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Neuro-oncology scientists discover unique molecular mechanism that maintains glioma stem cells

4 min 27 sec ago
Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Over-the-counter devices hold their own against costly hearing aids

19 min 45 sec ago
Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study.

Hydrogel-based capsules may help patients adhere to medications

20 min 11 sec ago
Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year.

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

32 min 29 sec ago
Scientists from Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections

Zebrafish study could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries

50 min 55 sec ago
Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.

Joint research initiative aims to employ novel lifestyle intervention to treat NAFLD

1 hour 7 min ago
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent liver diseases worldwide and an estimated 20 million people in Germany are affected.

Researchers understand how to prevent severe weight loss in cancer patients

1 hour 11 min ago
Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition.

Buying time increases happiness, study reveals

3 hours 1 min ago
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on 24th July 2017, suggests that spending money in buying time – like paying to hand over household works such as cleaning or cooking - is associated with increased life satisfaction.

Patient navigator programs at barbershops could improve colorectal cancer screening among black men

4 hours 52 min ago
Aging black men are at much greater risk of dying prematurely of colorectal cancer than any other group in the United States, and are less likely than their white counterparts to be diagnosed at an early stage of the disease.

Study examines prevalence, types of secondhand harm from alcohol among college undergraduates

5 hours 26 min ago
It's no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as "secondhand harm" that is caused by intoxicated people: accidents or domestic, physical, or sexual violence; interrupted sleep or property destruction; and arguments, problems with relationships, or financial problems.

New study shows how violent crime may affect academic performance of children

5 hours 31 min ago
Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them.

Study provides deeper insight into cannabis use in adolescence and detrimental long-term outcomes

5 hours 37 min ago
How an adolescent uses marijuana, in particular a pattern of escalating use, may make an adolescent more prone to higher rates of depression and lower educational accomplishments by the time they reach adulthood.

Scientists receive NFL grant to study role of active rehabilitation strategies for concussion management

5 hours 58 min ago
The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

UC scientists take different approach to investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs

6 hours 19 min ago
Influenza is a recurring global health threat that, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths every year, most due to influenza pneumonia, or viral pneumonia.

New map may be first step to developing treatments for complex brain disorders

6 hours 34 min ago
Just as parents are not the root of all their children's problems, a single gene mutation can't be blamed for complex brain disorders like autism, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientist.

Standardized care protocol improves outcomes, cuts costs for colorectal surgery patients

9 hours 47 min ago
A protocol that standardizes care before, during, and after colorectal operations has reduced hospital stays by more than half, reduced complications by more than one-third, and cut costs up to $11,000 per procedure, according to study results presented yesterday at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2017 Quality and Patient Safety Conference.

Stem cell centers claim to offer effective heart failure therapy despite lack of FDA approval

10 hours 3 min ago
Stem cell centers claim to offer effective treatment to patients with heart failure, despite the fact that the treatment is not approved for such use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says the author of research letter in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

SLUCare obstetricians examine novel device to treat postpartum hemorrhage

10 hours 9 min ago
SLUCare obstetricians are leading a clinical trial at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital that investigates a possible approach to treat postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of perinatal maternal death around the world.

New way of producing flu vaccine could provide better protection against infection

10 hours 15 min ago
A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.

Scientists gain better understanding of genetics behind lean body mass

11 hours 37 min ago
Scientists from the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, along with several other research institutions are making great strides in understanding the genetics behind lean body mass, which is largely made up of muscle mass.