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Researchers develop high-tech tools to uncover genetic cause of childhood seizure disorder

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:21
Early childhood seizures result from a rare disease that begin in the first months of life. Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases.

Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorder

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:07
Scientists have developed a set of computational tools that pinpoint the cause of Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy (EIEE), a rare childhood disorder.

Study finds increased rate of repeat pregnancies in women with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:42
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

Fracture risk increases by 30% after gastric bypass, study shows

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:28
A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows that the risk of fractures increases by about 30 percent after a gastric bypass operation. It was also discovered that falls increase after these operations.

Oxidative Stress Hampers Blood Vessel Dilation in Men

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:36
Higher levels of oxidative stress in males results in lower levels of cofactor BH needed to make the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide.

NUS scientists develop new technology to customize optimal drug ‘cocktail’ for myeloma patients

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:51
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an artificial intelligence technology platform that could potentially change the way drug combinations are being designed, hence enabling doctors to determine the most effective drug combination for a patient quickly.

UA professor receives $2.5 million grant to improve speech assessments in bilingual Latino children

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:46
An associate professor at the University of Arizona has received a $2.5 million federal grant for research involving an issue that is critical in Arizona and other states with large Hispanic populations: the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of speech sound disorders in bilingual Latino children.

Study: Patients taking OTC drugs, dietary supplements not aware of effects on lab test results

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:39
Over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements are widely used and popular, with US households spending an average of almost USD 350 annually on OTC products. In 2006 an average of EUR 67.50 was spent per person on OTC products in Germany.

Study may help increase effectiveness of antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:33
Bacteria-;especially Gram-negative strains-;are becoming increasingly resistant to current antibiotic drugs, and the development of new classes of antibiotics has slowed.

Incidence of coronary artery compression in children may be more common than previously thought

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:23
The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists.

Study shows link between use of benzodiazepines and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:12
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs) is associated with a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.

UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:08
The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is part of the brain that helps form memories. It is also one of just two areas in the adult brain where new neurons are continuously formed.

Employer expectation of checking email during nonwork hours affects health of workers and families

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:58
Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.

College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:50
About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they knew somebody who overdosed on painkillers or heroin, according to a team of undergraduate Penn State Lehigh Valley researchers.

Experts highlight key knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in Ebola vaccine research

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:47
Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium.

Adolescent health projects receive meager percentage of global funding, study finds

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:37
Even though adolescents make up 26 percent of the population in developing countries, their health claimed a meager 1.6 percent of global development assistance between 2003 and 2016, according to a newly published study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School.

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:30
A new LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center study reveals that a novel biomarker might give us new answers necessary to creating a diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure.

Study: Rotavirus vaccination reduces infant diarrhea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:27
A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths.

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:24
A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children.

MSU researchers uncover the effects of aging on regenerative ability of kidneys

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:19
Autophagy is a process of destruction and processing of damaged cell components by the cells themselves. It is used by a cell to clean itself of excessive organelles and sometimes for self-execution. This adaptive mechanism supports a healthy phenotype on the cellular level.