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Abdominal fat secretes novel adipokine promoting insulin resistance and inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY A novel adipokine that favors the development of insulin resistance and systemic inflammation has been identified by an international research team . In cases of severe obesity, this... 15 minutes
Previously unknown rice blast resistance isolated
PHYS.ORG A never-before-described gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by Agricultural Research Service (ARS)... 51 minutes
Arabica coffee genome sequenced
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Coffee is one of the largest commodity crops in the world, with people consuming more than 2.25 billion cups every day. Climate change is predicted to decrease the area suitable for growing coffee by as much as 50 percent by... 51 minutes
South Asians living in the United States more likely to die of heart disease and stroke
NEWS MEDICAL South Asians are more likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks and strokes... 59 minutes
Medical News Today: ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression
MNT For the first time in humans, researchers administered immune T cells to patients with ALS. This slowed down the progression of the disease. 4 hours
ALS: Immune cells may slow disease progression
MNT For the first time in humans, researchers administered immune T cells to patients with ALS. This slowed down the progression of the disease. 5 hours
Tau mutations may serve as novel risk factor for cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Mutations to the protein tau, commonly associated with neurodegenerative disorders, may serve as a novel risk factor for cancer, according to results published in Cancer Research, a journal... 7 hours
CU research sheds light on liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
NEWS MEDICAL Research by physician-scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers hope for improved quality of life for people who rely on intravenous nutrition due... 7 hours
Study uncovers why pesticide exposure increases Parkinson's disease risk in some people
NEWS MEDICAL A new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people's risk of developing Parkinson's disease. 7 hours
NIH commences first-in-human trial evaluating experimental treatment for Ebola
NEWS MEDICAL A first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease has begun at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. 8 hours
Cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson's link
SCIENCE DAILY Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson's disease. Now a professor has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the... 11 hours
USC researchers develop new portable device for early-stage malaria detection
NEWS MEDICAL According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this... 11 hours
New advances in understanding and treating intellectual disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have investigated an intellectual disorder (ATR-X) syndrome to reveal its cause, mechanism and a potential therapeutic strategy to decrease associated cognitive impairment. 12 hours
Changes to specific MicroRNA involved in development of Lou Gehrig's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The findings could serve as... 12 hours
Tuberculosis: Pharmacists develop new substance to counteract antimicrobial resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise worldwide. This is becoming a problem for infectious diseases like tuberculosis as there are only a few active substances available to combat such diseases.... 12 hours
Skin cream containing rapamycin reduces TSC-related facial tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Addressing a critical issue for people with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex, doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reported that a skin cream containing rapamycin... 12 hours
Study explores brain chemistry of alcohol exposure in people with family history of AUD
NEWS MEDICAL People with a family history of alcohol use disorder release more dopamine in the brain's main reward center in response... 12 hours
Study identifies new mechanism involved in development of Lou Gehrig's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new Tel Aviv University study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 12 hours
Scientists develop lab-based system to study mechanisms of common liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have developed a lab-based system for studying the most common type of liver disease, paving the way for research into new therapies. 12 hours
Study explores link between groundwater lithium and diagnoses of bipolar disorder, dementia
NEWS MEDICAL High groundwater concentration of lithium, a naturally occurring trace element, wasn't associated with any benefit in diagnoses of bipolar disorder or dementia when accounting... 12 hours
New portable malaria screening instrument developed
PHYS.ORG According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics... 19 hours
Dramatic rise in ADHD medication mishaps among kids, report finds
ABC NEWS The growing number of young people taking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications has sparked an alarming rise in child and teen overdoses. 19 hours
[Editors' Choice] A fatty link between heart disease and autoimmunity
Science Magazine Atherogenic hyperlipidemia drives IL-27 production by dendritic cells to support follicular T cell differentiation and systemic autoimmune disorders in mice. 19 hours
A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have shown that a small cluster of cells in the human embryo dictates the fate of other embryonic cells.... 19 hours
Strenuous exercise in teenage years may protect against height loss later in life
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has identified several key factors in postmenopausal women that are associated with height loss, a common occurrence in this... 20 hours
Thailand stops short of banning hazardous weedkillers
PHYS.ORG A toxic weedkiller linked to Parkinson's disease and banned in more than 30 countries will not be outlawed in Thailand, after authorities announced Wednesday they would instead restrict its use. 20 hours
How a cell knows when to divide
PHYS.ORG How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells... 22 hours
Genetic diversity helps protect against disease
PHYS.ORG So much for survival of the fittest – diversity is the key: a team of researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally that genetic diversity makes populations... 22 hours
Medical News Today: Is my ADHD medication working?
