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A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad... more
Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping: CDC  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
An adult in Illinois is being counted as the first death in the investigation. more
Years ago, this doctor linked a mysterious lung disease to vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Dr. John E. Parker was working at a West Virginia hospital in 2015 when a 31-year-old female patient was admitted with acute respiratory problems. more
Adults carrying Alzheimer's risk gene have harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Adults carrying a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease had a harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge, even though they didn't... more
Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no... more
Experiments illuminate key component of plants' immune systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Biologists have shed new light on a crucial aspect of the plant immune response. Their discovery, revealing how plant resistance proteins trigger localized cell death, could lead to new strategies for engineering... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. A study... more
Your heart's best friend: Dog ownership associated with better cardiovascular health  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Owning a pet may help maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to a new analysis. The study examines the association... more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The CRISPR-Cas system has become the go-to tool for researchers who study genes in an ever-growing list of organisms, and is being used to develop new gene therapies that potentially can correct a defect at a single nucleotide... more
Psychiatric illnesses are common in adults and children with kidney failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Between 1996 and 2013, approximately 27% of adults, 21% of elderly adults, and 16% of children with kidney failure in the United States were hospitalized with... more
Key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be... more
Elite athletes have poor oral health despite brushing twice daily  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite brushing their teeth more frequently than most people, finds a new study. more
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed CRISPR for... more
Head-to-head comparison of three breast cancer drugs reveals important differences  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Every year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer. When detected early, patients with the most common form--which tests positive for hormone receptors... more
New insights into improving function, independence and quality of life in cerebral palsy patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common movement disorders in children. A growing number of caregivers worldwide are caring... more
Public health officials unprepared for magnitude of heat waves and climate-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to... more
Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
New research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto... more
Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, recently found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may... more
Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
New research indicates that psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure, and hospitalizations for such illnesses are associated with a higher risk... more
Medical News Today: Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk  MNT · 24 hours
New research using a genetic analysis called Mendelian randomization links insomnia genes to a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. more
Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
According to a new large-scale study, rising air pollution can be associated with not just physical problems such as heart and lung diseases but also mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia... more
Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate... more
Carriers of Alzheimer's genetic marker have greater difficulty harnessing past knowledge  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Adults carrying a gene associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease had a harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge, even though they didn't show any... more
Memory T cells shelter in bone marrow, boosting immunity in mice with restricted diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have... more
Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood cells become... more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  nanowerk · 1 day
Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials could open the door to novel tissue engineering, bioelectronic, and diagnostic applications. more
Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Fasting regimens have gained public and scientific interest in recent years, but fasting shouldn't be dismissed as a fad. In a study published in Cell, Mount Sinai researchers... more
Phospho-dependent phase separation of FMRP and CAPRIN1 recapitulates regulation of translation and deadenylation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Membraneless organelles involved in RNA processing are biomolecular condensates assembled by phase separation. Despite the important role of intrinsically disordered protein regions... more
TIR domains of plant immune receptors are NAD+-cleaving enzymes that promote cell death  Science Magazine · 1 day
Plant nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) immune receptors activate cell death and confer disease resistance by unknown mechanisms. We demonstrate that plant Toll/interleukin-1... more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The CRISPR-Cas system has become the go-to tool for researchers who study genes in an ever-growing list of organisms, and is being used to develop new gene therapies that potentially can correct a defect at a single nucleotide... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. more
Fasting Improves Inflammatory Diseases without Compromising Antimicrobial Immunity  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Short-term and intermittent fasting reduces chronic inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’s response to acute... more
New technology may help repel water, save lives through improved medical devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Imagine a better windshield that easily repels water and requires less wiping. Now imagine if that same technology could allow doctors to better detect... more
Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
At an unprecedented scale, researchers have now cataloged the array of surveillance tools that plants use to detect disease-causing microbes across an entire species. Representing a... more
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new computer model that captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process could help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease. more
Fatigue in Parkinson's disease is associated with lower diastolic blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Fatigue is a common debilitating symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). A novel research study has found that fatigue symptoms in PD are associated with small but... more
Fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's disease linked to reduction in diastolic blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a novel research study published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, investigators found that fatigue symptoms in Parkinson's Disease are associated with low... more
Study calls for screening of all first-degree relatives of celiac disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Parents, siblings and children of people with celiac disease are at high risk of also having the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study.... more
RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, has just added a crucial new element... more
Study explores obstacles to treating opioid use disorder with an effective medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher Elizabeth Evans... more
New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root... more
Improvement of PTSD symptoms linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Traumatic experiences may affect a person in different ways. In some, these traumatic events may not pose a negative impact, but for others, they develop a... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
Difference between people with autism and rest of the population is shrinking, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the... more
Nigeria on the brink of being polio free  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
