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Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Scientists have used deep gene sequencing to uncover new genetic variations involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Research discoveries reveal insights behind neurological degeneration

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Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases.

Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb

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The famous idiom "seeing is believing" is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of prolonged use of their prosthetic limb because their missing limb simply does not fit their prosthesis.

American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials

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The American College of Rheumatology today announced the receipt of two, two-year grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in lupus clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.

Researchers transform research tool to study neuronal function

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Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was stimulating it.

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

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The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health toward further study of inhaled corticosteroids to treat sickle cell disease in individuals who do not have asthma.

Scientists unravel the mystery behind ovarian cancer with high-grade serous carcinoma

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More than two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer have high-grade serous carcinoma. Up to 90 percent of HGSCs are not detected until they are beyond the ovaries or fallopian tubes, at which point it may not be possible to fully remove the tumor.

Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief

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A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia may produce long-term pain relief.

Simple intervention during routine care reduces alcohol consumption in men with HIV

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Among the more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, 19 percent meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder.

Study: IgG3 antibody stops B cells from fighting pathogens in HIV patients

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For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 stops the immune system's B cells from doing their normal job of fighting pathogens.

Study highlights pollution exposure of babies in prams

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Babies in prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents, causing potential damage to their frontal lobe and impacting on their cognitive abilities and brain development.

Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

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A new method to analyze a commonly understood route for antibiotic resistance could lead to earlier detection of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI

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According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder.

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

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Current treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots.

Researchers show how specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could help target cancer cells

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More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the "magic bullet" concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming other parts of the body. Although chemotherapies have been highly useful as targeted treatments for cancer, unwanted side effects still plague patients.

Research illuminates how online forum may offer suicide prevention support for males

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New research illuminates how some men and boys who are contemplating suicide are finding emotional support in an unexpected place: Reddit.

UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues

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University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have received approximately $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues that have been lost to disease or injury.

New study focuses on promise of gene therapy for Amish nemaline myopathy

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A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy for this lethal disorder.

Research shows link between high blood levels of omega-3s and better brain function in children

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New research published in the July edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has established a strong correlation between blood levels of omega-3s, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and better brain function in children two to six years old.

Lower rates of Medicare preventive care visits found in racial, ethnic minority older adults

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Medicare patients nationwide have low rates of preventive care visits – with the lowest rates found in older adults of minority race/ethnicity, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.