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Scientists map molecular steps in the development of endometrial cancer

49 min 26 sec ago
A new study reveals the molecular steps that bring about endometrial cancer, commonly known as uterine cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer in women across the globe.

Scientists develop "smart" remote-control bandage for chronic wounds

1 hour 49 sec ago
People with diabetes suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds, often leading to severe infection and, eventually, amputation of the limb. The essential treatment for these wounds is the continuous application of medicines and the regular changing of bandages to prevent infection.

Bile duct cancer treatment could be improved by tailored medication

1 hour 38 min ago
Treatment of patients suffering from bile duct cancer could be improved by tailoring medication to the levels of a key protein in people with the disease, according to new research.

Surgical jackets and head covers do not reduce surgical site infections, study shows

1 hour 44 min ago
A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in JAMA Surgery on Feb. 12 indicates that surgical jackets and head covers known as bouffants did not reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.

Wayne State researchers receive grant to develop new treatments for Barth syndrome

2 hours 25 min ago
Barth syndrome is a rare and life-threatening, X-linked genetic disorder that primarily affects males and is passed from mother to son; women who are carriers do not show symptoms of the disorder.

Study suggests potential treatment to alleviate disorders of consciousness

2 hours 44 min ago
A small amount of electricity delivered at a specific frequency to a particular point in the brain will snap a monkey out of even deep anesthesia, pointing to a circuit of brain activity key to consciousness and suggesting potential treatments for debilitating brain disorders.

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

3 hours 36 min ago
In pulmonary arterial hypertension, high blood pressure in the lungs' arteries causes the heart to work extra hard to pump blood to the lungs and around the rest of the body.

Breakthrough discovery could open up new treatments for some blood cancers

3 hours 56 min ago
Reversing runaway inflammation in the bone marrow could lead to major breakthroughs in treatments for some blood cancers, according to a new publication by scientists at Hackensack Meridian Health's Center for Discovery and Innovation.

Vitamin E can safely treat fatty liver disease in patients with HIV

4 hours 3 min ago
A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, a McGill-led study has found.

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

4 hours 27 min ago
Alzheimer's disease is progressive, but slow to develop -- or at least to reveal itself. In a new study, published online February 14, 2020 in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report that early, subtle differences in cognitive performance, such as fewer words recalled on a memory test, are a sign that harmful proteins are accumulating in the brain, even if levels of those proteins do not yet qualify as dangerous.

Mason researchers working to improve upper limb prosthetics

4 hours 33 min ago
Siddhartha Sikdar, Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, Parag Chitnis, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, and Guoqing Diao, Associate Professor, Statistics, are working to develop and evaluate a prototype prosthetic control system that uses wearable ultrasound imaging sensors to sense residual muscle activity rather than electromyography.

Out-of-network primary care linked to rising ACO costs, study finds

5 hours 3 min ago
Accountable Care Organizations -- or ACOs -- formed for the first time in 2011, designed to combat rising medical costs and provide more coordinated care to Medicare patients. But the savings have been inconsistent nationwide.

Combination of green tea extract and exercise mitigates fatty liver disease in mice

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:39
The combination of green tea extract and exercise reduced the severity of obesity-related fatty liver disease by 75% in mice fed a high-fat diet, according to Penn State researchers, whose recent study may point to a potential health strategy for people.

Vitamin C may shorten duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:32
Vitamin C administration shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients, but the effect depended on the severity of illness.

Modern military helmets no better at blast wave protection than historical designs

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:26
Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting the brain from shock waves created by nearby blasts than their World War I counterparts.

Scientists pinpoint protein that plays key role in lung cancer and melanoma progression

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 23:16
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University, University of Geneva (Switzerland), Minjiang University, and Fuzhou University (China) pointed out WDR74 protein playing an important role in lung cancer and melanoma primary tumors/metastases progression.

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:42
There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Swansea University drug resistance research highlighted in two prestigious journals

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:30
Swansea University research into the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance has been highlighted in two prestigious international journals.

Exposure to ambient ultrafine particles may trigger nonfatal heart attack

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 08:12
Yale-affiliated scientist finds that even a few hours' exposure to ambient ultrafine particles common in air pollution may potentially trigger a nonfatal heart attack.

Good blood supply to the brain associated with cognitive performance

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 07:50
Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. This applies in particular to people affected by a condition known as "sporadic cerebral small vessel disease".