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Outdoor air pollution may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 29 minutes
Personality changes do not appear before clinical onset of MCI or dementia
NEWS MEDICAL For years, scientists and physicians have been debating whether personality and behavior changes might appear prior to the onset of Alzheimer's disease and related... 1 hour
Researchers identify molecular pathway that causes immune cells to promote cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have identified new findings about an immune cell - called a... 3 hours
Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model
SCIENCE DAILY Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have found. 5 hours
Novel gene therapy can inhibit, reverse multiple sclerosis in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have... 8 hours
New sickle cell disease poll dispels long-held perceptions of African Americans
NEWS MEDICAL Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and scholars from Howard University today announced results from a new national poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around... 9 hours
New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly a quarter century ago, a genetic variant known as ApoE4 was identified as a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease- one that increases a person's chances of... 9 hours
Japanese encephalitis vaccine cuts disease rate in Nepal
SCIENCE DAILY From 2006 through 2011, Nepal conducted a mass immunization campaign against Japanese encephalitis -- a mosquito-borne viral disease. Now, investigators have reported that the vaccination effort prevented thousands of cases of Japanese... 10 hours
Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions
SCIENCE DAILY Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may... 10 hours
this ohio water park was so gross it made people sick cdc says This Ohio water park was so gross it made people sick, CDC says
THE VERGE Too much pee and too little fresh air probably made... 10 hours
Loss of a mammalian circular RNA locus causes miRNA deregulation and affects brain function
Science Magazine Hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are highly abundant in the mammalian brain, often with conserved expression. Here we show that... 10 hours
Liquid phase condensation in cell physiology and disease
Science Magazine Phase transitions are ubiquitous in nonliving matter, and recent discoveries have shown that they also play a key role within living cells. Intracellular liquid-liquid phase separation is thought to drive the formation... 10 hours
Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients
SCIENCE DAILY Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports that... 10 hours
Surprising discovery: How the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it... 11 hours
Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions
SCIENCE DAILY A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to... 12 hours
Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections,... 12 hours
No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments... 12 hours
Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
SCIENCE DAILY Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease
MNT Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood. 12 hours
DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorder
PHYS.ORG New insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition. 12 hours
Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading
SCIENCE DAILY Following genetic studies of deformed calves, research is able to uncover a previously unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus... 13 hours
Surprising discovery—how the African tsetse fly really drinks your blood
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the... 13 hours
Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease
MNT Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood. 13 hours
Brain inflammation linked to suicidal thinking in depression
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study. Scientists have found that the increase in... 13 hours
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study. 13 hours
Finding a natural defense against clogged arteries
SCIENCE DAILY An unexpected natural protective factor has been found against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. 14 hours
Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading
PHYS.ORG Following genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull... 14 hours
Medical News Today: Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment
MNT The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention. 15 hours
turning the evolutionary clock back on a light sensitive protein Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein
PHYS.ORG VIDEO We are inching closer to using light to help cure diseases. The key is harnessing the power of proteins that are sensitive to light. 16 hours
First insight into the architecture of viral filaments in Rift Valley Fever virus
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow have made a significant step forward in tackling a viral disease which causes... 17 hours
Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology have nano-engineered a superlattice... 18 hours
JAX professor receives $5.4 million grant to study 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with... 22 hours
MIT engineers design more effective synthetic mRNA delivery system
NEWS MEDICAL By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA. This technique holds great potential... 23 hours
PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
SCIENCE DAILY Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. 1 day
Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrier
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties. 1 day
Cell model of brain provides new knowledge of developmental disease
SCIENCE DAILY By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. The researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease... 1 day
Study uncovers millions of previously unknown genes in human microbiome
NEWS MEDICAL A new study of the human microbiome- the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies-has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the... 1 day
nicotine in e cigs is not only addictive it might also increase your risk of heart disease Nicotine in e-cigs is not only addictive, it might also increase your risk of heart disease
THE VERGE Even after puffing on... 1 day
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease'
MNT The ApoE gene may have a more influential role than first thought; it may amplify the damage done by the tau protein, causing neurodegeneration. 1 day
Millions of new genes in human microbiome
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these... 1 day
Researchers identify natural protective factor against chronic inflammation in diabetes patients
NEWS MEDICAL In type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation drives cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among people with the condition. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have identified an... 1 day
[Focus] Single-cell analyses to tailor treatments
Science Magazine Single-cell RNA-seq could play a key role in personalized medicine by facilitating characterization of cells, pathways, and genes associated with human diseases such as cancer. 1 day
Alzheimer's: Targeting ApoE gene may 'stop the disease'
MNT The ApoE gene may have a more influential role than first thought; it may amplify the damage done by the tau protein, causing neurodegeneration. 1 day
Newly ID'd role of major Alzheimer's gene suggests possible therapeutic target
SCIENCE DAILY A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer's risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers show that... 1 day
Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as... 1 day
A new study is changing how scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease
Science Magazine Focus on risk gene could illuminate the illness’s origins 1 day
Immune cells produce wound healing factor, could lead to new IBD treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead... 1 day
Medical News Today: Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma
MNT Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research. 1 day
Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria
NEWS MEDICAL Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Ian Cheeseman, have partnered with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the... 1 day
New markers for severe form of multiple sclerosis uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines -- molecules involved in cell communication and movement -- that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the most severe... 2 days
Encapsulating stem cells in nanogel could help repair damage to the heart
NEWS MEDICAL Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in... 2 days
New Study Debunks Myth that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is Associated with Higher IQ
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a meta-analytic study published in the journal Neuropsychology Review, obsessive-compulsive disorder is not associated with a higher intelligence quotient (IQ), a myth... 2 days
Scientists find cellular backup plan for keeping iron levels just right
PHYS.ORG Iron is essential for cells to function, but excess iron can damage cells. Accordingly, cells have sophisticated molecular mechanisms to constantly sense and adjust iron levels.... 2 days
PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study.... 2 days
Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients
PHYS.ORG Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in... 2 days
Technique could make it easier to use mRNA to treat disease or deliver vaccines
PHYS.ORG By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce... 2 days
Eczema patients’ lack of disease knowledge could lead to misinformed treatment choices
NEWS MEDICAL To mark National Eczema Week, Gladskin is releasing a new survey showing that two-thirds of UK eczema patients don’t know bacteria play a role... 2 days
Trauma exposure and PTSD may increase risk of developing lupus
NEWS MEDICAL In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an... 2 days
Study: 52-gene risk profile accurately predicts survival for patients with severe lung disease
NEWS MEDICAL An international Yale-led research team has shown that a risk profile based on 52 genes accurately predicts survival for patients with a... 2 days
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Oxford University Press partner to publish Inflammatory Bowels Diseases journal
NEWS MEDICAL The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Oxford University Press announced today that they have entered into a new... 2 days
Bio-inspired approach to RNA delivery
MIT New technique could make it easier to use mRNA to treat disease or deliver vaccines. 2 days
Researchers develop new model to better simulate blood brain barrier for study of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer... 2 days
Research at KU to receive $2.3 million grant for studying motor deficits in ASD
NEWS MEDICAL While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known... 2 days
Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs
SCIENCE DAILY A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study. 2 days
Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs
PHYS.ORG A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. 2 days
Lady Gaga's tour-busting fibromyalgia disorder: What you need to know
ABC NEWS The true cause is unknown and there's no test to diagnose it. 2 days
Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites
NEWS MEDICAL As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American... 2 days
How to remove a tick and prevent future bites
SCIENCE DAILY As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted... 2 days
A piece of the puzzle: Eight autism-related mutations in one gene
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers discover a large number of clustered mutations in a single gene, TRIO, that disrupt the development of the brain's connections and likely contribute to the... 2 days
UCR study identifies new animal hosts of kissing bugs that spread Chagas disease
NEWS MEDICAL Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease,... 3 days
New hosts for Chagas disease vectors identified
SCIENCE DAILY Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by insects called kissing bugs... 3 days
Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease
SCIENCE DAILY By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study, the researchers describe how cells from... 3 days
Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison
PHYS.ORG Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that... 3 days
Study reveals how cells from patients with developmental disease differ from healthy cells
NEWS MEDICAL By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new... 3 days
Copying nature's lock-and-key system could improve rapid medical diagnostics
PHYS.ORG Researchers have designed a system that rapidly recognises the specific biological molecules that can indicate disease. 3 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
SCIENCE DAILY In the US, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder often are prescribed this... 3 days
Scientists identify new hosts for Chagas disease vectors
PHYS.ORG Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by insects called... 3 days
The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
SCIENCE-NEWS Air pollution levels have come down since the 1970s, but smog is being linked with a growing list of diseases, including dementia, obesity, diabetes and even Parkinson’s. 3 days
People with OCD show distinct changes in the brain when treated with special form of talk therapy
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk... 3 days
Houston Methodist researchers find pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating... 3 days
Research could lead to improvements in treating diseases caused by mutations in genes
NEWS MEDICAL Research carried out by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in... 3 days
ADHD kids can be still, if they're not straining their brains
SCIENCE DAILY Lack of motivation or boredom with school isn't to blame for squirming by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling... 3 days
Controlling movement like a dimmer switch
SCIENCE DAILY New research identifies a motor pathway between the forebrain and brainstem that works like a dimmer switch to regulate swimming speed in the sea lamprey -- a primitive, jawless fish with an eel-like body studied by... 3 days
Urine output to disease: Study sheds light on the importance of hormone quality control
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery about the endoplasmic reticulum in hormone-producing cells shed lights on water balance under normal physiology and could open... 3 days
Potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Medical researchers have found a critical target on which to focus for developing a... 3 days
Lower-than-normal TSH levels linked to increased risk of thyroid cancer
NEWS MEDICAL There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease. 3 days
Scientists discover markers for progressive multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have uncovered two closely related cytokines -- molecules involved in cell communication and movement -- that may explain why some people develop progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the most severe form of the disease. 3 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
PHYS.ORG In the United States, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations, including children and adults who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress... 3 days
Researchers unlock potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. This is timely news, given the current... 3 days
To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biology
SCIENCE DAILY To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biology, according to a... 3 days
How patients are likely to respond to DNA drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Research could lead to improvements in treating patients with diseases caused by mutations in genes, such as cancer, cystic fibrosis and potentially up to 6,000 other inherited conditions. 3 days
Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies
MIT Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases. 3 days
Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care
NEWS MEDICAL Every 66 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Frank LaFerla, dean of UCI's Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, says that with more than 76 million aging baby boomers in... 3 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: New genetic culprit found
MNT A new study challenges the traditional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists point to a new gene that may be responsible for the illness. 3 days
Re-interventions are common in long-term survivors of childhood heart operation
SCIENCE DAILY Among patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years. Pediatric cardiology... 3 days
Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Johns Hopkins researchers report they have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal... 3 days
To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biology
PHYS.ORG Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. But... 3 days
Breakthrough research allows scientists to program cells like computers for battling against diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions - thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic... 4 days
Cells programmed like computers to fight disease
SCIENCE DAILY Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions -- thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology. 4 days
Genetically altered mice bear some hallmarks of human bipolar behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal behaviors the rodents show can be reversed using... 4 days
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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases
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