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Imagined and real movements have similar brain mechanisms, research suggests

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:40
A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that imagined movements can change our perception in the same way as real, executed movements do.

Researchers find role of iron storage gene in slowing down prostate cancer growth

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:33
An abnormally high level of iron in the body is associated with prostate cancer, and researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore may have uncovered the mechanism to explain this link.

Scientists develop tissue-engineered models to better understand cancer metastases

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:26
Cancer that has spread, or metastasized, from its original site to other tissues and organs in the body is a leading cause of cancer death.

Rehabilitation technique for stroke appears beneficial for multiple sclerosis patients

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:11
A rehabilitation technique originally developed for stroke has now been shown to also be effective for improving function for people with multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease.

NuProbe to commercialize Wyss Institute's new technology to facilitate precision medicine

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:41
NuProbe Global will commercialize the Wyss Institute's DNA nanotechnology-based variant-detecting method as a fast, low-cost and multiplexed molecular diagnostic for different disease areas, including cancer and infectious diseases.

Special series explores pasteurized donor human milk use for hospitalized infants

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:22
While the health effects of breastfeeding are well-recognized and apply to both mothers and children, some mothers may not be able to produce a milk supply to meet the needs of their child.

Researchers design creative new approach to regenerate injured hearts

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:59
Heart disease is a major global health problem--myocardial infarction annually affects more than one million people in the U.S. alone, and there is still no effective treatment.

Visually guided walking paves way for better treatment for mobility impairments

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:45
Using new technologies to track how vision guides foot placement, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin come one step closer in determining what is going on in the brain while we walk, paving the way for better treatment for mobility impairments -- strokes, aging and Parkinson's -- and technology development -- prosthetics and robots.

Study shows people might develop dementia later and live with it for a shorter period of time

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:33
A recently released study, included in a special supplement to the Journal of Gerontology, indicates that dementia's impact might be compressing a bit.

Researchers discover genetic catalysts that accelerate evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:19
Researchers at Oxford University have shown that it is possible to identify genetic catalysts that accelerate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria - and that this knowledge could be used to design treatments to stifle the development of resistance.

Alcoholic drinks affect oral bacteria tied to diseases

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:13
When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check the growth of other, harmful germs.

Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles successfully tested as vector for anti-tumor drug delivery

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:05
Extracellular vesicles (EV) represent a promising vector system for biomolecules and drug delivery due to their natural origin and participation in intercellular communication.

Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences restoration of motor functions

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:57
The research team used model spinal cord injuries in rats for their purposes. As a result, it was found out that therapy by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with fibrin matrix influences the restoration of motor functions.

Studies show hemp's potential for treating ovarian cancer

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:55
Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but doesn't have any psychoactive properties or cause addiction.

NF-κB1 gene known to drive cancer development is critical for preventing stomach cancers

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:34
Melbourne researchers have made the surprise discovery that the 'odd one out' in a family of proteins known to drive cancer development is instead critical for preventing stomach cancers.

WPI researcher launches mobile app for assessing perinatal depression in women

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:28
A researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has launched a mobile app that will give obstetric providers an important new tool for assessing perinatal depression in women and guiding them to treatment. Perinatal depression affects one in seven women and is the most common medical complication of pregnancy.

Researchers identify tools that caregivers could use to detect delirium in older adults

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:23
Delirium is a sudden change in mental status that often occurs when older adults are in the hospital or after they have surgery. More than 20 percent of older adults may experience delirium.

Study links past experiences with bias and avoidance of doctors in women with higher BMI

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:12
A study out of Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health linked past experiences with bias and discrimination and avoidance of doctors in women with higher body weights.

Researchers create new tool to measure patient uncertainty for predicting hospital readmissions

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:01
Patients come back to Emergency Rooms after initial discharge for many reasons, but Jefferson emergency medicine physician Kristin Rising saw a common theme during multiple prior interview-based studies: patients feel uncertain.

Gene related to high fatality could be used as biomarker in patients with P. aeruginosa infection

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:53
Researchers discovered an easily measured gene linked to a high fatality rate, which could be used as a novel prognostic biomarker in patients with a Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) bloodstream infection, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

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