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Evolutionary gene loss may explain heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in humans

1 hour 49 sec ago
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, while also setting up a further risk for red meat-eating humans.

Researchers identify genes linked to death from sepsis in mice

1 hour 5 min ago
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's immune response to infection spirals out of control.

Virginia Tech graduate student wins NIH award to map unexplored area of the brain

2 hours 41 min ago
As you read this article, your eyes are capturing light and your brain is decoding it into tangible fragments of information - things like colors, edges, words, and ideas.

FNR funds an additional 6 million euros for Luxembourg Parkinson's study

2 hours 46 min ago
In spring 2015, the National Centre for Excellence in Research on Parkinson's Disease was created as the very first inter-institutional research program of its kind in Luxembourg.

Online pain and mood symptom self-management works better when coupled with clinician telecare

2 hours 50 min ago
Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in the United States, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms for which adults visit a doctor. Drugs, especially opioids, may not be the only or best therapy.

Study will investigate how to make talk therapy treatment more accessible to all women

3 hours 6 min ago
Depression and anxiety during and after a pregnancy is the most common complication associated with having a child.

Study shows geriatric risk factors associated with inability to return home after surgery

10 hours 38 min ago
Older adults have a different physiology and unique set of needs that may make them more vulnerable to complications following a surgical procedure.

CHLA researcher receives NIH grant to study repair and regeneration mechanisms in the gut

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:59
Chemotherapy and radiation target cancer cells but these treatments produce unwanted side effects on healthy tissue.

People successfully treated for visceral leishmaniasis can still infect others, study confirms

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:30
The results of an innovative "infectivity" study conducted by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh confirm that people successfully treated for visceral leishmaniasis in South Asia can still infect others if they develop a skin condition known as post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis.

Microbial compound found in infant gut increases allergy, asthma risk

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:15
A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain infants to allergies and asthma later in life.

Researchers identify encephalitis as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:04
After a cancer patient receiving an immunotherapy developed encephalitis and died 18 months into treatment, researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigated why the complication occurred, performing a molecular analysis of the disease's pathology and mining data to determine the incidence of similar occurrences.

Intestinal microbes may affect course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:35
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Facial microexpressions change your emotions, but how?

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:47
Why are people so easily influenced by the mood of others? Scientists think they have found the answer - our microexpressions.

‘Disease and bacteria know no borders’: Global health leaders must do more to prevent the spread of infectious disease

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 20:33
Professor Dame Sally Davies, the UK's Chief Medical Officer is warning that the world must do more to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

New technology helps develop more personalized treatments for patients with advanced cancers

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:12
Being able to identify targets for adoptive cell therapies is one of the first steps in developing personalized treatments for people with hard-to-treat cancers.

Study examines role of plastic exposure in irregular heart rhythms, arrhythmias

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:12
Calling an ambulance during an emergency, emailing a breaking news or journal article before a 5 p.m. deadline and maintaining conditions during the fifth week of a 6-week lab study, without altering the light or temperature, requires electricity and translates into time, money and lives

Survey: Parents blame themselves to be main barrier to teen independence

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:00
Something most parents don't want to hear from their teenager: I am not prepared to be an adult, and it's your fault.

Statistical analyses of EEG recordings can provide better understanding of epileptic seizures

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:55
Pyramidal graphs resulting from statistical analyses of EEG recordings can improve our understanding of epileptic seizures.

Study finds striking differences in use of electronic health records among physicians

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:52
Modernizing health records by making them electronic has gained momentum as technology evolves and policies push health care toward digital solutions. But the same trend has not been evident for physicians who remain in private practice, new research finds.

Experts assess health risk for users of urban agriculture

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:37
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are developing a tool to estimate the health effects of urban agriculture.