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'Atypical' Mad Cow Case Identified in Alabama
LIVE SCIENCE A cow in Alabama recently tested positive for the neurological disorder commonly known as mad cow disease. 1 hour
Resistance to CRISPR gene drives may arise easily
SCIENCE-NEWS New tools for pest and disease control could become useless without improvements. 1 hour
Eye freckles? Dark spots on iris may be caused by sun exposure
SCIENCE DAILY In a study well-timed for summer, vision scientists have found that eye freckles, dark spots on the colored part of the eye (iris), are... 2 hours
Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY New research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals... 2 hours
Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infections
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have shown that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide – that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production... 4 hours
Epigenetic plasticity and the hallmarks of cancer
Science Magazine Chromatin and associated epigenetic mechanisms stabilize gene expression and cellular states while also facilitating appropriate responses to developmental or environmental cues. Genetic, environmental, or metabolic insults can induce overly restrictive or overly permissive epigenetic... 4 hours
Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brain
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together through a 'sensory map' within their brains, according to new research. The... 4 hours
Art therapy best practices for children with autism
SCIENCE DAILY A researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers were able to develop a set of guidelines for delivering art... 5 hours
Wastewater may become key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms
NEWS MEDICAL Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University found. 5 hours
Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rate
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon... 5 hours
Medical News Today: Why are scientists redefining Alzheimer's disease?
MNT The traditional view that protein buildup in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease is being challenged, and new evidence brings hope of novel drug targets. 6 hours
A changing society: 100 is the new 80
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives.... 6 hours
In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better health
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult. The scientists... 7 hours
Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewater
PHYS.ORG Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found. 8 hours
WATCH: What to know about Sen. McCain's brain tumor diagnosis
ABC NEWS The Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Dr. David Reardon, who treated the late Sen. Ted Kennedy for glioblastoma, shares details of the disease and what could lie ahead medically... 10 hours
Biologists find frog's future health influenced by gut microbes as tadpoles
PHYS.ORG University of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases... 12 hours
Medical News Today: New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally
MNT A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again. 14 hours
new algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally
MNT VIDEO A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again. 14 hours
What Are Selenium Supplements?
LIVE SCIENCE Selenium supplements are taken by people who want to prevent cancer, heart disease, memory loss and diabetes. But does taking selenium work? Here's a look at what the science says. 18 hours
Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY A research group has developed diagnostic sensors using protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts, which can diagnose certain diseases by analyzing human exhaled breath. This technology enables early monitoring of various diseases through pattern recognition of biomarker gases related to diseases in... 24 hours
Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials
SCIENCE DAILY It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create... 1 day
New gel coatings may lead to better catheters, condoms
SCIENCE DAILY Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient's experience with such devices is rarely a... 1 day
CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect
NEWS MEDICAL More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells. 1 day
Research shows how the brain can become adaptive based on training
NEWS MEDICAL Practice might not always make perfect, but it's essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach... 1 day
[Research Articles] The microvascular niche instructs T cells in large vessel vasculitis via the VEGF-Jagged1-Notch pathway
Science Magazine Microvascular networks in the adventitia of large arteries control access of inflammatory cells to the inner... 1 day
[Research Articles] In situ expansion of engineered human liver tissue in a mouse model of chronic liver disease
Science Magazine Control of both tissue architecture and scale is a fundamental translational roadblock... 1 day
[Editors' Choice] The riddle of CHD8 haploinsufficiency in autism spectrum disorder
Science Magazine Leading autism-associated mutation in mouse partially mimics human disorder. 1 day
[Research Articles] A multidirectional gravity-assist algorithm that enhances locomotor control in patients with stroke or spinal cord injury
Science Magazine Gait recovery after neurological disorders requires remastering the interplay between body mechanics... 1 day
New animal models for hepatitis C could pave the way for a vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY In the rats that roam New York City's streets and tunnels, scientists have found a virus that resembles hepatitis C. They have... 1 day
Scientists unlock secrets of indestructible virus to create super-durable materials
NEWS MEDICAL It's like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have unlocked the secrets... 1 day
Medical News Today: Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment
MNT What is Sever’s disease and who does it affect? In this article learn about the causes, recovery, and possible recurrence of Sever’s disease. 1 day
Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials
PHYS.ORG It's like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have unlocked the secrets of its... 1 day
Medical News Today: Chronic depression in young teens tied to marijuana use later
MNT Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression in their early teens have a higher risk of developing marijuana-use disorder at... 1 day
Reversing fetal alcohol damage after birth: Study offers hope
SCIENCE DAILY Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder,... 1 day
New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments
MNT New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments. 1 day
Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists find that changing where an enzyme cuts amyloid beta precursor protein can determine whether Alzheimer's disease develops. 1 day
New treatment options for common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to a poor quality of life have isolated new treatment... 1 day
Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
PHYS.ORG Breath pattern recognition is a futuristic diagnostic platform. Simple characterizing target gas concentrations of human exhaled breath will lead to diagnose of the disease as well as physical condition. 1 day
Scientists discover how CD44s molecule gives brain cancer cells a survival advantage
NEWS MEDICAL Understanding the mechanisms that give cancer cells the ability to survive and grow opens the possibility of developing improved treatments to control or cure... 1 day
University of Birmingham joins €19 million project to develop better treatments for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Birmingham is part of a major new €19 million project aimed at breaking new ground for the... 1 day
MIT engineers design new gel coatings that may lead to better medical devices
NEWS MEDICAL Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a... 1 day
Blood-based screening test can detect key Alzheimer's marker
NEWS MEDICAL Decades before people with Alzheimer's disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein - called amyloid beta - that is thought to contribute... 1 day
Genetic therapy for two inherited neurologic diseases moves closer to human clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine are nearing human clinical trials on a genetic... 1 day
More than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, latest CDC report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL The new ‘National Diabetes Statistics Report’ released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... 1 day
Medical News Today: Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease
MNT Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it. 2 days
Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease
MNT Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it. 2 days
New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms
PHYS.ORG Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a patient's experience with such devices is... 2 days
Control of the unfolded protein response in health and disease
PHYS.ORG Information generated by screening tools, readily available therapies and potential pathways to drug development are the cornerstone of informed clinical research and clinical trial design. In a new... 2 days
Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related... 2 days
FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease)... 2 days
Give Baby Charlie the experimental treatment, say US parents whose son has similar disorder
ABC NEWS U.S. parents say their son with similar condition to Baby Charlie Gard would have died without experimental treatment. 2 days
Give Baby Charlie the experimental treatment, says US parents whose son has similar disorder
ABC NEWS U.S. parents say their son with similar condition to Baby Charlie Gard would have died without experimental treatment. 2 days
People with Alzheimer's May Have More Bacteria in Their Brains
LIVE SCIENCE People with Alzheimer's disease may have higher levels of bacteria in their brains compared to people without the condition, a small new study suggests. 2 days
Networking is key for cells during bone formation
PHYS.ORG A new study into the way bone cells organise during bone formation could open the door to a better understanding of diseases such as osteoporosis. 2 days
Lawsuit: New TennCare rates endanger hemophilia patients
ABC NEWS A Tennessee lawsuit claims the state is breaking federal law and putting people with bleeding disorders like hemophilia in great danger by reimbursing less for prescription blood-clotting drugs through its Medicaid program 2 days
Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus. 2 days
Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer's and other diseases?
SCIENCE DAILY Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease... 2 days
Tracking the mechanisms of artery formation
SCIENCE DAILY The Notch signal pathway could be the basis for new therapies for cardiovascular diseases, report scientists in a new report. 2 days
Medical News Today: Weight gain in early adulthood linked to health risks later in life
MNT Gaining a moderate amount of weight from early to middle adulthood may be associated with an increased risk... 2 days
Newly discovered gene variants link innate immunity and Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Three new gene variants, found in a genome wide association study of Alzheimer's disease (AD), point to the brain's immune cells in the onset of the disorder. These... 2 days
Tools help identify patients at risk for autism spectrum disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A tool intended to detect signs of autism in high-risk infants can be used to help identify and treat patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disorder, who... 2 days
Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. 2 days
Regular Consumption of Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Increased Risk of Obesity, Diabetes, Other Health Issues
SCI-NEWS.COM A literature review of 37 studies... 2 days
Not all plant-based diets are created equal
SCIENCE DAILY Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease; however, some plant-based diets are associated with a higher risk of heart disease, according to a new study. 2 days
Study provides insights into intergenerational inheritance of epigenetic information
NEWS MEDICAL We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role in regulating the DNA... 2 days
Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder,... 3 days
Medical News Today: Unhealthful plant-based diet can increase heart disease risk
MNT Plant-based diets can prevent the onset of heart disease, but eating unwholesome plant foods can have the opposite effect, researchers find. 3 days
New gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease uncovered in new study
MNT Scientists investigating the genetic causes and altered functioning of nerve cells in motor neurone disease (MND) have discovered a new mechanism that... 3 days
Peptide complex formed in the brain is responsible for Alzheimer's disease
MNT Members of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at the Lomonosov Moscow State University have determined the structure of a peptide complex, formed in the brain at... 3 days
Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts
MNT Largest study to date of executive function in females with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reveals unique challenges in diagnosis and intervention. 3 days
Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Zoology have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the... 3 days
