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Scientists discover new way to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing AML

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:26
An international team of leukemia scientists has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive and often deadly blood cancer.

PTSD may increase risk of stroke, heart attack in World Trade Center response crews

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:17
Post-traumatic stress disorder may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center plane attack on September 11, 2001, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Researchers use genome editing to reduce cholesterol levels in animal model

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:13
Using genome editing to inactivate a protein called PCSK9 effectively reduces cholesterol levels in rhesus macaques, a species of monkey, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Newly discovered nanobody holds promise to advance targeted therapies for several diseases

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:12
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a nanobody that holds promise to advance targeted therapies for a number of neurological diseases and cancer.

Reducing length of antibiotic course decreases risk of drug resistance

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:00
Treatments using antibiotics should stop as soon as possible to prevent patients passing the "tipping point" of becoming resistant to their effects, new research has shown.

Corn loses its cancer-fighting phenolic acids when processed into cornflakes

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:54
For many Americans, highly processed foods are on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even when the raw materials - grains, for example - are high in vitamins and health-promoting phenolic compounds, processing can rob the final product of these nutrients.

Study: Mitochondrial DNA in nanovesicles is the alarm that activates antiviral genetic program

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:39
Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III have provided valuable information about the defense mechanisms of the immune system during the early stages of the response to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.

New approach could greatly enhance people's long-term tolerance for transplants

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:24
Currently, people receiving organ transplants must take drugs to suppress the inflammatory immune response that leads to rejection. Even so, almost all recipients eventually lose their transplant.

Bacterial aggregates in blood vessels appear to facilitate progression of meningitis

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:21
The Inserm team led by Guillaume Duménil at the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with several teams of physicists, has unraveled a key stage in infection by Neisseria meningitidis, a human pathogen responsible for meningitis in infants and young adults.

Study shows that no two people have the same brain anatomy

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:16
Like with fingerprints, no two people have the same brain anatomy, a study by researchers of the University of Zurich has shown.

Study: Vitamin D unlikely to protect individuals from brain-related disorders

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:13
New research from South Australian scientists has shown that vitamin D is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or other brain-related disorders.

Type 1 diabetes patients five times more likely to end up in ER or hospital after a gap in health insurance

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:52
For a million American adults, living with type 1 diabetes means a constant need for insulin medication, blood sugar testing supplies and specialized care, to keep them healthy and prevent a crisis that could end up in an emergency room, a hospital bed or death.

Researchers investigate how genetic data can be made accessible in medical practice

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:39
In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group from Vienna investigated how genetic data can be made accessible in medical practice in order to improve the safety and effectiveness of medication.

Study finds how the brain perceives and reacts to predators

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:29
How the zebrafish brain perceives and reacts to predators has been determined by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Researchers design artificial intelligence system for predicting drug combinations' side effects

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:23
Last month alone, 23 percent of Americans took two or more prescription drugs, according to one CDC estimate, and 39 percent over age 65 take five or more, a number that's increased three-fold in the last several decades.

New 'leadless' pacemakers less likely to cause complications, research finds

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:14
Pacemakers that don’t use wires to connect the device to the heart are successfully reducing the number of short-term and mid-term complications patients experience, a study in the United States has found.

Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:07
Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Researchers use miniature radio transmitters to track movements of kissing bugs

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:49
With the continuing advance of technology, radio tracking devices keep getting smaller and smaller. And that's bad news for stealthy insects like kissing bugs.

Geography may be destiny in end-of-life care for cancer patients

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:38
When it comes to how much end-of-life care a patient with cancer receives, geography may, indeed, be destiny, according to new research led by Harvard Medical School that found striking differences in terminal care across different parts of the country.

Certain antibodies against a carbohydrate could protect against malaria

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:31
Certain type of antibodies against α-Gal- a carbohydrate expressed by many organisms including the malaria parasite- could protect against malaria, according to a new study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.