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States leverage federal funds to help insurers lower premiums
NEWS MEDICAL When Tracy Deis decided in 2016 to transition from a full-time job to part-time contract work, the loss of her employer's health insurance was not a major worry because she... 13 minutes
New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that they have built a new model of genetically engineered immune cells in mice that may... 51 minutes
Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts - a problem that unleashes bacteria into... 1 hour
Chemicals Produced by Vegetables Such as Cabbage and Cauliflower Protect Mice from Colon Cancer
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study led by Francis Crick Institute... 1 hour
Liva Healthcare announces appointment of Thomas Cooke as clinical services manager in the UK
NEWS MEDICAL Liva Healthcare, the digital health platform designed to tackle chronic diseases, has appointed Thomas Cooke as clinical services manager in... 1 hour
FundamentalVR launches first-of-its-kind SaaS software platform for surgical simulation
NEWS MEDICAL FundamentalVR, pioneers of immersive training technology for the medical community, today launched Fundamental Surgery, a first-of-its-kind SaaS software platform that combines virtual reality with cutting-edge haptics (the sense of touch)... 1 hour
Medical News Today: Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer
MNT New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools. 2 hours
Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can... 3 hours
Real-time dynamic monitoring of cell's nucleus for effective cancer screening
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Scripps Research scientists uncover new approach for treating thrombocytopenia
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Researchers move closer to finding potential soft spot in drug-resistant tuberculosis
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a public health threat. TB and other bacteria become resistant to antibiotics by evolving genetic changes over time, which they can do quite... 4 hours
Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System
NEWS MEDICAL Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, a Manhattan-based fertility center, and the Mount Sinai Health System have launched an innovative,... 4 hours
India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears
REUTERS India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance... 4 hours
Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate... 5 hours
Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. 5 hours
Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism
NEWS MEDICAL Obstructive sleep apnea is a clinical disorder characterized by repeated partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. 5 hours
Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, have diabetes. Approximately ninety percent of them have type 2 diabetes. People with this condition cannot effectively use insulin, a hormone... 5 hours
Model way to protect trees
PHYS.ORG Oak processionary moth and ash dieback are among the most notorious tree pests and diseases intro-duced into the UK. And many exotic pests and diseases are suspected of having been introduced, or are known to have been introduced,... 6 hours
“Zombie gene” protects elephants from cancer finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that elephants do not get cancers as frequently as other animals because of a special gene that they carry. 7 hours
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO The outbreak of the deadly Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu according to a statement made by the country’s health ministry... 7 hours
New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
ABC NEWS They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the... 11 hours
New method makes spinning collagen microfibres quicker, cheaper, and easier
PHYS.ORG Scientists in Norfolk, VA have developed a new method of making collagen microfibres, which could have applications in research, medical devices and clinical treatments ranging from ligament damage... 12 hours
Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study shows. 13 hours
Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants
SCIENCE DAILY LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage. 13 hours
Water matters to metal nanoparticles
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First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster
PHYS.ORG Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster at the Fukushima power... 14 hours
When mixing granular matter, order among disorder
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Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer.... 14 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
PHYS.ORG In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 14 hours
Scientists get new tool to track new pathogen killing frogs
PHYS.ORG An undergraduate researcher has developed a method to screen frogs for an infectious disease that has been linked to mass die-offs of frogs around the world. Thanks to... 14 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
PHYS.ORG VIDEO An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 14 hours
This Woman Lost Her Contact Lens. Doctors Found It in Her Eyelid 28 Years Later.
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly three decades ago, a 14-year-old in the United Kingdom got hit in the eye during a game... 15 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
SCIENCE DAILY In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 15 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 15 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection. 15 hours
Effectively expressing empathy to improve ICU care
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians express empathy frequently to families in the pediatric intensive care unit, but more than one-third of empathetic statements are buried by medical jargon that reduces their effectiveness. 15 hours
Scientists propose a new lead for Alzheimer's research
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research. 15 hours
Weight loss: Surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research. 15 hours
A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors
NEWS MEDICAL A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be... 15 hours
Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination
NEWS MEDICAL The more scientists explore so-called "junk" DNA, the less the label seems to fit. 15 hours
'Zombie' gene protects elephants from cancer, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants-;who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 16 hours
Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's
NEWS MEDICAL An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how... 16 hours
Medical News Today: How to treat peeling skin
MNT There are many reasons why skin peels. People may notice their skin peeling several days after they get a sunburn. As the skin heals, it sheds layers of old damaged skin and... 16 hours
Johns Hopkins expert panel develops first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines
NEWS MEDICAL A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation's first set of operation-specific... 16 hours
Clinical study suggests new treatment direction for head and neck cancer in heavy smokers
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A resurrected gene may protect elephants from cancer
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers have found another gene that may play a role in explaining elephants’ cancer resistance. 16 hours
Anticancer drugs can help plants to battle infection
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection,... 16 hours
Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too... 16 hours
How MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. 17 hours
Potential guidance for gastric cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads. Also known as tumor mutation burdens, measurement of high genetic mutation rates among... 17 hours
Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders
SCIENCE DAILY The percentage of low-income Americans with substance use disorders who were uninsured declined more sharply in states that... 17 hours
Drug repurposing study sheds light on heart disease risk
SCIENCE DAILY A team led by researchers has developed a computational technique to reveal the unknown side effects -- both good and bad -- of hundreds of drugs. That knowledge could help... 17 hours
Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity
NEWS MEDICAL The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2... 17 hours
Medical News Today: Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer
MNT Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and... 17 hours
Researchers map sugar structures in 'library of sugars'
NEWS MEDICAL Most of us tend to think of sugar as a temptation that threatens our health. The reality is, however, that sugar is an essential component of the human body; it covers the... 17 hours
Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from... 18 hours
Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Migraines are more common in women, but why?