Researcher models heart attack in petri dishes to gain insights into cardiac diseases
NEWS MEDICAL In petri dishes in her campus laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Alice Lee is developing colonies of cardiac cells, formed... 3 days
New technique physically expands tissues to improve breast cancer diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL A Ludwig Cancer Research study offers pathologists a quick, cheap and reliable tool to diagnose diseases such as early breast cancer with a conventional optical microscope. 3 days
Young people with depression have elevated risk for cannabis use disorder at age 18
NEWS MEDICAL A study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth, found that young people with chronic or severe forms... 3 days
Researchers find increased bacterial populations in Alzheimer's brains
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in the UK have used DNA sequencing to examine bacteria in post-mortem brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease. 3 days
New tool can identify infants with tuberous sclerosis complex at increased risk of developing ASD
NEWS MEDICAL A tool intended to detect signs of autism in high-risk infants can be used to help identify and... 3 days
27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report
NEWS MEDICAL A “bluish foreign body” or mass was detected in the eye of a 67 year old British lady. Medical staff initially thought it was a disease or a... 3 days
Ozone pollution connected to cardiovascular health
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to ozone, a risk for impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, according to a new study of Chinese... 3 days
New light on the secret life of badgers
SCIENCE DAILY Badgers are more sociable than often thought, with implications for how they transmit disease, new research reveals. Using security tracking technology more commonly used to protect museum artwork, the research has revealed... 3 days
Outcomes for long QT syndrome patients treated at specialty center are better
SCIENCE DAILY Sudden cardiac death, and episodes of fainting and seizures from long QT syndrome are significantly lower than previously thought when patients are diagnosed and... 3 days
9/11 survivors may be at increased risk of heart and lung disease years later
SCIENCE DAILY People who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade... 3 days
Bacteria found in Alzheimer's brains
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used DNA sequencing to examine bacteria in post-mortem brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings suggest increased bacterial populations and different proportions of specific bacteria in Alzheimer's, compared with healthy brains. The findings may support... 3 days
Rare disease clues found in cell's recycling system
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1). They found that a closely related compound will activate an enzyme, AMPK, triggering a... 3 days
Researchers develop simple method for capturing proteins implicated in Alzheimer's, other conditions
NEWS MEDICAL A simple methodology for capturing proteins implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions has been developed by researchers at the University... 3 days
NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1). 3 days
New way to enlarge tissues gives pathologists a closer look at cells
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have developed and tested an innovative, reliable means of analyzing pre-cancerous breast lesions diagnosing certain kidney diseases and using only a conventional light... 3 days
You're not yourself when you're sleepy
SCIENCE DAILY More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental... 3 days
Ebola lingers in survivors' eyes
SCIENCE DAILY Three years after an Ebola epidemic swept across West Africa, researchers have found a clue to how the virus may live on in the eyes of survivors suffering from uveitis -- one of the more serious and common... 3 days
Researchers spot two genes that influence person's risk of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has identified two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. 3 days
Black light helps determine disease extent of melasma in pregnant women
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine have found that using a black light, or Wood's light, helps dermatologists determine disease extent... 3 days
Study identifies new gene involved in Fanconi anemia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the group led by UAB Chair Professor Dr Jordi Surrallés at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the CIBER of... 3 days
Medical News Today: Why are African Americans more likely to develop Alzheimer's?
MNT A series of studies sheds new light on the racial disparities among Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Stress and social adversity play a key... 3 days
Agent clears toxic proteins and improves cognition in neurodegeneration models
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear... 3 days
Breivik terrorist attacks in Norway led to mental illness in Denmark
SCIENCE DAILY The number of Danes diagnosed with trauma -- and stressor-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)) -- increased substantially following the terrorist attacks carried out... 3 days
Two new genes linked to Alzheimer's risk
SCIENCE DAILY Two genes that influence a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have now been identified by a team of researchers. 3 days
'Organic gene therapy' could be effective treatment approach for serious blood disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Genome therapy with beneficial natural mutation could lead to new treatment for life-threatening blood disorders. 3 days
Researchers Identify Potential Cause of Lupus
SCI-NEWS.COM A group of researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has identified a protein called Blimp-1 as a likely primary cause of the... 3 days
Immune system found to control eye tissue renewal in zebrafish
SCIENCE DAILY Zebrafishes' natural ability to regenerate their eyes' retinal tissue can be accelerated by controlling the fishes' immune systems, new research indicates. Because evolution likely conserved this mechanism of... 3 days
A better approach to disease prediction through big data analytics
PHYS.ORG Big data holds great promise to change health care for the better. However, much of the technology that will someday transform health care and its delivery is not... 3 days
New test paves way for potential treatments to target Alzheimer's and other conditions
PHYS.ORG A simple methodology for capturing proteins implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other conditions has been developed by researchers at... 3 days
New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally
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