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New study maps human genome to healthy tissue functions and disease processes

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:36
Our genomes help to determine who we are - the countless variations between individuals that encode the complexity of tissues and functions throughout the body.

MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:01
By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new Yale School of Medicine study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high risk of developing MS before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Study provides insights into potential causes of spinal stenosis

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:49
A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.

New study describes unique role of androgens in kidney cancer

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:43
A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a new approach to treatment, targeting the androgen receptor (AR), is worth further investigation.

Huddersfield researchers write groundbreaking report on intersex and DSD in the UK

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:01
UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researchers have written a report that calls for a national review of Intersex and DSD medical and social treatment in the UK.

Survey: Perceptions of college administrators on student marijuana use

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:55
The first-ever national survey of college administrators on their perceptions related to student marijuana use will be released at a forum Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the University of Maryland.

RUDN University scientists synthesize new range of cytotoxic substances

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:01
Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances - the ones that can damage cells. In the future the results of the study can be used in cancer therapy.

Humor limits effectiveness of road safety advertisements, study shows

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:36
Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements can get lost in translation.

Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:29
A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared to patients with a surgical start time earlier in the day.

TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:38
A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger-;and the benefits of studying the two in tandem.

Breakthrough discovery reveals positive correlation between sugar and cancer

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:56
A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research.

Researchers find how tDCS could increase performance of associative learning

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:50
HRL Laboratories, LLC, researchers have determined how non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could increase performance of associative learning.

Local anesthesia before inserting venous cannula clearly reduces sensation of pain

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:56
Patients who are given a local anesthetic before having a venous cannula inserted have a clearly reduced sensation of pain when larger gauge cannulas are used. Compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion, the use of vapocoolant spray has the advantage that the rate of venepuncture failures is lower.

Timbre shifting is a new attribute of “baby talk” found in all languages, study reveals

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:00
A new study suggests that mothers shift the timbre of their voice in a specific way when they talk to their infants. The results of the study were found to hold true irrespective of a mother's native language.

Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:56
Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density.

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:33
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:22
McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease.

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:07
The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one's body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible to the immune system by breaking down communication between the immune cells, it also builds secret virus "factories" that quickly go into mass production.

Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:38
Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:55
A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.

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