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Researchers study typhoid genomes of travelers from different parts of the world

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:42
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi causes more than 20 million cases of typhoid fever each year, and disproportionately infects children in low and middle income countries.

Inherited genetic tendency appears to protect people from MRSA infections

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:25
An inherited genetic tendency appears to increase the likelihood that a person can successfully fight off antibiotic-resistant staph infections, according to a study led by Duke Health researchers.

At-home blood pressure tests offer added value for African Americans

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:17
Cardiologists know that when patients use a blood pressure cuff at home, they have a significant head start on managing their heart health risk. Now, researchers have learned the added value for African Americans.

Chemist explores link between Alzheimer's and copper protein molecules in brain cells

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:47
A University of Houston chemist is exploring the link between copper protein molecules in brain cells and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Research may provide better tools for designing personalized protocols for cancer patients

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:41
Diversity – at least among cancer cells – is not a good thing. Now, research from the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that in melanoma, tumors with cells that have differentiated into more diverse subtypes are less likely to be affected by the immune system, thus reducing the chance that immunotherapy will be effective.

Mutated ciliary genes tied to heart valve birth defect

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:37
The heart pumps blood throughout the body to provide the needed oxygen and nutrients. In the heart, blood flows to get oxygen from the lungs to deliver to the cells. Some of the most important structures in the heart are the valves, because they prevent the backflow of blood, avoiding the mixture of oxygenated blood with the ones that still need to be oxygenated.

New method developed to address failures in promising anti-cancer drug

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:32
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to address failures in a promising anti-cancer drug, bringing together tools from genome engineering, protein engineering and biomaterials science to improve the efficacy, accuracy and longevity of certain cancer therapies.

Advanced imaging technology may offer new treatment for cancer

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:11
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention at the University of Waterloo to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.

Cure for Rett Syndrome a step closer as scientists successfully reactivate 'back-up’ genes

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:58
A team headed by Vincent Pasque at his Lab at KU Leuven alongside researchers from the Jean-Christophe Marine lab and the Edith Heard lab have made a significant step towards developing a treatment for Rett syndrome and other X chromosome linked disorders.

Study: Teen girls who stay up late are more likely to gain weight

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:55
Teen girls--but not boys--who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Forced first intercourse common, leaves behind long-term health scars

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:45
A harrowing new study published on September 17, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, reports that over 3 million women in the US were introduced to sex via rape, cutting across all social groups.

Positive childhood experiences can negate harmful health effects in traumatized children

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:40
New research shows just how important positive childhood experiences are for our long-term health -- especially for those who experience significant adversity as a child.

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:39
University of York scientists are part of an international team which has discovered how a parasite responsible for spreading a serious tropical disease protects itself from starvation once inside its human host.

No more tears: immunization without needles

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:20
A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports a novel skin vaccine patch which could help effective and safe immunization by disrupting the permeability of the skin, providing a convenient and non-invasive alternative to immunization shots. This innovative technique now needs to be tested in humans.

Study explores link between rheumatoid arthritis widespread pain and smoking

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:46
A team of researchers at the Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden wanted to investigate if smoking status at the time of rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis was linked with pain spread or intensity.

Survey says half of people with rheumatoid disease struggle to pay for treatment

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:40
Rheumatoid disease encompasses inflammatory conditions that affect the joints, muscle, bones, and organs. A new study found that despite 90 of patients have health insurance, nearly 60 percent said that they are struggling to afford medication or treatment in the last year.

New therapeutic target for rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:33
There is a growing body of knowledge that points that type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease where the blood sugar increases, is an inflammatory disease. The levels of certain inflammatory chemicals, dubbed as cytokines, are often higher in people with type 2 diabetes, than healthy people.

Tea improves brain circuits, structure and memory

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:22
A recent study showed that people who drink tea regularly have brains which function better and also show a greater degree of organization. This could strengthen the case for drinking tea to help prevent dementia. The study is important because, unlike most others which look only at tests of mental ability, it also examined structural brain changes with tea drinking.

New biomarkers help predict response to treatment in common brain tumor

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 03:58
Many scientists have noted that there is a link between inflammation or the immune response, and patient survival. One such possible relationship is the association of blood markers and the prognosis in the brain tumor called medulloblastoma.

Gut bacterial changes influence lupus treatment results in pregnancy

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 03:48
The course of pregnancy, like that of true love, doesn’t always run smooth when you have lupus, correctly called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This autoimmune disease is an occasionally violent, occasionally subdued, chronic inflammation that constantly smolders within multiple tissues in the body.

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