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Review of kidney cancer incidence in California signals end of a trend
NEWS MEDICAL A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has concluded that the... 1 day
Viruses and aphids that help crops? Scientists think it may be possible
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are making an effort to help corn stand up to stress brought on by drought and disease by using viruses and aphids to... 1 day
Spider silk protein may be useful for engineering artificial cardiac tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to... 1 day
Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissues
SCIENCE DAILY Every tissue has its own pattern of active alleles, a large-scale study has found. Researchers were able to show that the differential allele activity is regulated by tissue-specific, regulatory DNA elements known... 1 day
How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of... 1 day
Medical News Today: Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 1 day
Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 1 day
Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. They demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet... 1 day
Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health
SCIENCE DAILY Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. 1 day
Medical News Today: Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know
MNT Pickwickian syndrome is a condition characterized by disordered breathing when sleeping. It is common in people who are obese. Learn about this condition. 2 days
New MyoVista hsECG device launched in the European Union for early detection of heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL HeartSciences today announced the European launch of MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG) Testing Device, developed in response to the global... 2 days
New Global Burden of Disease study estimates vast impact of asthma and COPD
NEWS MEDICAL Latest global estimates illustrate the vast impact of the two most common chronic respiratory diseases, with 3.2 million deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... 2 days
Hypertension during pregnancy linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease
NEWS MEDICAL Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. 2 days
Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible, say researchers
SCIENCE DAILY It is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry, say researchers. 2 days
Exclusive: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos
NPR NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent... 2 days
New biomarkers for early Lyme Disease identified
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has developed a test to facilitate early diagnosis of Lyme Disease, which it is hoped will improved treatment outcomes. Until now, it was difficult to... 2 days
A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos
NPR NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos... 2 days
Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its... 2 days
Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention. 2 days
Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes... 2 days
Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a new research showed that many of the genes that are expressed by microglia are different between humans and... 2 days
Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off disease
SCIENCE DAILY Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the... 2 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
SCIENCE DAILY Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the development of shock. 2 days
New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research
NEWS MEDICAL Research published this week in Scientific Reports describes a new ultra lightweight system for recording neural activity in the brains... 2 days
Drug-like molecule appears to interfere with inflammatory response in variety of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 2 days
Study explores effects of occupational, lifestyle risk factors on nurses' health
NEWS MEDICAL A prospective study of more than 20,000 nurses aged 20-45 years, 88% of whom had worked night shifts, reported their most common health issues, disease history,... 2 days
High-definition eye scan could reveal crucial warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. 2 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 2 days
Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections
NEWS MEDICAL Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the... 2 days
Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of... 2 days
Study explores link between socioeconomic factors and CAD in patients undergoing coronary angiography
NEWS MEDICAL Historically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate... 2 days
New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness
SCIENCE DAILY There is now a way to distinguish Lyme disease from similar conditions, report scientists. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused... 2 days
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Deriving genomic diagnoses without revealing patient genomes
Science Magazine Patient genomes are interpretable only in the context of other genomes; however, genome sharing enables discrimination. Thousands of monogenic diseases have yielded definitive genomic diagnoses and potential gene therapy targets. Here we show how... 2 days
Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other
SCIENCE DAILY New findings challenge existing dogma that neurons release fixed amounts of chemical signal at any one time and could have implications for brain disorders including Parkinson's and schizhophrenia. 2 days
Research provides clues to how infectious bacteria may increase risk of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. 2 days
Lab tests show molecule appears to spur cell death in tumors, inflammation
PHYS.ORG A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 2 days
Study: Fat but fit still face higher heart disease risk
ABC NEWS Researchers found a higher rate of coronary heart disease among people who are overweight but otherwise healthy. 2 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's could be diagnosed early with sniff tests
MNT A damaged sense of smell correlates with other biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, providing hope that smell tests might help diagnose the disease earlier. 2 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
PHYS.ORG Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers from the University of Basel have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the... 2 days
Noninvasive retinal imaging may improve early detection of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies... 2 days
Simulation shows the high cost of dementia, especially for families
SCIENCE DAILY A new simulation of the dementia epidemic estimates the economic impact the disease has on households and public insurance programs and provides a tool for projecting the impact... 2 days
Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL For people with Parkinson's disease, seeing a neurologist by video conference from their homes may be as effective as their... 2 days
Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care
NEWS MEDICAL A new study on the lifetime cost of dementia indicates that families of people living with the disease incur the largest financial burden. 3 days
WATCH: New research offers hope on detecting Lyme disease early
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton brings all the details on a new study on Lyme disease that is creating a buzz within the medical community. 3 days
New study offers hope for early Lyme disease diagnosis
ABC NEWS Researchers differentiated Lyme disease from similar tick-borne illnesses. 3 days
often missing in the health care debate women s voices Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception,... 3 days
Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities... 3 days
Medical News Today: Jumping genes made us human, but can they cause disease?
