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Researchers develop new lab-on-a-chip platform that aims to improve pathogen detection
NEWS MEDICAL Nuclear amplification testing is commonly used for pathogen detection; however, the process is currently manually intensive and complex, and requires dedicated equipment. This prevents its use... 6 minutes
Statins may provide treatment alternative for chronic liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in... 30 minutes
What does congenital Zika syndrome look like?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with presumed or confirmed ZIKV congenital infections. 30 minutes
Americans with lower socioeconomic status have highest smoking rates
NEWS MEDICAL After decades of declining US smoking rates overall, most remaining smokers have low income, no college education, no health insurance or a disability, according to research from the Colorado School of Public... 42 minutes
Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood
NEWS MEDICAL One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by bioengineers at UC... 42 minutes
New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 1 hour
An increasing proportion of women who are 60 years of age and older are drinking
SCIENCE DAILY Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by... 2 hours
Research consortium develops evidence-based diagnostic model for mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology... 2 hours
Neurosurgical practices must evolve and transform to adapt to rapidly changing healthcare industry
SCIENCE DAILY Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order... 2 hours
Limiting protein reduces post-heart attack injury in mice
SCIENCE DAILY According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year. Opening a blocked coronary artery to restore blood flow to the heart prevents sudden... 2 hours
Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan, report scientists. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumor cells taken from the rectum... 2 hours
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed... 2 hours
Climate change and an 'overlooked' nutrient: Silica
SCIENCE DAILY Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable roots. 3 hours
New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA, a form of RNA until now considered non-coding. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells. By identifying... 3 hours
New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells -- allowing millions of... 3 hours
The Latest: McConnell disappointed about GOP health bill
ABC NEWS Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is offering little hope that a failed Republican health-care bill can be revived anytime soon 4 hours
Kentucky Woman Develops Rare Bacterial Infection After Childbirth
LIVE SCIENCE In a rare case, a woman in the United States developed the bacterial infection tetanus after giving birth at home, according to a new report. 5 hours
Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy
ABC NEWS A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor has been convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers 5 hours
The Latest: Pelosi mocks GOP after health care bill fails
ABC NEWS House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law 5 hours
Letters May Prove George III “Madness” Theory
HISTORY A computer analysis of the British monarch's writing supports the long-held belief that he suffered from a mental illness. 5 hours
Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss
ABC NEWS In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail... 5 hours
House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
ABC NEWS Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders 6 hours
New CDISC data standard assists in development of potential Ebola treatments
NEWS MEDICAL The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium and the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory announce the availability of a new standard to assist in the collection, aggregation and analysis of... 7 hours
GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote
ABC NEWS Republicans' long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" looked to be in serious trouble ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by President Donald Trump 7 hours
Inspector general to review pullback of ads
ABC NEWS A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to pull back advertising for in the closing stretch of this year's sign-up season 7 hours
Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some -- but not all -- heart conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large... 7 hours
Review provides new understanding of cytokine mediated effects on inflammatory disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers studying chronic inflammation that can lead to the development of lung diseases such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and cancer, are focusing on the role cytokines play in regulating the... 7 hours
New method using gold microstructures could effectively deliver drugs or DNA into cells
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes... 7 hours
Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the... 7 hours
Host sirtuin 1 regulates mycobacterial immunopathogenesis and represents a therapeutic target against tuberculosis
Science Magazine Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) executes a plethora of immune-evasive mechanisms, which contribute to its pathogenesis, limited efficacy of current therapy, and the emergence... 8 hours
Climate doubters gather, call for killing EPA's finding that carbon dioxide endangers public health
Science Magazine That will be an uphill fight, analysts predict 8 hours
The Latest: WH says it's optimistic on health care bill
ABC NEWS House Republican leaders were short of the votes needed for their health care overhaul bill hours ahead of a vote demanded by President Donald Trump 8 hours
Outlook looking bleak for GOP on 'Obamacare' repeal bill
ABC NEWS The Republicans' capstone health care overhaul seems in dire trouble in the House 8 hours
Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch
NEWS MEDICAL A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new... 8 hours
MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
MNT New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. 8 hours
