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Transplantation of bone marrow-derived EPCs slows ALS disease progression

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:11
Transplantation of human bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells into mice mimicking symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) helped mor, University of South Florida researchers report.

Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement can improve malaria tracking

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:00
Scientists have identified a way to provide more detailed information on malaria transmission both locally and across borders, according to two new papers published today in eLife.

Study evaluates quality of life, emotional health of people who look after older adults with cancer

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:44
The number of informal caregivers who look after older adults with cancer is on the rise. Caregivers could be relatives, partners, or even friends who provide assistance to people in order to help them function.

Unique 3D-printed transparent skull provides opportunity to watch brain activity in real time

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:37
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a unique 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice that provides an opportunity to watch activity of the entire brain surface in real time.

Amyloid PET associated with changes in clinical management of patients with dementia

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:28
Amyloid (abnormal protein) plaques in the brain are a feature of Alzheimer disease and imaging the brain with positron emission tomography can detect them.

Researchers explore better treatments for irritated tendons

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:18
When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis -- a common class of sports and workplace injuries -- which is also common in older individuals. It can take many weeks of rest for tendon irritation to heal, with no treatments, save short-term steroid injections and surgery, followed by more rest.

NHS dental budget must be better allocated to meet patients' needs

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:04
Routine scaling and polishing of teeth should be stopped as the NHS dental budget would be better spent elsewhere, experts warn.

Study explores how the brain finds meaning in metaphor

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:59
You can grasp a hand. You can also grasp a concept. One is literal. One is metaphorical. Our brains know the difference, but would we be able to understand the latter without the former?

New mouse model for Joubert Syndrome developed

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:45
A new mouse model for Joubert Syndrome has been developed by University of Bath scientists, who hope it will accelerate research to understand how the disease develops as well as help develop and evaluate therapeutic approaches.

Study shows how shift work can have long-term effect on heart disease and diabetes risk

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:18
With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work - in sectors such as healthcare and transportation - we urgently need to understand its health burden.

Lancaster student investigates effects of chronic exposure to low level carbon monoxide

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:14
A Lancaster PhD student is investigating the effects on older people's health of chronic exposure to low level carbon monoxide.

Protein discovery opens door for new options in diagnosis and therapy of cancer

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:09
Oncologists at the University and University Hospital in Tübingen have discovered a new protein variant that plays an important role in the development and therapy response of cancer.

Research findings change misconception on white blood cell trafficking to spleen

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:03
Contrary to prior belief, the white blood cells enter the spleen primarily via vessels in the red pulp. The research results change thoroughly our perception of the spleen producing antibodies vital for the human body.

Study highlights effectiveness of group psychological intervention in post-conflict Pakistan

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:26
A new University of Liverpool led study, published in The Lancet, highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in a post-conflict setting in Pakistan.

Scientists identify biomarkers to predict risk of atrial fibrillation

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:21
Scientists at the University of Navarra (Spain), in collaboration with clinicians from the University Hospital of Donostia, have identified two biomarkers associated with the risk of suffering atrial fibrillation, a cardiac ailment that affects more than 33.5 million people in the world.

Gout treatment could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:01
The drug colchicine, used to treat the arthritic condition gout, could potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and other conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

New ebolavirus species found in bats may be more common than previously thought

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:55
A recently discovered species of ebolavirus may be more widespread than previously thought and could be hosted by a particular bat species, according to findings published by a University of Arkansas biologist. The ebolavirus species, named Bombali, is one of two currently not known to infect humans.

Children born into poorer backgrounds show key differences in early brain function, finds study

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:31
Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Researchers developing new tests for early detection, monitoring of lupus nephritis

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 00:04
With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, two University of Houston biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known simply as lupus.

Study reveals new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 23:36
A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder, the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism.

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