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There's lots of confusion about how deadly the new coronavirus from China really is: Even health officials sometimes say "deadly" when they may mean "lethal." more
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Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 minutes
About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say. more
Road salt harmful to native amphibians, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 44 minutes
The combined effects of chemical contamination by road salt and invasive species can harm native amphibians, according to researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.  more
New 3D model shows how breast cancer cells interact with the body’s stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 49 minutes
A Loughborough University Ph.D. student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body... more
Statins could reduce ovarian cancer risk, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 49 minutes
A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to new research funded by Cancer... more
An intelligent and compact particle analyzer  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
In many industrial and environmental applications, determining the size and distribution of microscopic particles is essential. For example, in the pharmaceutical industry, inline measurement and control of particles containing various chemical ingredients (before consolidation in tablets)... more
Scientists develop molecular 'fishing' to find individual molecules in blood  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Like finding a needle in a haystack, Liviu Movileanu can find a single molecule in blood. Movileanu, professor at Syracuse University, and recently graduated Ph.D. student Avinash Thakur... more
Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Researchers have conducted the first global review of herbal medicines for weight loss in 19 years, finding insufficient evidence to recommend any current treatments. more
Supersensitive nanomaterials for DNA diagnostics and targeted drug delivery  nanowerk · 2 hours
Scientists have developed a smart material with unique properties, which holds promise for express DNA analysis and next-generation drugs against cancer and other serious diseases. more
Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded, Study of Fossil Eggshells Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
Using a novel technique called clumped isotope paleothermometry, an international team of paleontologists analyzed eggshell fossils representing three major dinosaur... more
New high-throughput method to study gene splicing at an unprecedented scale  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Genes are like instructions, but with options for building more than one thing. Daniel Larson, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, studies this gene "splicing"... more
Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for... more
Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Human milk oligosaccharides found in breastmilk may influence a child's growth from infancy through early childhood, according to a study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child... more
Researchers discover how cells clear misfolded proteins from tissues  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers in Japan have identified a new quality control system that allows cells to remove damaged and potentially toxic proteins from their surroundings. The study, which will be published February... more
The coronavirus and its impact on global supply chains  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Coronavirus is quite rightfully receiving ample attention from healthcare perspective. One less discussed aspect is its potential effect on global supply chains. more
Black Death mass grave discovered at 14th-century monastery hospital  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A mass burial of bodies, known to be victims of the Black Death, has been discovered at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire. more
Giving good bacteria an edge in making cheese  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When unpasteurized milk is used to make cheese, the result is a product with more complex flavors, meaning many consumers seek out cheese made from "raw" milk. However, if the milk was... more
Germany sends more medical aid to China to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Germany is sending a second shipment of medical aid supplies to China to help the Asian giant fight the coronavirus epidemic that has infected over 73,000 people more
New insight into how stem cells interact with breast cancer cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A Loughborough University Ph.D. student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body by using a novel 3-D model. more
Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but it turns out that by cooling the Earth they also diminish global economic... more
Plague victims in medieval mass grave were arranged with care by 'last chance' hospital's clergy  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 hours
New analysis of a mass grave in medieval England reveals a bleak glimpse of a community overwhelmed by... more
How deadly is the new coronavirus? Live updates on COVID-19  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 hours
Here's everything you need to know about the new coronavirus from China, including how lethal it is, how you can catch it and what is being done to... more
First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board is in good health following a successful deployment... more
Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Japanese health authorities have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo more
Study finds higher and earlier incidence of COPD in people living with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
eople in Ontario living with HIV had a 34 per cent higher incidence rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and were diagnosed... more
Quarantine on cruise ship in Japan comes under question  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
When the Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in Yokohama earlier this month, Japanese health officials said the extraordinary measure was needed to stop the spread of a worrying new... more
Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
A hospital director who helped lead the fight against China's new virus has become one of its victims. Liu Zhiming had mobilized all the resources of his hospital in Wuhan... more
China counts more virus deaths, illnesses as impact broadens  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded... more
New virus has infected more than 73,000 people globally  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 73,000 people globally more
Study provides insight into link between cancer driver gene and alternative splicing changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has linked a strong cancer driver gene to changes in proteins... more
China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild,... more
Mediterranean diet promotes healthy aging with healthier gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A new study published online in the journal Gut in February 2020 reports the striking health-promoting effects of switching to a Mediterranean diet for just one year. The results were... more
