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U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses

51 min 32 sec ago
Every cell in our body runs like a tiny factory that makes specialized products, using the carefully guarded instructions kept in the CEO's office.

New study identifies 16 additional genetic markers linked to psoriasis

1 hour 6 min ago
It's one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in the U.S., causing red, patchy and scaly marks on the skin. Yet the 1 to 2 percent of the population who have psoriasis are still left to wonder why.

Just one alcoholic drink per day could increase breast cancer risk, say experts

2 hours 11 min ago
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, according to a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

New test could help physicians identify appropriate treatment for people with gonorrhea

2 hours 11 min ago
Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing.

NUS scientists develop novel handheld device for treatment of 'glue ear' in children

3 hours 12 min ago
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or 'glue ear', which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide.

New research project aims to investigate link between infants' health and surrounding environment

3 hours 32 min ago
"Our innovative and multidisciplinary approach will allow us to better understand the relationship between infants' health and the surrounding environment," said Roberto Lucchini, MD, Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and at the University of Brescia.

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

4 hours 28 min ago
Difficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep at middle-age are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Scientists identify ten new genetic variants linked to cardiac structure and function

4 hours 46 min ago
Strong or weak, big or small - variations in our genome play a decisive part in how our heart is shaped and works.

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

4 hours 49 min ago
Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday).

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

4 hours 53 min ago
A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Aalborg University and Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark, found that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a common and potentially life threatening type of irregular heartbeat.

Researchers aim to explore role of physical activity on aging trajectories of the brain

5 hours 11 min ago
Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain?

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

5 hours 40 min ago
In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and eventually help with earlier diagnosis.

New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer

5 hours 54 min ago
Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible to eliminate all of the cancer cells because they have spread throughout the abdomen. Surgery is therefore followed by 18 weeks of chemotherapy.

UCLA scientists develop chemical reaction that could yield new fuels and pharmaceuticals

6 hours 11 min ago
When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't previously existed.

New review looks at state-level trends in child fatalities involving motor vehicle crashes

6 hours 23 min ago
The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

Multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer can potentially reduce use of biopsy

6 hours 28 min ago
A new study published in Clinical Breast Cancer demonstrates that Videssa® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer, can help inform better decision-making after abnormal mammogram or other breast imaging results and potentially reduce use of biopsy by up to 67 percent.

Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer

8 hours 7 min ago
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences.

Interpretation of initial ED ultrasound by radiologist reduces follow-up imaging

8 hours 10 min ago
According to a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist.

Lung cancer diagnosis may put patients at greatest risk of suicide, study finds

8 hours 40 min ago
A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color

8 hours 52 min ago
Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn't consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, "skin cancer is something white people get."