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Study shows how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater may cause ALS

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 01:11
Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, a computer generated-simulation allowed them to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater might cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Fixed play equipment can get children moving

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:41
Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children.

New results revealed from pilot stem cell study for stroke

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:27
Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group.

Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:55
Two surgical procedures used to repair vaginal prolapse - one involving removal of the uterus via hysterectomy and the other employing mesh support that preserves the uterus - have comparable clinical outcomes after three years, according to new data from researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:19
Individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) were able to lower their cholesterol under FH specialty care, but many are still not meeting LDL-cholesterol targets, according to the FH Foundation's CASCADE FH® Registry.

Research provides a window into new suicide risk profiles

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 22:53
Approximately 8.3 million adults in the United States reported thinking about suicide last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scientists identify potential target for treating cardiac fibrosis

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 22:32
A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis.

Researchers develop new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted chemotherapy

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 22:04
Researchers at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with researchers from Åbo Akademi University, Finland and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China have developed a new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted cancer chemotherapy.

Prestigious grant to use AI for better glucose control

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:34
The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of Bern is the recipient of a grant from JDRF, the leading global funder for type 1 diabetes research.

Relearning to walk after stroke using a therapeutic shoe

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:09
A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year.

Ability of people with autism to infer mental states from faces may have been underestimated

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:39
The ability of people with autism to read what someone is feeling or thinking by looking at their eyes and face may have been underestimated, according to research conducted by a developmental psychology expert from London's Kingston University.

Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help fight frequent binge and bulimic behaviors

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:49
According to a new study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, dysfunctional eating patterns and habits in overweight and obese adults can be triggered by early life experiences that are deeply rooted within patients' personality features.

Clinical trial finds no difference in pain response between SBRT and cEBRT for patients with spinal metastases

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:18
A Phase III, NRG Oncology clinical trial that compared radiosurgery or stereotactic body radiotherapy to the conventional radiotherapy for patients with spinal metastases indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between the treatments for pain response, adverse events, FACT-G, BPI, and EQ-5D scores.

Pre-SRT PSA could serve as prognostic and predictive biomarker of benefit from hormone therapy

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:09
Initial results of NRG Oncology Clinical Trial RTOG 9601 in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer receiving salvage radiotherapy demonstrated improvement in OS from the addition of long-term hormone therapy to SRT.

Study finds high prevalence of severe mental disorders in prisons

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:33
Researchers have analyzed the cases of 1,328 patients sent to penitentiary psychiatric consultation by the medical services, the most comprehensive study conducted in Spain to date.

Radiation therapy reduces episodes of deadly rapid heart rhythm

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:55
A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal genetic disorder in children

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:50
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental regression and death, usually around age 3.

Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:06
A new study funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies – ‘Alcohol guidelines for pregnant women: Barriers and enablers for midwives to deliver advice’ – highlights the inconsistency in official guidance that led to midwives giving different advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy.

Researchers identify potential target for diabetes-associated Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:46
Researchers have identified a protein that may contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease pathology in type-2 diabetes, reports a new study of male mice and human brain tissue. The research could have implications for future drug development.

Social isolation in adolescence disrupts brain development, mice study shows

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:46
Female mice housed alone during adolescence show atypical development of the prefrontal cortex and resort to habitual behavior in adulthood, according to new research published in eNeuro.