There have been no reported cases of polio in Nigeria for the last three years and the nation may soon be declared free of the crippling viral disease. According to the World... more
UCI study finds link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding... more
Meaningful PTSD symptom improvement linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49... more
Medical News Today: Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?  MNT · 2 days
Endometriosis is not an autoimmune disease, but research shows that it may have links to some autoimmune conditions. Learn more about the connection in this article. more
Medical News Today: Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?  MNT · 2 days
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein. more
Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are... more
New pharmaceutical target reverses osteoporosis in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biomedical engineers have discovered that an adenosine receptor called A2B can be pharmaceutically activated to reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the disease. more
Florida panthers, bobcats stricken by mystery nerve disorder  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
US authorities are investigating a mysterious neurological disorder affecting bobcats and Florida panthers that prevents them from walking normally. more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for... more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for mechanical stimuli such as touch, bladder fullness, and blood pressure. The... more
[Research Articles] The autophagy-activating kinase ULK1 mediates clearance of free {alpha}-globin in {beta}-thalassemia  Science Magazine · 2 days
In β-thalassemia, accumulated free α-globin forms intracellular precipitates that impair erythroid cell maturation and viability. Protein quality control systems mitigate β-thalassemia pathophysiology... more
[Research Articles] Treating murine inflammatory diseases with an anti-erythrocyte antibody  Science Magazine · 2 days
Treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases typically involves immune suppression. In an opposite strategy, we show that administration of the highly inflammatory erythrocyte-specific antibody Ter119 into mice remodels... more
[Editors' Choice] Blaming an unusual suspect for endosomal traffic jams in Alzheimers disease  Science Magazine · 2 days
Accumulation of β–C-terminal fragments, not β-amyloid, drives early endosomal alterations in familial Alzheimer’s disease human neurons. more
Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Research finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes. more
Highest-resolution human brain 'parts list' to date lays road map to better treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study has written the most detailed 'parts list' of the human brain to date. This categorization of our brain cell... more
Quantitative prediction of erythrocyte sickling for the development of advanced sickle cell therapies  Science Magazine · 2 days
Sickle cell disease is induced by a mutation that converts normal adult hemoglobin to sickle hemoglobin (HbS) and engenders intracellular polymerization of... more
Dysregulation of ectonucleotidase-mediated extracellular adenosine during postmenopausal bone loss  Science Magazine · 2 days
Adenosine and its receptors play a key role in bone homeostasis and regeneration. Extracellular adenosine is generated from CD39 and CD73 activity in the cell membrane, through conversion of adenosine... more
Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. more
Real-time fMRI treats Tourette Syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study has now trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging technique that allows... more
Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People  NPR · 2 days
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't... more
Analyzing genomes to improve disease control in poultry  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Marek's disease—a highly contagious viral disease caused by a herpesvirus—is a constant threat to poultry worldwide. It is also one of the most preventable diseases with vaccination. However, while vaccines prevent poultry... more
Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds. more
Chemical imaging used to aid diagnosis of colon cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have developed a method of chemical imaging which identifies colon cancer more accurately and efficiently than traditional methods. more
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor... more
'Kissing loops' in RNA molecule essential for its role in tumor suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its... more
Mysterious lung disease linked to vaping spreads across 14 US states  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The CDC is investigating a series of cases of mysterious, severe lung disease. The cause is not known, but every patient uses an e-cigarette. more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
MEG3 kissing loops essential for tumor suppression  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers in the Marcia group at EMBL Grenoble have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its... more
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers... more
Disease-carrying mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving conditions that are colder than those in their native territory. This new evidence of rapid local adaptation could have implications... more
Study suggests link between environmental pollution and increase in psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that... more
Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a new study of seven people with Parkinson’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that deep brain stimulation using electrical impulses jumpstarts the nerve... more
Tiny ear bones help archaeologists piece together the past  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have examined ear ossicles taken from the skeletons of 20 juveniles, excavated from an 18th and 19th century burial ground in Blackburn. They were... more
New rapid DNA test to diagnose chlamydia infection in koalas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new DNA test to detect chlamydia infection in koalas which can be run in the field and gives on-the-spot results within 30 minutes has been developed in... more
AI helps identify patients in need of advanced care for depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Depression is a worldwide health predicament, affecting more than 300 million adults. It is considered the leading cause of disability and contributor to the overall global... more
Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Over the last few decades, medical progress has led to the survival of many more people with cancer. However, a new study published in The Lancet shows that... more
MSD collaborates with Francis Crick to find causes of motor neurone disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at global biopharmaceutical company MSD and the Francis Crick Institute have started a unique new collaboration to understand the causes of Motor Neurone... more
Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus have been poorly understood, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments to... more
Study finds increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive kidney transplants after Medicaid expansion  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study in... more
Environmental pollution linked with increased prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders. more
Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a... more
Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during... more
Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. The results suggests a... more
Studying organ crosstalk leads to a deeper understanding of sepsis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Sepsis, a complex systemic response to infection leading to organ failure, is generally studied at the level of individual organs; this research has hinted at altered metabolic changes.... more
Mini kidneys grown from stem cells give new insights into kidney disease and therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Medical researchers have grown 'miniature kidneys' in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Physical chemists have clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. The therapy involves light-induced damage to the DNA of diseased... more
Quitting smoking could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a study published today... more
Largest genomic analysis could help improve treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin tumor that is diagnosed in approximately 2,000 people each year in the United States. more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such... more
City parks lift mood as much as Christmas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit -- and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four... more
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