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California’s Democratic leaders were defiant Friday after the Trump administration threatened to cut federal health care funding to the nation’s most populous state over its requirement that insurance plans cover... more
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Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least 2.8 million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each... more
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Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers... more
Scientists Find Cell-Free Mitochondria in Human Blood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 hours
Mitochondria are considered as the power-generating units of the cell due to their key role in energy metabolism and intercellular communication. However,... more
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The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file a claim against the company more
First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma, a deadly Grade IV... more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
"Jumping genes"—bits of DNA that can move from one spot in the genome to another—are well-known for increasing genetic diversity over the long course of evolution. Now, new research at Washington University School of... more
Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. more
Coronavirus could turn into a new pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
With news that the coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is capable of spreading from human to human, many are concerned about the possibility of a new pandemic, and that is not outside the realm of possibility,... more
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Water issuing from an ordinary faucet tells a complex tale of its journey through a pipe. At high velocities, the faucet's gushing stream is turbulent: chaotic, disorderly—like the... more
Researchers hope to make needle pricks for diabetics a thing of the past  MIT · 6 hours
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Toxoplasma gondii is best known as the parasite that may lurk in a cat's litter box. Nearly a third of the world's population is... more
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A new study analyzes 30 years of patient data and details the clinical course of 184 individuals with genetically diverse forms of Maple Syrup... more
How disorder in nanocrystals enables heat-therapeutic systems  nanowerk · 6 hours
Nanocrystals, when they are dressed by the right kind of imperfections, adjust their electronic properties to favorably convert energy into heat, an important attribute for potential use in smart materials for energy, health, sensors... more
Human DNA-PK activates a STING-independent DNA sensing pathway  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Detection of intracellular DNA by the cGAS-STING pathway activates a type I interferon-mediated innate immune response that protects from virus infection. Whether there are additional DNA sensing pathways, and how such pathways... more
The global-scale distributions of soil protists and their contributions to belowground systems  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Protists are ubiquitous in soil, where they are key contributors to nutrient cycling and energy transfer. However, protists have received far less attention than... more
Direct observation of glucose fingerprint using in vivo Raman spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring has been a long-standing dream in diabetes management. The use of Raman spectroscopy, with its molecular specificity, has been investigated in this regard over... more
On the design of precision nanomedicines  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Tight control on the selectivity of nanoparticles’ interaction with biological systems is paramount for the development of targeted therapies. However, the large number of tunable parameters makes it difficult to identify optimal design "sweet spots" without... more
Environmental and genetic determinants of plasmid mobility in pathogenic Escherichia coli  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Plasmids are key vehicles of horizontal gene transfer (HGT), mobilizing antibiotic resistance, virulence, and other traits among bacterial populations. The environmental and genetic forces that drive... more
Bioinspired structural color patch with anisotropic surface adhesion  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Patch plays an important role in clinical medicine for its broad applications in tissue repair and regeneration. Here, inspired by the diverse adhesion, anti-adhesion, and responsive structural color phenomena in biological interfaces,... more
With a protein 'delivery,' parasite can suppress its host's immune response  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Toxoplasma gondii is best known as the parasite that may lurk in a cat's litter box. Nearly a third of the world's population is believed to... more
Principles for a green chemistry future  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
In the most recent issue of the academic journal Science, the case is made for a future where the materials and chemicals that make up the basis of our society and our economy are healthful rather... more
Second person in US hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
The woman, a 60-year-old Chicago resident, had recently traveled to Wuhan and arrived back on Jan. 13. more
CRNAs offer safe, affordable solution for care as rural hospitals continue to close  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
As the 2020 presidential candidates propose to fix U.S. healthcare, rural hospitals across the country continue to close. Since the 2018 midterms,... more
Neuroblastoma: Causes, symptoms & treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that occurs when early forms of nerve cells don't develop correctly. more
A single number aids biomedical data scientists in finding deadly cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is... more
Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement... more
Family caregivers are largely disconnected from the health care system for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Family caregivers usually are not asked by health care workers about needing support in managing older adults' care, according to a study... more
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
A Chicago woman is the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China more
Researchers explain how disorder in tiny crystals enables heat-therapeutic systems  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new research study at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) finds that minute crystals, many thousand times... more
Deciphering the sugar code  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin... more
Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts  NPR · 9 hours
An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn't... more
Mapping the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account for only a fraction of total disease risk.... more
Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & Paleo diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped... more
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian... more
California threatened with funds loss over abortion coverage  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The Trump administration is threatening California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions more
Chicago woman becomes 2nd US case of new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China more
New stigma-reduction intervention benefits obese individuals who struggle with poor self-image  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
People with obesity are often treated with less respect than other people, discriminated against, and socially devalued because of their weight. more
Researchers find ways to improve on soap and water  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Nanosafety researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have developed a new intervention to fight infectious disease by more effectively disinfecting the air around us, our food,... more
The paints that eat pollutants and heat homes  nanowerk · 11 hours
Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe,... more
Employee health inertia poses risk to businesses as workers reveal barriers to self-care  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Despite over a third (40%) of workers globally revealing they are worried about their long-term health, 40% admit they haven’t had a... more
Meridian launches High-Specificity Pfu HS Mix to increase customers’ testing capabilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. today announced the launch of a High-Specificity Pfu HS Mix that not only provides high-fidelity amplification, but also offers market-leading amplification for companion... more
Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A new study published in Seizure gives insight into the short-term outcome of patients treated for status epilepticus in Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. more
Developing diagnostic tools based on science of the sniff  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
As the medical industry continues its quest for accurate and reliable diagnostic tools, more is becoming understood about the science of the sniff. more
