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Hair-derived keratin biomaterials show promise to regenerate skeletal muscle tissue and function

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:27
The use of human hair-derived keratin biomaterials to regenerate skeletal muscle has shown promise in new research that documents significant increases in both new muscle tissue formation and muscle function among mouse models of volumetric muscle loss.

Systematic review reveals beneficial effects of yoga on menstrual disorders

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:16
A systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders found that all of the studies evaluated reported a beneficial effect and reduced symptoms.

Cigarette price hikes in NYC will increase illegal street sales

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 20:07
The New York City Council's Health Committee is scheduled to review a series of bills designed to curb smoking on April 27. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced several proposals this month, including a plan to raise the base price of a pack of cigarettes to $13, the highest in the nation.

Adolescents involved in bullying have greater desire for cosmetic surgery than others

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:54
School bullies and their victims are more likely to want cosmetic surgery, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Researchers discover new mechanism of epigenetic inheritance in fruit flies

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:48
Giacomo Cavalli's team at the Institute of Human Genetics (University of Montpellier / CNRS), in collaboration with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, has demonstrated the existence of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance among Drosophila fruit flies.

Maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy increases risk of ASD in grandchildren

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:36
Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67% more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviors.

Virtual human simulation can help medical students learn advanced communication skills

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:17
For medical student Katie Goldrath, the first time delivering difficult health news came when she had to tell a young woman named Robin and her mom, Delmy, that Robin had leukemia.

E-cigarettes do not promote development of cancer in laboratory cells

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:05
A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was positive for cancer-promoting activity at very low concentrations.

Improvements to animal testing protocols could yield more useful clinical results

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:49
The use of animals in biomedical research has long been the focus of campaigns by animal rights activists. Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

Scientists announce ‘outstanding’ results of new blood cancer study

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:39
Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Nanoparticles can travel from the lungs into bloodstream and reach susceptible areas of cardiovascular system

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:28
Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart has remained a mystery.

Unstable chromosomes in lung tumors increase risk of cancer relapse, study reveals

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:25
The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature has published the first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded Tracking Cancer Evolution through Treatment (Rx), TRACERx, lung cancer study, which reveals the increase in the risk of cancer relapse when lung tumors have unstable chromosomes.

PolyU expert designs novel ’Smart Scar-Care’ pad to treat hypertrophic scars

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:29
An innovative "Smart Scar-Care" pad which serves the dual functions of reinforcing pressure and occlusion has been designed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to treat hypertrophic scars from burns, surgeries, and trauma.

Understanding and predicting tumor resistance may open door to additional treatment options

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:22
A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.

Researchers to create new information technology for helping older adults with heart failure

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:09
A team of researchers is creating new information technology to help older adults with chronic heart failure. For the first time, researchers are capturing and working to empower individuals with their own heart health data.

Standardized tobacco packaging may reduce smoking prevalence, review finds

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:50
A Cochrane Review published today finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco.

Researchers explore potential of spices and herbs in helping adults consume more vegetables

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:56
Researchers at the University of Illinois interested in developing interventions to encourage adults to make better food choices are investigating whether using more spices and herbs, like ginger, curry, rosemary, or garlic, for example, can help adults consume more vegetables as part of their diet.

Study finds increase in illicit cannabis use and disorders after states passed medical marijuana laws

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:50
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to new research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center.

Researchers aim to test asthma drug for treating patients with heart disease

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:45
Researchers at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust have launched an innovative new trial which aims to improve the recovery of patients with serious heart conditions.

Cooking at home means better diet and lower food expenditures

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:49
The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.