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Protein linked with neurodegenerative diseases may help explore the aggressive behavior of gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
A protein typically associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's might help scientists explore how gliomas, a type of cancerous brain tumor, become... more
China health authority announces first confirmed case of new coronavirus in Hong Kong  ABC NEWS · 42 minutes
China health authority announces first confirmed case of new coronavirus in Hong Kong more
Wuhan coronavirus: Disease timeline and on the ground response  NEWS MEDICAL · 46 minutes
The Wuhan coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, a novel coronavirus, is spreading from China to other countries, with the United States confirming its first case of the potentially fatal disease. The virus... more
Study findings have implications for meningococcal B vaccine programs globally  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
The results of the B Part of It study – the largest meningococcal B herd immunity study ever conducted – are published today in the New England Journal... more
Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis,... more
People who had contact with man with virus to be monitored  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident... more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
Possible Alzheimer's breakthrough suggested  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Researchers say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein (which they have named 'aggregatin') which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease. more
WHO panel puts off decision on whether to sound alarm on rapid spread of new virus  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Group of experts wants more data before calling coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency more
Climate-friendly food choices protect the planet, promote health, reduce health costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of... more
Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research... more
GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical... more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support to mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Approximately 38 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.1 million people in the United States. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which... more
Climate-friendly eating patterns confer potential health gains, protect the planet  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in... more
New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Reaching for something on the top shelf in the grocery store or brushing one's teeth before bed are tasks many people can do without thinking. But... more
Both simple and advanced CT can effectively select stroke patients for thrombectomy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Both simple and advanced computed tomography were effective in accurately predicting which stroke patients would benefit from endovascular thrombectomy to remove a large cerebral... more
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
Aging of urine fertilizer prevents transfer of antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The use of human urine as fertilizer is an important step towards sustainable agriculture because the starting reagent is free, plentiful and useless in most other contexts. It has been... more
New findings can help explain why immune systems are not found in many bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain... more
Cannabis use disorder more common in adults with pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A new study published in the journal American Journal of Psychiatry reports that the use of cannabis for non-medical indications is much more common in adults who have pain than... more
Ex-pharma CEO gets over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
The former head of a drug company has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say... more
Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Emerging viral infections--from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections--pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design... more
Dementia patients being admitted to hospital for emergencies up by 35 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Dementia, a neurodegenerative and debilitating illness can take a toll on the life of older adults. In a recent report, the number of patients... more
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Using a new 'non-targeted' approach, researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might... more
Deadlocked WHO panel puts off decision on global virus alarm  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Group of experts wants more data before calling coronavirus outbreak an international health emergency more
Surprise discovery shakes up our understanding of gene expression  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A group of scientists has uncovered a previously unknown way that our genes are made into reality. Rather than directions going one-way from DNA to RNA to proteins, the latest... more
Hairy situation: Scientists explain how stress-related graying occurs  REUTERS · 7 hours
Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French... more
What's in Puget sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The waters of Puget Sound support many species, including mussels, salmon and killer whales. But researchers know that runoff from land in... more
Understanding the use of health technology assessment across the globe  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR- the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles investigating the... more
Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research. more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team has developed a technology to systematically identify drug... more
Bioactive peptide helps prevent new cavities, heal existing ones  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful,... more
'Lay counselors' help reduce trauma-related symptoms among children orphaned in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement... more
Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the... more
Coronavirus outbreak in China traced to snakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A... more
Cancer: Faster drug discovery to hit 'undruggable' targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique could change that. more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful, but untreated... more
Researchers reverse HIV latency, important scientific step toward cure  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Overcoming HIV latency -- induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body - is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the... more
Autoimmunity may explain why an important immune system is absent in many bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
New findings reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they are not found in many... more
Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically... more
UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Kroger Health partner to improve shingles vaccination completion rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has partnered with Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The... more
Study highlights lack of screening for depression during perimenopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Almost 40% of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause, yet it often goes undetected and untreated because many healthcare providers aren't screening for it and aren't prepared with treatment... more
Researchers confirm safety of cancer-specific PET probe in first-in-human clinical studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor WATABE Tadashi of the Graduate School of Medicine of Osaka University achieved the stable domestic production of automatic... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 9 hours
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Deficient histone H3 propionylation by BRPF1-KAT6 complexes in neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Lysine acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) and its paralog KAT6B form stoichiometric complexes with bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) for acetylation of histone H3... more
Compression-induced dedifferentiation of adipocytes promotes tumor progression  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Dysregulated physical stresses are generated during tumorigenesis that affect the surrounding compliant tissues including adipocytes. However, the effect of physical stressors on the behavior of adipocytes and their cross-talk with tumor cells remain elusive.... more
