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Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety... 2 hours
eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance
SCIENCE DAILY When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before... 6 hours
Medical News Today: Fertility treatment: Vitamin D may influence success rate
MNT A new meta-analysis has found a link between lower blood concentrations of vitamin D and reduced success rates in assisted reproduction therapy. 14 hours
Mount Sinai researchers identify new therapeutic target for ER+ breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a protein that can be targeted to suppress growth of a common type of... 20 hours
Harnessing social media big data to fight against prescription drug crisis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to... 22 hours
Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research?
SCIENCE DAILY Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the... 1 day
Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers have illuminated a critical player in cholesterol metabolism that acts as a molecular guardian in cells to help maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range. Known as Nrf1, it... 1 day
Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid dispute
ABC NEWS A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another... 1 day
Old World monkeys could be key to a new, powerful rheumatoid arthritis therapy
SCIENCE DAILY A peptide only found in Old World monkeys has the potential to stop rheumatoid arthritis progression better than established treatments, new research... 1 day
Novel therapeutic target discovered for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new protein has been identified in a common subtype of breast cancer which can potentially offer more effective therapies for the future. 1 day
New therapy lessens impact of mistreatment at a young age
SCIENCE DAILY Certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age, suggests new research. 1 day
Medical News Today: What are the best birth control pills for PCOS
MNT A look at some of the best birth control pills for PCOS. Included is detail on how birth control can affect PCOS and the... 1 day
New painkillers reduce overdose risk
SCIENCE DAILY New opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing -- the cause of opiate overdose -- outlines a new report. 1 day
eDNA tool detects invasive clams before they become a nuisance
PHYS.ORG When seeking a cure for a disease, early detection is often the key. The same is true for eliminating invasive species. Identifying their presence in a lake before... 1 day
Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?
MNT Researchers found that modifying blood stem cells to raise their levels of a T cell-blocking protein called PD-L1... 1 day
Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies
PHYS.ORG Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP... 1 day
New model to test effectiveness of existing and potential CF therapies
NEWS MEDICAL UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. 2 days
FDA approves new drug to treat bleeding in hemophilia A patients
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adult and pediatric patients with hemophilia... 2 days
Medicare seeks comment on ways to cut costs of Part D drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Noting that the true price of a drug is often hidden from consumers, Medicare officials requested comments late Thursday on how to use discounts... 2 days
U.S. health care system unprepared to move future Alzheimer's treatment into rapid clinical use
SCIENCE DAILY Advanced clinical trials are underway for at least 10 investigational therapies that have shown promise in slowing or blocking development... 2 days
FDA Approves First 'Digital' Pill: How Does It Work?
LIVE SCIENCE A new "digital pill" can tell doctors whether a patient has taken his or her medicine. 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy company tries to explain deaths in recent trial
Science Magazine Juno Therapeutics says it is developing a safer T-cell therapy 2 days
Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
ABC NEWS An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company founder accused of leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication plans to fight the charges against him... 2 days
US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings
ABC NEWS U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients 2 days
Virtual reality training may be as effective as regular therapy after stroke
SCIENCE DAILY Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study. 2 days
New painkillers could thwart opioids’ fatal flaw
Science Magazine “Biased” opioids could bring pain relief with less risk of suppressing breathing 2 days
FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patients
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. 2 days
One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain... 2 days
Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research?
PHYS.ORG Two oxygen-producing compounds - including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents - might one day play a key role in helping scientists successfully build... 2 days
Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid conspiracy
ABC NEWS The founder of a pharmaceutical company accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it has pleaded not... 2 days
Common ingredient in laundry detergents may help build bioartificial pancreas to cure type 1 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Two oxygen-producing compounds – including one that boosts performance in some laundry detergents – might one day play... 2 days
Talking-based therapy could transform aftercare for cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m... 2 days
PAP therapy improves quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy improves quality of life measures in people who have obstructive... 2 days
New painkillers could thwart opioids' fatal flaw
Science Magazine "Biased" opioids could bring pain relief with less risk of suppressing breathing 2 days
Scientists are learning to predict psychosis years in advance—and possibly prevent it
Science Magazine Clinical trials include cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, prenatal supplements, and more 2 days
Discovery of a promising medication for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
SCIENCE DAILY A drug used to treat schizophrenia has the potential to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no... 2 days
Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now
SCIENCE DAILY If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major... 2 days
High Exercise Intensity May Be Associated with Lower Risk of Glaucoma
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found... 3 days
Skin patch offers hope for people with peanut allergy
NEWS MEDICAL People who suffer from life-threatening peanut allergies may soon be able to cure their condition by wearing a skin patch, according to the findings of a phase 2 trial. 3 days
Virtual reality training may be effective alternative to standard therapy after stroke
NEWS MEDICAL Using virtual reality therapy to improve arm and hand movement after a stroke is equally as effective as regular therapy, according to a study... 3 days
Vaping liquid may increase risk for complications during and after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Despite being perceived as a 'healthier' alternative to tobacco cigarettes, vaping liquid contains nicotine, which may significantly increase the risk for complications related to surgery and anesthesia, according... 3 days
UNT professor develops alternative to anesthesia for pediatric cancer patients undergoing radiation
NEWS MEDICAL While radiation therapy is the most common cancer treatment for children under age 10, preparation for it may cause great stress for a child... 3 days
Drug firm founder indicted in opioid conspiracy due in court
ABC NEWS The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is... 3 days
New study identifies chemical receptors in cells to reduce drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with... 3 days
Vaping 'no better' than smoking when surgery is needed
SCIENCE DAILY Many proponents of vaping argue that it's a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, when it coming to surgery and interacting with anesthesia, neither is safe. 3 days
Potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance identified
SCIENCE DAILY The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A... 3 days
How active drug ingredients cross-react with endogenous molecules
SCIENCE DAILY An important aspect of pharmacology is understanding how active drug ingredients cross-react with endogenous molecules. But until now, such reactions could only be determined after the event. The precise details of the... 3 days
Stem cell therapy fails to improve walking ability in people with PAD
NEWS MEDICAL A stem cell therapy did not improve walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease, although exercise did lead to significant improvements, according to... 3 days
A human has been injected with gene editing tools to cure his disabling disease. Here’s what you need to know
Science Magazine What’s new and not so new about clinical... 3 days
Study finds potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is... 3 days
Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes?
SCIENCE DAILY Type 1 diabetes has been successfully reveresed in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice (and people) with type 1 diabetes.... 3 days
[Research Articles] Apoptosis in mesenchymal stromal cells induces in vivo recipient-mediated immunomodulation
Science Magazine The immunosuppressive activity of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is well documented. However, the therapeutic benefit is completely unpredictable, thus raising concerns about MSC efficacy.... 3 days
[Research Articles] PD-L1 genetic overexpression or pharmacological restoration in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells reverses autoimmune diabetes
Science Magazine Immunologically based clinical trials performed thus far have failed to cure type 1 diabetes... 3 days
Development of new protein may lead to novel treatment options for cancer, birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY An artificial protein has been engineered that may block malignant properties of cancer cells as well as correct certain birth... 3 days
Killer superbugs: Is the answer within our bodies' natural defenses?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defenses. 3 days
Data mining approach reveals collaborations are the key for pharmaceutical breakthroughs
PHYS.ORG Basic research can lead to cures, drugs and other scientific breakthroughs through collaboration, confirms a new study in Heliyon (http://www.heliyon.com/). Understanding the extent of the collaboration... 3 days
Machine learning could detect therapeutic effects with greater sensitivity than conventional tests
NEWS MEDICAL Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that... 4 days
Antibiotic discovery in the abyss
PHYS.ORG Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most 'extreme' environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths of 4.5km, to find new leads which... 4 days
High speed video recording precisely measures blood cell velocity
PHYS.ORG Scientists from ITMO University created a high-speed video capillaroscopy system that enables direct measurement of red blood cell velocity. Coupled with sophisticated software, the system can improve the accuracy of... 4 days
Scientists synthesize analogues of substances used in pharmaceuticals
PHYS.ORG RUDN University chemists have synthesized new isoquinoline derivatives. Due to their biological activity, these compounds have applications in new drugs, including antispasmodics and bactericidal agents. Additionally, in the future, they could contribute... 4 days
WATCH: Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved for first time
ABC NEWS The pill can sense when it is swallowed and communicate with your phone. 4 days
Digital pill that 'talks' to your smartphone approved for first time
ABC NEWS The pill can sense when it is swallowed and communicate with your phone. 4 days
Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay 'conversion'
ABC NEWS A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication 4 days
Changes in multiple different genes drive world's most deadly forms of lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant "driver" mutation that... 4 days
Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy
ABC NEWS A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication 4 days
FDA approves first digital pill with sensor - Abilify MyCite
NEWS MEDICAL The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), for the first time has approved a digital pill system. The novel pill comes with an in-built sensor that transmits... 4 days
Study provides new insights into basis for responsiveness of testicular cancer to chemotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to... 4 days
PCSK9 Inhibitor improves outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease
SCIENCE DAILY LDL-cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab reduced risk of major cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events among peripheral artery disease sub-population from the FOURIER trial. A new sub-analysis of the... 4 days
Why testicular cancer is so responsive to chemo
SCIENCE DAILY A major step has been taken toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes? 4 days
Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical, personal care pollution impacts aquatic life
SCIENCE DAILY Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption -- not just... 4 days
Cellular network identified that 'short circuits' the antitumor effect of immunotherapies
SCIENCE DAILY A novel form of crosstalk among tumor cells and other cell types has been discovered in the tumor microenvironment, elucidating the mechanism of action of an... 4 days
U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it
REUTERS (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track... 4 days
Medical News Today: What are binaural beats and how do they work?
