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Using the Mastermind strategy in brain research

2 hours 47 min ago
The brain is a complex organ, and researching medicine to treat brain disorders is equally if not more complex. Elizabeth (Liesbeth) de Lange, Professor of Predictive Pharmacology, calls for a structured approach.

Study provides new insight into blood cell and immune cell production

6 hours 35 min ago
A healthy adult makes about 2 million blood cells every second, and 99 percent of them are oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The other one percent are platelets and the various white blood cells of the immune system.

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

6 hours 37 min ago
Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year.

Bacteria and innate immune factors in birth canal, cervix may be key to predicting preterm births

6 hours 38 min ago
Spontaneous preterm birth, defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation, and the related complications, are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's disease discovered

6 hours 46 min ago
An international team of scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Kansas and the U.K. Medical Research Council have dismantled the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical pathology.

Repurposing drugs to outsmart cancers

6 hours 50 min ago
In an article published today by SAGE Publishing, investigators from The Nagourney Cancer Institute and The Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, announced a new approach to identifying effective treatments for patients with advanced metastatic cancers. A drug commonly used to treat kidney and liver cancer was discovered effective for breast cancer, which may open new drug therapies to patients regardless of tumor type.

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

6 hours 51 min ago
When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more likely to stop taking their HIV medications than drug-free patients.

The Brain Institute wins $7.04 million grant to investigate 'neurophilosphy of free will'

6 hours 55 min ago
The newly-minted Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Science (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University, with Dr. Uri Maoz as project leader, is the recipient of a total of $7.04 million to study how the human brain enables conscious control of decisions and actions.

Research links participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children

7 hours 6 min ago
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.

Pitt engineers win $550,000 NSF CAREER award to develop new intervention for people with ASD

7 hours 10 min ago
Autism was first described by U.S. researchers more than 70 years ago, and today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 59 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder, affecting more than 3.5 million Americans.

New nanotechnology approach shows promise in treating triple negative breast cancer

7 hours 10 min ago
Unlike the three most common forms of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. That was one of the reasons it was chosen as a disease area of focus for the Indiana University Precision Health Grand Challenge initiative, aimed to research and develop better treatments, cures or preventions, as quickly as possible.

Gift cards linked to better outcomes in employee wellness programs

7 hours 47 min ago
Employee wellness programs are popular among businesses seeking to increase productivity and cut health care costs. However, many firms have struggled to reap those benefits due to low employee motivation.

High-fructose corn syrup fuels growth of colon tumors in mice

7 hours 50 min ago
Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day caused mice predisposed to colon cancer to develop larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Ludwig scientists to share advances in cancer research at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

7 hours 52 min ago
Ludwig Cancer Research released today the full breadth of findings to be presented by Ludwig researchers at this year's American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., March 29 - April 3, 2019.

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

7 hours 54 min ago
New research published in the March 18th edition of Lipids showed that people who have peripheral artery disease have a lower Omega-3 Index compared to those who don't have the disease.

First-of-its-kind study provides pregnancy statistics of imprisoned U.S. women

7 hours 57 min ago
In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year.

Early life trauma may affect brain structure, contribute to major depressive disorder

8 hours 1 min ago
Early life trauma may affect the structure of the brain in a way that makes clinical depression more likely to be severe and recurrent, according to a two-year observational study of 110 patients published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

Study suggests depression screening when assessing African-Americans for schizophrenia

8 hours 5 min ago
African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new Rutgers study.

Study: Perivascular spaces contribute to worse cognitive health in older adults

8 hours 7 min ago
Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology.

Thermally abused cooking oil may promote progression of breast cancer

8 hours 11 min ago
A new study in mice suggests that consuming the chemical compounds found in thermally abused cooking oil may trigger genetic changes that promote the progression of late-stage breast cancer.