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MUSC researchers uncover a new cause for laryngeal symptoms

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:00
While a sudden coughing fit is a protective reflex to clear the airway, chronic cough can be caused by multiple factors that must be investigated to determine treatment. Cough is just one of several laryngeal symptoms including hoarseness and dysphoric breathing that can become debilitating.

Archeological research reveals how ancestral humans have adapted to changing environment

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:41
During the Stone Age ancestral humans lived with a variety of animal species along what was an area of wetlands in the middle of the Jordanian desert. The site, in the town of Azraq Basin, has been excavated and has revealed an abundance of tools and animal bones from up to 250,000 years ago, leading to better understanding of how ancestral humans have adapted to this changing environment.

Research illuminates abilities of ADAR1 to ‘hyper-mutate’ tumor suppressor RNAs in leukemia

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:23
Writing in the January 3 issue of Cancer Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that detection of "copy editing" by a stem cell enzyme called ADAR1, which is active in more than 20 tumor types, may provide a kind of molecular radar for early detection of malignancies and represent a new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation.

Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 05:25
Diets come and go and have their time in the trending list. The U.S. News and World Report has however confirmed that the healthiest diet at present is the Mediterranean diet.

Commonly prescribed ADHD drug unlikely to increase cardiovascular risks in children

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 03:30
With more than 1.8 million children in the U.S. being treated annually with drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the possibility that such drugs could damage their hearts has been a significant cause of concern for parents and physicians alike.

Bulldogs' screw tails linked to rare inherited syndrome in humans

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:14
With their small size, stubby faces and wide-set eyes, bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers are among the most popular of domestic dog breeds. Now researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have found the genetic basis for these dogs' appearance, and linked it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans.

Identifying risk factors linked to teen partner rape

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:07
If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first relationships in life.

New medications provide better treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 23:06
Helping people with addictions has become a research passion for Purdue University's Richard van Rijn, who is leading a team to make drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders.

Alterations in brain networks contribute to cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:25
Psychiatric disorders share common alterations of functional connectivity between three core brain networks involved in cognition, according to a meta-analysis published in Biological Psychiatry.

Women with persistent vasomotor symptoms more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:03
Studies examining the association between vasomotor symptoms and breast cancer are not new, but results have been inconsistent.

Study reveals link between air pollution and employee productivity

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 22:00
Economists from the National University of Singapore have completed an extensive study which reveals that exposure to air pollution over several weeks is not just unhealthy, it can also reduce employee productivity.

Egg metabolites in blood linked to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 18:34
Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows.

AI could predict Alzheimer's disease six years prior to diagnosis

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 18:30
Researchers have used PET scans to train a machine-learning, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.