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Medical News Today: MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression  MNT · 18 hours
New research suggests that a powerful MRI scanner may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis by analyzing cortical lesions on the brain. more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap... more
A specific gene-microbe interaction drives the development of Crohns disease-like colitis in mice  Science Magazine · 2 days
Bacterial dysbiosis is associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a chronic intestinal inflammatory disorder thought to result from an abnormal immune response against... more
Leonardo da Vinci was Ambidextrous, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed, but he wrote and painted with both hands, according to new research from the Opificio delle Pietre... more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that... more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. more
More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Patients with chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. Kidney transplantation is the best renal... more
Scientists get closer to injecting artificial lymph nodes into people to fight disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a... more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Novel system enables researchers to study bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. more
New insights into how vitamin D affects immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. more
Important insight on the brain-body connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. more
RNA sequencing used to discover novel genes and pathways in celiac disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated... more
Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers... more
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those... more
New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Microfluidics refers to the manipulation of fluids in microscale devices. Commonly called "labs on a chip," microfluidic systems are used to study and analyze very small-scale chemical or biological samples,... more
Growing a cerebral tract in a microscale brain model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An international research team modeled the growth of cerebral tracts. Using neurons derived from stem cells, they grew cortical-like spheroids. In a microdevice, the spheroids extended bundles of axons toward... more
Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and... more
Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research.... more
Researchers use gene editing with CRISPR to treat lethal lung diseases before birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using CRISPR gene editing, researchers have thwarted a lethal lung disease in an animal model in which a harmful mutation causes death... more
Rare 'Bubble Boy Disease' Likely Cured with New Gene Therapy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Eight infants with a severe immune disorder, known as "bubble boy disease," appear to be cured of the disease thanks to an experimental gene therapy. more
New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that... more
Life-threatening foot disease found in endangered huemul deer in Chile  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia. Culturally iconic, the huemul deer is featured alongside the condor on Chile's coat... more
Probing entanglement in a many-body-localized system  Science Magazine · 3 days
An interacting quantum system that is subject to disorder may cease to thermalize owing to localization of its constituents, thereby marking the breakdown of thermodynamics. The key to understanding this phenomenon lies in the system’s entanglement,... more
Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States. Today, the US and many other countries are experiencing outbreaks... more
Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node... more
New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new gene therapy created by US researchers appears to have cured eight infant boys born with a rare genetic disorder referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease. more
Studies identify mechanism key to removal of protein aggregates from cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which cells sense dysfunction of the proteasome—a cellular component that degrades unneeded or defective proteins—and respond... more
The quest to save the banana from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Panama disease, an infection that ravages banana plants, has been sweeping across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The impact has been devastating. In the Philippines alone, losses have totalled US$400m.... more
Turning an old enemy into a helpful friend  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Half our genome is basically foreign, derived from viruses. Obviously, the invasion of such foreign elements can deregulate critical biological processes, and lead to disease. This is why animals, including humans have... more
Light and peptides: New method diversifies natural building blocks of life  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Discovering new biological targets is a critical part of our ongoing battle against diseases. Over the years, scientists have made impressive progress towards the understanding of... more
New automated biological sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Professor Thomas Gervais of Polytechnique Montréal and his students Pierre-Alexandre Goyette and Étienne Boulais, in partnership with the team led by Professor David Juncker of McGill University, have... more
New study calls healthiness of eggs into question  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Victor W. Zhong and colleagues have published a study showing that the consumption of eggs is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. more
Medical News Today: Are beans good for diabetes?  MNT · 4 days
Beans are a diabetes superfood. They can help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of disease. Beans also provide protein, fiber, and vitamins. Learn more here. more
Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer is a disease that afflicts an alarming number of people, with one in two being diagnosed with a type of cancer during their lifetime. more
Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care... more
HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cervical cancer negative for the human papilloma virus (HPV) is rare but more aggressive: it is more frequently diagnosed at advanced stages, with more metastasis and reduced survival. more
Legionnaires' disease found in adjacent California prisons  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Officials say tests show Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison more
Gene therapy restores immunity in infants with rare immunodeficiency disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening inherited disorder in which infection-fighting... more
Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease  NPR · 4 days
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques. more
Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A... more
Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the... more
Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. more
New study targets Achilles' heel of pancreatic cancer, with promising results  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Advanced pancreatic cancer is often symptomless, leading to late diagnosis only after metastases have spread throughout the body. Now, researchers have uncovered the role of a... more
Physical and geometric determinants of transport in fetoplacental microvascular networks  Science Magazine · 4 days
Across mammalian species, solute exchange takes place in complex microvascular networks. In the human placenta, the primary exchange units are terminal villi that contain disordered networks of fetal... more
In vivo genome editing rescues photoreceptor degeneration via a Cas9/RecA-mediated homology-directed repair pathway  Science Magazine · 4 days
