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Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 45 minutes
A recent experimental study has shown that one reason for the occurrence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be the deficit of a placental steroid hormone... more
IBD far more common than expected, and will only increase in future  NEWS MEDICAL · 45 minutes
There are three times as many people with the chronic and debilitating bowel disorder called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as ever thought before, according... more
Healthiest gut bacteria with plant-based or Mediterranean diet  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study shows that specific foods that are supplied by either a plant-based or a Mediterranean-type diet can protect the gut against inflammatory disorders, by selectively promoting the growth of anti-inflammatory... more
Antibiotic resistance doubles in just two decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Antibiotic resistance poses a grave challenge to many previously curable infectious diseases. At present, antibiotic resistance is proving to increase at a much faster rate compared to the development of new therapies. more
Cantabio, LIH jointly investigate DJ-1 targeting compounds in immune associated diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
DJ-1 is well known as an important target for the treatment of a number of diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Cantabio has been developing novel small... more
Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's... more
Patients with diabetes may have worse lung infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of various complications, including worse respiratory diseases. One of the most dreaded lung diseases is the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which emerged... more
Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Three-hundred researchers have identified 48 common genetic variants that are associated with the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. This is the first step toward understanding... more
Beta-blockers do not reduce risk of COPD exacerbations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
New research from scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that beta-blockers used in a clinical trial for patients with chronic... more
Pluripotent stem cells help advance understanding of how Huntington's disease develops  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal hereditary disease for which there is no cure. A novel study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, using pluripotent stem... more
Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of... more
Neutrophil extracellular traps could cause organ damage in malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest infectious diseases: a small mosquito bite delivers numerous malaria parasites into the bloodstream. The human body defends itself valiantly against the parasite, which... more
Coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for the person receiving the diagnosis. But those caring for the patient, both informally and formally,... more
Unique brain changes in people with Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of the disease. Brain samples from mutant... more
Exploring the effect of fasting on age-related diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
There are many indications that fasting promotes longevity. In recent years, much attention has been devoted to so-called caloric restriction mimetics (CMRs), substances that simulate the health-promoting effects of fasting without the... more
SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca establish cryo-EM collaboration to advance biomedicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
The study published in Science Advances reveals the mechanism by which the receptor tyrosine kinase RET can increase neuronal survival in degenerative diseases. To understand the mechanism of this signaling... more
Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. The findings will help us understand the... more
Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise  MIT · 8 hours
Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders. more
New knowledge of the muscular system important for future treatment of diseases  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
When a muscle is activated, it is the proteins myosin and actin that go to work. Myosin molecules take hold of actin molecules and... more
SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A study published in Science Advances reveals the mechanism by which the receptor tyrosine kinase RET can increase neuronal survival in degenerative diseases. To understand the mechanism of this signalling complex, the... more
'Instant liver, just add water'? Not quite, but a better way to grow multiple organs  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Pluripotent stem cells can be used to make experimental models of organ systems, but current techniques often produce... more
New analysis shows that direct medical costs are major cost driver of Alzheimer’s care in Thailand  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR- the professional society for health economics and outcomes... more
Get Your Flu Shot Now, Doctors Advise, Especially If You're Pregnant  NPR · 14 hours
Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in... more
Simple blood test can better identify patients at risk of relapse for B-cell lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that begins in certain immune... more
Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study in experimental models suggests that allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that when provision of... more
New diagnostic method finds aggressive tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new cheap method that can identify highly heterogeneous tumors that tend to be very aggressive, and therefore need to be treated more aggressively. more
Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Exercising before eating breakfast burns more fat, improves how the body responds to insulin and lowers people's risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. more
OPAT adherence device took top prize at IDEA Incubator competition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A device designed to improve adherence to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy took top prize at the second IDEA Incubator, a competition showcasing inventions, products and devices to improve... more
NCATS funds 'All of Us Research Program' to evaluate innovative DNA sequencing tools  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, to evaluate the use of leading-edge DNA... more
Highly diluted candidate Ebola vaccine remains fully protective against disease in macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus vaccine--approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing... more
Medical News Today: What is an echocardiogram?  MNT · 3 days
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound image of the heart. It can help doctors diagnose a range of heart problems. This article discusses the uses, types, and results of echocardiograms. more
Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells  MNT · 3 days
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. more
Medical News Today: What is a neurologist?  MNT · 3 days
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. more
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells  MNT · 3 days
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. more
Intrinsically disordered proteins access a range of hysteretic phase separation behaviors  Science Magazine · 3 days
The phase separation behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) is thought of as analogous to that of polymers that undergo equilibrium lower or upper critical solution... more
Novel excitations near quantum criticality in geometrically frustrated antiferromagnet CsFeCl3  Science Magazine · 3 days
The investigation of materials that exhibit quantum phase transition provides valuable insights into fundamental problems in physics. We present neutron scattering under pressure in a triangular-lattice antiferromagnet that... more
Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the... more
Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very... more
A higher resolution image of human lung development  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers provide clearer picture of how lungs develop and discover novel markers to differentiate populations of lung cells implicated in lung diseases of premature babies. more
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The International Atomic Energy Agency and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where... more
Newly discovered virus infects bald eagles across America  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic... more
Neuroscientists to introduce new approach to assess brain damage in Parkinson's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
TSU neuroscientists and their colleagues from SibSMU plan to introduce a new approach to studying brain damage in patients with Parkinson's disease more
A better way to screen cats for heart disease  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cats are very good at hiding their health problems, a survival instinct from their wild ancestors, when showing weakness made them easier prey. One health problem they hide is heart... more
Stress test separates tough bacteria from the tender  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Bacteria. Sometimes we can't live with 'em, but there's a growing appreciation that we can't live without 'em. Whether it's disease-causing pathogens or beneficial species that live in communities known as microbiomes,... more
Does bipolar disorder increase the risk of Parkinson's disease?  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A review published by the JAMA Network has found that the risk of Parkinson's disease is significantly higher in those with bipolar disorder. more