MNT Migraines are disruptive, debilitating events, but what causes them remains unclear. Notably, they are more common in women, and a new study asks why. 18 hours
When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big
NEWS MEDICAL When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 18 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
PHYS.ORG Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
MNT Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence. 19 hours
Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
MNT Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin... 19 hours
Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland
SCIENCE DAILY The unusual timing of highly-productive summer plankton blooms off Greenland indicates a connection between increasing amounts of meltwater and nutrients in these coastal waters. Researchers now show that this connection exists, but is much... 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may identify antimicrobials for a range of applications... 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
SCIENCE DAILY Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method. 19 hours
Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold. 19 hours
Wage gap between hospital executives and doctors is widening, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a new study. 19 hours
Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene
PHYS.ORG An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 20 hours
One antiplatelet drug after heart valve replacement
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new study has found that a single antiplatelet... 20 hours
'Alarming' diabetes epidemic in Guatemala tied to aging, not obesity
SCIENCE DAILY The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from... 20 hours
Study identifies distinct origin of ADHD in children with history of brain injury
SCIENCE DAILY Physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder. 20 hours
Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
SCIENCE DAILY A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely... 20 hours
Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy... 20 hours
Optical pressure detector could improve robot skin, wearable devices and touch screens
PHYS.ORG A new type of pressure sensor based on light could allow the creation of sensitive artificial skins to give robots a better sense of... 20 hours
New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body
PHYS.ORG Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be... 20 hours
Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic
PHYS.ORG Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over 5 million people were... 20 hours
Chemo spray may offer alternative to conventional chemotherapy
PHYS.ORG Chemotherapy is often used as a follow-up treatment after surgical removal of a cancerous tumor in order to destroy any remaining cancer cells, but intravenous chemo drugs have notorious side effects and... 21 hours
New zebrafish models will accelerate studies of the human skeleton and osteoporosis
PHYS.ORG Although much scientific research has been done into the development of the skeleton, the underlying mechanisms that drive the formation and maintenance of bones... 21 hours
Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine
PHYS.ORG The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. 21 hours
Finding the light in antimicrobials
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Artificial intelligence equal to experts in detecting eye diseases
PHYS.ORG An artificial intelligence (AI) system, which can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as experts has been developed by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS... 21 hours
Study helps to better understand disease caused by Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
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Researchers propose new theory for how rare gene mutations cause Alzheimer's disease
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Medical News Today: What are the long-term side effects of birth control?
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Scientists develop an effective approach to optimizing medicinal molecules
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Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine
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Phonak's new smallest and most discreet Virto B-Titanium hearing aid
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New digital pharmacy aims to help people living with chronic care conditions
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Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have used deep gene sequencing to uncover new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 23 hours
Immunovia's new blood-based testing platform accurately detects non-small cell lung cancer
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Medical News Today: Vision loss in glaucoma may be due to immune response
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Medical News Today: New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
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Scientists identify mutational signatures in ovarian cancer
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Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province
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Feds urge states to encourage cheaper plans off the exchanges
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Research discoveries reveal insights behind neurological degeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases. 1 day
AI technology could hold key to improving health services
NEWS MEDICAL The need to embrace technology to radically improve how the NHS successfully delivers its services is behind a new partnership between the University of Essex and Provide CIC. 1 day
NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at... 1 day
Wearable devices and ‘mhealth’ technology emerge as promising tools for better health
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American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL The American College of Rheumatology today announced the receipt of two, two-year grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the... 1 day
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Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
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Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
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Building more flexible barriers to save lives on country roads
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Site-specific technology aids nematode control when cotton fields turn to soybeans
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Print and probe—how 3-D printers could improve access to technologies essential for scientific discovery
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