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Airway-branch variations linked to greater risk of COPD

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 21:35
The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.

Common asthma drug retards development of aortic aneurysm in mice, study shows

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 20:02
Aortic aneurysm - the dilation of the aorta - is a serious condition that lacks effective drug treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the journal PNAS, however, that a common asthma drug can retard the development of aortic aneurysm in mice.

Preterm born children less accepted by their peers in early childhood, research finds

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:56
Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socializing in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK.

Scientists target tumor suppressor as a new treatment approach to 'triple-negative' breast cancer

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:44
Researchers studying “triple-negative” breast cancer have found that the loss of a specific tumor suppressor provides clues about potential new treatments.

German researchers find way to accurately differentiate prostate cancer from benign tissue

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:41
Using nuclear medicine, German researchers have found a way to accurately differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in prostate cancer patients. The research is highlighted in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

New five-minute procedure to scan blood vessels offers hope for claustrophobic patients

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:20
Doctors have developed a new five-minute procedure to scan the blood vessels which offers hope for claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate the conventional longer test. The research is presented today at CMR 2018.

Dim light may affect your ability to learn and remember, suggests new study

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 19:02
A new study found that prolonged exposure to dim light may alter the brain's structure, and impair an individual’s ability to remember and learn.

Researchers report technical advances in production of HIV vaccines

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:49
Research on HIV over the past decade has led to many promising ideas for vaccines to prevent infection by the AIDS virus, but very few candidate vaccines have been tested in clinical trials.

Mitochondrial DNA may play more important role in metastatic cancer than previously thought

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:19
DNA found in the mitochondria may play a more significant role in metastatic cancer than originally thought.

Innovate UK Grant awarded to Unitive Design & Analysis

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:04
Unitive Design & Analysis Ltd, a London-based SME, are delighted to announce their success in being awarded a grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Researchers reveal promising method for delivering cancer virotherapy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:30
Researchers at Okayama University report in Scientific Reports a promising method for delivering viral DNA, able to eliminate cancerous cells, to a tumor. The approach, involving encapsulation of the DNA in liposomes, has the potential to enable intravenous delivery of virus-based antitumor agents.

Australian researchers given a helping hand for stroke research

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:17
Australian researchers have been given a helping hand to build projects with the potential to impact future treatment and care for stroke survivors.

Evolve BioSystems collaborates with King's College London to improve gut health in C-section delivered infants

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:14
Evolve BioSystems, Inc., a leader in advancing infant nutrition and health through restoration of the gut microbiome, announced today a collaboration with King's College London to study the effects of the probiotic Evivo (Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis) in improving gut health in Caesarean-section delivered infants.

Researchers uncover novel therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 17:00
Researchers from Kanazawa University and the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo report, in Nature Communications, a new mechanism for regulating glucose uptake by the liver which has implications for type 2 diabetes and its treatment.

Researchers pave way toward new therapeutic approach for gonorrhea

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:44
Researchers are paving the way toward a new therapeutic approach for gonorrhea by shedding light on the mechanism behind important proteins on the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria's outer membrane.

Cell phone radiation bad for rats but OK for humans: study

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:44
Much has been said and studied regarding the ill effects of mobile phone radiation on human health. A new study has found that high levels of radiation from cell phones is capable of causing cancers in the heart of laboratory animals. However the levels of radiation emitted by cell phones is much less than this threshold level.

Discovery opens new doors to developing vaccines for preventing staph skin infections

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:42
After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph).

New Braden QD Scale can now better predict pediatric patients at risk for pressure injuries

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:26
Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There's been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population.

Low dose alcohol everyday might actually "clean" the brain

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:05
A new study in mice has suggests that a couple of glasses of wine may actually “clean” the brain and not only clear the mind at the end of a long day. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports.

Researchers find new way to accelerate wound healing

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:55
Researchers at Uppsala University and SLU have found a new way of accelerating wound healing. The technology and the mode of action method published in the highly ranked journal PNAS involves using lactic acid bacteria as vectors to produce and deliver a human chemokine on site in the wounds.

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