Measles re-emerging globally  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Measles is a common childhood illness but can cause more than a passing fever with rash. It could turn out to be a complicated and severe illness, warn doctors in a new paper published in February 2020 in the journal... more
Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The protein β-arrestin-2 increases the accumulation of neurotoxic tau tangles, a cause several forms of dementia, by interfering with removal of excess tau from the brain,... more
Sudden cardiac is often the first manifestation of heart disease in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that rates of sudden cardiac arrest are... more
Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The risk of uterine endometrial cancer is increased by 24 gene variants that code for different cellular processes such as cell growth and death, gene regulation, and estrogen... more
Plant-based diets improve heart health via the gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A new study published in February 2020 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that a reduced intake of animal-based foods and a diet based on plants... more
New understanding on how cancer cells communicate  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from University College London have devised a new way by which they could decipher the language cancer cells use to communicate among themselves. They found this unique method of communication between the cancer... more
UT Southwestern scientists discover potential vulnerabilities in new coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
UT Southwestern Medical Center data scientists analyzing genetic sequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus have identified potential vulnerabilities that could help in vaccine development and further study of the infectious disease... more
New technique helps decipher how individual cancer cells communicate with each other  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Scientists have a developed a new technique to decipher how millions of individual cells are communicating with each other in miniature tumors grown in... more
Targeting regulatory T cells could boost the effects of cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a mechanism by which regulatory T cells, which suppress immune responses, adapt their metabolism to thrive in the harsh... more
Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found that women who eat and sleep poorly are at a greater risk of getting obese, overweight, and... more
Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Health officials in China have published the first details on nearly 45,000 cases of the novel coronavirus disease that originated there, saying that more than 80%... more
Detailed maps of breast cancer reveal how genetic changes shape the tumor landscape  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumor... more
Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon uses incision-less surgery to correct hernia defects in kids  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Health care providers are constantly evolving treatments for complicated conditions to provide patients with the greatest amount of benefit while avoiding any... more
Rutgers surgeon looks at link between WWI facial trauma and modern plastic surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Shahid Aziz has spent hours poring over the case histories of World War I soldiers who returned home with disfiguring facial injuries. more
Hospitality linked to patient satisfaction scores, not quality of medical care  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Patients' ratings of hospitals and willingness to recommend them have almost no correlation to the quality of medical care provided or to patient survival rates, according... more
Intratumoral heterogeneity linked to chemotherapy resistance in small-cell lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Small cell lung cancer accounts for 14% of all lung cancers and is often rapidly resistant to chemotherapy, resulting in poor clinical outcomes. more
New guidelines on aspirin in primary prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people... more
Immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
New University of Kentucky research shows that the immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve... more
The skinny on why poor sleep may increase heart risk in women  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease. more
Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. In rare cases, these repeats can become unstable and grow in size. These repeat "expansions" cause... more
Guideline-recommended diuretic linked to more side effects than similar antihypertensive drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Chlorthalidone, the guideline-recommended diuretic for lowering blood pressure, causes more serious side effects than hydrochlorothiazide, a similarly effective diuretic, according to a new study led by... more
New technology enables scientists to analyze behavior of cancer cells in lab-grown tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
New technology developed at UCL is, for the first time, enabling cancer scientists to analyze the individual behavior of millions of different... more
Scientists develop new tool using machine learning to diagnose lymphedema  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists at the TSU Laboratory for Biophotonics, with specialists from the Tomsk Scientific Research Institute of Microsurgery, have developed a new tool for diagnosing lymphedema, a severe pathology... more
Combination therapy for pediatric low-grade gliomas shows promise in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In experiments with human cells and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report evidence that combining the experimental cancer medication TAK228 (also called sapanisertib) with... more
Combination drug therapy for childhood brain tumors shows promise in laboratory models  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In experiments with human cells and mice, researchers report evidence that combining the experimental cancer medication TAK228 (also called sapanisertib) with an existing anti-cancer... more
Air-powered generator creates electricity 'out of thin air'  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable... more
New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could... more
Protein function maintains the balance between protrusive and contractile cell machineries  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropomodulin maintains the fine balance between the protein machineries responsible for cell movement and morphogenesis. Disturbances in this balance are common in many diseases, for example,... more
Bioengineers developing organisms without biological parents  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. more
Quarantine ruling: Russia sends woman back after she escapes  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A Russian court has ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more... more
How dinosaur blood vessels are preserved through the ages  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of scientists led by Elizabeth Boatman at the University of Wisconsin Stout used infrared and X-ray imaging and spectromicroscopy performed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) to... more
First Russian citizen is diagnosed with COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A Russian woman aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has been diagnosed with COVID-19 more
Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Longer sitting times were associated with higher levels of heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women overall, according to new research published... more
Novel formulation permits use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to treat chronic pain  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Crotoxin, extracted from the venom of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus, has been studied for almost a century for its... more
Scientists find a way to block the growth of kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists at the MDC have discovered stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. The team of Walter Birchmeier has found a way... more
Simple blood test measures the body's immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have developed a simple blood test that measures the body's own immune response to improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer. more
New French health minister takes up post with raised profile  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, has been handed the keys to his new ministry while it is in the midst of dealing with... more
First Solar Orbiter instrument sends measurements  ESA · 1 day
First measurements by a Solar Orbiter science instrument reached the ground on Thursday 13 February providing a confirmation to the international science teams that the magnetometer on board... more
How learning about fish can help us save the Amazon rainforest  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Think of the Amazon, and you probably think of jaguars, monkeys, or parrots. But many of the rainforest's secrets can be found hidden in its watery... more
New virus has infected more than 71,000 people globally  ABC NEWS · 2 days
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New molecular 'fishing' technology can find individual molecules in blood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Like finding a needle in a haystack, Liviu Movileanu can find a single molecule in blood. Movileanu, professor at Syracuse University, and recently graduated Ph.D. student Avinash Thakur will present... more
Pioneering technique reveals structure of Parkinson's disease protein in action  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The top contributor to familial Parkinson's disease is mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), whose large and difficult structure has finally been solved, paving the way for... more
Novel technique to study gene splicing reveals new insights into the process  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Genes are like instructions, but with options for building more than one thing. Daniel Larson, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, studies this... more
Pioneering technique reveals structure of Parkinson's disease protein structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The top contributor to familial Parkinson's disease is mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), whose large and difficult structure has finally been solved, paving the way for targeted therapies. more
Researchers develop new way to monitor radiation doses for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical. Too much and the surrounding tissue gets damaged, too little and... more
UCLA researcher designs ways for immune cells to 'outsmart' solid tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Yvonne Chen engineers immune cells to target their most evasive enemy: cancer. New cancer immunotherapies generate immune cells that are effective killers of blood cancers, but... more
China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mainland China has reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a... more
New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With tens of millions of people the world over being affected by dementia, and almost 80% of them suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (Edon) is looking into a... more
Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have found that being separated from parents at a young age could lead to a rise in stress hormones, which could have direct consequences on... more
Drinking cocoa could relieve peripheral arterial disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Someday, according to a new study, doctors might prescribe chocolate or cocoa to help patients with peripheral arterial disease to walk easier. The study published in February 2020 in the journal Circulation Research of... more
Coronavirus outbreak deaths near 1,700  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, which started in Wuhan, in Hubei province in China, now has nearly 1,700 deaths and more than 69,000 infections. The majority of the infections and deaths are in mainland China but has started... more
Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
People with diabetes suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds, often leading to severe infection and, eventually, amputation of the limb. The essential treatment for these wounds is the continuous application of medicines... more
Scientists map molecular steps in the development of endometrial cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study reveals the molecular steps that bring about endometrial cancer, commonly known as uterine cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer in women across the... more
Surgical jackets and head covers do not reduce surgical site infections, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in JAMA Surgery on Feb. 12 indicates that surgical jackets and head... more
Bile duct cancer treatment could be improved by tailored medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Treatment of patients suffering from bile duct cancer could be improved by tailoring medication to the levels of a key protein in people with the disease, according to... more
China could be just the "tip of the iceberg" - Coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The coronavirus disease outbreak has rapidly spread in China and across the globe, with more than 1,400 deaths and 69,288 confirmed infections in seven weeks. Now,... more
New ligament repair procedure shows promise to relieve wrist pain, restore function  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Over the past three decades, hand surgeon Scott Wolfe has been conducting research to find a better way to repair a common wrist injury... more
Loyola Medicine expert detects and treats abdominal aortic aneurysm  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When 64-year-old Robert Johnson of Highland, Indiana thought he had kidney stones, he visited his primary care physician who couldn't see anything of concern. He pushed, saying "I'm not making... more
TSF awards new grants to support research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Thoracic Surgery Foundation- the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons- has awarded 29 new grants totaling $1,047,500 in support... more
Study suggests potential treatment to alleviate disorders of consciousness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit... more
Wayne State researchers receive grant to develop new treatments for Barth syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Barth syndrome is a rare and life-threatening, X-linked genetic disorder that primarily affects males and is passed from mother to son; women who are... more
Vitamin E can safely treat fatty liver disease in patients with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, a McGill-led study has found. more
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