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Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:09
In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a link between vascular biology and eye disease.

Study outlines challenges faced as the U.S. becomes an ‘aging society’

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:07
A paper by Columbia Mailman School's John Rowe, MD, Julius Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, in the journal Health Affairs outlines the challenges we face as the U.S. becomes an "aging society."

New chemical synthesis strategy leads to identification of novel, simpler derivatives

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 11:01
A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products -- organic compounds isolated from natural sources -- has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, or to prevent the immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.

Scientists develop new video game that may help in the study of Alzheimer's

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:56
How do we find our way around? Why do I always get lost while my friend never does? Why does people's sense of direction vary so widely in general? Is it linked to inherent, genetic characteristics or determined by cultural factors?

Researchers document specific characteristics of storefront tobacco advertisements

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:49
In response to U.S. restrictions on where tobacco companies are allowed to advertise their products, the industry now dedicates nearly all of its $9 billion advertising budget to activities occurring in retail settings.

Emerging new type of oral cancer linked to HPV appears to increase in men

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:38
An emerging new type of oral cancer in men has increased over the last 15 years. The culprit is human papillomavirus, and key social factors are contributing to its growth.

We are sitting more! How bad is that?

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:28
A new study has shown that with the advent of computers and screens, Americans are sitting more than they did before. There are several studies in the past that show the association between sitting for prolonged periods and bad health.

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:18
When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don't want to stop even though you know you've eaten enough? Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine may have found the reason.

Combining biomaterial scaffolds with stem cells for tissue engineering applications

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:13
StemJournal, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal published by IOS Press, announces publication of its inaugural article, "Combining Stem Cells and Biomaterial Scaffolds for Constructing Tissues and Cell Delivery," by Stephanie M. Willerth, PhD, and Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD.

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:39
New research from the University of Sydney has found the severity of febrile seizures following vaccination is no different to febrile seizures from another cause, such as from a virus, and that the majority of seizures are short-lived, self-resolving and don't require ongoing treatment.

Despite expansion of insurance coverage for depression, treatment rates are lower than expected

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:33
A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that non-financial barriers to patient care still remain.

Sientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic'

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:27
After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex 'anti-tumor antibiotic' known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant bacteria, and have reproduced it synthetically in the lab for the first time.

Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:21
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 people around the world.

Researchers use brain scans to provide better understanding of unconscious bias

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:05
Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these biases in our neural wiring, and are developing techniques using MRI scanners that let us see the brain making assumptions in real time.

Blocking BRAF ubiquitination may be an effective treatment approach in melanoma

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 00:59
The protein BRAF is a key player in the development of many different types of cancer, including melanoma.

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective in treating veterans with PTSD, alcohol use disorder

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 00:24
Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than Seeking Safety, a coping skills therapy, for patients who also have alcohol use disorder, found a VA San Diego Healthcare System study.

Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 23:40
A study by Duke-NUS Medical School has found that members of the multiprotein 'Integrator complex', known for its role in gene regulation, are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies.

Air pollution increases risk for respiratory hospitalization among childhood cancer survivors

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 22:38
Poor air quality days significantly increase the risk of hospitalizations for respiratory issues in young survivors of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Discovery about cold sensing could pave way for new pain relief drugs

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 20:23
Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cold pain.

Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 20:20
Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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