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Novel method for evaluating genomic sequencing results in newborn screening

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 22:20
Newborn screening is required in the U.S. and differs slightly depending on which state you live in. For the most part, it's done before a newborn baby leaves the hospital and includes a blood test that screens for 30-50 serious health problems that usually arise in infancy or childhood, and could hinder normal development.

Weekly pharmacy visits improve drug adherence and quality of life in elderly patients with heart failure

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 21:48
Elderly patients with heart failure who see a pharmacist once a week are more likely to take their tablets and be active in daily life, according to late breaking results from the PHARM-CHF randomized controlled trial presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.

Starving the fungus could help fight drug-resistant fungal infections

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 21:41
How do you fight a fungal infection that is becoming increasingly resistant to medicine? By starving it, found a team of University at Buffalo and Temple University researchers.

Coaches may need to enlist parents' help in counting pitches for their young players

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 13:25
Most youth baseball coaches are not following established sports medicine guidelines when it comes to counting pitches for their players, according to a recent study from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

Biomarkers help tailor diuretic treatment for acute heart failure patients

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 12:59
Adrenomedullin activity predicts which acute heart failure patients are at the greatest risk of death without diuretic treatment post-discharge, according to late breaking research presented today at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology.

UAB study reveals detrimental role of neutrophils in multiple sclerosis

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 12:40
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that damages the insulating sheaths of nerve cells of the central nervous system. People with the disease can lose vision, suffer weak limbs, show degenerative symptoms and exhibit impaired cognition.

Crash-related reports from Waze users could reduce emergency response time in half

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:56
Waze, the crowdsourced traffic application, could potentially help first responders reach a car crash in half the time it currently takes.

Researchers find lower ER triage scores are linked to delayed antibiotics for sepsis patients

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:25
Providing early, appropriate antibiotic treatment for patients with sepsis — serious complication of infection that can lead to organ failure and death — is crucial for their survival.

Study clarifies how 3D organization of genome is regulated at onset of skeletal muscle formation

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:19
A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School clarifies how the three-dimensional organization of the genome is regulated at the onset of skeletal muscle formation.

Findings provide new insights about how intestine maximizes nutrient uptake

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:18
As food enters the intestine, it embarks on windy, lengthy journey. For most of the route, its surroundings don't appear to change much.

Mobile phone app may help boost and maintain physical activity in women

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:22
Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity?

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:21
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England.

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:20
In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age.

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:19
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

Study demonstrates the concept of systemic gene therapy treatment for gamma-sarcoglycanopathy

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:14
Gamma-sarcoglycanopathy is one of the most common limb-girdle myopathies.

Infants at high risk for autism are less attuned to differences in speech patterns

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:09
A new study by Columbia University researchers found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants.

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 16:08
Until now, researchers have assumed that the growth of solid tumors originates from cancer stem cells characterized by specific surface markers, which develop in a fixed, hierarchical order.

Researchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movement

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:46
Accomplishing perhaps a world first, researchers at Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory have mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving.

Researchers develop new algorithm to accurately predict patients' chances of survival in ICU

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:45
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm.

Researcher investigates systems biology of antibiotics in gram-negative bacteria

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:44
Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans.