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Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

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Working with international partners, a MedUni Vienna research group has shown that imaging techniques carried out prior to treatment indicate the potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients.

Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than previously thought

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Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study reports how cells that become alveoli, the tiny compartments in which gas exchange occurs in the lung, begin their specialized roles very early in prenatal life.

Female adolescent blood donors more likely to have iron deficiency and related anemia

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Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on their developing brains, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests.

Research unravels neural mechanisms underlying illusions of complex-flow motion

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A study of humans and monkeys published in JNeurosci has found the same subset of neurons encode actual and illusionary motion, although it takes the brain slightly longer to distinguish between the two.

Study shows how animals may remember and locate food sources

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A subset of neurons in the hippocampus respond to both place and taste, according to research in male rats published in JNeurosci.

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

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Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression.

Early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment identified

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Every year, 4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Europe. Advances in cancer treatment sometimes come at the cost of major adverse effects, and one of the most prominent is cardiotoxicity. Myocardial toxicity affects as many as 25% of patients undergoing treatment with commonly used anticancer drugs.

Greater primary care physician supply associated with longer life spans

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New research shows us just how important primary care physicians are in prolonging our lives.

Harnessing the evolutionary games played by cancer cells to advance therapies

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Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts to slow cancer progression.

Influenza and common cold are completely different diseases, study shows

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There is a lack of information about the difference between influenza, "real" flu, and the common cold. Most people struggle to distinguish between these two diseases and this often leads to irritation and the perpetuation of myths.

Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are less likely to become contaminated with bacteria, study shows

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Antimicrobial reusable coffee cups are safer to use than ordinary plastic reusable cups, according to independent research undertaken by microbiologists at Aston University in Birmingham.

Researchers develop new computer game for dementia carers

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Group of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania information technology researchers together with colleagues from other countries have developed a computer game for dementia carers.

New map of infant brain may aid early diagnosis of autism

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A new map of newborn babies' brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders.

Fetal signaling pathways may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage

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Specialized lung cells appear in the developing fetus much earlier than scientists previously thought. A new animal study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports how cells that become alveoli, the tiny compartments in which gas exchange occurs in the lung, begin their specialized roles very early in prenatal life.

Bag-mask ventilation to help patients breathe during intubation prevents complications

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Thousands of Americans die each year during a dangerous two-minute procedure to insert a breathing tube.

Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis

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Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI is a potential biomarker for psychosis.

New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections

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A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.

Single CRISPR treatment can safely and stably correct genetic disease

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Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) -- for more than a year in mice, despite observed immune responses and alternative gene editing outcomes.

Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

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This study used U.S. population data to identify changes in the supply of primary care physicians across counties from 2005 to 2015 and the association with life expectancy and other outcomes.

New protocol could help physicians to rule out bacterial infections in infants

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A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic treatments or expensive hospital stays.

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