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Study reveals impact of Juul use on teenagers and young adults

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:32
Teens and young adults who use Juul brand e-cigarettes are failing to recognize the product's addictive potential, despite using it more often than their peers who smoke conventional cigarettes, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Green leafy vegetables could help reduce macular degeneration risk

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:11
A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration.

Immunotherapy medicine found to be effective in treating uveitis

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 22:05
A team of researchers from the UCH CEU's Biomedical Sciences Institute has tested the efficiency of Bevacizumab, medicine used against cancer and in ophtalmology, to treat uveítis, thus stopping the inflammation from spreading.

Could we prevent Alzheimer's disease by treating herpes?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:31
An exciting new paper suggests that over half of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be traced back to herpes simplex virus 1, which causes cold sores.

Dysfunction of single gene leads to miscarriages

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:05
A single gene of the mother plays such a crucial role in the development of the placenta that its dysfunction leads to miscarriages.

Survey finds high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection among teens and adults in Gabon

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:47
A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Mirdad Kazanji, of the Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville in Gabon, and the Institut Pasteur de la Guyane in French Guiana, suggests that 30 years after the first epidemiological survey of the seroprevalence of Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infections in Gabon, the country remains highly endemic, with a seroprevalence of 7.3%.

Bliss funds research to find whether parental touch can help alleviate pain in premature infants

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:45
The premature and sick baby charity Bliss is delighted to announce that the first award from its new research fund has been granted to a pioneering project which aims to understand pain in premature babies.

Human neurons employ highly compartmentalized signaling, study shows

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:44
Human neurons are much larger than those of model organisms mice and rats, so it's been unclear whether it's size that makes a difference in our brain's computational power.

Weight loss success associated with brain areas involved in self-control

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:43
New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control.

Prion strain diversity may be greater than previously thought

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:39
The first example of prion strains that replicate independently in vitro and in vivo suggests that strain diversity may be greater than previously thought, according to a study published October 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jason Bartz of Creighton University, and colleagues.

VR could help encourage empathy, helpful behavior towards marginalized groups

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:37
Virtual Reality could be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups, according to a study published October 17, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Fernanda Herrera from Stanford University, USA, and colleagues.

Incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users, show studies

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:25
11th World Stroke Congress brings together leading international stroke experts and an unparalleled scientific program covering epidemiology, prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and recovery in 100s of sessions and oral posters.

Newly discovered compound shows potential for treating Parkinson's disease

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:17
A joint research group centered around Professor Hideyuki Okano and Associate Professor Jun Kohyama, Department of Physiology of the Keio University School of Medicine, together with a research group of Eisai Co., Ltd. has identified a compound that has the potential to be a treatment for Parkinson's disease by using dopaminergic neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from patients with familial Parkinson's disease.

Understanding of metal-free enzymes used by bacteria could lead to new effective antibiotics

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:01
Some bacterial pathogens, including those that cause strep throat and pneumonia, are able to create the components necessary to replicate their DNA without the usually required metal ions.

Newly developed synthetic DNA molecule may one day be used as 'vaccine' for prostate cancer

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:57
Researchers from City of Hope, a world-renowned comprehensive cancer center and independent biomedical research institution, have developed a synthetic DNA molecule that is programmed to jump-start the immune system to eradicate genetically distinct types of prostate cancer.

University of Pittsburgh wins NSF grant for big data research to prevent complications from anesthesia

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:53
The National Science Foundation awarded $1,182,305 to the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering to support research into using machine learning and Big Data to analyze electronic anesthesia records and prevent postoperative complications and death.

Scientists receive $5.1 million grant to develop stem cell-based therapy for blinding retinal conditions

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:41
Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

Duke researchers find way to detect blood doping in athletes

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:36
A Duke University research team has found a way to help sporting officials detect whether an athlete's blood has been doped by an infusion of their own stored blood.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center wins NIH grant to study health disparities

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:31
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a three-year, $3,194,947 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate colorectal and breast cancer health disparities.

Parental education associated with increased family health care spending

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:20
Parents educated beyond high school invest more in family health care, reducing the likelihood of adverse medical conditions despite differences in family income and health insurance, according to a recent Rutgers study that appeared in the Southern Economic Journal.