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New and improved CRISPR

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:35
David Liu, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University is a pioneer of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. He has now come up with two new upgrades for this gene editing tool that makes it better than before. These two tools are “cellular detective” and “sharp scissors”.

Multimodal treatment approach enhances long-term survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:34
UCLA researchers have discovered that a combination of high doses of radiotherapy and hormonal therapy provides the best chance of decreasing the mortality rate in men with aggressive prostate cancer.

Research shows how interaction between nervous and immune systems occurs in lung infections

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:29
When the body is fighting infection, the immune system kicks into high gear. But emerging evidence hints at the involvement of another, rather surprising, player in this process: the nervous system.

Infants process pain in their brains in different ways based on age

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:22
Reliance on behavioral indicators, such as crying, to assess pain in infants underestimates how much pain babies actually feel when they undergo stressful medical procedures.

Researcher develops new technology for long-term stable neural recording

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:10
Klas Tybrandt, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, has developed new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material composite, which is biocompatible and retains high electrical conductivity even when stretched to double its original length.

Supportive relationships in midlife can mitigate mortality risks linked to childhood abuse

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:30
Research has linked childhood abuse to many adverse health outcomes in adulthood, including premature mortality, but according to new Northwestern University research, supportive relationships in midlife can partly compensate for the mortality risks linked to childhood abuse.

The Neuro and Thermo Fisher Scientific team up to accelerate understanding of neurological disease

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:27
The Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, a world-leading institution focused on brain research and advanced patient care, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announce an agreement designed to accelerate the understanding of neurological disease by focusing on about 30 proteins associated with Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), hereditary spastic paraplegias, epileptic encephalopathies and ataxias, which are all devastating brain diseases.

Infants who resemble their father at birth found to be healthier one year later

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:24
Infants who resemble their father at birth are more likely to spend time together with their father and, in turn, be healthier when they reach their first birthday, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

New review highlights shortage of fall detection devices for seniors

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:20
The high-tech aids seniors rely on to summon help if they fall might not be as effective as they'd like to believe.

Hypoglycemia poses unaddressed threat to type 2 diabetes patients

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:03
New research from the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health finds that clinicians lack the resources to identify, assess and manage patients who are at a high risk of developing hypoglycemia, or episodes of dangerously low blood sugar.

Study pinpoints gene that plays direct role in neurodevelopmental disorders

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:54
A study led by researchers at McMaster University has pinpointed a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

AD polygenic risk score could identify younger population with mild cognitive impairment

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:50
For the first time, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have determined that an Alzheimer's disease (AD) polygenic risk score can be used to correctly identify adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who were only in their 50s. MCI is considered a precursor to AD.

New computer program provides more thorough preparation for diagnosis of lung diseases

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:45
Three-dimensional visualization based on computer tomography imaging provides more thorough preparation for the diagnosis of lung diseases.

Plymouth researcher receives grant to further investigate causes of hereditary neuro-tumors

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:35
The University of Plymouth will be continuing its research into the advancement of neuro-tumor treatments thanks to more than £100,000 from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Sparks, the medical research charity.

Researchers find way to effectively stop internal bleeding using magnetically-driven nanoparticles

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:26
Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin.

NETRF awards six new research grants to improve treatments for neuroendocrine tumors

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:17
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation today awarded six new research grants totaling $1.85 million to leading academic institutions around the world.

Scientists find algorithm for brain simulations on exascale systems

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:14
An international group of researchers has made a decisive step towards creating the technology to achieve simulations of brain-scale networks on future supercomputers of the exascale class.

Getting cancer can be more expensive than having a baby

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:04
According to a recent survey conducted by a charity Macmillan Cancer Support, when compared, getting cancer can be more expensive than having a baby. The survey finds that cancer costs a patient £570 per month not only in terms of direct treatment costs but also indirect costs including lost work days; travel to and from hospitals and clinics etc.

Study finds underuse of minimally invasive surgeries in elderly Medicare patients

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:17
A study of more than 200,000 Medicare patients who had common surgical procedures shows that, compared to the general population, they underwent far fewer minimally invasive operations, whose benefits include lower rates of complications and readmissions, along with shorter hospital stays.

New PET imaging agent allows early detection of prostate cancer relapse

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 01:11
An Italian study featured in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level).