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New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 04:22
Seizure disorders in babies are frightening and heartbreaking. A new basic science breakthrough offers hope for a potential treatment for rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies resulting from a single genetic mutation.

Purdue scientists receive $3.2 million NIH grant to target antimicrobial resistance

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 04:15
New support may help Purdue University scientists target what they call one of the greatest threats to human health - antimicrobial resistance.

Image-based sexual abuse rising in Australia, research reveals

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:59
Image-based sexual abuse in Australia is increasing, according to new research.

Patients taking antidepressants for years likely to face dangerous withdrawal symptoms

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:54
Patients who have taken antidepressants for years should consider coming off the medication. However, researchers say they will likely face difficult and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms due to a physical dependence.

New biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer identified

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:42
Applying bioinformatics to resolve biological problems. This is the objective of the research group of the University of Malaga "BI4NEXT", which, in one of its latest studies, developed in the Supercomputing and Bioinnovation Center based on biobank samples, has identified new biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and even treatment of lung cancer.

Language may be a promising biomarker for progression of Hungtinton's disease

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:37
Huntington's disease is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder caused by a gene of chromosome 4 that affects a very important area of the brain, the striatum. People are born with the defective gene but symptoms do not appear until the age of 30 or 40.

Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:30
A protein that helps colorectal cancer cells spread to other parts of the body could be an effective treatment target.

Levitating human blood may lead to faster, more reliable disease detection

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:14
New research from the UBC's Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and Michigan State University suggests that levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection.

Researchers design new drug cocktail to kill brain and soft tissue cancers

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:45
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have designed a new drug cocktail that kills some types of brain and soft tissue cancers by tricking the cancer cells to behave as if they were starving for their favorite food--glucose.

New project aims to gain insights into bone metastasis in breast cancer patients

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:00
A new project just launched at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems aims at gaining insights into the development of bone metastases in breast cancer patients and identifying biomarkers as well as new treatment strategies.

Patients with type 2 diabetes who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:58
Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness.

Single gene cluster loss promotes initiation and progression of multiple myeloma in mice

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 16:03
The loss of one copy of the miR15a/miR16-1 gene cluster promoted initiation and progression of multiple myeloma in mice.

Study: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa at highest risk of importing COVID-19 cases from China

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:53
The new findings are from a modeling study published in The Lancet that estimates the preparedness (ie, health system capacity) and vulnerability (ie, demographic, environmental, socioeconomic and political conditions that could impact a country's ability to respond) of African countries, as well as their likelihood of importing COVID-19 cases from China.

FETO therapy produces favorable outcomes when fetal and maternal care are highly coordinated

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:38
Researchers from The Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy report new evidence that fetuses with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a rare but life-threatening, lung-damaging condition, experience a significantly high rate of success for the fetal treatment known as FETO, if they and their mothers receive coordinated and highly experienced care in the same expert setting.

Both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive cancer growth and aggressiveness, research shows

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:37
Researchers long thought that only one strand of a double-stranded microRNA can silence genes. Though recent evidence has challenged that dogma, it's unclear what the other strand does, and how the two may be involved in cancer.

Bioengineers create light-controllable CAR T cells for cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:28
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a control system that could make CAR T-cell therapy safer and more powerful when treating cancer.

Pairing recommendations with policy changes may be effective in reducing low-value care

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:11
The old story of a farmer trying to get a stubborn mule to pull a wagon by dangling a carrot in front of its nose, or hitting its rump with a stick, may not seem to have much to do with the practice of medicine.

Mindfulness helps people to deal with physical pain and negative emotions

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:03
Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth shows.

An enriched environment helps heal young, injured brains

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:33
An enriched environment--with increased opportunities for physical activity, socialization and exploring novel stimuli--helped lessen functional, anatomical and cellular deficits in an experimental model of brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation at birth.

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:10
A new study published in the journal JAMA Surgery in February 2020 shows that patients with acute appendicitis that were successfully treated either by antibiotics or by appendectomy had identical satisfaction with their treatment and identical quality of life over the long term. The patients who were first treated conservatively and then had appendectomy had lower satisfaction rates.