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Igor the Siberian tiger gets stem-cell hip treatment in Hungary
REUTERS SZEGED, Hungary (Reuters) - Igor, a Siberian tiger in a Hungarian zoo, received stem-cell joint treatment... 6 minutes
Medical News Today: Having an audience makes your brain perform better
MNT New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched. 35 minutes
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. 35 minutes
Medical News Today: Why are my legs and feet numb?
MNT There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too... 35 minutes
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... 7 hours
Study debunks ‘myth’ that strenuous exercise dampens immunity
NEWS MEDICAL New research overturns a myth that has persisted for nearly four decades - that competing in endurance sports, like this weekend's London Marathon, suppresses the body's immune system and makes competitors more... 8 hours
Researchers discover blood biomarkers that may help detect, confirm mild traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, Georgetown University and the University of Rochester have found that specific small molecules in blood... 8 hours
CPRIT awards $2 million grant to push forward breast cancer research in West Texas
NEWS MEDICAL A $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will allow Texas Tech University Health Sciences... 8 hours
The Complicated History of Cannabis in the US
HISTORY American colonists were once encouraged to grow and cultivate cannabis for hemp, but it all changed when the plant's more "medicinal" uses were discovered. 12 hours
Chip-based blood test for multiple myeloma could make bone biopsies a relic of the past
SCIENCE DAILY A new research effort has resulted in a low-cost, reliable blood test that uses a small plastic chip... 12 hours
Cancer: Tumor transition states
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers define for the first time the tumor transition states occurring during cancer progression and identify the tumor cell populations responsible for metastasis. 12 hours
Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion. 12 hours
Medical News Today: 15 ways to prevent pregnancy
MNT A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include... 12 hours
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... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Is fibromyalgia worse in women?
MNT The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including... 14 hours
Researchers find crucial links between dopamine and avoidance behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have for the first time found direct causal links between the neurotransmitter dopamine and avoidance – behavior related to pain and... 14 hours
The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences
PHYS.ORG 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 significant features... 15 hours
Scientists Built A New Microscope To Watch Cells, And The Footage is Breathtaking
LIVE SCIENCE Stunning new microscope images reveal human cancer cells slinking through blood cells and show molecules coursing through a zebrafish embryo's tiny ear... 15 hours
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... 15 hours
Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2018 poster winners
MIT Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents. 15 hours
Study shows connection between muscular strength and brain health
NEWS MEDICAL A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are. 15 hours
Scientists find link between soil metals and cancer mortality
NEWS MEDICAL Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in... 15 hours
Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors
NEWS MEDICAL It sounds like a late-night commercial: In just one hour you can reduce your anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors. But a... 15 hours
Tumor suppressor BAP1 is essential for thymic development and proliferative responses of T lymphocytes
Science Magazine Loss of function of the nuclear deubiquitinating enzyme BRCA1-associated protein-1 (BAP1) is associated with a wide spectrum of cancers. We... 15 hours
Medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs
SCIENCE DAILY A novel solution to antimicrobial resistance -- medical chemists discover peptic ulcer treatment metallodrug effective in 'taming' superbugs. 16 hours
New DNA screening reveals whose blood the vampire bat is drinking
SCIENCE DAILY The vampire bat prefers to feed on domestic animals such as cows and pigs. When it does so, there is a risk of transmission of pathogens.... 16 hours
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. 16 hours
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... 16 hours
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?
MNT A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health. 16 hours
Medical News Today: How to make yourself fart
MNT Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help... 16 hours
Soil metals linked with cancer mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium... 16 hours
Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
MNT In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? 17 hours
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. 17 hours
Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer immune cell therapy has made headlines with astounding successes like saving former US President Jimmy Carter from brain cancer. But immunotherapy has also had many... 17 hours
Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based... 17 hours
European fish and canoes bump into barriers almost every kilometer
PHYS.ORG A new study, led by Swansea University, reveals that the density of barriers in European rivers is much higher than indicated by available databases - up to one... 17 hours
New imaging technology to effectively screen for colorectal cancer among young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country. While the rates of colorectal cancer among patients older than 50... 17 hours
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... 18 hours
Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
PHYS.ORG Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the... 18 hours
Evolutionary history of tumor helps predict severity of prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately... 18 hours
Medical News Today: How to get rid of greasy hair naturally
MNT There are many ways to get rid of oily, greasy hair. These include changing how the hair is washed, the products used, and a number of... 19 hours
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
PHYS.ORG You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even... 19 hours
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... 19 hours
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... 19 hours
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). 19 hours
Novel microscope allows real-time, 3-D visualization of cells
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have developed a microscope which combines two imaging techniques to capture live 3-D images of cells. 19 hours
Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells
PHYS.ORG A remote command could one day send immune cells on a rampage against a malignant tumor. The ability to mobilize, from outside the body, targeted cancer... 19 hours
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... 19 hours
Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with pink eye?
MNT Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the... 20 hours
UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler
ABC NEWS Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment 20 hours
New CRISPR tool allows DNA editing outside of the cell
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a cell free method of gene editing, which uses a new version of the CRISPR tool that can edit DNA outside of the cell. This... 20 hours
Medical News Today: Sebaceous hyperplasia: Treatment and home remedies
MNT When sebaceous glands become enlarged, small bumps can appear under the skin, often on the face. These bumps are harmless, but some choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Here,... 22 hours
Model suggests well-designed subsidies can help farmers and give consumers better food choices
PHYS.ORG When it comes to pegging the blame for the obesity crisis, farm subsidies are a popular target. Subsidies, the argument goes, encourage... 22 hours
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... 23 hours
Novel gold nanoparticle technology could guide cancer treatment in real-time
NEWS MEDICAL A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could soon give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going... 23 hours
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... 23 hours
DePuy Synthes announces clinical results related to use of CORAIL Hip System Femoral Stems
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced today clinical results associated with the use of... 23 hours
Swapping cars for shared bicycles could prevent up to 73 deaths per year
PHYS.ORG The 12 largest bicycle sharing systems in Europe offer health and economic benefits. Currently, the use of shared bicycles by people who... 24 hours
New initiative launched to support goals of Human Cell Atlas
NEWS MEDICAL Uri Laserson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and collaborators have been awarded one... 1 day
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... 1 day
Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
MNT VIDEO Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance. 1 day
Medical News Today: How to beat psoriasis at its own game
MNT Harnessing the power of immune cells, researchers create a compound that successfully treats psoriasis in mice. The innovative approach may also treat MS. 1 day
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... 1 day
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... 1 day
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... 1 day
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... 1 day
Researchers develop new drug-testing platform for epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL For more than a third of children living with epilepsy, the currently approved medications do not stop their seizures. This statistic has not changed for the past five decades, despite the development of many... 1 day
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... 1 day
Researchers present simulation model to investigate hospital responsiveness to mass casualty incidents
NEWS MEDICAL A community's ability to cope with mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is very dependent on the capacity and capability of its hospitals for handling a... 1 day
UT Southwestern researchers identify 170 potential therapeutic targets for lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL After testing more than 200,000 chemical compounds, UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center researchers have identified 170 chemicals that are potential candidates for development into drug therapies... 1 day
A potential "male pill" without side effects
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055... 1 day
Consuming large quantities of sugar during pregnancy can affect child's cognition, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and... 1 day
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... 1 day
Scientists develop tiny fluorescent probe that seeks out GLUT5 and detects cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Determining the presence of cancer, as well as its type and malignancy, is a stressful process for patients that can take up... 1 day
GNA Biosolutions launches world’s first Laser PCR platform at Medica Trade Fair
NEWS MEDICAL GNA Biosolutions GmbH, a molecular technology company based in Martinsried, Germany, today announced the launch of Pharos V8, the world’s first Laser PCR platform.... 1 day
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... 1 day
FM4200 pressure-resistant mass flow meter from Sensirion
NEWS MEDICAL The SFM4200 mass flow meter is a new star in the Sensirion range. Thanks to its high pressure resistance, it can be operated at pressures of up to 8 bar and measures flow rates... 1 day
Quinoa: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts
LIVE SCIENCE Quinoa, a plant from the Andes, is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals. 1 day
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Nothing in health care ever goes away
NEWS MEDICAL Congressional Republicans have struck a decidedly different tone when talking about the Affordable Care Act, and the Democrats have introduced a new Medicare expansion... 1 day
Opioid pain medications may not be safe for hemodialysis patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis indicates that opioid pain medications may not be as safe for hemodialysis patients as recommendations suggest, and therefore, their use should be limited when possible.... 1 day
People with vitamin D deficiency may be at greater risk of diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in... 1 day
Biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help children during medical procedures
NEWS MEDICAL A new Pain Practice study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures. 1 day
IU psychologist receives NIH grant to study earliest phases of language learning in children
NEWS MEDICAL An Indiana University psychologist has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the earliest... 1 day
Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD
NEWS MEDICAL Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers). 1 day
Study shows clinical benefit and monetary gains of weight-loss surgery
NEWS MEDICAL A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime. Researchers used... 1 day
Study looks at sperm producing ability in testicular cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm. 1 day
Triple-negative breast cancer found to be chemoresistant prior to treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Texas MD... 1 day
Smartphone app effective in promoting proper child car seat practices
NEWS MEDICAL A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public... 1 day
Brief bedside visual art intervention reduces pain, anxiety in cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with haematological cancers. 1 day
Molecule that dilates blood vessels hints at new way to treat heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY Americans die of heart or cardiovascular disease at an alarming rate. In fact, heart attacks, strokes and related diseases will kill an... 1 day
FDA approves marijuana based medication for epilepsy treatment
NEWS MEDICAL An advisory panel from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the approval of a novel epilepsy drug that is made up of ingredients from marijuana. The agency normally... 1 day
HIV-1 viruses transmitted at birth are resistant to antibodies in mother's blood
SCIENCE DAILY Of the genetically diverse population of HIV-1 viruses present in an infected pregnant woman, the few she might transmit to her child during delivery... 1 day
3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are leveraging gene-editing tools and mini-organs grown in the lab to study the effects of DISC1 mutations in cerebral organoids --... 1 day
Gene-edited stem cells show promise against HIV in non-human primates
SCIENCE DAILY Gene editing of bone marrow stem cells in pigtail macaques infected with simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) significantly reduces the size of dormant 'viral reservoirs' that pose a risk... 1 day
'Alice in Wonderland' Dodo Was Murdered in Cold Blood
LIVE SCIENCE Dodos went extinct more than 300 years ago, but scientists are only now opening up a cold case after learning that one of the birds — the prized dodo specimen... 1 day
Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications. 1 day
Eyes of adolescents could reveal risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY New research has found that poorer well-being or 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers found... 1 day
New strategies for hospitals during mass casualty incidents
SCIENCE DAILY Using the layout of a typical urban hospital, the authors investigated a hospital's capacity and capability to handle mass casualty incidents of various sizes with various characteristics, and assessed the effectiveness of... 1 day
Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones: Study in monkeys
SCIENCE DAILY A new study details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making... 1 day
Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk
SCIENCE DAILY 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 autism spectrum disorder. In... 1 day
Novel microscope allows real-time, 3-D visualization of cells
Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
Using tooth sensors to detect disease
Researchers discover highly antibiotic resistant superbugs in Gulf States
Researchers find that swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters
Tiny shrimp may be mixing ocean water as much as the wind and waves
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How vampire bats survive on a diet of blood
Harmful genetic mutations may be less common than we thought
Spikes of graphene can kill bacteria on implants
PrEP campaign aims to block HIV infection and save lives in D.C.
Medical News Today: Is it time you went on a social media detox?
Confirmation bias: I believe, therefore it's true
Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism
Human drugs could help treat transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils
Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
Medical News Today: Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery