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Scientists find possible sources of medicinal and antimicrobial drugs

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:37
Scientists of Siberian Federal University found possible sources of medicinal and antimicrobial drugs. The results of the study of unique medicinal properties of the microorganisms living within the plant -- endosymbionts, are published in the scientific journal Frontiers of Biology.

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:31
A research team from several institutions being led by the University of California San Diego has deciphered a key component behind a rising epidemic of pathogens that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently added to its list of critical emerging diseases.

More studies needed to validate link between air pollution and gynecologic health, say researchers

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:22
While initial studies suggest a potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe more studies are needed to validate these findings in other populations.

UCLA researchers uncover gene that controls equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:36
In an unexpected discovery, UCLA researchers have found that a gene previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type.

Four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment for smokers

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:29
A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever smoked, not only for heavy smokers, an international research team reports in JAMA Oncology.

Deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer found to be common than previously thought

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:26
A new study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers – about 17 percent – belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate cancer.

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:20
Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 to 22, 2018. ADHD is a brain disorder that affects attention and behavior.

Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:14
In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.

Machine-learning may aid in diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:10
Could the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders one day be aided through the help of machine learning? New research from the University of Alberta is bringing us closer to that future through a study published in Molecular Psychiatry.

Small device with motion sensors can predict older adults' risk of falling

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:02
Every year, more than one in three individuals aged 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults, and can create ongoing health problems. But treatment and awareness of falling usually happens after a fall has already occurred.

Georgia State professor receives federal grant to study virus similar to Ebola virus

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:59
Dr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, director of the university's Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, has received a two-year, $419,100 federal grant to study a virus similar to Ebola virus that causes disease in animals but not in humans.

Novel therapeutic approach alleviates ALS-related muscular atrophy in mouse models

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:33
Supplementing a single protein found in the spinal cord could help prevent symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

People who regularly eat oranges less likely to develop macular degeneration, study shows

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:32
A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges.

Internet filtering tools are ineffective in stopping teens from seeing explicit sexual content

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:32
The struggle to shape the experiences young people have online is now part of modern parenthood. As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of time online, a significant share of parents and guardians now use Internet filtering tools (such as parental controls) to protect their children from accessing sexual material online.

Research reveals why risks of complications in pregnancy vary based on baby's sex

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:20
The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary depending whether the mother is carrying a boy or a girl, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Researchers uncover gene that plays role in cocaine addiction

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:09
Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors.

Individuals with obesity but no other metabolic risk factors do not have elevated mortality risk

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 23:09
Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality.

Study uncovers possible link between iron loading, alcohol intake and mortality

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:58
Drinking heavily results in uncontrolled iron absorption into the body, putting strain on vital organs and increasing the risk of death, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

Sodium nitroprusside treatment prevents schizophrenia symptoms in animal model

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:51
Researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil have tested a treatment with sodium nitroprusside in a strain of rats that spontaneously develop some of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia.

Study finds genetic heritage to be dominant factor in heart failure

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:02
Heart failure is known to be more common in certain families but whether this familial transition is caused by genetic or lifestyle factors.