MNT Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats. 4 days
What are binaural beats and how do they work?
MNT Binaural beats therapy is a method of treating conditions like anxiety. Included is detail on the patterns of brainwaves affected by binaural beats. 4 days
Brain structure, cognitive function in treated HIV-positive individuals
SCIENCE DAILY Adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and good viral suppression on combination antiretroviral therapy had poorer cognition and reduced brain thickness and volume on magnetic resonance imaging than adults without HIV, but... 4 days
Medical News Today: What causes antibiotic resistance?
MNT VIDEO Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well? 4 days
Cognitive behavioral therapy also has long-lasting effect for children, adolescents with OCD
NEWS MEDICAL Some children and adolescents think that they will have an accident if they do not count all the lampposts on their way to school.... 4 days
Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical and personal care pollution impacts aquatic life
PHYS.ORG Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption -... 4 days
Cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with OCD works in the long run
SCIENCE DAILY The vast majority of children and adolescents who receive cognitive behavioral therapy treatment for OCD thrive and live without symptoms... 4 days
Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis
SCIENCE DAILY Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study. In addition, the quantity of... 4 days
Breakthrough discovery could radically change approach to treating Klebsiella infections
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with the University of Vienna have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defenses. 4 days
FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom
ABC NEWS Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs 4 days
US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients
ABC NEWS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill that can track whether patients have taken their medicine 4 days
Monoclonal antibody effectively blocks development of graft-versus-host disease, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Newly published research provides preclinical proof-of-concept for the ability of PRO 140, a humanized anti-CCR5 monoclonal antibody under development by CytoDyn Inc., to effectively block the development of... 5 days
How robots could solve the antibiotics production crisis
PHYS.ORG A WHO report in February listed a worrying number of pathogens that threaten our health because there are fewer and fewer drugs that can treat the infections they cause. Indeed, since their... 5 days
Taking a page from pharma’s playbook to fight the opioid crisis
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice in Chicago, eager to catch a... 5 days
New molecules for OLEDs and pharmaceuticals
PHYS.ORG Chemists from Ural Federal University (UrFU, Ekaterinburg) have suggested a new technique for synthesizing thiophene derivatives and studied their fluorescent properties experimentally as well as theoretically. Many organic compounds containing thiophene rings exhibit significant pharmacological activity.... 5 days
FDA approves first digital ingestion tracking system med
ABC NEWS The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine... 5 days
Gov't approves first-ever med with digital tracking system
ABC NEWS The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine... 5 days
FDA approves first drug with digital ingestion tracking system
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor... 5 days
Trump nominates ex-Big Pharma exec as new health secretary
ABC NEWS Tom Price resigned Sept. 29 amid investigations into his use of charter jets. 5 days
Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from... 5 days
Effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex. The study describes... 5 days
New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics. 5 days
Innovative genetic, cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets
SCIENCE DAILY Advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction have been highlighted by... 5 days
Nw spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials
SCIENCE DAILY A team bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize a class of materials called metal organic frameworks -- MOFs for short. MOFs... 5 days
Researchers fold a protein within a protein
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated it is possible to fold a protein within an engineered protein shell. This is a fundamental breakthrough in synthetic biology with significant applications in the biologics and pharmaceutical sectors. 5 days
Study finds genetic treatment for inherited retinal disorder
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2017, for the first time found a novel gene therapy that can improve the eyesight of... 5 days
Researchers put new spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials
PHYS.ORG A team of University of Illinois bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize a class of materials called... 5 days
Zipping DNA
PHYS.ORG ETH researchers have developed a method that allows large amounts of genetic information to be compressed and then decompressed again in cells. This could aid in the development of new therapies. 5 days
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Medical News Today: What causes antibiotic resistance?
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Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
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Condensation-based method could create stable nanoscale emulsions
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