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Four genes associated with OCD identified
NEWS MEDICAL There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD.... 1 hour
Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient
NEWS MEDICAL An emergency blood transfusion mandates matching of the blood types so that the donor and the recipient are compatible in their blood types. There is no other matching... 1 hour
Researchers working towards developing computer model for predicting heart health
NEWS MEDICAL Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on... 2 hours
A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question
ABC NEWS Senators announce a bipartisan deal to stabilize health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to end federal payments to insurers 3 hours
TGen project to develop standard operating procedures for single-cell RNA sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL The Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced grant support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation,... 3 hours
Northwestern Medicine launches new Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause
NEWS MEDICAL Northwestern Medicine has launched a first of its kind center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women for two often unmet areas of women's healthcare – sexual health... 4 hours
Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.... 5 hours
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic... 5 hours
High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries. 5 hours
Man Says Apple Watch App Helped Detect Blood Clot, Saved His Life
LIVE SCIENCE A New York man is crediting an Apple Watch app with saving his life, after the app helped him detect signs of a life-threatening... 6 hours
New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
SCIENCE DAILY From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers... 6 hours
Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in... 6 hours
Genetic diversity plays major role in evolution of drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research... 7 hours
Study opens door to new approach for curing HIV infections
NEWS MEDICAL In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the... 7 hours
New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory,... 7 hours
The Latest: Senators announce plan for insurance markets
ABC NEWS Republican and Democratic senators have announced a plan aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets 7 hours
A short-term health deal by senators _ with Trump's blessing
ABC NEWS Senators announce a bipartisan deal to stabilize health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to end federal payments to insurers 8 hours
WATCH: Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for daughter with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' 2-year-old daughter Sophie is receiving cancer treatments at Children's Medical Center Dallas. 9 hours
In search of the ninth planet
PHYS.ORG A University of Michigan doctoral student has logged two pieces of evidence that may support the existence of a planet that could be part of our solar system, beyond Neptune. 10 hours
New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
PHYS.ORG From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation. Broad consensus among researchers... 10 hours
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 10 hours
Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or... 10 hours
Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for her 2-year-old with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' note was liked by thousands on Facebook. 10 hours
Senators reach deal on resuming payments to health insurers
ABC NEWS Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked 10 hours
HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child's brain
SCIENCE DAILY One of the largest and best-documented trials of children receiving early antiretroviral therapy -- the CHER clinical trial in South Africa --... 10 hours
On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks, according to a new study. 10 hours
Study could pave way for more effective cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural "brakes" in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response.... 10 hours
The Latest: Trump supports health insurers' payment deal
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump is expressing support for an agreement struck by two leading lawmakers to extend federal payments to health insurers 11 hours
GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers
ABC NEWS A key Republican senator says he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked 11 hours
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
SCIENCE DAILY A new imaging system that offers a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease could help speed... 11 hours
Medical News Today: Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may... 11 hours
Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened
PHYS.ORG How about hitting your local Apple store for a quick health check-up? It's not as crazy as it sounds. 11 hours
Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women. 11 hours
The Latest: Senator says deal set on insurers' cost-sharing
ABC NEWS A leading Republican senator says he and a top Democrat have reached an agreement on a plan to extend federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked 11 hours
The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman... 11 hours
Key Republican senator says he and Democratic lawmaker have reached deal on health care subsidies
ABC NEWS Key Republican senator says he and Democratic lawmaker have reached deal on health care subsidies 11 hours
Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing... 12 hours
Key senators say they have outline of health insurance deal
ABC NEWS Two key senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked 12 hours
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet
MNT Learn all about the food to eat and avoid on the gastric sleeve diet. We look at the different phases and the... 12 hours
Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her... 12 hours
Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to cancer
ABC NEWS Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder... 12 hours
Cancer: New compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells... 12 hours
Bad Blood? Why Transfusions from Women May Be Risky for Men
LIVE SCIENCE Getting blood from a woman who has ever been pregnant could be risky for men, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. 13 hours
3D Printers: A Revolutionary Frontier for Medicine
SPACE.COM Mission control on earth receives an urgent communication from Mars that an astronaut has fractured his shinbone. Using a handheld scanning device, the crew takes images of his damaged tibia and transmits them to... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Brown, blue, green, and hazel: What is the secret behind eye color?
