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New rapid assay for Lyme disease could lead to a point-of-care diagnostic test  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology describes a new rapid assay for Lyme disease that could lead to a... more
Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
Fatty liver disease is contributing to an increase in liver cancer and basic scientists at The University of Texas Health Science at Houston have... more
Medical News Today: Dry eye disease: New treatment on the horizon  MNT · 17 minutes
Current treatments for dry eye disease do not work for everyone. A preliminary investigation of new antibody based eye drops produces encouraging results. more
Medical News Today: Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment  MNT · 17 minutes
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings. more
Medical News Today: MCI: Should memory tests score males and females differently?  MNT · 17 minutes
A new study finds that testing memory with sex-specific scores could lead to more females and fewer males receiving a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis. more
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 47 minutes
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore  NEWS MEDICAL · 47 minutes
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published... more
People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 47 minutes
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Study reveals new and surprising function of adenine nucleotide translocator  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease and weakness of the eye muscles,... more
UCLA research identifies potential strategy that may halt Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington's disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair... more
Young blood may hold the key to treating age-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. more
ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
On any given day in the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
New assistive technology can diagnose collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with a higher degree of accuracy than radiologists. more
Spectrum Health, MSU researchers aim to find new or better treatments for "orphan diseases"  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast... more
Scientists harness the power of immune system to test novel cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The field of immunotherapy has revolutionized the way people with incurable cancers are treated, saving the lives of many people whose disease would have... more
The treatment of cocaine use disorder  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Cocaine use continues to be a serious worldwide public health problem. Cocaine abuse is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Cocaine overdose deaths are increasing in the United States and, in certain populations, outnumber heroin and... more
Current advances in research in treatment and recovery: Nicotine addiction  Science Magazine · 3 hours
The health harms of combusted tobacco use are undeniable. With market and regulatory pressures to reduce the harms of nicotine delivery by combustion, the tobacco product landscape has... more
[Research Articles] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes... more
Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. Youthful blood seemingly rejuvenated... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
Scientists work toward a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for Lyme disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A study describes a new rapid assay for Lyme disease that could lead to a practical test for use by healthcare providers. The researchers found the... more
Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses more
New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases... more
Aҫaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to... more
Scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases called tauopathies. This advance gives them hope of using cerebrospinal fluid, or... more
In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports investigating how socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in... more
Researchers outline new exercise recommendations for people living with and beyond cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
It's well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of... more
Osteoarthritis can increase your risk for social isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers examined whether there is an association between arthritis and social isolation, and have identified the disease's contribution to social isolation. more
Tackling E. coli infections  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Monash scientists have identified a survival mechanism of bacteria that cause disease in plant and animals, including highly virulent E. coli (Escherichia coli) related diseases. more
New DNA 'clock' could help measure development in young children  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. more
Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Syphilis rates, like other sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States, are soaring, and the first known study to... more
Natural loss of foot muscle in rodents shares mechanisms often associated with disease and injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have developed new insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other... more
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor... more
Protein misfolding as a risk marker for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
In symptom-free individuals, the detection of misfolded amyloid-beta protein in the blood indicated a considerably higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- up to 14 years before a clinical diagnosis was... more
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and more rapid disease progression.... more
Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers rare high blood pressure syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
When the adrenal gland produces too much aldosterone, this often leads to high blood pressure and kidney damage (hyperaldosteronism). It has only recently emerged... more
Muscadine grapes are affected by parasitic nematodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Muscadines are also known for being hearty grapes, with a tough skin that protects them from many fungal diseases. Bunch grapes are highly susceptible to damage from plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs), which affect their health,... more
PTSD nearly doubles infection risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A new study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. Researchers found that PTSD affects infection risks for men and women differently, having, for... more
Cell family trees tracked to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular families with... more
Non-invasive tape strips can be used in children to assess atopic dermatitis on the molecular level  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers... more
AAFP releases updated Feline Zoonoses Guidelines  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released updated Feline Zoonoses Guidelines to the veterinary community. These are published Online First, and will appear in the November issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and... more
Steroid injections for osteoarthritis more may damage joints  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common chronic condition of the joints. Since the disease is degenerative, it is the single most common cause of disability among older... more
Researchers predict Tularemia outbreaks as climate changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Stockholm University researchers have found that the impact of climate change of disease incidence of tularemia could be statistically predicted. In high-latitude regions, where the disease was less common, global warming could lead to... more
Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
In symptom-free individuals, the detection of misfolded amyloid-β protein in the blood indicated a considerably higher risk of Alzheimer's disease - up to 14... more
Low-risk thyroid cancer and stringent follow-up: who decides?  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
In the case of low-risk treated thyroid cancer, some patients may be insisting on unduly intensive surveillance in the form of diagnostic scans to detect recurrence, without clear evidence for any benefit... more
Researchers track cell family trees to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular... more
Medical News Today: Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder  MNT · 1 day
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life. more
New molecular "clock" could help monitor life-altering development disorders in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists have developed a molecular "clock" that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development... more
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal... more
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Showed Early Signs of Heart Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times. more
