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After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, research team concludes it has many
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly six million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying... 9 hours
Erectile dysfunction is red flag for silent early cardiovascular disease
SCIENCE DAILY Despite decades long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Early detection of CV disease can allow for interventions... 9 hours
Chronic Kidney Disease Audit finds wide variations in coding of CKD patients in primary care
NEWS MEDICAL Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients... 9 hours
Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease
NEWS MEDICAL Despite decades-long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. 10 hours
Liquid biopsy results differed substantially between 2 providers
SCIENCE DAILY Two prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. Liquid biopsy is a new and noninvasive alternative to tumor tissue sequencing,... 15 hours
Unveiling massive numbers of cancer-related urinary-microRNA candidates via nanowires
Science Magazine Analyzing microRNAs (miRNAs) within urine extracellular vesicles (EVs) is important for realizing miRNA-based, simple, and noninvasive early disease diagnoses and timely medical checkups. However, the inherent difficulty in collecting dilute... 15 hours
Medical News Today: Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
MNT Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the... 16 hours
Extracellular vesicles can be used to effectively delay progression of kidney damage
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that extracellular vesicles - tiny protein-filled structures - isolated from amniotic fluid stem cells (AFSCs) can be... 17 hours
Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung
ABC NEWS Federal mining regulators are reconsidering regulations intended to protect miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease 18 hours
Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University College London have identified a rare gene mutation in an Italian family who have little sensitivity to some forms of pain. Chronic pain caused by... 20 hours
Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained
PHYS.ORG A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating crop diseases. The Cytolysin is... 20 hours
Rutgers studies highlight need for salon clients, workers to protect themselves from health risks
NEWS MEDICAL Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and... 1 day
Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. A flu vaccine might look and feel like applying a small, round bandage... 1 day
Valley fever cases see major spike in November, experts say
SCIENCE DAILY An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test... 1 day
IU scientists discover way to make drug treatment more successful against malaria
NEWS MEDICAL Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug... 1 day
Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from... 1 day
Researchers identify way to weaken malaria parasites against popular drug treatment
PHYS.ORG Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in... 2 days
Toxic chemicals in salons, lack of education lead to adverse health effects
SCIENCE DAILY Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and nail salon technicians are... 2 days
Graphic anti-smoking posters may encourage some teens to begin smoking cigarettes
SCIENCE DAILY One anti-smoking strategy promoted by tobacco opponents is the display of graphic posters depicting the consequences of tobacco-caused diseases. However, a new study finds that exposing... 2 days
Disorder-induced optical transition from spin Hall to random Rashba effect
Science Magazine Disordered structures give rise to intriguing phenomena owing to the complex nature of their interaction with light. We report on photonic spin-symmetry breaking and unexpected spin-optical transport phenomena... 2 days
Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by {alpha}-synuclein oligomers
Science Magazine Oligomeric species populated during the aggregation process of α-synuclein have been linked to neuronal impairment in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. By using solution and... 2 days
Treatable Condition Could Be Mistaken for Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system condition. A new research study could have... 2 days
Research highlights need for new approach to crippling horse disease
PHYS.ORG A new review 'Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis' published in The Veterinary Journal, demonstrates how University of Liverpool led research has changed the way we think about... 2 days
People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist believe that a significant number of people diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have a treatable immune system... 2 days
Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age
NEWS MEDICAL Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful. There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who... 2 days
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
MNT A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease. 2 days
Medical News Today: What is Treacher Collins syndrome?
MNT Learn about Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects how the bones and tissues in the face develop. We look at its causes and treatments. 2 days
Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?
