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Newborn baby’s infection offers a cautionary tale about placenta pills
SCIENCE-NEWS A newborn came down with a dangerous bacterial infection. The culprit, scientists suspect, was contaminated placenta pills eaten by the mother. 4 hours
A hybrid material to spot organic contaminants in the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG The chemist Paula Moriones-Jiménez has obtained a type of hybrid material made up of organic and inorganic components and which is highly porous, a feature of interest for... 7 hours
Genome-wide cancer 'dependency map' now revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells from multiple types are strongly dependent for their growth... 18 hours
Antibiotic guidelines in NICU improve prescription practices for vulnerable infants
SCIENCE DAILY A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) significantly reduced the number of cases of late-onset sepsis, a leading cause of death among pre-term infants, by implementing guidelines designed to... 18 hours
Involvement of prescription opioids in fatal car crashes climbs sevenfold
SCIENCE DAILY The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in 2015, according to a... 21 hours
Novel perspectives on anti-amyloid treatment for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY For decades, researches have been investigating the underlying foundations of Alzheimer's disease to provide clues for the design of a successful therapy. Breakthrough insights reveal the... 21 hours
Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Michigan Medicine and in China showed that a type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes. 21 hours
Cancer-death button gets jammed by gut bacterium
SCIENCE DAILY A type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes, research show. Scientists found that Fusobacterium nucleatum in the gut can stop chemotherapy from causing a type of cancer... 22 hours
More evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on... 1 day
In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose, not form, matters
SCIENCE DAILY The way estrogen therapy for menopause is delivered doesn't affect risk or benefit, new research shows. What DOES make a difference with the commonly... 1 day
Medieval men were diagnosed with infertility and prescribed treatments
PHYS.ORG Men could be held responsible for the failure to produce children as far back as medieval times, a new study of medical and religious texts has shown. 1 day
Biologist investigates antibiotics in environment
PHYS.ORG A Binghamton University student could change how people think about antibiotics and the environment. 1 day
Stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness
SCIENCE DAILY A stem cell-based method can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more... 1 day
Are doctors prescribing antibiotics too often for sinus infections?
SCIENCE DAILY Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about... 1 day
Study examines link between RCT efficacy and real-world effectiveness of cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), announced today the publication of new research examining... 1 day
Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients
MNT Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. 1 day
Stem cell-based method selectively targets cancerous tissue while preventing toxic side effects
NEWS MEDICAL A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic... 1 day
METTLER TOLEDO’s new white paper details how to establish safe-weighing range for accurate results
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone who uses scales know they have limits; a small kitchen scale wouldn’t be used to weigh a watermelon, nor... 1 day
Study identifies key component that allows deadly bacteria to spread antibiotic resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotic resistance of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 11,300 deaths a year in the United States alone -- a figure that corresponds... 2 days
New report says completing a course of antibiotics even after symptoms abate is overrated
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotics are a boon to mankind and as more and more microorganisms are developing a resistance to these drugs, researchers... 2 days
How bacteria maintain and recover their shape
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria have an extraordinary ability to maintain and recover their morphology even after being twisted out of shape. Researchers know that shape is determined by the cell wall, yet little is known about how... 2 days
Why You May Not Have to Finish All Your Antibiotics
LIVE SCIENCE The mantra to "complete the course" for antibiotics is wrong and possibly dangerous, scientists say. 2 days
FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid
ABC NEWS Food and Drug Administration advisers have recommended against approving a new opioid painkiller meant to deter abuse by releasing a deep-blue dye if chewed or snorted. 2 days
KC team comes up with a chatbot to corral your drug bill
PHYS.ORG You leave your doctor's office with a prescription that the physician's office sends to your regular pharmacy. 2 days
Study finds sevenfold rise in prescription opioid use among fatally injured drivers
NEWS MEDICAL The percentage of fatally injured drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose sevenfold from 1 percent in 1995 to over 7 percent in... 2 days
UGA researcher develops clinical decision rule to accurately detect acute bacterial rhinosinusitis
NEWS MEDICAL Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor's office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem... 2 days
