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Russian researchers create new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 05:32
A team of scientists from the Ural Federal University and the Institute of Immunology and Physiology modeled type 1 diabetes in an experiment to study recovery processes in the pancreas.

Nearly 50% of doctors in Sri Lanka unaware of autism symptoms, study finds

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:33
Autism is a neurological and developmental diagnosis seen from early childhood marked by difficulty in communicating, forming relationships and using languages.

Study: Employees with influenza have more lost work time

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:28
Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time- including absences and reduced productivity while at work- compared to those with other types of acute respiratory illness (ARI), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:27
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that the presence of death receptors in the blood can be used to directly measure the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

TPU researchers create 3D-printed models of children's hearts

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:17
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3D-printed models of children's hearts. They are printed based on magnetic resonance imaging of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons to plan and pre-work forthcoming operations.

WSU scientists create injectable dye to track progression of diseases

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:14
Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body.

Smoking contributes to less increase in life expectancy among women with only primary education

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:01
Life expectancy in Sweden has risen steadily during the last few decades for most groups. One exception is women whose highest educational level is compulsory school. This is mostly because of smoking, says a new dissertation in sociology.

Researchers generate 3D cell cultures to investigate mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:50
An international research team headed by the University of Bern and the Netherlands Cancer Institute has developed 3D cell cultures in which genes can be specifically modified. They allow the study of genes that may cause therapy resistance in breast cancer.

New, more easily administered therapies offer benefits for bleeding and clotting disorders

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:35
In three studies being presented today during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, researchers report remarkable benefits from new, more easily administered therapies for bleeding and clotting disorders.

Scientists develop software that predicts leukemia-specific immune targets

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:19
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have developed a software program that can accurately predict which tumor-specific markers will show up on the surface of leukemia cells in patients who have received stem cell transplants.

Study indicates decline in use of chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer patients

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:42
A study of nearly 3,000 women with early stage breast cancer indicates a recent, significant decline in the use of chemotherapy despite the lack of any change in national treatment recommendations or guidelines, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan.

Kidney dysfunction raises diabetes risk, study suggests

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:30
Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes.

Teachers call for ban on sale of energy drinks to under-16s in schools

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:24
One of Britain’s leading teaching unions is calling for schools to be banned from selling energy drinks to children aged under 16 due to the large amount of caffeine they contain.

Female, rural physicians retiring earlier than previously thought in British Columbia

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:44
Physicians in British Columbia are retiring earlier than previously thought and many are reducing their working hours in the years leading up to retirement, found new research published in CMAJ.

Study finds percutaneous coronary intervention as recommendable treatment for left main coronary artery disease

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:39
The treatment of left main coronary artery disease by percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a smaller risk of severe cardiovascular events than coronary artery bypass grafting in the weeks following surgery.

Mayo Clinic researchers find emojis to be helpful in assessing patients' quality of life

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:37
In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients' physical, emotional and overall quality of life.

St. Jude gene therapy offers hope for infants with 'bubble boy' disease

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:13
Early evidence suggests that gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will lead to broad protection for infants with the devastating immune disorder X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disorder.

Air pollution exposure before or after conception linked to increased risk of birth defects in children

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:01
Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.

Children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis have increased risk for chronic diseases

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:47
New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, should be used to increase awareness among pediatricians and general practitioners.

Soy foods, cruciferous vegetables may reduce breast cancer treatment’s side effects

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:36
Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors, say a team of scientists led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.