Novel CD11b+Gr-1+Sca-1+ myeloid cells drive mortality in bacterial infection  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Extreme pathophysiological stressors induce expansion of otherwise infrequent leukocyte populations. Here, we found a previously unidentified CD11b+Gr-1+ myeloid cell population that expresses stem cell antigen-1 (Sca-1) induced upon experimental infection... more
Isothermal digital detection of microRNAs using background-free molecular circuit  Science Magazine · 9 hours
MicroRNAs, a class of transcripts involved in the regulation of gene expression, are emerging as promising disease-specific biomarkers accessible from tissues or bodily fluids. However, their accurate quantification from biological... more
Monoubiquitination of p120-catenin is essential for TGF{beta}-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumor metastasis  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Disassembly of intercellular junctions is a hallmark of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, how the junctions disassemble remains largely unknown. Here, we report that E3... more
Dense hydroxyl polyethylene glycol dendrimer targets activated glia in multiple CNS disorders  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Poor transport of neuropharmaceutics through central nervous system (CNS) barriers limits the development of effective treatments for CNS disorders. We present the facile synthesis... more
[Editors' Choice] Hitting a double to treat cancer  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Simultaneous targeting of polyamine and methionine pathways may be a promising strategy to treat prostate cancer. more
[Research Articles] PI4KIII{beta} is a therapeutic target in chromosome 1q-amplified lung adenocarcinoma  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Heightened secretion of protumorigenic effector proteins is a feature of malignant cells. Yet, the molecular underpinnings and therapeutic implications of this feature remain unclear.... more
[Research Articles] Pan-viral protection against arboviruses by activating skin macrophages at the inoculation site  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are important human pathogens for which there are no specific antiviral medicines. The abundance of genetically distinct... more
[Focus] Deep phenotyping during pregnancy for predictive and preventive medicine  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Deep phenotyping during pregnancy offers an opportunity to define the antecedents of lifelong health and wellness, and to improve pregnancy outcomes. more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?  MNT · 9 hours
Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip... more
Autoimmunity may explain why an important immune system is absent in many bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they... more
Only one lab in China can safely handle the new coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease. more
Johns Hopkins researchers warn of new infectious diseases and death due to global warming  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
The Journal of Clinical Investigation recently published "Viewpoint" articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that... more
Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
It's a scene that some cancer patients dream about: they celebrate the end of a course of radiation or chemotherapy by ringing... more
Decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health insurance expansion  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new... more
Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful, but untreated... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. more
Study shines light on spread of Candida auris  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Candida auris is capable of forming high burden biofilms, which may help explain why this fungal pathogen is spreading in hospitals worldwide, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an... more
Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion law  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The federal government is taking Ohio's side in a lawsuit over the state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome more
New roles found for Huntington's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that... more
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people -- and now scientists know why  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spent most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A new... more
Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
Researchers identify potential way to halt age-related macular degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss... more
PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. more
Blood tests can predict timing of menopause for women  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... more
Children born to mothers with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at risk for higher BMI  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States. For children, obesity is defined as having a body mass... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Caused by a herpesvirus, fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. It is widespread in warmer climates like Florida, where almost 70 percent of... more
Researchers slash pre-drug screening time from years to days  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) have developed a powerful tool that will streamline and accelerate the development of disease therapies,... more
Fighting microbes with microbes  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The intestinal commensal microbial community (or microbiota) is composed of several microorganisms that, among other functions, are beneficial for the protection against infectious agents. When the microbiota is altered many bacteria are lost, compromising the protective ability and enabling invasion... more
Get children into the real world for effective bushfire education  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Children and young people have been deeply impacted by the current bushfire crisis. Schools have been destroyed and thousands of houses have burnt down. Hazardous air pollution is... more
Study sheds light on mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A team of researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal has shed light on the mechanisms that underlie a rare genetic condition by creating the... more
New findings can help develop more effective antibiotic treatments to fight superbugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Researchers have found how an antibiotic used to treat a debilitating gut infection stays put inside the body giving it time to effectively treat... more
GlobalData: China can use the lessons learnt from SARS epidemic to control Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Following the news that cases of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus rose to more than 270 laboratory-confirmed cases and... more
Determining the atomic structure of natural products more rapidly and accurately  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. This can be a... more
Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Developing new medicines and understanding how they target specific organs often gives a crucial advantage in the fight against human diseases. An international team led by researchers at the European Molecular Biology... more
Warm-blooded crocs thrived in Jurassic cold snap  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
They are revered throughout nature as chilling predators … now research shows crocodiles have not always been the cold-blooded creatures they are today. more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 14 hours
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
Understanding the role of Hyaluronic acid degeneration in IVD health  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
AMSBIO reports how a collaborative team of international biomedical researchers have investigated expression and activity of hyaluronidases (HYAL-1, HYAL-2 and HYAL-3) in human intervertebral spine discs. more
Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide suffer from anemia, and for the first time new research points to how resistance emerges to the drug dexamethasone used to... more
New study debunks notion that salt consumption contributes to weight loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic... more
A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the... more
New approach for the manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Akron Biotechnology has proposed a new approach for the qualification of ancillary materials for the manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products. more
How fast can a new internet standard for sharing patient data catch fire?  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients... more
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