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Australian research breakthrough could lead to more effective treatments for dry eye disease

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:35
Australian researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the composition of the tear film that protects our eyes, leading to more effective treatments for dry eye disease.

Study: Over 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:08
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Researchers describe underlying mechanisms of congestive heart failure

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:00
Congestive heart failure is a terminal disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans. Yet its management is limited to symptomatic treatments because the causal mechanisms of congestive heart failure -- including its most common form, ischemic cardiomyopathy -- are not known.

Study of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsy

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:43
New therapies could be on the horizon for people living with epilepsy or anxiety, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by UNLV, Tufts University School of Medicine, and an international team of researchers studying how proteins interact to control the firing of brain cells.

Game theory can be used to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:17
Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article published online today by JAMA Oncology.

Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:15
While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery -- these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:45
In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier.

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:39
A new area in depression research suggests dysfunction in mitochondria -- the main source of energy for cells -- could lead to major depression.

Researchers develop technology to create hybrid catalyst from rhodium and organic catalysts

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:31
A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste and produces molecules with high selectivity of an enantiomer, a pair of molecular structures that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other.

Novel discovery offers hope for treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:02
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.

Scientists are one step closer to understanding autistic disorders

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00
Autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main characteristics of which is impaired social communication.

Survey shows people are unaware of the link between insufficient exercise and cancer risk

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:56
It has long been accepted that regular exercise can assist in helping to prevent or reduce the risk of a multitude of health problems.

Programmed cell death follows a wave pattern killing cells as it moves finds study

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:36
According to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine programmed cell death or apoptosis follows a trigger and a ripple effect pattern.

Blue light from smart phones and digital devices could raise risk of blindness

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:30
According to researchers, the blue light from laptops, smart phones and other digital devices, could raise the risk of blindness. The study appears in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports.

Ketogenic diet may raise risk of diabetes finds study

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:20
Ketogenic diet is a form of diet that consists of high fat and protein content and very low carbohydrate content. It has been known to promote weight loss and is considered to healthy. It has been adopted by many people globally.

New discovery could pave way for improved leukemia treatment

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:44
Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About one-third of leukemia patients possess this favorable mutation, but until now, how it helps improve outcomes has remained unknown.

Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:39
Ashleigh Schaffer, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a team of global genetics experts have discovered a genetic mutation and the faulty development process it triggers, causing a debilitating brain-based disorder in children.

Dietary carbohydrates linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:35
Do your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit.

RCSI and Bayer collaborate to improve treatments for people with hemophilia

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:33
RCSI and Bayer have today announced a research collaboration that aims to improve treatments for people with severe haemophilia.

Older kidney disease patients on dialysis have higher dementia risk

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:23
Older kidney disease patients who are sick enough to require the blood-filtering treatment known as dialysis are at high risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.