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Impending extinction crisis of the worlds primates: Why primates matter
Science Magazine Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and... 3 hours
Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years... 6 hours
Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase... 6 hours
Skin Medication Can Be Lethal for Pets, FDA Warns
LIVE SCIENCE A cream used to treat skin cancer and abnormal skin lesions can be lethal for pets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today. 6 hours
Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients
NEWS MEDICAL When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and... 6 hours
Mapping premature infant's brain after birth may help better predict developmental problems
NEWS MEDICAL Scanning a premature infant's brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain's white... 6 hours
New guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for family-centered care in ICU
NEWS MEDICAL Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care... 6 hours
Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas
NEWS MEDICAL UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the pancreas. 6 hours
Scientists Needn't Get A Patient's Consent To Study Blood Or DNA
NPR In its update of ethics rules aimed at protecting patients, the Obama administration decided against a provision that scientists said would hinder research. Consumer advocates aren't... 6 hours
Nearly 1 in 5 Trauma Patients in Chicago Area Treated in Ill-Equipped Hospitals: Study
ABC NEWS Many have pushed for more trauma centers in the Chicago area. 7 hours
Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Stem cells are among the most energetically activated, migratory and proliferative sub-populations of tumour cells, according to observations by scholars at the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Salford. 7 hours
Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. 7 hours
President Bush in the ICU: Why Does Pneumonia Strike Older Adults?
LIVE SCIENCE Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized on Jan. 14 following a bout of pneumonia, CNN reported today (Jan. 18). 7 hours
How a dispute at Harvard led to a grad student’s forced mental exam and an extraordinary restraining order against a prominent scientist
Science Magazine Judge orders researcher to... 8 hours
Blood-repellent materials: A new approach to medical implants
PHYS.ORG Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients. 8 hours
Compound found that could improve drug development against deadly brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A 'potent inhibitory compound' has been found in the elusive hunt for an improved treatment against glioblastoma, the most common and deadly type of adult brain... 8 hours
Researchers find cancer-fighting drugs help morbidly obese mice lose weight
SCIENCE DAILY Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers recent research, studies addressing obesity's impact on... 8 hours
Small intestine GIST associated with better prognosis in younger patients
SCIENCE DAILY Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common... 8 hours
Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline
SCIENCE DAILY When hospitalized, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process. 8 hours
Cancer studies get mixed grades on redo tests
SCIENCE-NEWS Replications of cancer studies fail to reproduce some results. 8 hours
researchers find likely cause and potential way to prevent vision deterioration in space Researchers Find Likely Cause – and Potential Way to Prevent – Vision Deterioration in Space
ASTRO WATCH Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend... 9 hours
'Collateral' lethality may offer new therapeutic approach for cancers of the pancreas, stomach and colon
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells often delete genes that normally suppress tumor formation. These deletions also may extend to neighboring genes,... 9 hours
Study identifies molecular signal for maintaining adult neuron
SCIENCE DAILY Research in mice points to better understanding of how the structure of nerve cells in the adult hippocampus may deteriorate, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders, report researchers. 9 hours
Cancer treatment for transplant patients discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Nephrologists have published a letter that profiles a novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment. 10 hours
Report highlights national trends in heart disease treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time to stenting only 59 minutes, according... 11 hours
Immune responses against a virus-related skin cancer suggest ways to improve immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests ways to improve immune therapy for certain cancers including a virus-associated form of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare, aggressive skin... 11 hours
First study to measure effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 program shows positive results on youth fitness
SCIENCE DAILY The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to... 11 hours
Severe side effects of approved multiple sclerosis medication
SCIENCE DAILY The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. Scientists report on two patients for whom the infusion of alemtuzumab significantly worsened symptoms. The team also describes a treatment... 11 hours
heart hugging robot does the twist and squeeze Heart-hugging robot does the twist (and squeeze)
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A robotic sleeve that slips around the heart mimics the heart’s natural movement, squeezing and twisting to pump blood in pigs. If it works in humans, it could buy time for heart failure patients... 11 hours
What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?
NPR Results from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why, but say the answer could have health... 11 hours
[Research Articles] Soft robotic sleeve supports heart function
Science Magazine There is much interest in form-fitting, low-modulus, implantable devices or soft robots that can mimic or assist in complex biological functions such as the contraction of heart muscle. We present a soft... 11 hours
[Research Articles] Coexistence of potent HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies and antibody-sensitive viruses in a viremic controller
Science Magazine Some HIV-1–infected patients develop broad and potent HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that when passively transferred to... 11 hours
[Editors' Choice] CAR T cells engage in anticancer martial arts
Science Magazine A clever redesign of the chimeric antigen receptor T cell concept turns a cancer-mediated immunosuppressive cytokine into a growth signal. 11 hours
[Research Articles] Reporter gene imaging of targeted T cell immunotherapy in recurrent glioma
Science Magazine High-grade gliomas are aggressive cancers that often become rapidly fatal. Immunotherapy using CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), engineered to express both herpes... 11 hours
[Research Articles] Follicular CD8 T cells accumulate in HIV infection and can kill infected cells in vitro via bispecific antibodies
Science Magazine Cytolytic CD8 T cells play a crucial role... 11 hours
[Research Articles] Tyrosine kinase blocking collagen IV-derived peptide suppresses ocular neovascularization and vascular leakage
Science Magazine Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)–neutralizing proteins provide benefit in several retinal and choroidal vascular diseases, but some patients still experience... 11 hours
Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
SCIENCE DAILY New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E -- which could be a serious public health concern, in light of... 11 hours
Potential pancreatic cancer target challenged
SCIENCE DAILY A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive tumors. 11 hours
Toxic brain cells may drive many neurodegenerative disorders, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY While most of us haven't heard of astrocytes, these cells are four times as plentiful in the human brain as nerve cells. Now, a team led by researchers... 11 hours
Heartbeat could be used as password to access electronic health records
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own heartbeat. 12 hours
Researcher examines effect of exercise on breast cancer survivors
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has focused on the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal breast cancer survivors taking AIs -- hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. The... 12 hours
Toward a 'smart' patch that automatically delivers insulin when needed
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. But scientists are now developing a painless 'smart' patch that monitors blood glucose... 12 hours
Rigorous replication effort succeeds for just two of five cancer papers
Science Magazine Mixed results from cancer replications unsettle field 12 hours
Medical News Today: Baker's yeast enzyme could help treat leukemia, study suggests
MNT Researchers reveal how an enzyme found in baker's yeast could offer a safer, more effective treatment option for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 12 hours
Medical News Today: Ancient and healthy: The science of laughter
MNT We all do it, we know it feels good, but why do we laugh? And, most importantly, is it good for our health? In this article, we mull... 13 hours
Macedonia says its capital is most polluted city in Europe
PHYS.ORG Health authorities in Macedonia say Skopje is now Europe's most polluted capital, with poor air quality blamed for the premature death of 1,300 people each year. 13 hours
Ancient and healthy: The science of laughter
MNT We all do it, we know it feels good, but why do we laugh? And, most importantly, is it good for our health? In this article, we mull over mirth. 13 hours
MRI as a new tool for MS, with the help of Siemens Healthineers and Biogen
NEWS MEDICAL Siemens Healthineers and Biogen announced today that the companies plan to jointly develop Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Fatty liver: Protein discovery may offer new treatment target
MNT Researchers find that mice low in CPEB4 protein develop fatty liver as they age and that the protein plays a key role in the... 14 hours
How Tattoo Artists Could Help Reduce Skin Cancer
LIVE SCIENCE Tattoo artists may have a role to play in reducing cases of advanced skin cancer, researchers say. 14 hours
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