MNT Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often managed with medication. It is important to know whether this medication is effective and to adjust the type or dosage if needed. Here,... 23 hours
Novel strategies to combat production diseases in pigs and poultry
PHYS.ORG The intensification of farming increases the risk and susceptibility of pigs and chickens getting production diseases. This makes animal husbandry practices less efficient, resulting in huge financial losses. 23 hours
Spike in severe black lung disease among former US coal miners
SCIENCE DAILY The number of cases of progressive massive fibrosis, the most severe form of black lung disease, has been increasing dramatically among coal workers and especially younger... 23 hours
Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking... 1 day
Egg Consumption Could Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM In a research article published in the journal Heart, a team of researchers from China and... 1 day
Medical News Today: Why fever can be your friend in times of illness
MNT A mild fever is not just the sign of an infection or viral disease. It actually stimulates the body's immune response, and... 1 day
Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking
NEWS MEDICAL Long-term light smokers appear to be at greater risk for lung function decline, emphysema and obstructive lung disease than heavy smokers who quit, according to new... 1 day
Deadly form of black lung disease found to be increasing among U.S. coal miners
NEWS MEDICAL Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the most debilitating and deadly form of black lung disease, is increasing among U.S. coal miners... 1 day
Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans. 1 day
Health and diagnostics to soon be digitalized with advent of AI
NEWS MEDICAL Despite the fact that health in general globally is facing several challenges including antibiotic resistance, lack of accessible and affordable health care, rise of chronic and... 1 day
Link between IBD and Parkinson's might allow doctors to slow down condition
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors may be able to modify or slow down the progress of the neurological condition Parkinson's disease in the future by spotting signs of... 2 days
Avoiding the car for travel could significantly lower risk of illness and death
SCIENCE DAILY People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic... 2 days
Posttraumatic stress affects academics
SCIENCE DAILY Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and/or guilt. New research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well. 2 days
How order first appears in liquid crystals
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have shown a technique that can identify regions in a liquid crystal system where molecular order begins to emerge just before the system fully transitions from disordered to ordered states. 2 days
Research reveals how order first appears in liquid crystals
PHYS.ORG Liquid crystals undergo a peculiar type of phase change. At a certain temperature, their cigar-shaped molecules go from a disordered jumble to a more orderly arrangement in which they all... 2 days
WATCH: What is cancer?
ABC NEWS Cancer refers to a collection of related diseases in which the body's cells divide uncontrollably and spread to surrounding tissues. 2 days
Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide
ABC NEWS Authorities: Death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in an river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide 2 days
People with ASD risk being manipulated because they can't tell when they're being lied to
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the ability to distinguish truth from lies is diminished in people with autism... 2 days
New brain development disorder identified by scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans. 2 days
Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk
MNT Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years. 2 days
Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk
MNT Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years. 2 days
Remote control of transport through nanopores
PHYS.ORG In our bodies, the transfer of genetic information, viral infections and protein trafficking, as well as the synthesis and the degradation of biomolecules, are all phenomena that require the transport of molecules through channels. Improving our... 2 days
PanOptica doses first patient in Phase 1/2 dose-ranging clinical trial of PAN-90806
NEWS MEDICAL PanOptica, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmology therapies, today announced that the Company has dosed the first patient in a... 2 days
Specific patterns of fat distribution linked to metabolic disease, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Specific patterns of fat distribution are linked to the presence of Coronary Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes, according to a new study published in Obesity. 2 days
New tool predicts the lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that the risk of Alzheimer’s disease significantly varies depending on age, gender and the presence of any signs or symptoms of dementia. 2 days
Dying Indian nurse: 'Take care of our children'
ABC NEWS Officials say a nurse caring for patients infected with a deadly virus has died from the disease during an outbreak in south India 2 days
Investigational drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients exposed to gluten
NEWS MEDICAL An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free... 2 days
Link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The findings provide a possible explanation of the cause... 2 days
Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet
SCIENCE DAILY An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free diet. Inadvertent... 2 days
Model estimates lifetime risk of Alzheimer's dementia using biomarkers
SCIENCE DAILY Lifetime risks of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia vary considerably by age, gender and whether any signs or symptoms of dementia are present, according to a new study. 2 days
PCI along with prescribed drugs better than medication alone for treating for people with heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL A non-surgical procedure, called percutaneous coronary intervention, along with prescribed medication, is better than medication alone... 2 days
Study: Medical centers more willing to perform lung transplants for severe alcoholic hepatitis patients
NEWS MEDICAL Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic... 2 days
A hidden world of communication, chemical warfare, beneath the soil
PHYS.ORG The soil supporting a field of crops teems with life. Untold numbers of bacteria and fungi strive for space and food. Most are harmless. Many are vital to... 2 days
Nurse killed by deadly virus during Indian outbreak
ABC NEWS Officials say a nurse caring for patients infected with a deadly virus has died from the disease during an outbreak in south India 2 days
Study: Most people with preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease may not develop dementia
NEWS MEDICAL During the past decade, researchers have identified new ways to detect the earliest biological signs of Alzheimer's disease. 2 days
Nurse killed by deadly virus amid Indian outbreak
ABC NEWS Officials say a nurse caring for patients infected with a deadly virus has died from the disease amid an outbreak in south India 2 days
Medical News Today: One egg per day may keep stroke at bay
MNT Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests. 2 days
Combination of vascular risk and brain amyloid levels may accelerate age-related cognitive decline
NEWS MEDICAL Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of... 2 days
