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PARP inhibitors show promise for treating and preventing brain disorders

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 21:35
A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration, by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that affect nerve cells, according to a study published in Molecular Cell by researchers in the the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Women who develop type 1 diabetes at early age have increased risk of premature death

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:02
Women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do not have diabetes.

Obesity in PTSD patients accounts for increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:55
Saint Louis University research finds post-traumatic stress disorder does not directly lead to type 2 diabetes mellitus, instead obesity in PTSD patients accounts for the increased risk.

New laboratory-synthesized molecule appears to fight malaria effectively

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:46
A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule based in natural compounds found in marine gliding bacteria - known as marinoquinolines - is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug.

Researchers find potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:30
A newly published study by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes.

Scientists make surprising discovery in nerve cells

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:29
Purkinje cells are a central part of the human cerebellum, the part of the brain that plays an important role in motor learning, fine motor control of the muscle, equilibrium and posture but also influences emotions, perception, memory and language.

Study validates effectiveness of new online diet monitoring tool

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:29
Research carried out to prove the validity of the new myfood24 online diet monitoring tool has shown it is as effective as similar tools already available to health care practitioners, researchers and educators, and more efficient to use.

Study shows COPD risk in women with asthma can be reduced

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:24
A new study shows that there is a high chance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women who have asthma, but also that this risk can be reduced by appropriate intervention.

Biomarkers responsible for exhaustion in cancer linked to fatigue in Parkinson's disease

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:22
Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease, according to new research from Rice University.

Kidney transplant chains save more lives than kidney exchanges, shows research

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:21
New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more lives.

New ‘closed-loop’ brain stimulation method improves learning, memory, and skill acquisition

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:08
HRL Laboratories, LLC, in collaboration with University of New Mexico, have published the first study showing that transcranial alternating current stimulation of the brain during sleep increases human subjects' ability to accurately assess hidden targets in novel visual scenes.

One in two people putting their eye health at risk during summer, says eye research charity

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:19
Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight says that one in two people is putting their eye health at risk during sunny weather by not always wearing ultraviolet protective sunglasses to protect their eyes.

Study: Rare lymphoid cells play key role in development of inflammatory arthritis

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:49
Immunologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have demonstrated that ILC2, a group of rare lymphoid cells, play a key role in the development of inflammatory arthritis.

One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:44
A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists in the journal Cell.

Study: Children who enter adolescence with weak cognitive control are at risk for trouble in adulthood

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:33
Children who struggle with weak cognitive control at an early age are at most risk for trouble in adulthood following their engagement in risk-taking activities in adolescence, according to new research.

Physicians who come to know about overdose deaths reduce opioid prescription

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:28
Will clinicians become more careful in prescribing opioids if they are made of aware of the risks of these drugs first-hand?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual adults face trouble affording healthcare even after launch of ACA

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:27
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about 13 percent, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.

Study: 11% of IBS-D patients suffer from suicidal thinking when their condition is bad

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:58
Eleven percent of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) patients reveal that they suffer from suicidal thinking when their condition is bad, a new study has found.

New combination therapy for cancer cells could soon be a reality

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:51
A new cancer therapy using nanoparticles to deliver a combination therapy direct to cancer cells could be on the horizon, thanks to research from the University of East Anglia.

Ground-breaking discovery offers new hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:51
There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration.