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New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:23
Doctors may one day be able to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of severe dementia, and monitor a patient's response to treatment by doing a simple blood test.

Veterans with PTSD twice as likely to die from suicide, accidental injury, and viral hepatitis

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:48
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, United States Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder are at increased risk of death compared with the general population.

Auburn study explains link between habitat loss and global emergence of infectious diseases

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:08
Auburn University researchers have published a new hypothesis that could provide the foundation for new scientific studies looking into the association of habitat loss and the global emergence of infectious diseases.

A cup of coffee could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:49
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 15:36
Metformin can halve the risk of late miscarriage and preterm births for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors may experience cognitive, socioeconomic burdens

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:57
Survivors of childhood brain tumors who received radiotherapy and were very young at the time of diagnosis may experience cognitive and socioeconomic burdens decades after treatment, according to a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:47
Oral steroid use in patients with the inflammatory diseases polymyalgia rheumatica and/or giant cell arteritis significantly increased the risk of infection, and the risk increased with higher doses, found a study in CMAJ.

Unregulated pharmacy benefit manager practices may contribute to escalating expenses

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:36
Efforts to control health care costs in the United States often focus on the listed prescription drug prices, but a perspective published by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that unregulated pharmacy benefit manager practices also may contribute to escalating expenses.

Non-classical monocytes directly involved in regulation of immune response

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:29
Non-classical monocytes were long thought to play a purely surveillance role in the immune system. With the aid of a novel marker, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich researchers have now shown that they are directly involved in the regulation of immune response

New nanophotonic devices could have applications in thermal imaging and resonant filtering

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:45
A research team from The University of Texas at Arlington is working with the Army Research Laboratory to develop nanophotonic devices that could have applications in thermal imaging and resonant filtering.

Brain activity patterns can reveal how well a student understands a concept

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:42
As students learn a new concept, measuring how well they grasp it has often depended on traditional paper and pencil tests.

Exploring the heart at a depth that was previously impossible

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:37
An international team of researchers are seeking to explore the heart at a depth that was previously impossible.

Vortex flow closely linked to pressure differences in ventricles of the heart

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:30
Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Teikyo University of Science, and Juntendo University have found -- in animal studies -- a close relationship between vortex flow and pressure differences in the ventricles, or lower chambers, of the heart.

One pint of beer or large glass of wine can compromise person's sense of agency

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:24
New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking only one pint of beer or large glass of wine is enough to significantly compromise a person's sense of agency.

New research shows slightly different picture of trauma soldiers experience from war

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 13:13
We usually think that trauma from war is related to the fact that soldiers have been under constant threat of death. New research shows a slightly different picture.

Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:58
Neurons and astrocytes are prominent cell types in the cerebral cortex. Neurons are the primary information processing cells in the brain, whereas astrocytes support and modulate their functions.

Researchers discover new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:45
Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells.

Study: Temperature-related mortality decreasing in Spain over the past four decades

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:35
Temperature-related mortality has been decreasing in Spain over the past four decades, according to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, a research center supported by "la Caixa".

Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:27
Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco dependence while in the hospital, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Study proves that brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:26
UCLA researchers have published a Cell study showing that the brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations.