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Most preferred drug for HIV may not be as safe as suggested

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:47
A study lead by researchers at the Institute of HIV Research, Medical Faculty of UDE and University Hospital Essen, stumbled over a potential toxicity of integrase inhibitors.

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:36
A research group from the Medical University of Vienna was able to decode the mechanism as to how the hormone Leptin stimulates the liver to export lipids and reduce the fat production in the liver.

Study reveals genetic signature of failed immune response to cancer

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:31
Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it doesn't act quickly or strongly enough.

New BlooDe device helps study plugging capacity of platelets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:29
Various diseases can cause hemorrhages or thromboses, sometimes fatal, resulting in particular from complications during surgery.

Most women glad to do genetic testing before IVF, reports survey

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:23
The most effective way to increase the odds that an embryo will successfully implant during in vitro fertilization is genetic testing to see if the embryo is normal.

MIT engineers devise new way to create nanoemulsions

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:15
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions.

Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:11
Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date.

Researchers reveal benefits of a vacation for our heart health

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:01
We all treasure our vacation time and look forward to that time when we can get away from work. With the arrival of summer comes the prime vacation season and along with it one more reasons to appreciate our vacation time: the value to our heart health.

Researchers develop model of intestinal infection that could advance vaccine development

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:52
The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes a diarrheal disease, is very good at infecting humans. It's the leading cause of waterborne disease from recreational waters in the United States.

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:36
While the measles vaccine has eliminated the virus in many high-income countries, the global burden of disease persists with an estimated 245,000 measles cases and 68,000 measles-associated deaths worldwide in 2016.

New study points out simple problem with existing model of cancer

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:31
The saying "God doesn't play dice" is meant to suggest that nothing happens by chance. On the other hand, cancer seems like the ultimate happenstance: Don't we all have a 43-year-old, vegan, triathlete friend fighting cancer? Does this mean that cancer plays dice?

UTA professor awarded $2.88 million for novel research on Lou Gehrig's disease

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:06
There are 15 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, diagnosed in the U.S. each day. The disease causes patients to slowly lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe, and comes with an average life expectancy of two to five years after diagnosis.

New e-tattoo beats conventional methods at monitoring heart health

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:28
Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new “e-tattoo” that could enable easier and more accurate heart monitoring than the current technology allows.

Europe: Data shows upward trend in chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:19
In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27 000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.

Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on fat and immune cells in mice

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:09
Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity.

New swine model helps scientists to better understand human brain

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:44
For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Timed release of curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:07
A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells.

Bad gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy and breathing problems

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 15:46
In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why, they report in the journal eLife.

3D scanners can help young women focus on body appreciation

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:55
3D technology has transformed movies and medical imaging, and now it might be able to help young women better appreciate their bodies.

More insights into transport protein used by cancer cells

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:41
Certain cancer cells depend on exporting the metabolite lactate, which accumulates during the generation on energy. Lactate plays an important role in many biochemical and cellular processes.