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Women could help spot male partners' skin cancer, research shows

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:17
Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease.

Research on disc degeneration holds potential to help millions suffering from lower back pain

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:20
New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

Study finds underdiagnoses of age-related macular degeneration in primary eye care

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:09
Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related macular degeneration, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.

Pairing curcumin with turmeric essential oils offers better protection from ulcerative colitis, study finds

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:57
Curcumin has been studied widely and hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties, but a new study by researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute shows other compounds in turmeric – the popular spice it's derived from – hold additional health benefits.

Scientists rewire mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:24
Using new gene-editing technology, researchers have rewired mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Researchers find way to use artificial intelligence to combat diabetic retinopathy

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:15
Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. This advance has the potential to reduce the worldwide rate of vision loss due to diabetes.

FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:09
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

Hospital acquired complications linked to elevated risk of early death in patients with CKD

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:02
Recently, researchers reported that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of experiencing complications when hospitalized.

Researchers develop risk calculator to estimate chances of kidney failure in living donors

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:58
Researchers have developed a risk calculator to provide personalized risk estimates of developing kidney failure after donation.

Glycated CD59 identified as novel biomarker for screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:16
Mellitus, LLC today reported the publication of results from a prospective, investigator-initiated study conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital demonstrating the potential clinical utility of glycated CD59 (GCD59) as a novel biomarker for the screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus.

Researchers show resident T cells in the skin depend on CD103 molecule for their anti-tumor function

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:08
The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and to their anti-tumor function, report a team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center In the April 14, 2017, Science Immunology.

Gender differences in symptoms and diagnoses of depression emerge at age 12, study finds

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:57
An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

Growing mouse tooth provides new understanding of tissue renewal processes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:48
Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch.

Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:54
Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding (abstract) was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys conducted in the United States.

Study evaluates treatment patterns and outcomes of elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:26
Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no treatment.

New study makes wireless medical electronics for treating the GI tract one step closer to reality

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:14
Imagers, gastric pacemakers and other diagnostic and therapeutic tools could someday transform the way diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are measured and treated. But in order for these electronic devices to work, they need a power source.

UC Riverside psychology professor reveals surprising upsides of worry

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:14
Worry - it does a body good. And, the mind as well. A new paper by Kate Sweeny, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, argues there's an upside to worrying.

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:29
Researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute will participate in a nationwide study to improve post-acute care for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:08
Our bodies are constantly under siege by foreign invaders; viruses, bacteria and parasites that want to infiltrate our cells.

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:59
Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers--known as the macular carotenoids--are traditionally associated with eye health, but researchers at the University of Georgia found an interesting connection to their function in brain health, showing that they improved psychological stress levels and reduced serum cortisol.