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E-cigarette "vaping" is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have uncovered evidence suggesting... more
Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
Fasting regimens have gained public and scientific interest in recent years, but fasting shouldn't be dismissed as a fad. In a study published in Cell, Mount Sinai researchers... more
Utah scraps state-run dispensary system for medical cannabis  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
Utah legislators are drafting a bill that would scrap a planned state-run medical cannabis dispensary system after facing mounting pressure from county attorneys who said the system put public employees at risk... more
New model developed to optimize and personalize radiotherapy for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Ludwig study uncovers novel vulnerability in MYC-driven cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a novel vulnerability in tumors that are driven by a common cancer gene known as MYC. Such cancers, it found, are highly dependent on the... more
Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by pediatrician Dr. Robert D. Murray supports... more
N6-methyladenosine RNA modification-mediated cellular metabolism rewiring inhibits viral replication  Science Magazine · 1 hour
Host cell metabolism can be modulated by viral infection, affecting viral survival or clearance. The cellular metabolism rewiring mediated by N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification in virus-host interaction remains largely unknown. Here... more
NAD+ cleavage activity by animal and plant TIR domains in cell death pathways  Science Magazine · 2 hours
SARM1 (sterile alpha and TIR motif containing 1) is responsible for depletion of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in its oxidized form (NAD+) during... more
Phospho-dependent phase separation of FMRP and CAPRIN1 recapitulates regulation of translation and deadenylation  Science Magazine · 2 hours
Membraneless organelles involved in RNA processing are biomolecular condensates assembled by phase separation. Despite the important role of intrinsically disordered protein regions... more
TIR domains of plant immune receptors are NAD+-cleaving enzymes that promote cell death  Science Magazine · 2 hours
Plant nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) immune receptors activate cell death and confer disease resistance by unknown mechanisms. We demonstrate that plant Toll/interleukin-1... more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The CRISPR-Cas system has become the go-to tool for researchers who study genes in an ever-growing list of organisms, and is being used to develop new gene therapies that potentially can correct a defect at a single nucleotide... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. more
Experiments illuminate key component of plants' immune systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Plants, like humans and animals, have over millions of years evolved complex immune systems that fend off invading pathogens. But unlike many animals, plants lack adaptive immunity conferred by antibodies. This means... more
Adaptation to life inside cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
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Adaptation to life in cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Research led by Kyushu University finds that E. coli from cattle share widespread genetic similarities with those that cause food... more
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Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of,... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
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Comparison of three similar frontline breast cancer drugs reveals important differences  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
First head-to-head comparison of CDK4/6 inhibitors in cell line and animal models of breast cancer reveals important differences, including one drug that exhibits unique, potentially advantageous... more
An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, researchers unearthed a spike in Zika cases from travelers returning from... more
Fasting Improves Inflammatory Diseases without Compromising Antimicrobial Immunity  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 hours
Short-term and intermittent fasting reduces chronic inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’s response to acute... more
Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak  Science Magazine · 4 hours
New study suggests there were 5707 cases on the island, though only 187 were reported more
How to become a great impostor  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Unlike other icons who have appeared on the front of Life magazine, Ferdinand Waldo Demara was not famed as an astronaut, actor, hero or politician. In fact, his 23-year career was rather varied. He was, among... more
New technology may help repel water, save lives through improved medical devices  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Imagine a better windshield that easily repels water and requires less wiping. Now imagine if that same technology could allow doctors to better detect... more
Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
At an unprecedented scale, researchers have now cataloged the array of surveillance tools that plants use to detect disease-causing microbes across an entire species. Representing a... more
Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Over two million Muslim travelers just finished the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, traveling during some of the country's hottest weather. New research finds... more
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A new computer model that captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process could help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease. more
Slow electrons to combat cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Slow electons can be used to destroy cancer cells - but how exactly this happens has not been well understood. Now scientists have been able to demonstrate that a previously little-observed effect actually plays a pivotal role: Due... more
Fatigue in Parkinson's disease is associated with lower diastolic blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Fatigue is a common debilitating symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). A novel research study has found that fatigue symptoms in PD are associated with small but... more
Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage: study  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims—roughly one-quarter of the world population—making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a... more
Research: Awareness of effort to tackle air pollution can reduce people's mental wellbeing  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Efforts by governments to tackle air pollution can reduce people's mental wellbeing by not meeting citizens' expectations, new research says. more
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design... more
Slow electrons to combat cancer  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumour to destroy cancer cells. Although, it's not actually the ions themselves that cause the decisive damage. When ions penetrate... more
Switching on the Atlantic Ocean heat pump  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
34 million years ago the warm 'greenhouse climate' of the dinosaur age ended and the colder 'icehouse climate' of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation,... more
Enzyme that helps protect us from stress linked to liver cancer growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell... more
Fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's disease linked to reduction in diastolic blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
In a novel research study published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, investigators found that fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's Disease are associated with low... more
Switching on the Atlantic heat pump  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
34 million years ago, the warm greenhouse climate of the dinosaur age ended, and the colder icehouse climate of today commenced. Antarctica glaciated first, and geological data imply that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the global... more
Exploring the interaction of polystyrene nanoplastics and blood plasma proteins  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Collaborative research at ANSTO led by Mr Shinji Kihara and A/Prof. Duncan McGillivray of The MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand with ANSTO's Dr. Jitendra Mata, scientists from the University... more
Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Canada aims to conserve 17 percent of its land and fresh water by the end of 2020. This noble objective will help protect water, air, food and biodiversity and improve the health... more
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Nitrogen oxides, also known as NOx, form when fossil fuels burn at high temperatures. When emitted from industrial sources such as coal power plants, these pollutants... more
