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Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

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A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

New study reveals extensive healthcare costs that result from acute kidney injury

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Acute kidney injury (AKI), an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney function, is a serious and increasingly common condition that can occur after major infections, major surgery, or exposure to certain medications.

New report highlights global burden of pollution-related disease and death

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Pollution is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a major new report in The Lancet.

HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer risk remains generally low, study suggests

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The prevalence of throat (oropharyngeal) cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has increased in recent decades, and some groups are much more likely than others to have the oral HPV infections that can cause these cancers.

New UMass Lowell study to explore link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease

Rss Feed - 5 hours 27 min ago
The saying "Listen to your gut" is taking on new meaning in the hunt for clues about Parkinson's disease. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a UMass Lowell public health professor a $2.1 million grant to study the relationship between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease. The five-year study will be the largest of its kind to date.

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Rss Feed - 5 hours 37 min ago
Research has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. A new study from nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois shows that switching the offspring to a new diet--a low-fat diet, in this case--can reverse that programming.

Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations

Rss Feed - 9 hours 5 min ago
For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 19th have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame could help.

Study finds mitochondrial DNA damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness

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Researchers say they have found the "first direct biological evidence" of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body.

Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide

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Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study, the first to identify molecules to trigger a fail-safe mechanism that may protect us from cancer.

New study describes how gene-environment interaction leads to congenital heart defects

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Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

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Seven years ago, Penn Medicine researchers showed that mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increased a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in those under 65.

UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:30
A human gene called p53, which is commonly known as the "guardian of the genome," is widely known to combat the formation and progression of tumors. Yet, mutant forms of p53 have been linked to more cases of human cancer than any other gene.

New research provides insights into role of key cancer gene

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:13
New research represents a promising step towards better understanding of a key cancer gene. A long-running collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, and the AstraZeneca IMED Biotech Unit reveals new insights into how the PTEN gene may control cell growth and behavior and how its loss contributes to the development and advancement of certain cancers.

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:45
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.

Physical, psycho-social interventions in advanced lung cancer patients improve functional capacity

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:17
Physical exercise and psycho-social interventions in patients with advanced stage lung cancer improved functional capacity, which may be linked to quality of life benefits.

New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:09
Researchers at the University of Tübingen have become the first to keep human brain tissue alive outside the body for several weeks.

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of developing COPD, research suggests

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:52
New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Migraine attacks may actively protect and repair the brain from oxidative stress

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:49
A new perspective article highlights a compelling theory about migraine attacks: that they are an integrated mechanism by which the brain protects and repairs itself. Recent insightful findings and potential ways to use them to help migraine sufferers are published in Headache.

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:55
A new study finds that late-stage type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) weakens the autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, impairing circulation, nerve function and exercise tolerance. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-;Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Heart disease patients could benefit from practicing both yoga and aerobic exercise

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:49
Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference October 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.