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New noninvasive technique uses blood test to detect brain tumor biomarkers

1 hour 2 min ago
Taking a biopsy of a brain tumor is a complicated and invasive surgical process, but a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a way that allows them to detect tumor biomarkers through a simple blood test.

Surgeries performed by older surgeons have lower patient mortality rates, study reveals

1 hour 11 min ago
Researchers from UCLA and several other institutions found surgeries performed by older surgeons -; age 50 and up -; have lower patient mortality rates than those performed by younger surgeons, and that patient mortality rates do not differ significantly based on whether the surgeon is male or female.

Long-term stability in some MCI patients could be predicted based on neuropsychological tests

1 hour 33 min ago
Researchers from the Lisbon School of Medicine, University of Lisbon found that, in some mild cognitive impairment patients, real neuropsychological stability over a decade is possible and that long-term stability could be predicted based on neuropsychological tests measuring memory and non-verbal abstract reasoning.

Study highlights impact of early detection on skin cancer survival

2 hours 8 min ago
Skin cancer survivors know firsthand that the disease is most treatable when detected early, so they're more likely to be vigilant about skin exams —and new research shows that such vigilance pays off.

Researchers target telomerase for killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells

2 hours 28 min ago
Targeting telomerase was effective at killing NRAS-mutant melanoma cells, and the impact was further enhanced when the strategy was paired with an inhibitor of mitochondrial function, according to study results by The Wistar Institute published in Oncogene.

UB researchers build 3D-printed, drug-filled dentures to fight against infections

2 hours 39 min ago
Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.

Researchers find new cost-effective way to predict interaction of chemical compounds

2 hours 55 min ago
New research has revealed that simple, commercially available computer programs could be used to design next generation drug-delivery systems by predicting more easily how different chemical compounds interact.

Study shows new approach to improve survival rates for patients with stage IV Wilms tumors

3 hours 10 min ago
A new study showing significantly improved survival rates for patients with stage IV Wilms tumors with lung metastases was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Study suggests link between regular mid-day naps and neurocognitive function in teens

6 hours 4 min ago
A University of Delaware researcher investigated the relationship between midday-napping behaviors and neurocognitive function in early adolescents and found some keys to helping the teens battle fatigue.

Hair products used by Black women contain dozens of hazardous chemicals

7 hours 45 min ago
A new report published today in the journal Environmental Research shows that Black women are potentially exposed to dozens of hazardous chemicals through the hair products they use.

Drinking kefir may have positive effect on blood pressure by promoting brain-gut communication

8 hours 2 min ago
Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.

Scientists improve growth of 3d brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia

8 hours 3 min ago
Salk Institute scientists recently have developed a method to make micro brain structures in the lab. These microbrain tissues are designated to be used in research for treatment of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.

Parasite egg DNA from ancient latrines shows people's diets from 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D.

8 hours 18 min ago
Researchers from University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have studied the DNA from the parasite eggs that are recovered from the faeces samples in ancient times.

New study finds increase in stress hormones during summer

8 hours 27 min ago
A new study in medical students finds that summer, not winter, is the season when people are most likely to have higher levels of circulating stress hormones.

Study shows link between restless legs syndrome symptoms and brain structure

8 hours 34 min ago
People with restless legs syndrome may have changes in a portion of the brain that processes sensory information, according to a study published in the April 25, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

10 hours 16 min ago
A national drug shortage crisis is potentially affecting the care received every day for thousands of patients undergoing anesthesia.

New study affirms bedtime habits of Americans

10 hours 23 min ago
A new analysis by Johns Hopkins researchers of national data gathered from physical activity monitors concludes that most Americans hit the sack later on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Delayed bedtimes are especially pronounced for teens and young adults.

MU researchers use new techniques to fight against diabetic retinopathy

10 hours 28 min ago
Diabetic retinopathy is a retinal microvascular disease that often causes blindness in adults who have had diabetes mellitus for 10 years or more. Estimates are that 600 million people will have some sort of diabetic retinopathy by 2040.

UA researchers aim to predict and prevent fatal disease in premature babies

10 hours 34 min ago
A new $1.9 million grant at the University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center will help researchers discover ways to prevent a deadly disease that affects thousands of premature infants annually.

New review finds underrepresentation of obese patients in cancer clinical trials

10 hours 42 min ago
Obesity is a risk factor for a number of cancer types and can influence cancer treatment outcomes. In 2014, cancer types associated with being overweight or obese represented about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States.

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