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Study: High levels of oxygen encourage the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:12
Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study by University of Alberta neuroscientists.

Recent findings on rare genetic disorder may help develop new treatment options

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:56
Fresh discoveries about a rare genetic disorder that affects mainly boys may inform the development of therapies to treat the condition.

Chronic bullying during adolescence impacts mental health

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:46
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase the chance that they suffer from mental illness.

New mouse model shows potential for rapid identification of promising muscular dystrophy therapies

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:37
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has created a new mouse model of a common form of muscular dystrophy with the potential of rapidly distinguishing promising therapeutic drugs from those unlikely to be successful.

Hearing loss linked with increased risk for premature death

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:30
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than age 75 and those who are divorced or separated.

Exercise may reduce colorectal cancer risk after weight loss

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:26
New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. According to the study, physical activity causes beneficial changes in the bone marrow. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism.

New study reveals potential benefits of cEEG monitoring for infant ICU patients

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:22
A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography of children in intensive care units found a higher than anticipated number of seizures.

Study describes mechanism that makes people more vulnerable to hunger-causing stimuli

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:18
The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food are hard to resist.

Scientists investigate how a painful event is processed in the brain

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:17
Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of as soon as possible. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example by withdrawing the hand. This action is usually understood as the consequence of the perception of pain.

Unraveling the complexity of cancer biology can prompt new avenues for drug development

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:09
Unraveling the complexity of cancer biology can lead to the identification of new molecules involved in breast cancer and prompt new avenues for drug development. And proteogenomics, an integrated, multipronged approach, seems to be a way to do it.

New substance could improve efficacy of established breast cancer treatments

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:48
Physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (Austria) demonstrate potential for clinical application, collaborating with research groups from Germany, the USA, and China.

CWRU to use VivaLNK’s Vital Scout device for stress study in student athletes

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:47
VivaLNK, a leading provider of connected healthcare solutions, announces an agreement to loan its Vital Scout devices to the Case Western Reserve University Crew Team for a stress study.

Research identifies new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:44
Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration - a protein called Prominin-1.

Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:39
Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasites, which can lay dormant for months or years as in the case of Plasmodium vivax. Researchers from Kanazawa University have successfully demonstrated that administration of a baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in a mouse model via BV-induced fast-acting innate immunity.

Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:31
A team of scientists of Ural Federal University headed by Prof. Vladimir Kublanov created a hardware-information system for brain disorders prophylaxis and treatment unrivaled both in Russia and throughout the world.

Surgical treatment unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:24
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Study uncovers link between tube travel and spread of flu-like illnesses

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:07
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.

Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 00:01
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that an intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in people with Huntington's disease, delaying the onset of symptoms and loss of grey matter in the brain.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with Alzheimer's drug

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:43
Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon be targeted with a drug initially developed to treat Alzheimer's disease.

Caffeine therapy benefits developing brains of premature babies

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:39
For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to ensure the best possible start to life.