[Research Articles] A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke
Science Magazine Stroke-induced hemiparetic gait is characteristically slow and metabolically expensive. Passive assistive devices such as ankle-foot orthoses are often prescribed to increase function and independence... 2 days
Gene therapy: Microdystrophin restores muscle strength in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of an innovative gene therapy in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. After injecting microdystrophin (a 'shortened' version of the dystrophin gene) via... 2 days
Medical News Today: South African child in HIV remission without drugs
MNT A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report. 2 days
How a lethal type of bacteria spreads resistance to antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Infection by S. aureus is a serious threat in hospitals worldwide. Now, scientists have identified a key component of the machinery that allows Staphylococcus aureus to transfer genes... 2 days
Biomarkers for identifying tumor aggressiveness
SCIENCE DAILY Future early-stage colon cancer patients could benefit from specific genetic tests that forecast their prognosis and help them make the right decision regarding chemotherapy. Two of the biomarkers are the MACC1 gene, high levels of which promote aggressive... 2 days
Combination therapy shows efficacy, safety in treating metastatic renal cell cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new cooperative research study including Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Lionel Lewis, MB BCh, MD, finds that nivolumab plus ipilimumab therapy demonstrated manageable safety, notable antitumor... 2 days
Genetic test that predicts prognosis could benefit early-stage colon cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Early-stage colon cancer patients could benefit in the future from specific genetic tests that forecast their prognosis and help them make the right decision regarding chemotherapy. 2 days
Scientists join together to tackle increasing resistance to antibiotic treatments
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists are to pool their expertise to tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society - the ability of common infections to resist drug... 2 days
Explaining failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer: Timing key
SCIENCE DAILY Estrogen-positive breast cancers are often treated with anti-estrogen therapies. But about half of these cancers contain a subpopulation of cells marked by the protein cytokeratin 5... 2 days
Researchers identify the component that allows a lethal type of bacteria to spread resistance to antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Antibiotic resistance of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for 11,300 deaths a year in the... 2 days
Nanomedical Diagnostics introduces new NTA biosensor for faster, reliable characterization of proteins
NEWS MEDICAL Nanomedical Diagnostics, a cutting-edge life science company pioneering graphene biosensors that accelerate pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics development, announces the launch of a new NTA biosensor... 2 days
Molecular classification of gastric cancer subtypes could shape tailored treatment options
NEWS MEDICAL Molecular classification of the four distinct subtypes of gastric cancer could potentially shape tailored treatment options by helping to predict survival outcomes and patients' response to... 2 days
Study offers potential new strategy for use of retinoids against some breast cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogen-positive breast cancers are often treated with anti-estrogen therapies. But about half of these cancers contain a subpopulation of cells marked by... 2 days
Anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance
MNT Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. 2 days
Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million
ABC NEWS A pharmaceutical company has agreed to cough up $280 million to settle a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles alleging it committed fraud promoting two cancer drugs for unapproved purposes 2 days
Pharmacy group ASHP opposes proposed cuts to Medicare payment rates for drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Proposed cuts to the Medicare payment rates for drugs that hospitals acquire under the 340B Drug Pricing Program, if enacted, could have devastating consequences... 3 days
Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit
ABC NEWS A New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it committed fraud promoting two drugs for unapproved cancer... 3 days
Drug interaction concerns may affect HIV treatment adherence among transgender women
SCIENCE DAILY Transgender women -- at high risk of HIV acquisition -- are a key population for HIV prevention and treatment efforts. A new study reveals that more... 3 days
Long-acting antiretroviral injection safe and as effective as daily oral medication for HIV
SCIENCE DAILY An injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) consisting of two drugs (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) administered every four or eight weeks may be as effective... 3 days
Study reveals effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers analyzed data confirming the improved outcomes in both short- and long-term survival in patients that underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery for triple-negative breast cancer. 3 days
Gene therapy helps dogs with muscle dystrophy, humans next?
