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A new feasible treatment option for vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation in babies

3 hours 45 min ago
Endovascular treatment of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) in babies with severe pulmonary hypertension can improve chances of survival, according to a study released today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's 17th Annual Meeting.

Scientists develop a simple approach to visually evaluate mask effectiveness

3 hours 58 min ago
Using inexpensive and widely available tools, scientists have developed a simple approach to visually evaluate how effectively different types of masks prevent the spread of droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, according to a new study.

Probability analysis of Wuhan cases suggests COVID-19 may have a longer incubation period

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:12
By applying the renewal theory in probability to reduce recall bias in initial case reports, scientists have come up with a new estimate for the incubation period of COVID-19.

Abnormal liver tests associated with poorer COVID-19 outcomes

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 02:59
Researchers at the Yale Liver Center found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies.

Method provides new insight into brain cells that maintain body's master circadian clock.

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 02:12
UT Southwestern scientists have developed a genetically engineered mouse and imaging system that lets them visualize fluctuations in the circadian clocks of cell types in mice.

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 02:03
A new approach to predicting which babies will develop type 1 diabetes moves a step closer to routine testing for newborns which could avoid life-threatening complications.

Study shows link between high blood lead levels and aberrant methylation of DNA

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:39
Scientists have unveiled a correlation between high blood lead levels in children and methylation of genes involved in haem synthesis and carcinogenesis, indicating a previously unknown mechanism for lead poisoning.

Nanomedicine-based strategy enhances anti-PD1 therapy to eradicate PTEN-negative GBM

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:26
A nanomedicine-based strategy for chemo-immunotherapy (CIT) of glioblastoma (GBM), which has the worst prognosis among brain tumors, was successfully developed.

Parental views of lay theories influence children's diet and their food preferences

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:11
Young children naturally like sugar and salt in food and develop food preferences based on what their parents serve them, but new research suggests that how parents view self-regulation also is a contributing factor.

Study identifies five immune response markers that may predict COVID-19 patient outcomes

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:04
Galit Alter, PhD, Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Helen Chu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine, and UW Medicine physician, have recently published a paper which identifies five immune response markers which, collectively, were able to correctly classify both convalescent COVID-19 patients and those who did not survive the disease.

New type of immunotherapy shows promise for advanced skin cancer

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 00:12
A new type of immunotherapy for the skin cancer malignant melanoma shows promising results. Three severely ill patients are now long-term survivors.

Immunothrombotic dysregulation is key marker of disease severity in COVID-19

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:26
In severe cases of COVID-19, the infection can lead to obstruction of the blood vessels in the lung, heart and kidneys. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have now shown that activated immune cells and blood platelets play a major role in these pathologies.

Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are three to six times more likely to be autistic

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 20:04
Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults (individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth) to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre.

Large-scale analysis of Alport syndrome reveals the effectiveness of existing treatments

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 19:29
A large-scale analysis of the clinical characteristics of Alport syndrome in Japanese patients has revealed that the effectiveness of existing treatment with ACE inhibitors and/or angiotensin receptor blockers (RAS inhibitors) varies depending on the type of mutation in the syndrome's causal gene (COL4A5).

Coronavirus-specific structure in cells may lead to new antiviral strategies

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:21
By visualizing coronavirus replication in an infected host cell, researchers may have answered a long-standing question about how newly synthesized coronavirus components are able to be incorporated into fully infectious viruses.

How misinformation undermines Australia's COVID-19 response

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:16
The current global climate of misinformation and myths about the origin, cure of, and measures required to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has mired public acceptance of and compliance with governmental interventions and personal precautions.

Researchers use patient-specific tumor organoid to optimize chemotherapy for appendix, colon tumors

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:14
A patient-specific tumor organoid model is being used to identify the most effective chemotherapy protocol to treat appendix and colon tumors, a personalized medicine approach that is showing promise.

Placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:38
How much of a treatment is mind over matter? It is well documented that people often feel better after taking a treatment without active ingredients simply because they believe it's real -- known as the placebo effect.

Study: Individuals who feel dizzy when they stand up may have an increased risk of dementia

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:36
Some people who feel dizzy or lightheaded when they stand up may have an increased risk of developing dementia years later, according to a new study published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

New document includes practical resources to improve diversity and inclusion in clinical research

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:31
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated social and health inequities and the impact of structural and systemic racism in society.

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