Although Cas9-mediated genome editing has been widely used to engineer alleles in animal models of human inherited diseases, very few homology-directed repair... more
Secondary nucleation and elongation occur at different sites on Alzheimers amyloid-{beta} aggregates  Science Magazine · 4 days
The aggregates of the Aβ peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease are able to both grow in size as well as generate, through secondary nucleation,... more
[Research Articles] In utero gene editing for monogenic lung disease  Science Magazine · 4 days
Monogenic lung diseases that are caused by mutations in surfactant genes of the pulmonary epithelium are marked by perinatal lethal respiratory failure or chronic diffuse parenchymal lung disease... more
Life-threatening foot disease found in endangered huemul deer in Chile  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia in a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of... more
Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and... more
Healthy hearts need two proteins working together  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Two proteins that bind to stress hormones work together to maintain a healthy heart in mice, according to scientists. These proteins, stress hormone receptors known as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR),... more
Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and... more
The Leukemia Atlas: Researchers unveil proteins that signal disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers have created an online atlas... more
Carriers deliver controllable cancer chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cancer kills more than half a million men, women, and children each year in the U.S, and chemotherapy is only slightly more discriminating than the disease it treats. As a result, many cancer treatments kill cells throughout the... more
Online atlas created to identify, classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. more
Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Nearly 10 percent of children ages 2-17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the U.S., a condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, distractibility... more
Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The organs in our bodies house stem cells that are necessary to regenerate cells when they become damaged,... more
Sea sick: Plastic garbage in the North Atlantic Ocean skyrocketing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Sure, we all know there's always more fish in the sea. But there's also plenty more plastic garbage. more
PCV10 vaccine against pneumonia sharply reduces incidence of serious pneumococcal disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among... more
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation improves disease symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research collaborated with counterparts from Academic Medical Center at University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands... more
Researchers create new small molecules that may combat equine encephalitis viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Viruses without a preventative vaccine or treatment option pose a looming threat. But for viruses in this category that have already been weaponized and are recognized... more
Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according... more
Integrating AI to analyze imaging data allows early recognition of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Integrating artificial intelligence to analyze imaging data allows early recognition of heart disease, saving patients' time, money and, most importantly, lives. more
PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $44.6 million to fund 12 studies comparing the best ways to treat a... more
Medical News Today: What can cause frequent throat clearing?  MNT · 5 days
Throat clearing is a normal response to irritation inside the throat. However, frequent throat clearing can be a symptom of an underlying condition. Possible causes include nasal allergies, acid reflux,... more
Majority of men struggle to understand diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. more
AI detects prostate cancer with same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. more
Scientists characterize 2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800... more
Novel serum biomarkers to detect NAFLD-related fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
With an estimated 25% of people worldwide affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), there is a large unmet need for accurate, noninvasive measures to enhance early diagnosis and screening of hepatic fibrosis. more
Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Framingham Heart Study, the nation's longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has been renewed for an additional six years and $38... more
Roadmap for AI in medical imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers are examining applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identifying knowledge gaps and developing a roadmap to prioritize research needs. more
Oxytocin could help treat alcohol use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a new study. more
PCV10 pneumococcal vaccine has big impact in Kenya, even among unvaccinated individuals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal... more
2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar characterized by scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more... more
‘Added sugar’ food labels may prevent heart disease and diabetes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Nutrition labeling changes that highlight sugar added to food or drink may have large benefits for public health, researchers say. more
First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Human Gene-Editing Trials Get Underway  NPR · 5 days
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as... more
First U.S. Patients Treated With CRISPR As Gene-Editing Human Trials Get Underway  NPR · 5 days
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as... more
Powerful ultra-high-field MRIs for early disease detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The widespread adoption of magnetic resonance imaging revolutionized clinical medicine, and the revolution has not stopped. Scientists in an EU-funded project are exploring ways to make MRIs even more effective - aiming to help... more
People with stress disorders like PTSD are at higher risk of heart disease  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Those coping with psychological trauma have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study that goes beyond men and veterans finds. more
Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon  NPR · 6 days
The powerful gene-editing technique is moving out of the lab and into the clinic. Trials will use CRISPR to try to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancer and... more
Researchers identify cause of inherited metabolic disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study from BC Children's Hospital, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and an international team of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to identify a rarely-seen... more
Crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a progressing lung disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Doctors know they're the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms--crackling and wheezing could be the sounds... more
Cause of rare genetic metabolic disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder. Inherited metabolic disorders -- where the body can't break down specific nutrients from food... more
Brain marker for angry dreams  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of... more
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease more
Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. more
APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study... more
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