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Drug used to treat alcohol use disorder reduces craving in heavy drinkers

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 18:16
Researchers at Yale University have identified how naltrexone, a medication used to treat alcohol use disorder, reduces craving and consumption in heavy drinkers.

New nanovaccine for deadly skin cancer

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 18:05
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.

Genetic effects on obesity can be lessened by several kinds of regular exercise

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:59
For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off.

New 'bone in a dish' could help explore fundamental disease processes

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:02
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.

Dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine linked to reduced dementia risk

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:13
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 could become as easy as taking a video selfie in future

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:46
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.

AI helps detect atrial fibrillation cheaply and reliably

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:25
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.

New blood test can detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 13:35
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.

Water treatment could protect 800 million from Giardia infections

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:52
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.

Gut cells have remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:51
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 helps reduce inflammation, thanks to the gut microbiome

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:40
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.

Research offers molecular details of pancreatic cancer's ability to invade and evade

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:09
Two known gene mutations induce pathways that enhance pancreatic cancer's ability to invade tissues and evade the immune system.

Pivotal response training works better than other therapies at motivating kids with autism to talk

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:04
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 explains why some cancers don't respond to immunotherapy

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:03
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.

Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:56
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.

New drug could be used for future treatments of brain tumors

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:56
A new drug, known as IP1867B, could be used for future treatments of brain tumors.

Study shows link between mental, physical health and recidivism, reincarceration

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:38
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.

Children who spend more time outdoors have less nearsightedness

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:11
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.

New therapy improves survival rate to 99% in preemies with chronic lung condition

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:04
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common illness that develops in babies born premature with underdeveloped lungs.

New model for ICU pharmacists resolves common dilemma for hospitals

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:54
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.