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Why eating ‘right’ could cause you to stray from your diet

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:15
Recent research has shown that just a small amount of red and processed meat can cause cancer, but changing your diet is hard. So what’s the best way to lose weight and stick to a healthy diet?

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:44
Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, as research shows that morning exercise burns more carbohydrates.

Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:35
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a study published April 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Haitao Guo of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Bin Wang and Jiming Zhang of Fudan University, and colleagues.

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:39
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders.

Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer cell proliferation and tumor growth

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:31
Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy. It is especially promising when this protein is dispensable for the growth of normal cells.

Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:03
The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week's issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains--up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility.

Revolutionary discovery paves new way for treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:02
Cutting-edge discovery in the lab of Catherine Hunter, MD, from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago offers a new direction toward treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis - a devastating intestinal emergency that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants

Specific strains of Staphylococcus aureus linked to wounds that do not heal

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:56
Whether a wound--such as a diabetic foot ulcer--heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that wound.

Scientists get closer to injecting artificial lymph nodes into people to fight disease

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:49
In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells.

Exercises and swimming goggles may reduce adverse effects on eye during long spaceflights

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:47
Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station can experience changes to their eyes and vision that can last for years.

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:23
Patients with chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available.

Scientific breakthrough provides new hope for people living with multiple sclerosis

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:07
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Newly developed model predicts salmonella outbreaks several months in advance

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:02
Australia has more salmonella outbreaks than any other country in the world, with the number of cases doubling over the last decade.

Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:55
Antiretroviral therapy is usually very effective at suppressing HIV in the body, allowing a person's immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells.

Emergency medicine doctors find better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:48
Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a New Zealand-Australian study.

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:39
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge.

Researchers map auditory sensory system of the mouse brain

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:37
University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward.

KZFPs play a key role in the regulation of human genome

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:30
The human genome is fascinating. Once predicted to contain about a hundred thousand protein-coding genes, it now seems that the number is closer to twenty thousand, and maybe less.

Researchers identify key clues to brain and pancreas development

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:20
Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas.

Triple negative breast cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy by turning on molecular pathway

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:10
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that triple negative breast cancer cells can develop resistance to frontline, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy not by acquiring permanent adaptations, but rather transiently turning on molecular pathways that protect the cells.