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A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors

4 hours 45 min ago
A class of proteins that has generated significant interest for its potential to treat diseases, has for the first time, been shown to be effective in reducing relapse, or drug-seeking behaviors, in a preclinical study.

Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior

4 hours 55 min ago
Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life.

Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's

5 hours 6 min ago
An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function.

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

5 hours 18 min ago
A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:39
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads.

Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:35
The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE from researchers at the Penn Center for Global Health, in collaboration with the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City and the Hospitalito Atitlán.

Researchers discover new approach to alleviate chronic itch

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 23:26
Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch.

Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:40
The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold.

Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:23
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.

Researchers propose new theory for how rare gene mutations cause Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:56
A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.

New study explains why women get more migraines than men

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:54
Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men.

Study helps to better understand disease caused by Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:50
The disease consists of a production deficit of Alpha-1 antitrypsin, which is produced in the liver. The main role of this protein is to protect the lungs from degradation or inflammation caused by infections that attach lung tissue, as well as from external agents such a tobacco or pollution.

Researchers discover new genes involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:34
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:01
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:08
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:06
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:59
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:54
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:51
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

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:54
A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia may produce long-term pain relief.

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