FDA approves new drug to treat thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic... 2 days
New LIVE scoring tool effectively predicts future risk of hospitalization for COPD patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a new tool that utilizes basic laboratory tests to effectively identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are... 2 days
CRISPR-Cas9-based strategy allows researchers to precisely alter hundreds of different genes
NEWS MEDICAL Geneticists have been using model organisms ranging from the house mouse to the single-cell bakers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to study basic biological processes that regulate human... 2 days
Women with gestational diabetes may be at greater risk for chronic kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL Gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-stage kidney damage, a precursor to chronic kidney disease, according to a study by researchers at... 2 days
Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-related cognitive decline
SCIENCE DAILY Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of very early Alzheimer's-disease-associated changes... 2 days
Immune cells hold promise in slowing down ALS
SCIENCE DAILY Recent research showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease. 2 days
Scientists identify new drug target to combat chikungunya virus
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a useful target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to... 2 days
Atomic-level study reveals why rare disorder causes sudden paralysis
SCIENCE DAILY A rare genetic disorder in which people are suddenly overcome with profound weakness or temporary paralysis is caused by a hole in a membrane protein that allows sodium ions to... 2 days
Neuron guidance factor found to play a key role in immune cell function
SCIENCE DAILY Macrophages are white blood cells that perform different functions with different energy needs. M2-type macrophages have anti-inflammatory properties that may protect against... 2 days
Research sheds light on a novel disease mechanism in chronic smokers
SCIENCE DAILY Research suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest... 2 days
US poison control centers receive 29 calls per day about children exposed to ADHD medications
SCIENCE DAILY The study found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to... 2 days
Target for chikungunya treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research. 3 days
Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease
SCIENCE DAILY People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases compared with eating no eggs, suggests a new study. 3 days
Eczema drug effective against severe asthma
SCIENCE DAILY New studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by... 3 days
A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus
SCIENCE DAILY A nanoparticle vaccine could help eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunize children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where... 3 days
How a Prairie-Dog Plague Vaccine Could Protect Ferrets (and Maybe People, Too)
LIVE SCIENCE Yes, there's a vaccine for the plague, one of the most notorious diseases known to humanity. But unfortunately, this vaccine isn't for humans —... 3 days
A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus
MIT Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease worldwide. 3 days
Chemists synthesize millions of proteins not found in nature
MIT New technology could lead to development of novel “xenoprotein” drugs against infectious diseases. 3 days
Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide
PHYS.ORG A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could... 3 days
Personalizing therapeutic brain stimulation
SCIENCE DAILY A study of epilepsy patients with implanted electrodes provides an unprecedented view of the changes in brain activity created by electrical stimulation. These findings have the potential to improve noninvasive stimulation approaches toward the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. 3 days
Treg infusions show promise in slowing progression of ALS
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have... 3 days
Profiling the genome hundreds of variations at a time
PHYS.ORG Geneticists have been using model organisms ranging from the house mouse to the single-cell bakers' yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to study basic biological processes that regulate human development and physiology, and... 3 days
Neurological protein found to protect against inflammatory diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified a protein involved in the activation of macrophages that protects against inflammatory disorders such as sepsis and inflammatory bowel disease. 3 days
Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder
NEWS MEDICAL A rare genetic disorder in which people are suddenly overcome with profound muscle weakness is caused by a hole in a membrane protein that... 3 days
Multidisciplinary clinic can provide quality care for low-income patients with lung conditions
NEWS MEDICAL A new study demonstrates that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinic for low-income and homeless individuals with respiratory disease can decrease no-show rates and provide... 3 days
Study finds increase in number of calls to US Poison Control Centers about ADHD medication exposures
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio... 3 days
Medical News Today: How is ADHD rated?
MNT Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look... 3 days
Multidisciplinary lung clinic can provide quality care for low-income patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new study demonstrates that a comprehensive and multidisciplinary clinic for low-income and homeless individuals with respiratory disease can decrease no-show rates and provide quality care that is... 3 days
An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Parasites are as a rule very picky about who they infect. But there are always exceptions. 3 days
Medical News Today: What happens when calcium levels are low?
MNT Calcium is an essential mineral, and when the body is chronically deficient, serious complications can arise, including muscle and dental problems, depression, and osteoporosis. We describe these issues... 3 days
Chimpanzees eat plants that point to new ways of treating diseases
PHYS.ORG As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria... 3 days
Researchers discover new disease mechanism in chronic tobacco smokers
NEWS MEDICAL Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signaling protein called interleukin-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of... 3 days
Analysis of lymph node dissection shows no overall survival benefit in renal carcinoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of lymph node dissection in renal cell carcinoma that has not spread to other organs indicates the procedure... 3 days
New airway transplantation technique shows promising results in lung cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL An early study suggests it may be feasible to use human aortic grafts preserved by freezing to rebuild windpipe and airway sections removed because of disease. 3 days
Arabica coffee genome sequenced
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An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease
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Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia
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Some tropical frogs may be developing resistance to a deadly fungal disease – but now salamanders are at risk
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Mini-antibodies discovered in sharks and camels could lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases
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