Impacts of Neurofeedback Therapy on Neurodegenerative Disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
News-Medical spoke to Marvin Berman, Ph.D., the Founder and President of Quietmind Foundation, about neurofeedback therapy and its potential to develop and improve future treatments for neurogenerative disorders. more
Statins, helping or harming?  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In a new Irish study the researchers found almost 73% of women were taking statins for this purpose compared to 57% of men, and overall, two out of three people on statins had not yet been diagnosed with CVD. more
GlobalData highlights low diagnosis and treatment rates of osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As World Osteoporosis Day approaches (20 October), it marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of this bone disease. A major unmet need in this space is the... more
Blue light and fruit flies: a warning for humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study involving the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, published in the journal npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, shows that when flies are kept in darkness, or in white... more
Exercising before breakfast benefits your health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Exercise has always been a measure to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight and obese has been tied to a multitude of health complications, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Engaging in physical activities... more
Fitbit and Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance team up to address gaps in atrial fibrillation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit today announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together... more
Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional... more
New research center will encompass a myriad of muscle science and disease investigations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With collaborating labs across the University of Washington campus and at other Seattle-area institutions and beyond, the Center for Translational Muscle Research... more
Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery... more
Research suggests nontraditional approach can improve outcomes for 'high-need, high-cost' patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders --... more
Lyme vaccine on the horizon, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Lyme disease is a dreaded disease caused by the bite of an infected tick. The only way to prevent it is by not getting bitten by the tick. However, this is not... more
What is a neurologist?  MNT · 4 days
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. more
Scientists report evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert assessments... more
Study shows link between high-fat diet and earlier appearance of Alzheimer's markers in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Once it begins, Alzheimer's disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the... more
Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching... more
Researchers analyze neurodegeneration linked to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The neurological disorder FXTAS stems from a genetic premutation seen in one of every 151 women and one of every 468 men, called the FMR1 premutation. more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Research finds lower bone density among adults with undiagnosed celiac disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Research by George Mason University College of Health and Human Services found that adults who likely had undiagnosed celiac disease had lower bone density than the... more
WHO report finds that TB continuous to be the leading infectious disease killer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Following today's release of the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, the American Thoracic Society joins the WHO in calling for... more
First report of cotton blue disease in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In August 2017, Kathy S. Lawrence, a plant pathologist at Auburn University, received a call from Drew Schrimsher of Agri-AFC, who had discovered foliar distortion and leaf curling... more
Next-generation sequencing used to identify cotton blue disease in the United States  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cotton blue disease, caused by Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV), was first reported in 1949 in the Central African Republic and then not again... more
Japan Just Imported Ebola to Prep for Possible Olympic Outbreak  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Japan imported Ebola and other lethal viruses to prepare diagnostic test kits for the 2020 Olympics. more
Parasite paralysis: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have isolated a natural chemical that acts as a potent kryptonite against parasitic worms that burrow through human skin and cause devastating health problems. Researchers now describe the successful characterization of... more
Architecture of African swine fever virus and implications for viral assembly  Science Magazine · 4 days
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a giant and complex DNA virus that causes a highly contagious and often lethal swine disease without vaccine available. Using... more
Sphingosine 1-phosphate: Lipid signaling in pathology and therapy  Science Magazine · 4 days
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), a metabolic product of cell membrane sphingolipids, is bound to extracellular chaperones, is enriched in circulatory fluids, and binds to G protein–coupled S1P receptors (S1PRs) to regulate embryonic development,... more
Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of researchers led by Yale-NUS College has found evidence that metabolic dysfunction is a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. more
Semantic memory deficits linked to eating disorders in patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For the first time, it has been shown that deficits of semantic memory, an ability we use to recognize objects and use them correctly, are involved... more
Adults with undiagnosed Celiac disease have lower bone density  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research has found lower bone density in adults who are likely to have undiagnosed celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by consuming gluten, despite this group consuming more calcium... more
Lack of physician training about eating disorders leading to avoidable deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A recent article in the British Medical Journal highlighted a United Kingdom parliamentary report indicating that avoidable deaths are occurring due to lack of physician training... more
Even short-term 'vaping' causes inflammation in non-smokers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults. Inflammation from smoking is an... more
Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of researchers has found evidence that metabolic dysfunction is a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. more
Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also... more
Drug treats inflammation associated with genetic heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. Now, researchers have shed new light on... more
Ants fight plant diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these... more
Frequent drinking is greater risk factor for heart rhythm disorder than binge drinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial fibrillation than binge drinking, according to new research. more
New effective vaccines for Lyme disease are coming  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry recently convened to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a new article reiterates... more
Study reveals how collapse of protein processes is driver of aging and death  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
New drug treats inflammation related to inherited heart disease in young athletes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it's usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart disease. more
Mathematical modeling vital to tackling disease outbreaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study. more
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes... more
Ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of... more
Failure of mitochondrial quality control causes heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called ANT cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease, but the underlying mechanism of how these mutations trigger disease has been unclear.... more
Acaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to... more
Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Young adults who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack or major... more
Mathematical modelling vital to tackling disease outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new study. more
Substance use disorder can complicate postoperative valvular heart disease, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients who suffer from infective endocarditis (IE) and struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) have a 240% increased risk of dying within 6 months to 5... more
Study: Mathematical modeling is key to predicting and controlling disease outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modeling, according to a new study. more
Computer model predicts location of future Ebola virus outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly infection that is highly contagious. It has taken thousands of lives across history, with a number of outbreaks mostly happening in West... more
Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects of harmful... more
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