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Neuroscientists map feeling of cool touch to the brain’s insula in mouse model

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:29
Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model.

Eating plant-based diet can reduce risk for heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:19
Plant-based diets improve glycemic control, lead to weight loss, and improve cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new review published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

Study shows link between risky opioid prescriptions and increased odds of death

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:14
When patients are prescribed opioids in risky ways, their chance of dying increases and their odds of death go higher as the number of risky opioid prescriptions increase, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:07
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully tested a new technology for use in the assessment of overweight adolescents with liver disease.

Osteochondral knee defect treated using cell technology

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:01
As the publication describes, autologous cells of stromal vascular fraction were transplanted to a 36-year-old man with the use of fibrin matrix. The patient, whose injury had been caused by a fall, then has been under supervision for 2 years.

Researchers discover new defense mechanism against oxygen radicals

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:51
Oxygen radicals occur as a by-product when living beings burn carbohydrates or fat. They are suspected of accelerating the ageing process in humans and animals, and to be partly responsible for severe illnesses such as Alzheimer's or certain types of cancer.

Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:48
MedUni Vienna has developed a method that can be used to identify individual rhinovirus strains ("cold viruses") as a cause of asthma.

Comparative silence between firing spikes of neurons reveals what they are really up to

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:40
It's the comparative silence between the firing spikes of neurons that tells what they are really up to, scientists report.

Weight loss of 20% or greater results in better outcomes for overweight, obese adults with knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:28
Researchers previously showed that overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain by 50% and significantly improve function and mobility with a 10% or more weight loss over an 18-month period.

Engineers develop algorithm to monitor joints of patients with arthritis

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:18
An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge.

Researchers develop new approach to assess effectiveness of Men B vaccine

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:17
Researchers at the University of Leicester and Meningococcal Reference Unit have developed a new approach to assess the effectiveness of the Men B vaccine, Bexsero, against different strains that cause meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older, sicker patients with anal cancers

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:11
The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to discuss this important cancer.

Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:27
The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators.

Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:25
Should a health care provider consider the color of a patient's skin in making a medical decision?

Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:23
Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral manifestations and they are not due to criminal behavior alone or to antisocial or "weak" personality disorders.

Psychologists can play important role in treating alcohol problems

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:17
Psychologists who are trained and experienced in treating alcohol problems can play an important role in treatment of both the affected individual as well as his or her family.

Research explores role of autopsy in cardiovascular medicine

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:06
Autopsy is often an overlooked source of medical insight which may be hindering advances in cardiovascular medicine, according to new research published in a special issue of the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:37
Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more effectively, scientists will increasingly focus on big data and genetic research, experts reported at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.

Mechanical thrombectomy appears to be important therapy for acute stroke in very old patients

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:29
The mechanical removal of blood clots in acute stroke is highly effective but not suitable for all patients.

Drug used to treat myelofibrosis can awaken ‘dormant’ lymphomas in the bone marrow

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:17
Most patients with myelofibrosis, a rare chronic disorder of the haematopoietic cells of the bone marrow, benefit from drugs from the JAK2 inhibitor class: symptoms are relieved, survival extended and general quality-of-life enhanced.