MNT A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease. 2 days
Study: Living Lyme disease bacteria found months after antibiotic treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the US, today announced results of two papers published in the peer-reviewed journals PLOS ONE and... 2 days
Forty years later, Ebola survivors are still making antibodies to the lethal virus
Science Magazine Study of people who lived after 1976 outbreak may provide hope for combatting the disease 2 days
Chagas disease presents real public health problem to Canadians
NEWS MEDICAL Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas... 2 days
20% of young colon cancer patients have inherited genetic abnormality, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL As doctors grapple with increasing rates of colorectal cancers in young people, new research from the University of Michigan may offer some insight into... 2 days
Male virgins still at risk for acquiring HPV, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Men who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by... 2 days
Minority people less likely to see dermatologist for psoriasis treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. 2 days
Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients
NEWS MEDICAL The common view of type 2 diabetes as an old person's disease is becoming seriously outdated in step with the increasing number of persons... 2 days
The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene
PHYS.ORG Around two million years ago, a genetic change occurred that differentiated humans from most other primates that both protected humans from diseases,... 3 days
Genetic study defies 'one-size-fits-all' approach to prescribing opioids for chronic pain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary... 3 days
Drug to treat retinal diseases with drops instead of injections
SCIENCE DAILY A new compound has been developed to treat diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, with the ability to be administered by ophthalmic... 3 days
Fear of losing control and its role in anxiety disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Did you lock the front door? Did you double-check? Are you sure? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you can relate to people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Help may... 3 days
Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
SCIENCE DAILY In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of... 3 days
[Research Articles] Targeted apoptosis of myofibroblasts with the BH3 mimetic ABT-263 reverses established fibrosis
Science Magazine Persistent myofibroblast activation distinguishes pathological fibrosis from physiological wound healing, suggesting that therapies selectively inducing myofibroblast apoptosis could prevent progression... 3 days
[Research Articles] Urine lipoarabinomannan glycan in HIV-negative patients with pulmonary tuberculosis correlates with disease severity
Science Magazine An accurate urine test for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), affecting 9.6 million patients worldwide, is critically needed for surveillance... 3 days
Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the... 3 days
New ultra-thin diamond membrane is a radiobiologist's best friend
PHYS.ORG Depending on the dose and the target, radiation can cause incredible damage to healthy cells or it can be used to treat cancer and other diseases. To understand how cells... 3 days
Cellular self-digestion process triggers autoimmune disease
SCIENCE DAILY Autophagy allows cells to degrade and recycle their cellular components. Researchers have now demonstrated that the autophagy machinery in certain immune cells leads to the immune system attacking the central nervous system. The researchers are using... 3 days
New insights into mosquito sex protein could provide strategies to control diseases
NEWS MEDICAL If you thought the sex lives of humans were complicated, consider the case of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, bringer of Zika, dengue, and... 3 days
Researchers suggest role for MKL1 protein in development of inflammatory bowel disease
NEWS MEDICAL Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including the two conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, results in long-term inflammation of the gut and is associated with... 3 days
Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Medulloblastoma is the most common type of solid brain tumor in children. Current treatments offer limited success and may leave patients with severe neurological side effects, including psychiatric... 3 days
Declining trend of salmonellosis cases has leveled off in the EU
NEWS MEDICAL The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the European Union has leveled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. 3 days
Is there structure in glass disorder?
PHYS.ORG Stronger than steel yet easily fabricated, bulk metallic glasses are metals that lack an ordered atomic crystalline structure. The mystery of how the atoms are packed in these glasses has been studied for decades. Now, recent... 3 days
Stirring up a quantum spin-liquid with disorder
PHYS.ORG Disorder is generally thought to be detrimental to creating materials with unusual magnetism or other quantum phenomena. However, a team found that weak disorder surprisingly stabilizes a rare quantum state called a quantum spin... 3 days
Discovery of new protein shape could impact cancer and neurodegenerative disease therapies
PHYS.ORG A Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has discovered a new conformation of a common protein group with links to cancer metastasis and neurodegenerative diseases. 3 days
Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings... 3 days
Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Autophagy allows cells to degrade and recycle their cellular components. Researchers at UZH have now demonstrated that the autophagy machinery in certain immune cells leads to the immune... 3 days
Specialized physiotherapy provides many benefits for patients with Parkinson’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Specialized ParkinsonNet physiotherapy leads to better care at lower costs. This is the conclusion of large-scale research conducted by the CZ healthcare insurance company and Radboudumc, who studied... 3 days
Show me your leaves—Health check for urban trees
PHYS.ORG Trees are known to provide a whole range of benefits to people living in cities. For instance, they reduce air pollution and provide cooling through respiration and shade. When trees become unhealthy,... 3 days
Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease
PHYS.ORG If you thought the sex lives of humans were complicated, consider the case of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, bringer of Zika, dengue, and yellow fever: She mates but once,... 3 days
Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders
NEWS MEDICAL With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association, a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with... 3 days
New study explains why one identical twin more at risk for autoimmune diseases
NEWS MEDICAL It does not matter if you raise them the same, feed them the same, or dress them the same, any parent with... 3 days
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have - and die from - age-related diseases, according to researchers... 3 days
Tapeworm drug could provide new hope for patients with Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have identified a drug molecule within a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections which could... 3 days
'Virtual child' to help professionals learn key techniques to treat children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the... 3 days
Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression
NEWS MEDICAL People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of... 3 days
Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease
SCIENCE DAILY A protein transferred from male to female mosquitoes during sex influences female mating behavior -- a phenomenon that could be exploited to limit the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika... 3 days