MNT Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light... 13 hours
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Blood sugar pill shows promise
MNT In a 26-week phase II clinical trial for type 2 diabetes patients, glycemic control using semaglutide in pill form was better than using a placebo. 13 hours
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
PHYS.ORG An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the... 13 hours
North American first: Researchers publish scientific study on cannabis production
PHYS.ORG University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry... 13 hours
Leading senators say have outline of health insurance deal
ABC NEWS Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked 14 hours
when space meets health the hackathon When space meets health: the hackathon
ESA What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the... 14 hours
This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries
SCIENCE-NEWS A new type of surgical implant grows along with its recipient. 14 hours
Medical News Today: New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 14 hours
Medical News Today: All you need to know about the low FODMAP diet
MNT We look at the low FODMAP diet. Find out what it is, what kind of foods you can eat, and what the... 14 hours
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 14 hours
Force field analysis provides clues to protein-ion interaction
PHYS.ORG Muscle twitching, lactose digestion, blood movement—what could possibly connect these body functions? You may be surprised to learn that all these processes and many more are driven by metal ions. 15 hours
Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, says a new study. Researchers found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located... 15 hours
GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients
SCIENCE DAILY More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by... 15 hours
Many pelvic tumors in women may have common origin: Fallopian tubes
SCIENCE DAILY Most, and possibly all, ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them, report investigators. 15 hours
Timing of melanoma diagnosis, treatment critical to survival
SCIENCE DAILY A new study underscores the importance of early detection and treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The research indicates that the sooner patients were treated, the better their survival,... 15 hours
Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system
SCIENCE DAILY We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as... 15 hours
Nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study. In recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments... 15 hours
Novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance. 15 hours
Oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
SCIENCE DAILY Marine scientists have quantified potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration. 15 hours
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 15 hours
Portable 3-D scanner assesses patients with elephantiasis
SCIENCE DAILY An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling and deformity of the legs, a condition known as elephantiasis. Scientists have shown that... 15 hours
Scientists discover how sugar fuels cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL A nine-year research project looking at the link between sugar and cancer has led to an important breakthrough in cancer research. 15 hours
On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
NEWS MEDICAL Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment... 16 hours
Medical News Today: What is graviola and how is it used?
MNT Graviola is hailed as a wonder herb, but does it live up to its hype? What are the health benefits? Here's what the research has to... 16 hours
Matchmaking with consequences
PHYS.ORG Most human tumours have one thing in common: They harbour drastically increased amounts of the so-called Myc proteins. Animal experiments show that such high Myc concentrations contribute to causing cancer. But Myc proteins not only have harmful properties, they are... 16 hours
Mixed ad appeals lead to high medication empowerment among patients, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Autumn is flu season and that means it is high season for pharmacies selling over-the-counter cold and flu remedies. Those who aren't reminded by... 16 hours
Study reveals link between cancer relapse and body’s immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, suggests cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment, utilize the immune system of... 16 hours
A new type of robotic microscope
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of the few German universities where this new type of microscope, which costs approximately 200,000 euros,... 17 hours
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 17 hours
Wolves found to be more cooperative with their own kind than dogs with theirs
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Wolf Science Center and the Comparative Cognition, Messerli Research Institute, both part of the... 17 hours
Want an IUD? Take note of Trump’s new birth control policy.
NEWS MEDICAL The Trump administration's recently announced changes to health insurance rules have raised concerns among people wondering how they'll be affected. This week, I address some of... 17 hours
Research examines awareness, knowledge, and practice of blood donation in Bangladesh
NEWS MEDICAL Blood donation is a vital life-saving process but low awareness about the importance of blood donation can impact the safe and adequate supply of blood in hospitals. 17 hours
Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their... 17 hours
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 17 hours
Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found... 17 hours
This ingenious approach not only binds CO2, but also improves the soil
PHYS.ORG If 4,000 Norwegian farms and nurseries produced biochar and mixed it with the soil, we could halve CO2 emissions from the agricultural sector. This... 18 hours
Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them. 18 hours
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient
NEWS MEDICAL Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's... 18 hours
A few pointers to help save money and avoid the strain of Medicare enrollment
NEWS MEDICAL Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies, which... 18 hours
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 18 hours
Medical News Today: What is the best diet for gestational diabetes?
MNT Learn about what to eat and what to avoid for people with gestational diabetes. This article also gives an overview for this condition. 18 hours
Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS
NEWS MEDICAL Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults. 19 hours
Clues to the innate drug resistance of a cocoa-fermenting pathogen
PHYS.ORG At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it's used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it's increasingly... 19 hours
Sentinel-5P satellite reported in excellent health
PHYS.ORG Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 19 hours
Adding organic matter to soil has a limited effect on water holding capacity
PHYS.ORG Sequestering carbon in the soil via the addition of organic matter has been widely promoted for the mitigation of climate change. Enhancing... 19 hours
Water disinfectant wipes out legionella in hospital's water supply
PHYS.ORG A water disinfectant company has successfully eliminated Legionella from a South Australian hospital's water supply using a pH neutral electrochemical solution, which can also be used to disinfect food. 19 hours
Medical News Today: Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy
MNT A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice. 21 hours
Medical News Today: How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
Medical News Today: What is stimming?
MNT Stimming is a common symptom of autism. Learn more about it here, including the different types of behavior that can occur, and what can be done to help. 21 hours
Study suggests oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
PHYS.ORG When it comes to oysters and their role in reducing nutrient pollution, a new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science gets right... 21 hours
How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
ESnet's science DMZ design could help transfer, protect medical research data
PHYS.ORG Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like.... 22 hours
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 24 hours
Researchers use new model to predict intergenerational predisposition to C-section
NEWS MEDICAL During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide. Even if many of these... 24 hours
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
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Breath instead of a blood test
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AI and aerospace models used to optimise blood flow in veins
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Young people help train hospital staff to better support others with mental health conditions
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New mobile app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts rural farmers
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Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing
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Medical News Today: Cancer: 40 percent of all cases related to obesity, overweight
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