coli (E. coli) to broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin, according to research presented at... 3 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Targeting new compound slows disease in rats
MNT The results of a decade-long study are in: a new therapeutic target is found, and scientists manage to slow the progression of the disease in animals. 4 days
Parkinson's: Targeting new compound slows disease in rats
MNT The results of a decade-long study are in: a new therapeutic target is found, and scientists manage to slow the progression of the disease in animals. 4 days
Faster walking heart patients are hospitalized less
SCIENCE DAILY Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to new research. 4 days
What's in a name? Researchers track PTSD's many identities during war
SCIENCE DAILY Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with military activities for as long as wars have been fought -- but this disorder was only named in... 4 days
Fungus: The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn™, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the... 5 days
West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017
SCIENCE DAILY West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a... 5 days
Famed Doctor Hans Asperger Helped with Nazi Child Euthanasia, Notes Reveal
LIVE SCIENCE Hans Asperger, a pioneer in autism research whose name is used to describe high-functioning people with the disorder, had a previously unknown dark past that included... 5 days
How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
MNT A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. 5 days
Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
MNT A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. 5 days
Study examines how higher-order gene combinations help maintain normal cell physiology
NEWS MEDICAL We inherit many traits from our parents including the color of our eyes and hair. Unfortunately, we also inherit risk factors for certain diseases such as... 5 days
Trees are not as 'sound asleep' as you may think
SCIENCE DAILY High-precision three-dimensional surveying of 21 different species of trees has revealed a yet unknown cycle of subtle canopy movement during the night. The 'sleep cycles' differed from one... 5 days
Study findings could open new possibilities for treating cancer with adenovirus
NEWS MEDICAL Adenovirus is a common virus that causes infectious diseases of the respiratory tract, eyes and gastrointestinal tract in humans and animals. Researchers at Umeå University study... 5 days
Biomarkers for irritable bowel syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Little is still known about the exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome. An international team has provided initial clues about the organic triggers of the disease, which affects an estimated one out of six people. 5 days
Lupus treatment generates positive results in Phase III clinical trial
SCIENCE DAILY New research indicates that belimumab, a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets a component of the immune system, provides considerable benefits to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a... 5 days
A Single Concussion May Increase Parkinson's Risk
LIVE SCIENCE Having a single concussion may increase a person's risk for Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests — but the overall risk of developing the disease still remains low. 5 days
Medical News Today: Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'
MNT A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and... 5 days
UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an... 6 days
High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA
NEWS MEDICAL Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That... 6 days
Study reveals surprising insights into RNA-binding proteins
NEWS MEDICAL A host of special molecules called nuclear RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), when misplaced outside the nucleus, form the harmful clumps seen in several brain disorders, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 6 days
UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier... 6 days
Walking fast lowers risk of hospitalization in heart patients, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology Congress, and published in... 6 days
BD introduces new informatics and automation solutions for clinical laboratories
NEWS MEDICAL BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today introduced several new informatics and automation solutions for clinical laboratories, which may play a critical role... 6 days
Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
MNT Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel... 6 days
What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
MNT Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a... 6 days
Nutraceuticals could play an important role in preventing heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within... 6 days
Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient
ABC NEWS In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's... 6 days
New integrated POC tool detects biomarkers of heart failure rapidly and precisely
NEWS MEDICAL More than 26 million patients worldwide suffer from heart failure every year, according to the European Heart Failure Association. A disorder often associated with... 6 days
Tattoo sensor: A needleless glucose monitor for diabetes patients
NEWS MEDICAL For Angela Valdez, being diagnosed with diabetes was an awakening. The disorder ran in her family, but she didn't think it would happen to her. And when it did, she... 6 days
Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk
NEWS MEDICAL In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of... 6 days
Researchers test tattoo sensor's accuracy at detecting glucose levels in diabetes patients
NEWS MEDICAL For Angela Valdez, being diagnosed with diabetes was an awakening. The disorder ran in her family, but she didn't think it would happen to... 6 days
Trichomonosis discovered amongst myna birds in Pakistan
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Using tooth sensors to detect disease
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Harmful genetic mutations may be less common than we thought
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