PHYS.ORG Researchers have used gene editing to reverse symptoms in dogs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)—a muscle-wasting and life-shortening disease that affects one in 5,000 baby boys. 3 days
Preclinical study demonstrates efficacy of gene therapy in treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR 1089, Nantes) and the University of London (Royal Holloway) demonstrated the efficacy of an... 3 days
Mind-body therapies significantly reduce acute pain experienced by hospital patients
NEWS MEDICAL Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. 3 days
Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivors
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that cancer patients and survivors have a ready weapon against fatigue and 'chemo brain': a brisk walk. Researchers looked at the association between physical... 3 days
Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients
SCIENCE DAILY After participating in a single, 15-minute session of certain mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This... 3 days
Physical activity linked to reduced fatigue, better cognitive function in cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL A new study indicates that cancer patients and survivors have a ready weapon against fatigue and "chemo brain": a brisk walk. 3 days
Chances to treat childhood dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Although dementia is most often seen in adults, childhood or adolescent dementia does occur. A team of researchers believes that established therapeutic drugs might be effective against childhood dementia. 3 days
Safe-weighing in 3 steps with the new Mettler Toledo white paper
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone who uses scales know they have limits; a small kitchen scale wouldn’t be used to weigh a watermelon, nor would a pharmacist using that same... 3 days
New treatment options for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent liver diseases worldwide. The underlying causes involve obesity and decreased physical activity leading to accompanying metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Currently no... 3 days
New method to generate human antibodies
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines. 3 days
Clues to healing spinal cord injuries
SCIENCE DAILY Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries. Researchers have pinpointed key molecules that prompt damaged nerve fibers in the fish to regenerate... 3 days
Antibiotics come with 'environmental side effects,' experts say
PHYS.ORG Researchers writing in Microchemical Journal are bringing attention to the fact that commonly used antibiotic drugs are making their way out into the environment, where they can harm microbes that are essential... 3 days
Cocktail of drugs for HIV patients with advanced immunosuppression reduced deaths by 27%, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 20th July 2017 suggests that a cocktail... 3 days
Neuro-oncology scientists discover unique molecular mechanism that maintains glioma stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. 3 days
Antibiotic resistance driven by intragenomic co-evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists have discovered bacteria are able to "fine-tune" their resistance to antibiotics – raising the possibility of some superbugs being resistant to drugs which they have never even been in contact with. 3 days
Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications
NEWS MEDICAL Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year. 3 days
Zebrafish study could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord... 3 days
Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication
PHYS.ORG Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care... 3 days
Stem cell centers claim to offer effective heart failure therapy despite lack of FDA approval
NEWS MEDICAL Stem cell centers claim to offer effective treatment to patients with heart failure, despite the fact that the treatment is... 4 days
UNC receives $5.6 million from NIH to test therapeutic HIV vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL A multidisciplinary research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded more than $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health... 4 days
Wistar scientists discover new therapeutic strategy for difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A potential new therapeutic strategy for a difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer has been discovered by Wistar scientists. The findings were published online in... 4 days
Medical News Today: Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies
MNT An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases. 4 days
Antiperspirants can be safely used during breast radiotherapy, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin,... 4 days
Opinion: History shows that stacking federal science advisory committees doesn't work
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists are busy people, but every year thousands donate many hours of their time without payment to advise Congress and federal government agencies. They provide input... 4 days
Boat-shaped membrane protein offers novel solution for working in the cell membrane
PHYS.ORG St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a novel structure that helps an enzyme solve a challenging biological problem by bobbing like a... 4 days
Established therapeutic drugs may be effective against childhood dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Although dementia is most often seen in adults, childhood or adolescent dementia does occur. A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg believes that established therapeutic drugs might be... 4 days
METTLER TOLEDO offers free e-Learning course and certificate on Routine Balance Testing
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists and quality assurance professionals working in regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals know that analytical balances are the heart of virtually every quantitative analysis. 4 days
Medical News Today: Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness
MNT A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival. 4 days
Patients taking opioids prior to ACL surgery more likely to be on pain medications longer
SCIENCE DAILY More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not... 5 days
Speech language therapy delivered online provides comparable improvements as in-person treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Telerehabilitation helps healthcare professionals reach more patients in need, but some worry it doesn't offer the same quality of care as in-person treatment. This isn't the... 7 days
Study: MRSA Emerged Long Before Introduction of Antibiotic Methicillin into Clinical Practice
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study published in the journal Genome Biology, methicillin use was not the original driving factor in the evolution of methicillin-resistant... 1 week
Opinion: History shows that stacking federal science advisory committees doesn't work
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