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Study identifies new genes linked to heart function and development

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:35
A new study from an international research team, led by Dr Yalda Jamshidi at St George's, University of London, has identified new genes associated with heart function and development.

Researchers detect presence of IgE antibodies after kidney transplantation

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:34
Many donor kidneys that are transplanted are rejected by the recipient within ten years after transplantation.

Animal studies reveal brain changes responsible for appetite effects of cannabis

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:30
New research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts at Washington State University.

Hunger hormones could be key to new treatments for drug, alcohol addiction

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:20
Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction.

Study compares outpatient antibiotic prescribing with traditional medical, retail clinic settings

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:15
Outpatient antibiotic prescribing varied among traditional medical and retail clinic settings and during visits with respiratory diagnoses where antibiotics were inappropriate, patterns that suggest differences in patient mix and antibiotic overuse.

Researchers elucidate how the brain drives trial-by-trial adaptation to compensate for errors

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 19:04
Osaka University scientists clarify how the brain drives trial-by-trial adaptation to compensate for errors by differentiating the cause of error

Okayama University research could improve prognosis of diabetic kidney disease

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:50
Researchers at Okayama University report in the journal Diabetes Care their findings on measurements of ion concentration in solutions for clinical and environmental research. The results are expected to improve prognosis of diabetic kidney disease.

Research: Stretching offers psychological benefits, may help reduce risk of injury

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:48
Stretching before exercise has no impact an athlete’s performance on the field, new research from Edith Cowan University has found.

Scientists identify potential target for the treatment of binge eating

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:43
A small group of nerve cells located in the hypothalamus could provide a promising therapeutic target for the control of binge eating among obese individuals.

New molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:24
A new molecule designed by University of Adelaide researchers shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers.

Immune T cells are built to react as fast as possible, shows study

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:38
Without T cells, we could not survive. They are a key component of our immune system and have highly sensitive receptors on their surface that can detect pathogens.

Connection between self-regulation and obesity appears to be different for girls and boys

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:47
A toddler's self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.

New research lays foundation to create standards for RNA sequencing

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:40
The idea of testing blood or urine to find markers that help diagnose or treat disease holds great promise. But as technology has improved to allow researchers to examine tiny fragments of RNA, one major problem has led to limited success.

Study findings highlight importance of early detection of SMA through newborn screening

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:26
Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that affects motor neurons in the spinal cord, resulting in muscle atrophy and widespread weakness that eventually impair swallowing and breathing.

Study delves into the role played by Protein Kinase C in synaptic plasticity

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:18
Inside the brain, is a complex symphony of perfectly coordinated signaling. Hundreds of different molecules amplify, modify and carry information from tiny synaptic compartments all the way through the entire length of a neuron.

Researchers map family trees of cancer cells to understand how AML responds to new drug

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:45
For the first time, a team of international researchers have mapped the family trees of cancer cells in acute myeloid leukemia to understand how this blood cancer responds to a new drug, enasidenib.

YCC researchers suggest promising treatment for two rare inherited cancer syndromes

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:42
Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, Yale Cancer Center scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA.

New AASM guideline recommends use of actigraphy for sleep disorders

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:39
Actigraphy can be a useful clinical tool for the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Study: White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty have high risk for substance use

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:38
White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new Purdue University study finds.

Researchers lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:36
In an editorial entitled "The Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug for Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research," Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, a Regenstrief Institute research scientist and the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and co-authors Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease but are heartened by what they see as encouraging improvements in care for a growing population of older adults, many with dementia.

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