The Latest: Lawmakers say votes aren't there for health care
ABC NEWS House Republican leaders were short of the votes needed for their health care overhaul bill hours ahead of a vote demanded by President Donald Trump 8 hours
Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer from a blood sample
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is... 8 hours
Study reveals intriguing crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in cancer development
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. 9 hours
One-shot vaccine passes key preclinical test in newborn monkey models
NEWS MEDICAL Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and don't respond optimally to most vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. 9 hours
Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism entirely from scratch
NEWS MEDICAL A team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed... 9 hours
The Latest: Dems say health care bill would cost veterans
ABC NEWS Democrats and some veterans groups say a provision of the Republican health care bill could raise costs for millions of veterans who use tax credits to buy private... 9 hours
Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men
SCIENCE DAILY The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionately affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals... 9 hours
On the trail of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a... 9 hours
In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues
SCIENCE DAILY One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study has taken an important step... 9 hours
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life
MNT Researchers have found that patients with Parkinson's disease who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly have slower declines in... 9 hours
How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law
ABC NEWS The House Republicans' health care bill would repeal major parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law, and replace them with GOP ideas that reduce... 10 hours
Medical News Today: Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart
MNT Study suggests that the higher risk of heart attack in diabetes is due to... 10 hours
The Latest: Health care bill clears procedural hurdle
ABC NEWS Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House 10 hours
Lighting up antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic strains have emerged over the last decades. 10 hours
UTA quantifying coral species' disease susceptibility by examining immune traits
PHYS.ORG A biologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity... 11 hours
The Latest: Trump offers support to Paul Ryan
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump says, "we'll see what happens," in response to a question about what happens if the vote on the Republican-backed health care bill fails in the House 11 hours
Winners and losers in House Republican health plan
ABC NEWS The rich and the almost rich make out well under the House Republican health plan but the old and the poor get hit pretty hard 11 hours
Medical News Today: Catheter ablation for A-fib: What to expect
MNT A catheter ablation is an invasive procedure used to correct an irregular heartbeat. In this article, find out the risks, benefits, and how to prepare. 11 hours
Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers
PHYS.ORG Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil... 11 hours
House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill
ABC NEWS The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail 11 hours
New lab-on-a-chip platform seeks to improve pathogen detection
PHYS.ORG Nuclear amplification testing is commonly used for pathogen detection; however, the process is currently manually intensive and complex, and requires dedicated equipment. This prevents its use in some settings, and pathogen detection... 12 hours
Majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home
NEWS MEDICAL The majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home and are transmitted from the same family of mosquitoes, suggests new... 12 hours
Big data approach to predict protein structure
PHYS.ORG Nothing works without proteins in the body, they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods to repair malfunctioning... 13 hours
IT researchers break anonymity of gene databases
PHYS.ORG DNA profiles can reveal a number of details about individuals, and even about their family members. There are laws in place that regulate the trade of gene data, which has become much simpler and... 13 hours
The Latest: Trump ties health care vote to abortion
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump is telling anti-abortion lawmakers that a vote against the health care bill would favor Planned Parenthood 13 hours
New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons
NEWS MEDICAL In many neurodegenerative conditions — Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and peripheral neuropathy among them — an early defect is the loss of axons, the wiring of... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Atrial fibrillation: Natural treatments, remedies, and tips
MNT Learn about A-fib and the natural treatments available. What herbs and supplements may be used to treat A-fib and what substances should be avoided? 13 hours
Multi-parameter microscopy aids design of improved optoelectronic devices
PHYS.ORG The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a novel measurement method, providing simultaneous topographical, electrical, chemical and optical microscopy (STEOM) at the nanoscale for the first time. The new method can be... 13 hours
Researchers address disease deadly to bats
PHYS.ORG The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. 13 hours
How our species got smarter: through a rush of blood to the head
PHYS.ORG Anthropologists have been curious about the evolution of human intelligence for many decades. The main lines of research have involved archaeological finds... 13 hours
The Latest: Trump says GOP bill a 'great plan'
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump is calling the Republican proposal on health care "a great plan," ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House 13 hours
WATCH: Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?
ABC NEWS Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a study on the connection between contraceptives and protecting women from certain types of cancer. 13 hours
New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit... 13 hours
A fluorogenic probe can detect the activity of multidrug-resistant pathogens in an assay system
PHYS.ORG Carbapenems are among the "antibiotics of last resort" and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their... 14 hours
scientists pinpoint critical step in dna repair cellular aging Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
PHYS.ORG VIDEO DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival, and cancer prevention, yet cells' ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. 14 hours
The Latest: Mulvaney warns against vote collapsing
ABC NEWS White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has "a lot of confidence" in President Donald Trump's ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump "also wants to move... 14 hours
MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have identified, for the first time, an epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer. 15 hours
Medical News Today: How to use basal insulin: Benefits, types, and dosage
MNT In this article, learn all about basal insulin injections, which help regulate blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with diabetes. 16 hours
Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Even as the Zika virus becomes more prevalent — the Centers for Disease Control reports that the number of U.S. infants born with microcephaly and other... 16 hours
Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying "mistakes" account for nearly two-thirds of the... 16 hours
Analysis of letters written by 'Mad' King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania
PHYS.ORG Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of... 16 hours
Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage
NEWS MEDICAL DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival and cancer prevention, yet cells' ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. 16 hours
Medical News Today: Most cancer mutations result from DNA copying errors
MNT Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. 17 hours
Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugars
MNT New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and wellbeing. 17 hours
Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease help heal the intestine
MNT Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ulcerated... 17 hours
House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it
ABC NEWS Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul 17 hours
Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: Research
MNT Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might... 17 hours
BD introduces new safety solution to help prevent IV medication administration errors
NEWS MEDICAL BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medication technology company, announced today the availability of its new IV Medication Safety Solution, designed to... 18 hours
Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Neurosurgeons at The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), North America’s largest neurosurgical training program and scientists at The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute (ASU), in... 18 hours
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust launches new exhibition that explores medical practices in Tudor period
NEWS MEDICAL The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has launched a brand new medical exhibition at Hall’s Croft, home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her physician... 18 hours
Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers
NEWS MEDICAL ​New research suggests a novel strategy to target a genetic anomaly that occurs in half of all prostate cancers. 18 hours
New tool aims to decrease rate of malnutrition in hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. 19 hours
NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and their collaborators, have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose... 19 hours
Researchers develop new flexible glass for microscopic medical devices
NEWS MEDICAL Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. 19 hours
Adults who skip TV during dinner and eat home-cooked meals less likely to be obese, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Adults who don't flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked... 19 hours
Study finds food scarcity, poor oral health to be major risk factors for malnutrition among older adults
NEWS MEDICAL UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with... 19 hours
SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form
NEWS MEDICAL With a series of new grants, Saint Louis University researchers will tackle the twin epidemics of... 19 hours
OTUD6B gene mutations linked to physical and intellectual deficits
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of researchers from institutions around the world, including Baylor College of Medicine, has discovered that mutations of the OTUD6B gene result in a spectrum of physical and... 20 hours
CDM scientist wins IADR award for research in periodontal diseases
NEWS MEDICAL On March 22, 2017, the International Association for Dental Research awarded its 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease to Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD,... 21 hours
First-of-its-kind mouse model could help study post-malaria epilepsy in children
NEWS MEDICAL A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. 23 hours
Scientists map three-dimensional structure of protein that causes cystic fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Rockefeller University have mapped the three-dimensional structure for one of the more notorious disease-causing molecules in the human body: the protein responsible for the genetic... 23 hours
Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL For young women facing a new cancer diagnosis, fertility preservation can be an important consideration in treatment planning. Now a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led... 23 hours
Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Thin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people... 23 hours
Few steps to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution
NEWS MEDICAL The World Health Organization reported this month that pollution and environmental risks are responsible for 1.7 million child deaths per year. 24 hours
Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
When deep learning mistakes a coffee maker for a cobra
Researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to automate biology experiments
Mutants in microgravity
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