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Study focuses on the recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 minutes
Having a child with a developmental disorder can cause parents to worry about the outcome of further pregnancies. more
Genetic study on liver iron content may pave way for better treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 minutes
High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular... more
Ebola's spread shows how science needs societies to succeed  REUTERS · 7 minutes
LONDON - The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show... more
Research paves way for new treatment to protect people from cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 40 minutes
New University of Alberta research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the... more
Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or "mini-brain," for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. more
New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart... more
New natural extract inhibits the development of diabetic nephropathy  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A team of researchers have published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology that a new natural extract is able to inhibit the development of diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease that... more
Cancer patients share survivorship story, celebrate strength and self-care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to... more
Medical News Today: Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?  MNT · 2 days
Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different... more
Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?  MNT · 2 days
Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here,... more
CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The director of the Centers for Disease Control says he's impressed by a Montgomery-based HIV/AIDS clinic and its commitment to providing health services to rural communities more
WHO unexpectedly declines, again, to call Ebola outbreak a global emergency  Science Magazine · 2 days
Despite disease’s spread to Uganda, a World Health Organization panel says declaration would hurt more than help more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry... more
IL-23-producing IL-10R{alpha}-deficient gut macrophages elicit an IL-22-driven proinflammatory epithelial cell response  Science Magazine · 3 days
Cytokines maintain intestinal health, but precise intercellular communication networks remain poorly understood. Macrophages are immune sentinels of the intestinal tissue and are critical for gut homeostasis.... more
Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms, Management & New Research  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially incapacitating disease that poses unpredictable challenges, but does not signal a shorter lifespan. more
Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in the human disease, the canine tumors can manifest in a variety of ways. Some are diagnosed early, others late,... more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can... more
‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. more
Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or 'mini-brain,' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease... more
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, rather than just... more
Student creates portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by girlfriend's story  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A student from Loughborough University has designed a portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by his girlfriend... more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37 Celcius  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Japan have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive... more
Researchers develop new 3D tissue imaging technique to study disease at cellular level  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. more
Discovery of new genetic causes of male infertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The man is implicated in about half of all cases of infertility. Despite the known importance of genetic factors in the non-production of sperm, only about 25% of these cases can be... more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37°C  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive nucleic acid detection, their... more
Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules... more
This diseased spine may hold clues to early dog-human relationship  Science Magazine · 3 days
Study debunks popular archaeological idea, but reveals something equally interesting about our oldest friends more
Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. more
One-fifth of U.S. surgeons still 'overusing' riskier method to create kidney dialysis access, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Long-term hemodialysis is a lifesaver for approximately half a million patients in the United States with kidney failure... more
Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 3 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 3 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Roswell Park physician leads effort to compile new multiple myeloma imaging guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Just as newer drugs have significantly improved outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma in the past decade, newer imaging techniques are upgrading detection of... more
Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Emerging viral diseases is a term used to refer to diseases caused by pathogens such as the Ebola virus. Whilst vaccines can protect people against these diseases, there is an urgent need... more
FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or "sickle" shape.... more
New small drug-targeting molecules may improve cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed small drug-targeting molecules that may be hundreds to thousands of times more effective at delivering potent drugs to desired sites of disease, including... more
Cooking vegetables with extra virgin olive oil favors absorption, release of bioactive compounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cooking vegetables in the sofrito with extra virgin olive oil favors the absorption and release of bioactive compounds of its traditional ingredients,... more
First clinical test could enable personalized prognosis for triple-negative breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, PhD, researcher at Huntsman... more
Disease-modifying therapy for Alport syndrome still remains an unmet need  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Alport syndrome is a hereditary type IV collagen disease that leads to progressive proteinuria, renal fibrosis, and kidney failure. more
Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to new research. Although these tend to affect fewer than five patients, the study highlights the need for improved detection... more
Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system  ABC NEWS · 3 days
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system more
Gut microbes eat our medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease, they identified which bacteria out... more
Are we using biologic therapy properly?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario,... more
Early-season hurricanes result in greater transmission of mosquito-borne infectious disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya... more
Discovery and inhibition of an interspecies gut bacterial pathway for Levodopa metabolism  Science Magazine · 4 days
The human gut microbiota metabolizes the Parkinson’s disease medication Levodopa (l-dopa), potentially reducing drug availability and causing side effects. However, the organisms, genes, and... more
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to new research. The finding could pave the way towards finding genes that help the parasite cause disease. more
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased... more
Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite treatment with statins, many patients with elevated cholesterol levels will still develop cardiovascular disease. It is apparent that not only cholesterol but also... more
Expansion microscopy and virtual reality illuminate new ways to prevent and treat disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with... more
Increase in resolution, scale takes CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new, 3D tissue imaging technique, called X-ray histotomography. The technique allows researchers to study the details of cells... more
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study finds that antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis. Researchers believe that the finding can... more
Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against 'stomach flu' virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood 'stomach flu' greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they... more
Adjuvant that prevents vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease in RSV identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in... more
New method to rapidly, reliably monitor sickle cell disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a rapid and reliable new method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This novel technology can characterize the dynamic cell sickling... more
Superfast gene sequencing helps diagnose critically ill patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by scientists to diagnose patients with mysterious inflammatory neurological conditions, the technique was shown to... more
Search and rescue: Researchers on mission to save the coral reefs of South Florida  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research ship that located the black box of a crashed Air France jet has embarked on a scientific expedition... more
Study: Biologic therapy did not reduce IBD-related hospitalizations and surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The introduction of infliximab, the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among... more
Researchers develop new method to rapidly, reliably monitor sickle cell disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or "sickle" shape. Normal red... more
New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that - eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. more
Semcon focuses on increasing its growth in life science sector  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Lifestyle-related diseases, an aging population and rapid technical progress all mean that major investments need to be made in the life science sector over the next few years.... more
Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One of the keys to quickly diagnosing anti-malarial drug resistance -- potentially saving lives -- lies in testing whole blood instead of extracting DNA, eliminating processing steps that... more
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function  nanowerk · 4 days
The flow of traffic through our nation's highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in cells travel. Now, a team of researchers is challenging prior theories... more
'Food for special medical purposes' can benefit patients with earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Study supports the hypothesis that a food for special medical purposes containing Fortasyn Connect can benefit patients with mild cognitive... more
Apolipoproten E appears to be new potential druggable target for Alzheimers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Apolipoproten E is a major genetic risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease, yet the protein tends to be understudied as a potential druggable target... more
Researchers develop first blood-brain barrier chip using stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have, for the first time, duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier, creating a human BBB chip with... more
More screening and new treatments needed for sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been so great, but it will only be realized... more
Study uncovers trigger for cachexia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Among all major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the highest rate of death - 93 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. more
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The flow of traffic through our nation's highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in cells travel. Now, a team of researchers at the University of... more
Parrot world's endangered heavyweight faces new threat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An unprecedented disease outbreak has pushed the critically endangered kakapo, the world's fattest parrot, closer to extinction, New Zealand scientists said Thursday. more
Persistent poverty endangers health in 20% of UK children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A recent study shows that one in five children in the UK have a higher risk of developing adolescent mental health disorders or physical illness because of persistent poverty. This... more
Study shows high levels of success in most patients despite tapered glucocorticoid discontinuation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The results of a randomized controlled trial presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrate high levels of treatment success... more
Drink containing multinutrient combination can benefit patients with mild cognitive impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Study supports the hypothesis that a food for special medical purposes containing Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with mild cognitive impairment who are at high risk... more
Bullying in children with ASD gets worse with age  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State... more
Scientists identify potential target for Parkinson's treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has identified a potential target for therapeutics that might help slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. more
Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Depression is a common and serious problem for older adults. Some 15 to 20 percent of people aged 65 and older who live independently deal with symptoms of... more
Human liver cell protein aids development of malaria parasite, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers in Japan have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable... more
Evidence on ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies... more
Human protein that aids development of malaria parasite identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable of infecting red blood cells and... more
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The flow of traffic through our nation's highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in cells travel. Now, a team of researchers is challenging prior theories... more
First blood-brain barrier chip using stem cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have, for the first time, duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier (BBB), creating a human BBB chip with stem cells, which can be used to develop personalized medicine and new techniques to research brain... more
Potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Apolipoproten E (apoeE) is a major genetic risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease, yet it tends to be understudied as a potential druggable target for the mind-robbing neurodegenerative disease. Now a research... more
A gut feeling: Microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health and disease. Researchers... more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study suggests that this same combination could... more
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research. more
Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of scientists is presenting a new hypothesis to explain why there are differences between women and men when it comes to human diseases. Called 'The Pregnancy... more
Nitric Oxide-Scavenging Nanogel Could Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Nitric oxide (NO), a radical gas molecule produced by nitric oxide synthase, prevents high blood pressure and artery plaque build-up in the... more
[Editors' Choice] Microglia seeding the brain for {alpha}-synuclein pathology  Science Magazine · 5 days
The prion-like mechanism for spreading α-synuclein pathology may be facilitated by microgliosis in Parkinson’s disease. more
Anti-CotH3 antibodies protect mice from mucormycosis by prevention of invasion and augmenting opsonophagocytosis  Science Magazine · 5 days
Mucorales are fungal pathogens that cause mucormycosis, a lethal angioinvasive disease. Previously, we demonstrated that Rhizopus, the most common cause of mucormycosis,... more
Targeting thrombogenicity and inflammation in chronic HIV infection  Science Magazine · 5 days
Persons with HIV infection (PWH) have increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Coronary thrombosis is known to provoke myocardial infarctions, but whether PWH have elevated thrombotic... more
Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism  MIT · 5 days
By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders. more
Research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
UMBC's Hua Lu, professor of biological sciences, and colleagues have found new genetic links between a plant's circadian rhythm (essentially, an internal... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions  MNT · 5 days
My name is Amy Hoey, and I have several autoimmune conditions. This is the story of my long and frustrating journey pursuing diagnoses. more
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