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Researchers take step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds to fight cancer

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:31
Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer.

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:25
Autophagy allows cells to degrade and recycle their cellular components. Researchers at UZH have now demonstrated that the autophagy machinery in certain immune cells leads to the immune system attacking the central nervous system.

Specialized physiotherapy provides many benefits for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:21
Specialized ParkinsonNet physiotherapy leads to better care at lower costs. This is the conclusion of large-scale research conducted by the CZ healthcare insurance company and Radboudumc, who studied the medical claims declarations of over four thousand people with Parkinson's disease for a period of three years.

Global representatives announce declaration to establish International Brain Initiative

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:19
A declaration to establish an International Brain Initiative has been made by representatives from some of the world’s major brain research projects, including the Human Brain Project.

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:02
A new and improved version of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin has been developed by University of Queensland researchers.

Novel ‘black box’ recorder captures surgeons' robotic surgery skills

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:50
You may know that your surgeon is using the latest minimally invasive technology for your surgery, but how do you know if they've mastered it? To help answer that question, researchers at Keck Medicine of USC looked to a custom recording tool similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane.

Female veterans experience improvement in low back pain with course of chiropractic care

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:49
A new study finds that female veterans—one of the fastest growing populations receiving treatment through the Veterans Administration health care system—experience improvement in low back pain with a course of chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Study finds changes in the heart after spinal cord injury

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:42
Spinal cord injury affects the heart, that’s what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada has found.

New finding demonstrates what happens at cellular level during onset of type2 diabetes

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:06
Researchers at Dublin City University and their project partners in the EU FP7 funded DEXLIFE project have found fresh evidence to explain the processes that occur in the body's cells leading to the onset of type2 diabetes.

Scientists gain crucial insights into cause of stuttering

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:03
One percent of adults and five percent of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted--speaking fluently. Instead, they struggle with words, often repeating the beginning of a word, for example "G-g-g-g-g-ood morning" or get stuck with single sounds, such as "Ja" for "January" although they know exactly what they want to say.

Researchers discover how high glucose levels in pregnancy affect baby's heart

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:58
Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels -- whether caused by diabetes or other factors -- keep heart cells from maturing normally.

Oxford and Berlin create partnership to open up new research initiatives

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:22
The partnership will build on existing research links involving the five universities and create an environment for forging new projects in medicine, the sciences, humanities and social sciences among all partners.

Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:11
With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association, a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder -- the deadliest of all mental disorders.

Self-efficacy in exercise adoption appears to positively influence female veterans with FM symptoms

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:07
For female Veterans with fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms, the impact of believing in their ability to begin and sustain a long-term exercise program appears to positively influence their results.

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, study finds

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:05
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have - and die from - age-related diseases, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Tapeworm drug could provide new hope for patients with Parkinson's disease

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:59
Researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have identified a drug molecule within a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections which could lead to new treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease.

Blood test using infrared spectroscopy can help detect two cancer types

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:55
A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

New findings on brain estrogen may reveal cause of undiagnosed infertility problems

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:41
Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ovaries.

Radiation responsive molecules derived from horse chestnuts aid cancer imaging

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:36
Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts.

'Virtual child' to help professionals learn key techniques to treat children with autism

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:12
Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the number of people trained to help them isn't keeping pace with the demand.