How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby's heart
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels -- whether caused by diabetes or other factors -- keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are... 3 days
Cancer-protecting enzyme is 'also promoting its growth'
SCIENCE DAILY The NEIL3 enzyme has long been known to repair ‘day-to-day’ oxidative damage to DNA that is implicated in diseases of ageing, including dementia and cancer. 4 days
Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow
SCIENCE DAILY 'G-g-g-g-g-ood morning' is a daily obstacle for people who stutter. However, so far, not much is known about the causes of persistent developmental stuttering, which is the most frequent speech... 4 days
High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson's progression
SCIENCE DAILY High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial. 4 days
Epigenetic aging linked to bipolar disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have -- and die from -- age-related diseases, according to researchers. 4 days
Retinal diseases could be treated by ophthalmic drops instead of intraocular injections
NEWS MEDICAL The Spanish firm Sylentis has developed a compound to treat diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, which will... 4 days
DNA element may cause rare movement disorder
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has identified a specific genetic change that may be the cause of a rare but severe neurological disorder called X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. 4 days
Researchers reveal pathological mechanisms in congenital myotonic dystrophy
NEWS MEDICAL Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is the most common form of genetic muscular dystrophy that begins in adulthood. DM is characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness. People with this disorder often have prolonged... 4 days
Single-dose oral vaccine could be effective tool in controlling cholera outbreaks
NEWS MEDICAL Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. 4 days
Battling white-nose syndrome in bats
PHYS.ORG Millions of bats in North America have been wiped out by the disease white-nose syndrome caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, and scientists worry that a catastrophic reduction in the bat population will have pervasive ecological repercussions. Now,... 4 days
New insight into unique plant chemical could inform future drug development
PHYS.ORG Researchers have unearthed new insight into a plant compound that could be used to help develop improved herbicides and treatments for human disease. 4 days
Time of day affects severity of autoimmune disease
SCIENCE DAILY Immune responses and the regulation of autoimmunity are affected by the time of day when the response is activated. There may be important differences in time-of-day response to drugs used to treat... 4 days
African genetic diversity to unlock disease susceptibility
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have sequenced the genetic makeup of 24 South African individuals of different ethnolinguistic origins. The first government-funded human genomics research study performed on African soil, aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of... 4 days
Immune diseases inflict identical twins differently
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports which epigenetic factors in certain chromosomes that make one twin more at risk for autoimmune thyroid diseases. 4 days
WATCH: Family fights to find a cure after 2 children are diagnosed with fatal genetic disease
ABC NEWS A New York couple is calling on the pubic's help to raise awareness and funding for... 4 days
Drug suppresses spread of breast cancer caused by stem-like cells
SCIENCE DAILY Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target... 4 days
New scientific yardstick released to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The European Commission's Joint Research Centre released a new scientific yardstick, in the form of a certified reference material, to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease. 4 days
Researchers reveal fail-safe structure of enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
PHYS.ORG Like millions of Americans, Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellow Tom Seegar struggled as he watched several family members decline from Alzheimer's disease. 4 days
Novel compound inhibits mycomembrane biosynthesis and kills tuberculosis bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Tuberculosis is one of the most widespread life-threatening infectious diseases. Not only does antibiotic resistance make treatment increasingly difficult, but the bacteria’s relatively impermeable mycomembrane also limits the effectiveness of... 4 days
New report reveals steep rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments during winter
NEWS MEDICAL An 80% rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments in winter plays a major part in pushing our A&E... 4 days
Newly discovered molecular chaperones may soon be part of therapies for Huntington's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disease. It is always fatal. The disease is caused by a defect in the Huntingtin gene. To... 4 days
Parkinson's progression delayed through high-intensity exercise, study says
NEWS MEDICAL A new phase 2, multi-site trial conducted at the Northwestern Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine suggests that for people with early-stage Parkinson's disease, high-intensity exercise three times a week... 4 days
Scientists May Have Discovered Major Cause of Dementia
SCI-NEWS.COM The build-up of urea, also known as carbamide, in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage — and... 4 days
Medical News Today: Regular high-intensity exercise may stall Parkinson's symptoms
MNT Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. 4 days
Medical News Today: A regular 'proper workout' may stall Parkinson's symptoms
MNT Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. 4 days
High-intensity exercise decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients
NEWS MEDICAL High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson's disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial... 4 days
Huntington's disease drug clears initial hurdles - raising hopes
NEWS MEDICAL Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder that affects the brain progressively and has no known cure till date. In a breakthrough, the first drug that can target and reduce the... 4 days
NIH expected to award up to $70 million to launch Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health is expected to award up to $70 million over five years to three physician-scientists to... 4 days
Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study
NEWS MEDICAL The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England and a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, enrolled one of the... 4 days
LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside... 4 days
Medical News Today: Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
MNT Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy. 5 days
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 5 days
Large genetic study links tendency to undervalue future rewards with ADHD, obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a genetic signature for delay discounting -- the tendency to undervalue future rewards -- that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking... 5 days
WSU scientists create injectable dye to track progression of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the... 5 days
Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that the presence of death receptors in the blood can... 5 days
Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals
SCIENCE DAILY It took several years, but a research team has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough means a huge step forward in the potential to more... 5 days
Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound
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Scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes, kidney disease, muscular dystrophy
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