Early diagnosis of infantile seizures crucial to brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
When caring for a baby who is younger than 2 years old, you may focus on the usual development milestones like weight gain and head circumference. However, it may be... more
Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There is a sharp rise in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States say health officials. Remarkable rise has been noted in Hawaii... more
A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Seville around one protein's role in regulating brain inflammation could improve our understanding of... more
Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia. Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and... more
Sepsis Alliance launches online learning platform to provide high quality sepsis education  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Today, Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, announced the launch of The Sepsis Institute, an online learning platform that provides healthcare... more
UCLA researchers discover new way to eliminate leukemia stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The introduction of the drug imatinib in 2001 revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 80% of people with CML... more
Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Understanding the mechanisms that mediate widespread DNA damage in the cancer genome is of great interest to cancer physicians and scientists because it may lead to improved treatments... more
CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults struggle with mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About half... more
Looking for links between Parkinson's and bipolar disorder  MNT · 1 day
According to a recent review, individuals with bipolar disorder may have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life. more
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are... more
Natural loss of foot muscle in rodents shares mechanisms often associated with disease and injury  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other species during their... more
Women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research. more
Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore... more
New UCL-developed mathematical model could help predict next Ebola outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The next Ebola outbreak could be predicted using a new UCL-developed model that tracks how changes to ecosystems and human societies combine to affect the spread of the... more
New survey confirms muscadine grapes are affected by parasitic nematodes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Native to the Southeastern United States, muscadine grapes are a superfruit. With high levels of resveratrol, phenols and antioxidants, they are known to help fight cardiovascular disease and... more
Discovery could lead to new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Drs. Miguel Burguillos (University of Seville, Spain) and Miguel Branco (Queen Mary University of London, UK), has revealed new findings about mechanisms regulating brain inflammation... more
Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering... more
Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and children who suffer from repeated febrile convulsions during their first year of life have an increased risk of developing... more
Changes associated with Alzheimer's disease detectable in blood samples  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering from Alzheimer's disease and... more
Understanding how human cell types develop, vary between individuals, and fail in disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
We are in the midst of a fascinating journey to understand the cellular phenotypes that compose human bodies and how the human... more
How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Ophthalmology, a highly dynamic space in vision loss and age-related eye diseases with approximately 1.3 billion people living with vision impairment. more
Insect or virus? How plants know  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Most plants have plenty of enemies, from insects and other grazing creatures to various diseases, droughts and many other stressors. more
Modeling airborne disease diffusion  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
With outbreaks of airborne diseases such as measles occurring with growing frequency, modeling how the diffusion process works in dynamic contact networks is an increasingly important research area for epidemiology. A team including Macquarie University researchers Mohammad Shahzamal, Raja Jurdak,... more
Risk of genetic seizure disorder: new scoring system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A Cleveland Clinic-led initiative has come up with a new risk scoring system for epileptic or seizure disorders of genetic origin. The researchers summed up the risks for a very large number... more
Antibody-based eye drops show promise in treating dry eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Dry eye is a condition wherein a person doesn’t have enough tears to lubricate the eye. With the chronic lack of sufficient lubrication, moisture, and nourishment on the... more
Physics professors granted patent for new device that could revolutionize diabetes management  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When Furman Professor of Physics Bill Baker was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2003, it served as an initiation into a painful club. more
New genetic-based epilepsy risk scores  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international team of researchers has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. This analysis is the largest study of epilepsy genetics to date,... more
Get vaccinated to protect yourself from flu, say Johns Hopkins experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to... more
New Penn Medicine study unravels the early makings of an exhausted T cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The immune system struggles to defeat cancer or chronic infections because many of the T cells that leap into action end up... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in... more
Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on MRI scans after head injury but are typically too small to be detected on CT scans.... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in fat metabolism... more
Custom-made oligonucleotide therapy for girl with fatal Batten disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Sufferers of fatal Batten disease have been given new hope as scientists develop a custom-made oligonucleotide therapy for a young girl. more
Cleveland Clinic-led researchers develop novel genetic-based epilepsy risk scores  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and... more
Study highlights role of patient maximizing-minimizing preferences in thyroid cancer surveillance  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Not all patients feel the same way about medical treatment. Some are "minimizers," preferring to see a doctor as little as possible and to give health... more
Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
After years and decades in which healthcare providers were freely prescribing opiates for all sorts of painful conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines to help bring down opioid... more
Medical News Today: Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease  MNT · 3 days
A study on the effect of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation shows that those with the greatest impairment at baseline benefited the... more
Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. more
How blood vessel health may drive IBD  MNT · 5 days
Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments. more
Antibody-based eye drop treatment reduces signs and symptoms of dry eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to identify the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein... more
New UW center awarded NIH funding to improve prevention and detection of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Even successful methods for diagnosing, treating and caring for people who are suffering from cancer are not enough without effective, practical tools... more
Prescription drug nonadherence linked to food insecurity, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Food insecurity is linked to higher disease rates but not much is known about the reasons for this. A new study of more than 10,000 Canadian households shows that this... more
Home surpasses hospital as the most common place of death for CVD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Despite their wishes, many patients die in hospitals or other facilities. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death both globally and... more
SOX9 broadly modifies the severity of Alagille syndrome liver disease in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Alagille syndrome is a rare pediatric genetic disorder that can affect the liver, heart, kidneys, blood vessels, skeleton and other tissues. more
Getting second opinion from pathologists can help improve reliability of melanoma diagnoses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists. The diagnosis relies on a pathologist's visual assessment of biopsy material... more
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