Three big AI projects in medicine to watch in 2020  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to touch medicine in many different ways, from making diagnoses to triaging patients. Many AI enterprises will make headlines in 2020: more
Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking... more
Snake stem cells used to create venom-producing organoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Organoids have become an important tool for studying many disease processes and testing potential drugs. Now, they are being used in a surprising and unexpected way: for the production of snake venom.... more
Tackling antibiotic resistance: Phage-mimicking antibacterial core-shell nanoparticles could help  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection,... more
Scientists detect Marburg virus in Sierra Leone fruit bats  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested... more
Why yogurt consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria say researchers. more
Despite new doubts, ‘hotspotting’ help for heavy health care users marches on  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A highly publicized approach to lowering health costs failed to pass rigorous study this month, but hospitals, insurers and government health programs don't intend... more
Bloomberg on health care: Translating his mayoral record to the national stage  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $200 million arguing that he should be the Democratic nominee for president, blanketing... more
Bayer stock climbs on report of Roundup settlement  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer climbed Friday on a report it was nearing a $10 billion settlement with US plaintiffs claiming weedkiller Roundup caused their cancer. more
UC Davis MIND Institute provides care for those born with fragile X syndrome disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don't know anything about... more
Infectious disease expert explains about Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A new coronavirus virus, likely first transmitted to people from animals at a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is making international headlines as disease detectives work to uncover what it is, how... more
Study: Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida continue through school age  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1997, continue through... more
RB1 alterations in cancer cells may lead to treatment resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
The Cancer Genetics Group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, led by Montse Sánchez-Céspedes, together with Luis Montuenga from CIMA, and Enriqueta Felip from Vall d'Hebron Hospital,... more
Study: Weighted vests can help maintain bone density in older adults with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Losing weight can be a tricky balance of risks and benefits for older adults: You want to shed fat to improve overall... more
3D capillary system offers a new approach to investigate obstruction of microvessels  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. more
Study uncovers large, giant viruses that belong to NCLDV supergroup  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
While the microbes in a single drop of water could outnumber a small city's population, the number of viruses in the same drop-;the vast majority not harmful to... more
Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity. more
Study highlights persistent unexplained gender differences in pay for physicians  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
When taking into account factors such as work-life balance, the pay difference between new male and female physicians is still largely unaccounted for, according to findings that were... more
Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Mothers and fathers and their young children crowded into an old, government-run children's hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, colorful, cartoonish drawings covering its hallway walls.... more
Living near major roads linked to higher incidence of neurological disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this... more
Research shows benefits of Mediterranean, intermittent fasting and Paleo diets  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably... more
China confirms 1st death outside epicenter of viral outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 day
China's National Health Commission says the number of cases of a new respiratory virus has risen to 830 with 25 deaths more
Oral drug may help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding in women with uterine fibroids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids-;non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus-;experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms. more
New method could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a usual management setting, after a person has had a heart attack or stroke, algorithmic risk models are used to calculate the risk of death... more
Halting metastasis by preventing cancer cells from using fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Healthy cells normally undergo cell division, but when a genetic mutation causes uncontrolled cell growth, they form a tumor. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and... more
Scientists uncover genetic information of what keeps us healthy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Genetics plays a role in the overall health and well-being of humans. Genes provide instructions for making proteins, which help determine the structure and function of each cell in the... more
Being exposed to diesel exhaust particles raises pneumococcal disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Air pollution is a long-standing global problem, which is responsible for 7 million deaths each year, with 7 percent of these attributed to pneumonia. A new study highlights... more
Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests... more
Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research. more
Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research. more
Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioid  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel... more
Technique reveals whether models of patient risk are accurate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a method to determine whether a clinical risk model's predictions can be trusted for a given patient. The findings could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky... more
Two-drug combo halts the growth of cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. more
Taking aim at gastric cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is... more
More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain... more
UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency declaration  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down three cities is not yet a... more
The new front against antibiotic resistance  MIT · 1 day
Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease. more
Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards... more
Older refugees more likely to suffer from depression even decades after immigration  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known... more
Emerging public health concern about Wuhan coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Since December, a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 17 people and sickened close to 600. Cases continue to spread globally, with one identified in Washington state. more
Quality of end-of-life care in ICUs higher than other hospital departments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU) higher than the end-of-life care in other hospital departments... more
Scientists discover small molecule that may slow or stop Parkinson's progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A collaboration between scientists at Rutgers University and The Scripps Research Institute led to the discovery of a small molecule that may slow down or stop... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: SCOTUS punts on ACA case — for now  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Supreme Court has declined to take up immediately a case out of Texas that could overturn the entire Affordable Care Act. But that... more
Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids--non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus--experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms. Surgery is commonly recommended when these symptoms... more
New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-;an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care-;today announced the recipients of... more
Study reveals presence of functional extracellular mitochondria in the bloodstream  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Mitochondria are organelles that are found in the eukaryotic cells. A place of cellular respiration, they are the cells' "batteries" and play a major role in energy metabolism... more
New study to measure effects of environmental exposure on young women's breasts  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiologist has received a $462,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand her research into the... more
A new blood component revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in the... more
Four glial cells regulate ER stress resistance and longevity via neuropeptide signaling in C. elegans  Science Magazine · 1 day
The ability of the nervous system to sense cellular stress and coordinate protein homeostasis is essential for organismal... more
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