Kawasaki Medical University installs first MILabs E-Class U-SPECT6/CT in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Kawasaki Medical University, Yokohama’s research hub for state-of-the-art medical science and services has acquired anultra-high-resolutionE-ClassU-SPECT6/CT system for preclinical imaging. more
Patient out-of-pocket prices reduce primary care medical consultations  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. The groups affected most are... more
Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer... more
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
For the first time archaeologists have used the small bones found in the ear to look at the health of women and children from 160 years ago. more
Three suicide prevention strategies show real promise. How can they reach more people?  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Crisis hotlines, standardizing mental health care, and restricting lethal means are all saving lives more
Study calls for screening of all first-degree relatives of celiac disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Parents, siblings and children of people with celiac disease are at high risk of also having the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study.... more
Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In an extensive "data mining" analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost--albeit slightly--the... more
Shopping abroad for cheaper medication? Here’s what you need to know  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the... more
RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, has just added a crucial new element... more
Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Spain issues international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected more than 150 people and killed one woman more
Study explores obstacles to treating opioid use disorder with an effective medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher Elizabeth Evans... more
New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root... more
'Kissing loops' in lncRNA essential for tumor suppressor function  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Human cells - like those of many other organisms - have developed mechanisms to protect us from cancer. more
UC San Diego researchers identify new therapeutic approach to kill cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Epithelial cancers, such as cancers of the lung and pancreas, use the ανβ3 molecule to gain drug resistance to standard cancer therapies and to... more
Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for humans but called for more research into potential... more
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in hospital care  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier. more
BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical research psychologist at the National... more
Improvement of PTSD symptoms linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Traumatic experiences may affect a person in different ways. In some, these traumatic events may not pose a negative impact, but for others, they develop a... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
Study opens up a new way for developing potential glioblastoma treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A team led by Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' researcher Dr. Stephen Safe has discovered a new pathway that may help... more
International study identifies new drug target for treating glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new international study co-led by Cleveland Clinic has identified a new drug target for treating glioblastoma. This target is part of a never-before defined cellular pathway found to contribute... more
Lungs feed deadly bacteria in cystic fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
In cystic fibrosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a much-feared pathogen. The bacterium easily colonizes the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, leading to chronic infections that are almost impossible to eradicate and are ultimately fatal. more
Difference between people with autism and rest of the population is shrinking, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the... more
Self-administered acupressure could help improve lower back pain symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A recent study finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. more
Nigeria on the brink of being polio free  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
There have been no reported cases of polio in Nigeria for the last three years and the nation may soon be declared free of the crippling viral disease. According to the World... more
Most patients willing to share personal medical data with researchers, survey finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
As medicine becomes both bigger and more personalized, the need for massive databases of patient records, such as the 1 million person All of... more
UCI study finds link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding... more
Meaningful PTSD symptom improvement linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49... more
Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center developed the test for early detection of... more
Scientists discover how brown fat may help protect against obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. more
Traumatic stress associated with depression risk among Central American immigrant mothers  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Traumatic stress is a key factor associated with depression among immigrant mothers from Central America, reports a study in Family and Community Health: The Journal of... more
Medical News Today: Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?  MNT · 19 hours
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?  MNT · 19 hours
Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. more
Medical News Today: What to do about bad breath  MNT · 19 hours
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad... more
Medical News Today: What to know about leaky gut syndrome  MNT · 19 hours
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other... more
Medical News Today: What to know about a pimple on the finger  MNT · 19 hours
Many things can cause a pimple-like bump to develop on the finger, such as a wart or atopic dermatitis. Treatment depends on the cause.... more
Medical News Today: 8 ways to calm anxious thoughts  MNT · 19 hours
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Are chia seeds effective for losing weight?  MNT · 19 hours
Initial research suggests that chia seeds may have a slight effect on weight loss. Find out more about this research and how to include chia seeds in the... more
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?  MNT · 19 hours
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. more
Medical News Today: Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 19 hours
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
Medical News Today: How do nicotine-free e-cigarettes affect blood vessels?  MNT · 19 hours
New research looks into the short term effects of vaping on blood vessels. Nicotine-free e-cigarettes may be more harmful than experts previously believed. more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Breast implant illness  MNT · 19 hours
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. more
Medical News Today: Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link  MNT · 19 hours
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer. more
What to know about leaky gut syndrome  MNT · 19 hours
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions. more
Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 19 hours
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. more
Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases of breathing illness in people who vape more
Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infects humans and but needs cats to complete its full life cycle. New research shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's life... more
Reported illnesses among vapers reaches 150 possible cases  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases of breathing illness in people who vape more
Most patients willing to share medical records for research purposes  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Researchers report most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes, with a few caveats. more
Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are... more
New pathway for potential glioblastoma treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A team has discovered a new pathway that may help suppress the development of glioblastoma tumors, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. more
Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Researchers have found that there may be a much broader health risk to carriers of the FMR1 premutation, with potentially dozens of clinical conditions that can... more
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