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New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:07
During the five years before people develop the first clinically recognized signs of multiple sclerosis, they are up to four times more likely to be treated for nervous system disorders such as pain or sleep problems, and are 50 per cent more likely to visit a psychiatrist, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

Traumatic brain injury biomarker could help predict patient prognosis

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:42
A preclinical study has shown that levels of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) are significantly increased following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Research provides better understanding of mechanisms underlying memory storage

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:11
Memories are formed through long-term changes in synaptic efficacy, a process known as synaptic plasticity, and are stored in the brain in specific neuronal ensembles called engram cells, which are activated during corresponding events.

Researchers seek to understand role of APOE mutation in Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:06
If you had your genome sequenced and the report says you have the APOEε4 mutation, it does not mean you are definitely going to get Alzheimer's disease.

3D modeling of drug resistance could lead to more effective cancer treatment

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:57
The National Institutes of Health is funding the research of a University of Akron scientist that could lead to more effective cancer treatment.

Molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids may inhibit cancer

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:54
A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice.

Routine screening, treatment could help stem nationwide opioid epidemic

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:51
To help stem the nationwide opioid epidemic and related increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, health care providers should routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when they come to clinics and hospitals seeking other services.

Mailing colorectal cancer tests to patients increases screening rates, report researchers

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:31
Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to patients insured by Medicaid increased screening rates for this population, report researchers at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:28
Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have received a five-year grant of $2.44 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, to investigate the role hormones play in the female mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production.

Residential segregation linked with racial disparities in firearm homicide fatalities

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:38
Residential segregation is linked to many racial disparities in health, including cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

New non-invasive procedure to reposition kidney stones could benefit astronauts

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:35
A new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones, in an effort to offer the sufferer quick relief, will undergo testing in emergency patients.

Researchers describe key role of enzyme in regulating immune response against Chagas disease parasite

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:29
In an article published recently in the journal Nature Communications, researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo in Brazil describe the central role played by an enzyme called phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase gamma in regulating the immune response against Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan parasite that causes Chagas disease.

Study: Women's emotional state not related to success of infertility treatment

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:27
Infertility treatments, such as In-vitro fertilization, are stressful experiences for women that can take large emotional tolls, especially when the treatment fails.

Testosterone effective at fighting cachexia in cancer patients, research shows

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:23
Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20 percent of cancer-related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid and/or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle.

Fruit fly research leads to potential drug for debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:18
River blindness and elephantiasis are debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms that infect as many as 150 million people worldwide.

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:11
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Prison employees experience PTSD on par with war veterans, study finds

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:53
Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found.

Biologists unlock new cure for jet lag in mice

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:46
Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and exploring natural wonders. That is, if you can get past the jet lag.

Scientists identify dietary fat as cause of obesity in mce

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 02:31
What we eat plays a big role in our ability to regulate our body weight. Over time, however, different ideas have emerged about the most important dietary factors that cause us to put on weight.

LGBQ teens at higher risk of substance use than heterosexual peers, study shows

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 02:25
Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers, according to a new study led by San Diego State University researchers and published in the American Journal of Public Health.