MNT Ancient bacteria and viruses left their traces all over our DNA. This may have given us an edge in our quest to... 3 days
New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging--MRI--multicolor. 3 days
Immunotherapy drug shows favorable safety profile in patients with advanced small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab has demonstrated a favorable safety profile and "promising durable clinical activity" in pretreated patients who exhibit... 3 days
Fundamental pathology behind amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS patients. ALS is popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s... 3 days
A new tool could one day improve Lyme disease diagnosis
SCIENCE-NEWS There soon could be a way to differentiate between Lyme disease and a similar tick-associated illness. 3 days
[Research Articles] mGlu7 potentiation rescues cognitive, social, and respiratory phenotypes in a mouse model of Rett syndrome
Science Magazine Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG binding... 3 days
[Research Articles] Metabolic differentiation of early Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI)
Science Magazine Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States, results from infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. Early clinical... 3 days
[Research Articles] Loss of dual leucine zipper kinase signaling is protective in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
Science Magazine Hallmarks of chronic neurodegenerative disease include progressive synaptic loss and neuronal cell death, yet... 3 days
Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
ABC NEWS Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _... 3 days
New machine learning program shows promise for early alzheimer's diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY A new machine learning program appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Early diagnosis... 3 days
Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing... 3 days
Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer's disease?
SCIENCE DAILY Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk. 3 days
Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in... 3 days
Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal
NEWS MEDICAL Changing life-style in urban areas is increasing the risk of heart diseases. Recent research done in an urban population of Nepal's capital Kathmandu to... 3 days
Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women
NEWS MEDICAL Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease... 3 days
Simple odor identification tests may help track progression of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL By the time you start losing your memory, it`s almost too late. That`s because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may already... 3 days
Which research results in mice will help humans with MS? Now there's a way to tell
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed and successfully tested a method for determining how relevant to the human disease... 3 days
Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses... 3 days
Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids
SCIENCE DAILY Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today's trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to... 3 days
Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging—MRI—multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images.... 3 days
Blood biopsy helps identify targetable genetic alterations in patients with cancer of unknown primary
NEWS MEDICAL Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to... 3 days
How a CT Scan of an Olive Led to Man's Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease
LIVE SCIENCE When a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck... 3 days
Understanding the rise in NTM infections
NEWS MEDICAL It is important to keep in mind that nontuberculous mycobacteria are environmental, and so unlike mycobacterial tuberculosis, generally this is not a person to person transmitted disease. The organisms are found universally in water and soil... 3 days
New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosis
MNT A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere... 3 days
3D printing living tissues to form living structures
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that would potentially... 3 days
Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune system
SCIENCE DAILY It is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, according to a new study. The findings offer novel... 4 days
Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involved
SCIENCE DAILY Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a... 4 days
WATCH: Study suggests you cannot be 'fat but fit'
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the new research that suggests people who carry extra weight have an increased risk of heart disease even if they are otherwise healthy. 4 days
Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region... 4 days
Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age-old disease
SCIENCE DAILY Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease. 4 days
Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Boston Children's Hospital Vascular Biology Program have revealed an engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health following the onset of hypertension, atherosclerosis,... 4 days
Lab-grown miniature blood vessels mimic rare Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels that exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome -- an extremely rare genetic disease that causes... 4 days
Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impact
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to fine particulate matter via air pollution, led to increases in stress hormones and, in a study of healthy college students in China. Negative effects... 4 days
Experimental therapy for heart fibrosis?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapies that can repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury. Scientists inhibited a protein that helps regulate the heart's response to adrenaline, alleviating the disease processes... 4 days
Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed... 4 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Low serotonin levels may drive development
MNT A new study examines serotonin transporters and suggests that rather than being an effect of Alzheimer's disease, low serotonin may cause the illness. 4 days
Alzheimer's: Low serotonin levels may drive development
MNT A new study examines serotonin transporters and suggests that rather than being an effect of Alzheimer's disease, low serotonin may cause the illness. 4 days
Medical News Today: 'Metabolically healthy obese' at twice the risk of heart disease
MNT Being both obese and healthy might be a myth, researchers say, pointing out that all overweight people are at an increased risk... 4 days
'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy. 4 days
Mercury is altering gene expression
SCIENCE DAILY Mercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all the way down to those microalgae that are the... 4 days
Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging disease
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels using stem cells taken from patients with an extremely rare genetic disease called progeria that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children. The blood... 4 days
Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease and the nutrition value of crops
PHYS.ORG Color in the plant kingdom is not merely a joy to the eye. Colored pigments attract... 4 days
Immune study points to new ways to treat lung disease
SCIENCE DAILY Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease, report investigators. 4 days
New method for the 3D printing of living tissues
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that... 4 days
Mercury is altering gene expression
PHYS.ORG The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to the largest fish—the ones we eat. Mercury causes severe and irreversible neurological... 4 days
WATCH: Woman advocates for breast cancer awareness after 11 women in her family are diagnosed
ABC NEWS Felicia Johnson is advocating to raise awareness of the disease in the African-American community. 5 days
Novel stem cell-derived model created of inflammatory neurological disorder
MNT Brain-in-a-dish approach also showed two existing HIV drugs may be effective in rescuing mutated cells. 5 days
New study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth
NEWS MEDICAL Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of disease, and patients have few options for effective treatment. 5 days
SBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseases
NEWS MEDICAL The Exscien Corporation of Louisville, KY, in conjunction with LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been awarded an SBIR Fast-Track grant... 5 days
Study shows how breast cancer cells spread late in disease development
NEWS MEDICAL Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists from... 5 days
New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor... 5 days
Varroa mites -- bees' archenemies -- have genetic holes in their armor
SCIENCE DAILY Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Scientists have found genetic holes... 5 days
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