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Characterization of DNAm status of MMPs and TIMPs in atheromatous plaques

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 02:55
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 10 reported that the statistically associated Cp G sites were analyzed in blood samples from two separate atherothrombotic stroke cohorts, ischemic stroke-cohort 1: 37 atherothrombotic patients and 6 controls, ischemic stroke-cohort 2: 80 atherothrombotic patients and 184 controls.

Lower-salt processed turkey wins blind sensory test over full-salt option

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 02:22
University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists produced a lower-salt processed turkey that consumers in a blind sensory test preferred to a full-salt version, according to a study published in the international journal LWT-Food Science and Technology.

Disease -related Wikipedia page view counts show impact of news media on public attention

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 02:17
During the 2016 Zika outbreak, news exposure appears to have had a far bigger impact than local disease risk on the number of times people visited Zika-related Wikipedia pages in the U.S. Michele Tizzoni and colleagues at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology.

Tooth-enamel protein discovered in the eyes of people with dry AMD

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 02:05
A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration, according to a study from researchers at the National Eye Institute.

Study estimates the asymptomatic transmission rate of novel coronavirus

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 01:48
Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public health officials in their efforts at containment.

Researchers find strong behavioral signal to indicate autism risk in infants

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 01:27
In the first study of its kind, University of Miami researchers have found a strong behavioral signal to indicate which infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder will themselves be diagnosed with ASD as they grow older.

Patients prescribed opioids after dental extraction report higher levels of pain

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 00:29
The use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether from dentistry, say University of Michigan researchers.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal review: COVID-19 appears less severe in children

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 00:22
As outbreaks of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continue worldwide, there's reassuring evidence that children have fewer symptoms and less severe disease.

New method will enable production of tailor-made vaccines

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 00:11
Vaccines can be far more targeted and effective than they are today. A new method will allow us to develop new vaccines more cheaply and efficiently and perhaps get one step ahead of bacteria.

NCAM2 protein is a vital factor in the formation of cerebral cortex, neuronal morphogenesis

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 22:53
The molecule NCAM2, a glycoprotein from the superfamily of immunoglobulins, is a vital factor in the formation of the cerebral cortex, neuronal morphogenesis and formation of neuronal circuits in the brain, as stated in the new study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

Study: Evidence clearly favors tax on sugary drinks

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 22:47
New Zealand should follow the UK and more than 30 other countries in introducing a tax on sugary drinks to tackle obesity and reduce deaths from chronic diseases, leading researchers say.

Preserving kidney function in patients with diabetic kidney disease

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 22:22
Diabetic kidney disease, which affects between 20 to 40 percent of people with diabetes, is a serious complication that can ultimately lead to end-stage kidney disease--a life-threatening condition that requires either dialysis or kidney transplant.