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Benefits of physical activity can outweigh effects of severe obesity, study shows

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:28
Can you be fit and healthy even if you're overweight? That's the question researchers at York University's Faculty of Health set out to answer in a new study that shows physical activity may be equally and perhaps even more important than weight for people living with severe obesity.

Family history of breast cancer increases risk even in aging women, research finds

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:58
Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -; those ages 65­ and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Novel approach to studying cancer can lead to new ways of diagnosis and treatment

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:51
A novel approach to studying cancer has enabled researchers to group about 10,000 human cancers of 32 different types into 10 classes based on the molecular pathways that drive tumor growth.

Plant-based diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults, study shows

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:47
A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function and insulin sensitivity in overweight adults with no history of diabetes, according to a new study published in Nutrients by researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Multi-spectral imaging shows promise for improving uterine transplant surgery

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:44
Future Science Group today announced the publication of an article in Future Science OA demonstrating the first use of multispectral imaging in gynecology, in a uterine transplant setting.

Scientists use novel epigenetic-centered techniques to inhibit cancer metastases

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:37
In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and six other institutions have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.

Cannabis use triggers schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:33
Schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues may be triggered by marijuana use, according to a research analysis in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

New study explores connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:25
A new study takes a deep look at the connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital leveraged data on hundreds of thousands of people in the UK Biobank to better understand how shift work - especially frequent night work - contributes to the likelihood of type 2 diabetes.

Researchers use molecular simulations to understand lung cancer drug resistance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:21
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer.

Scientists program nanorobots to shrink tumors

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:15
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.

New technique enables 3D printing of complex nanoscale metal structures

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:02
For the first time, it is possible to create complex nanoscale metal structures using 3-D printing, thanks to a new technique developed at Caltech.

Meat substitutes and legume products prove successful in European market

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:57
Within the last four years, products containing grain legumes such as beans, lentils or soybeans have registered an increase of 39 % in Europe.

Study shows safety, accuracy of implanted continuous glucose sensor in diabetes patients

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:19
Results of the PRECISE II study showed the implanted continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system from Eversense to be safe and highly accurate over the 90-day sensor life in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Experimental molecular therapy restores insulation on peripheral nerves in mice

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:16
When the body attacks its own healthy tissues in an autoimmune disease, peripheral nerve damage handicaps people and causes persistent neuropathic pain when insulation on healing nerves doesn't fully regenerate.

Mortality risk found to be higher for Canadian stroke victims treated in rural hospitals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:12
Canadians who suffer a stroke have a higher risk of dying if they are treated in a rural hospital rather than an urban one.

Before-school physical activity program leads to improvement in body weight, wellness of children

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:07
Children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate.

MRI scans reveal why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 00:02
Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol.

Polyploid cells can protect the liver against cancer formation, study shows

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:51
Researchers at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer.

Study: UK GPs with dyslexia just as likely to pass licensing exam as their counterparts

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:45
UK GPs with dyslexia are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts, a new study has found.

New biomarker may indicate success of popular treatment for atrial fibrillation

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:41
Johns Hopkins researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.