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Researchers at Yale University have identified how naltrexone, a medication used to treat alcohol use disorder, reduces craving and consumption in heavy drinkers.
Tel Aviv scientists have published their version of a vaccine against the deadly skin cancer malignant melanoma, which arises from the pigment producing cells of the skin. This is the most feared form of skin cancer, with a high tendency to metastasize to distant parts of the body, including the brain.
For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off.
Researchers in Oregon have engineered a material that replicates human bone tissue with an unprecedented level of precision, from its microscopic crystal structure to its biological activity.
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia.
Blood pressure monitoring might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie, according to new research in Circulation:Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.
A startling new study from Mayo Clinic shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can help pick up the earliest signs of the potentially fatal irregularity in heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF) on electrocardiography (EKG)– even when the heart rhythm is perfectly normal at the time of testing.
An international research team at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, has developed a new blood test capable of detecting clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients, as reported in the medical journal Cancers on 27 July 2019.
Parasitic roundworm infections affect 800 million people across the globe, but thanks to water treatment, it can lead to a significant 18-percent decrease in cases.
A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish -- and probably humans too -- have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button.
Whole body vibration appears to improve many symptoms of type II diabetes mellitus, wherein glucose and destructive inflammation shoots up. The procedure helps the body use glucose as an energy source, and at the same time, modify the microbiome to fight inflammation, a new study says.
Two known gene mutations induce pathways that enhance pancreatic cancer's ability to invade tissues and evade the immune system.
Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
New research has uncovered a mechanism thought to explain why some cancers don't respond to a widely used form of immunotherapy called "checkpoint inhibitors" or anti-PD-1.
A quirk of the body clock that lures some people to sleep at 8 p.m., enabling them to greet the new day as early as 4 a.m., may be significantly more common than previously believed.
A new drug, known as IP1867B, could be used for future treatments of brain tumors.
Poor physical or mental health increases the chance that formerly incarcerated individuals will commit more crimes and return to prison, according to a groundbreaking new Rutgers University-Camden study.
At night Lisa Ostrin's lab at the University of Houston College of Optometry often looks like the setting of a disco slumber party, a place where a child, aged 7 to 14, accompanied by a guardian, sleeps over and is periodically exposed to blue or red lights.
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common illness that develops in babies born premature with underdeveloped lungs.
A new team-based model for intensive care unit pharmacists, developed by Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health System, resolves a common dilemma for hospitals and improves care for critically ill patients.