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Sudden cardiac arrests more likely to happen on any day at any time, shows study

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:20
Heart experts have long believed that weekday mornings - and especially Mondays - were the danger zones for unexpected deaths from sudden cardiac arrests.

Researchers decode anti-inflammatory mechanism of vitamin E and its metabolites

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:08
Vitamin E's positive effects often fail to manifest themselves as strongly as expected, but sometimes administering vitamin E actually has detrimental effects. An international team has now found a possible cause for this.

New diagnostic tool utilizes ultrasound to measure intracranial pressure post accidents

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:03
A new study confirms the efficacy of a new diagnostic tool that utilizes ultrasound to measure intracranial pressure following accidents. The technology will now be provided with artificial intelligence so that ambulance personnel can carry out examinations at accident scenes.

Pesticides used in food, tobacco products place children and smokers in potential risk

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:55
Pesticides used in food, tobacco and marijuana production are placing children and smokers in potential risk, a study has found.

Researchers discover how nerve cells control movement

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:53
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish published in the journal PNAS they show that the contact between neurons and muscles is more dynamic than previously thought.

NIH Director's New Innovator Award for Vanderbilt professor

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:49
Reyna Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award of $2.3 million in total costs for her project, "Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches."

Natural nanoscopic particles identified as possible diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:36
Exosomes are natural nanoscopic particles released by most cell types, and are currently the focus of research because they represent a possible tool for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. These particles are not so easy to isolate, and nanotechnology may help in this process.

Carnegie professor receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:34
Kathryn Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded a 2018 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award for her project titled "Fate, Function, and Genetic Engineering of Breast Milk Cells for Infant Therapy."

Some people can avoid depression by maintaining serotonin level throughout the year

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:27
Some people can adjust to environmental stressors to avoid depression. Women need to do this more than men to avoid getting depressed.

Study: Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes could lead to misguided research and policy initiatives

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:24
"Cigarette" might appear in the term "e-cigarette" but that is as far as their similarities extend, reports a new Northwestern Medicine report published Friday, Sept. 28, in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Measure of ED threat perceptions could help identify patients at risk for cardiac-induced PTSD

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:15
A brief tool assessing emergency department threat perceptions has clinical utility for providers to identify patients at risk for developing cardiac-induced PTSD and is critical to inform research on whether threat may be modified in-ED to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) incidence.

Researchers assess effects of adding dapagliflozin to metformin or insulin in type 2 diabetes patients

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:15
Researchers used continuous glucose monitoring to assess the effects of adding dapagliflozin to a regimen of either metformin or insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes and found significant reductions in mean glucose and other glycemic factors, with greater improvements seen in patients taking metformin compared to insulin.

Alnylam reports further progress on broadening the therapeutic potential of RNAi at OTS 2018 Annual Meeting

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:59
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today further progress on the Company's platform efforts in extrahepatic delivery of novel siRNA conjugates, including central nervous system (CNS) and ocular delivery in rat and non-human primates (NHPs).

Aggressive breast cancer cells hijack protective protein to aid growth

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 20:44
A new study has revealed that a protein known to protect healthy cells also protects cancer cells in aggressive breast cancer.

Researchers prove that UTIs can be prevented by drinking water

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 20:17
University of Miami researchers have shown that drinking enough water can halve the risk of developing a UTI in pre-menopausal women.

Half of all women are at risk of a stroke, dementia or Parkinson’s disease says study

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 20:11
A new study has revealed that half of all women and a third of all men are at risk of developing degenerative dementia, Parkinson’s disease or stroke.