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Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception
NEWS MEDICAL Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman's remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances... 1 week
Doing homework is associated with change in students' personality
PHYS.ORG Homework may have a positive influence on students' conscientiousness. Results of a study conducted by University of Tübingen researchers suggests that students who do more homework than their peers show... 2 weeks
MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear
NEWS MEDICAL By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come... 6 days
The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism... 4 hours
Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
Most patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury not receiving follow-up care, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study indicates that after hospitalization with acute kidney injury (AKI), most patients are not receiving the follow-up care that kidney specialists recommend.... 7 days
Antibiotics before surgery do not increase risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL Surgical patients who receive antibiotics before certain types of low-risk operations are not at an increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections immediately after their procedures, according to... 1 week
Researchers find gaps in knowledge about causes of symptoms in dementia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Behavioral and psychological symptoms are difficult for dementia patients and their caregivers, but despite research efforts, there are still gaps in knowledge about what causes or... 1 week
Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain hemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
New $7.6 million NIA grant awarded to IU for Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study
NEWS MEDICAL Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a one-year, $7.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to establish a... 1 week
New U-M study examines why overtreatment in older breast cancer patients persists
NEWS MEDICAL Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving... 1 week
Medical News Today: Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death
MNT Researchers suggest that the loss of a gene called LSD1 plays a role in the brain cell death that occurs... 1 week
TB Alliance announces phase 1 clinical trials of two novel tuberculosis drugs
NEWS MEDICAL TBA-7371 and sutezolid entered phase 1 clinical trials, TB Alliance announced today. Both compounds have proceeded through early preclinical development and were granted "Investigative... 1 week
Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death
MNT Researchers suggest that the loss of a gene called LSD1 plays a role in the brain cell death that occurs with Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia. 1 week
Anti-hypertensive treatments do not restore microvascular function
NEWS MEDICAL Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood say researchers. 3 days
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
PHYS.ORG An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the... 2 days
EKF Diagnostics and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics collaborate on a new diabetic ketoacidosis assay
NEWS MEDICAL Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics, and EKF Diagnostics (EKF) today announced an agreement that allows Ortho... 1 week
How brain cells die in Alzheimer's and FTD
SCIENCE DAILY Removal of a regulatory gene called LSD1 in adult mice induces changes in gene activity that that look unexpectedly like Alzheimer's. Another surprise: LSD1 is tangled up in brain samples from humans... 1 week
Evolutionary biology can help us understand how language works
PHYS.ORG As a linguist I dread the question, "what do you do?", because when I answer "I'm a linguist" the inevitable follow-up question is: "How many languages do you speak?" That,... 1 week
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death
NEWS MEDICAL Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according... 1 week
New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory,... 2 days
Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining... 2 days
Bedfont’s piCO Smokerlyzer involved in smoking cessation study at Maastricht University
NEWS MEDICAL Manufactured by second-generation family company, Bedfont Scientific Ltd., the piCO Smokerlyzer is a breath analysis medical device used to help people quit smoking. It will be... 1 week
Physicists, engineers to build next-generation MRI brain scanner
PHYS.ORG Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, has transformed our view of the brain, allowing researchers to pinpoint areas associated with everything from depression and dementia to playing chess and engaging in sex. 2 weeks
DISTRO: Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3D data
SCIENCE DAILY Depth sensors, such as those of the Microsoft Kinect, are very powerful, but unfortunately they do not work equally well on all materials, which leads to noisy data or even... 6 days
Cardiovascular risk factors for married men linked to changes in relationship quality over time
NEWS MEDICAL The available research points to an association between marital status and health, but it's not clear whether this observed link... 1 week
Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study
NEWS MEDICAL Salk Professor and HHMI Investigator Ronald Evans has been awarded $2.5 million by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) as part of a multi-institution team... 7 days
Mitochondrial DNA could predict risk for sudden cardiac death, heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY The level, or 'copy number,' of mitochondrial DNA -- genetic information stored not in a cell's nucleus but in the body's energy-creating mitochondria -- is a... 7 days
Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer surgeon and researcher Nancy DeMore is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina.... 1 week
Beware the pets when handling the Halloween candy haul
PHYS.ORG It's a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night's candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. 1 week
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