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Major Asia gene study to help doctors battle disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 minutes
'Under-representation of Asian populations in genetic studies has meant that medical relevance for more than half of the human population is reduced,' one researcher said. more
New coalition will help hospitals nationwide provide plant-based food options for patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 51 minutes
Cheesy scrambled eggs, meatloaf, chicken parmesan and pie. It wouldn't be an unusual tally of meals consumed by a patient admitted to a hospital... more
New study of genes in Asian populations may help better understand, treat genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics,... more
Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common amongst people with an eating disorder. more
New mathematical model for amyloid formation  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Amyloids are aggregates consisting of stacks of thousands of proteins bound tightly together. Their formation is involved in several widespread disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Type II diabetes. more
Tiny magnetic structures enhance medical science  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Small magnetic objects, which have been used successfully in technological applications such as data storage, are showing promise in the biomedical field. Magnetic nanostructures have interesting properties that enhance novel applications in medical diagnosis and allow... more
An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. A team of... more
Studying the geometry of a common skin disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
In a recent study from Hiroshima University, researchers turned to mathematics to predict hive patterns in humans. more
New AI tool predicts disease progression and evolution in neurodegenerative disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Researchers have found that testing blood using an artificial intelligence algorithm successfully predicted disease progression in neurodegenerative disorders. more
Scientists zero in on endgame for nasty bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Medications were once discovered by finding active ingredients in traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery. A relatively new approach is to understand how disease and infection are controlled at the molecular level,... more
Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China more
Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
New research from UC Riverside shows scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing. Using the same gene-altering techniques, they may also be... more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
New research shows, contrary to previous scientific belief, a hormone required for sexual maturity in insects cannot travel across the blood-brain barrier unless aided by a... more
AI analysis of blood samples can predict progression of neurodegenerative disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Evaluating the effectiveness of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is often difficult because each patient's progression is different. more
Scientists short-circuit maturity in insects, opening new paths to disease prevention  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
New research from UC Riverside shows scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing. Using the same gene-altering techniques, they may also be... more
China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
China has reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, raising the total to 106, as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate... more
Research favors the use of surgical aortic valve replacement in young and middle-aged adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to expand its pool of eligible patients, open heart surgery- resulting in excellent... more
OH not linked with greater risk of adverse events among patients undergoing hypertension treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a drop in blood pressure after standing, is common among older adults and has been reported to... more
China reports 25 more virus deaths as US prepares evacuation  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
China has reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease as the U.S. government prepared to evacuate Americans from the city at the center of the outbreak more
Discovery could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A cancer researcher at the University of Alberta has made a discovery that could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease. more
Study suggests prenatal origin for ‘young’ Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine on January 2020 suggests that Parkinson’s disease developing before the age of 50 years could be due to an abnormality in certain brain... more
New micro-scale technology holds promise for improved tumor diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide... more
Holistic and data-driven health assessment can help achieve early disease detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Human Longevity, Inc., an innovator in providing data-driven health intelligence and precision health to physicians and patients, announced today the publication of a ground-breaking study in... more
Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
The Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in Brazil in 2015 sparked for many health agencies and scientists to study the pathogen,... more
Doc on plane diagnoses man's unusual condition midair  LIVE SCIENCE · 21 hours
The passenger looked like he was having a stroke. But a doctor on board determined the patient had an unusual yet temporary condition. more
How to take a picture of a light pulse  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Until now, complex experimental equipment was required to measure the shape of a light pulse. Now, it can be done in a tiny crystal with the size of less than... more
Parkinson's disease may start before birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct... more
Improving drug testing with comprehensive 'Organ Chip' platform  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves only 13.8% of all tested drugs, and these numbers are even lower in "orphan" diseases that affect relatively few people. more
New look at odd holes involved in taste, Alzheimer's, asthma  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Large holes in our cells have been implicated in depression, Alzehimer's disease, asthma, and even taste. Now, we know what two kinds of these pores look like, potentially... more
Mysterious large holes in cells linked with sense of taste, Alzheimer's disease, asthma  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Many cells are covered with mysterious large holes, pores that have been associated with the sense of taste as well as Alzheimer's... more
Moderate egg intake does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. more
Parkinson's disease may affect brain cells before birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug... more
New gene correction therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of twelve and reducing life expectancy. Researchers have developed a gene therapy... more
Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information... more
ISS researchers estimated 680,000 cases of mild cognitive impairment in 2018  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISS researchers estimated about 680,000 cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in a total of 12,730,960... more
Autism diagnosis test is less reliable than previously assumed, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Rutgers researchers have found that a test widely used to diagnose whether children have autism is less reliable than previously assumed. more
Technology used on the ISS could reveal important information about human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In an article published recently in Microgravity, a Nature Journal, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate a unique method for studying the mechanisms behind... more
Weak evidence found on added benefit of asfotase alfa treatment for infants with hypophosphatasia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder. The frequency of severe courses of disease is estimated at 1:100 000:... more
Clinical trial to test safety, effectiveness of mAb against malaria in healthy volunteers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A Phase 1 clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against malaria has begun enrolling healthy adult... more
New insights into globular glial tauopathy could aid in the design of better drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the accumulation of phospho-tau, in other words tau associated to phosphate... more
Equal-access health care system may help eliminate racial disparities among men with prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Among men with prostate cancer who received care from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health System, an equal-access health care system,... more
New look at odd holes involved in taste, Alzheimer's, asthma  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Many cells are covered with mysterious large holes, pores that have been associated with the sense of taste as well as Alzheimer's disease, depression, and even asthma. Knowing... more
Expert genomics panel disputes certain genes linked to a dangerous heart condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A panel of experts have said that nine genes linked to a dangerous heart disorder called long QT syndrome, are not associated with the... more
Study tracks milestones in the history of human disease genetics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Genetic discoveries over the past 25 years have substantially advanced understanding of both rare and common diseases, furthering the development of treatment and prevention for ailments ranging from... more
ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Geneticists and heart specialists around the world had previously reported 17 genes to cause long QT syndrome, a little-known inherited heart condition. However, the Clinical Genome... more
Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading... more
Noscendo and UKB partner to expand DISQVER platform in the field of microbial resistances  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Noscendo GmbH and the University Hospital Bonn today announced the successful signing of a cooperative agreement with the Institute for... more
FDA approves new drug that could aid MS diagnoses for clinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new drug that could make it easier for doctors to diagnose multiple sclerosis in its earlier stages has been approved for its first... more
China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll rises  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and... more
Prescription drug for edema improves ASD symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Bumetanide - a prescription drug for edema (the build-up of fluid in the body) - improves some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according... more
Marburg virus detected in fruit bats of Sierra Leone  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Marburg virus is a close relative of the Ebola virus explain researchers. It may also lead to the deadly life threatening hemorrhagic disease in patients as seen with Ebola.... more
Puberty blockers reduce suicidal ideations among transgender teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Transgender teens have a higher risk of having suicidal ideations, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study suggests that having access to puberty blockers can significantly... more
Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Smoking has been proven to be bad for health, causing a string of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung illness, and cancer. In the 2020 Surgeon General report from the U.S. Department of Health... more
Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently... more
A microdose lithium formulation could halt signs of Alzheimer's pathology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There remains a controversy in scientific circles today regarding the value of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer's disease. more
Data from high-quality registries to be considered in benefit assessment of drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Particularly in the case of accelerated drug approvals and drugs for rare diseases (orphan drugs), the evidence available at the time of market access... more
Taming pathogens with mucus and phages  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each... more
Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers... more
Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. more
Coronavirus could turn into a new pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility,... more
Going with the flow: New insights into mysterious fluid motions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Water issuing from an ordinary faucet tells a complex tale of its journey through a pipe. At high velocities, the faucet's gushing stream is turbulent: chaotic, disorderly—like the... more
30-year study of MSUD highlights critical need for more effective disease-modifying therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study analyzes 30 years of patient data and details the clinical course of 184 individuals with genetically diverse forms of Maple Syrup... more
How disorder in nanocrystals enables heat-therapeutic systems  nanowerk · 4 days
Nanocrystals, when they are dressed by the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to favorably convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health, sensors... more
Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement... more
Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There's a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few... more
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Chicago woman is the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China more
Researchers explain how disorder in tiny crystals enables heat-therapeutic systems  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new research study at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) finds that minute crystals, many thousand times... more
Deciphering the sugar code  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin... more
Mapping the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account for only a fraction of total disease risk.... more
Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
Meridian launches High-Specificity Pfu HS Mix to increase customers’ testing capabilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. today announced the launch of a High-Specificity Pfu HS Mix that not only provides high-fidelity amplification, but also offers market-leading amplification for companion... more
Developing diagnostic tools based on science of the sniff  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As the medical industry continues its quest for accurate and reliable diagnostic tools, more is becoming understood about the science of the sniff. more
Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to touch medicine in many different ways, from making diagnoses to triaging patients. Many AI enterprises will make headlines in 2020: more
Snake stem cells used to create venom-producing organoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Organoids have become an important tool for studying many disease processes and testing potential drugs. Now, they are being used in a surprising and unexpected way: for the production of snake venom.... more
Tackling antibiotic resistance: Phage-mimicking antibacterial core-shell nanoparticles could help  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection,... more
UC Davis MIND Institute provides care for those born with fragile X syndrome disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don't know anything about... more
Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new coronavirus virus, likely first transmitted to people from animals at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is making international headlines as disease detectives work to uncover what it is, how... more
Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity. more
Living near major roads linked to higher incidence of neurological disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this... more
Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Genetics plays a role in the overall health and well-being of humans. Genes provide instructions for making proteins, which help determine the structure and function of each cell in the... more
Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Air pollution is a long-standing global problem, which is responsible for 7 million deaths each year, with 7 percent of these attributed to pneumonia. A new study highlights... more
Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests... more
Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research. more
Taking aim at gastric cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is... more
More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain... more
The new front against antibiotic resistance  MIT · 5 days
Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease. more
Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards... more
Scientists discover small molecule that may slow or stop Parkinson's progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and The Scripps Research Institute led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop... more
Chromatin accessibility dynamics in a model of human forebrain development  Science Magazine · 5 days
Forebrain development is characterized by highly synchronized cellular processes, which, if perturbed, can cause disease. To chart the regulatory activity underlying these events, we generated a map of... more
The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology  Science Magazine · 5 days
Despite extensive evidence showing that exposure to specific chemicals can lead to disease, current research approaches and regulatory policies fail to address the chemical complexity of our world. To safeguard current and... more
FerriIridium drug can simultaneously help diagnose, treat gastric cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A novel drug, named "FerriIridium", can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching... more
A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study found that routinely giving the Zika vaccine to women of childbearing age could save money if the risk of Zika is around that of other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue... more
Taking aim at gastric cancer: New approach to selective chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A novel drug, named "FerriIridium," can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only... more
Patient multimorbidity increases GPs’ likelihood of burnout  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
There is a difference between seeing a patient with a catalogue of two or more serious chronic diseases and a healthy patient who just needs a prescription to treat a case of cystitis. more
Portable optical biosensor slashes sepsis diagnosis time  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sepsis claims one life every four seconds. It is the primary cause of death in hospitals, and one of the ten leading causes of death worldwide. more
Tiny organs grown from snake glands produce real venom  Science Magazine · 5 days
Organoids could help develop treatments for snake bites and drugs for human diseases more
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