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Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:31
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a novel combination of two classes of drugs that, together, cause the highest rate of proliferation ever observed in adult human beta cells- the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin- without harming most other cells in the body.

Researchers engineer probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies to tumors

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:25
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have engineered probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies within tumors.

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:17
A new study says that having a happy and optimistic partner may help you become healthier, preventing cognitive decline.

UChicago researchers develop first accurate mouse model of celiac disease

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:14
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed the first truly accurate mouse model of celiac disease. The animals have the same genetic and immune system characteristics as humans who develop celiac after eating gluten. This provides a vital research tool for developing and testing new treatments for the disease.

Sport can protect against serious mental health disorders, research shows

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:05
From a friendly game of soccer to sweating it solo in the gym, most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But beyond the obvious physical benefits, research led by UniSA expert in sports sociology Dr. Katja Siefken shows that sport can also protect us from developing serious mental health disorders.

Mysterious virus found in Brazil puzzles scientists with its unique genetic makeup

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 04:02
A team of Brazilian scientists discovered a puzzling new virus made of genetic material never seen before. But the virus won’t pose a serious health threat to humanity since it seems to only hunt amoebas.

New research highlights the extent of digital dating abuse among teens

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:42
With February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, new research is illuminating how this problem is manifesting online. "Digital dating abuse" as it has been termed, uses technology to repetitively harass a romantic partner with the intent to control, coerce, intimidate, annoy or threaten them.

New test allows earlier identification of children at risk for cystic fibrosis liver disease

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:27
A major multi-center investigation of children with cystic fibrosis has identified a test that allows earlier identification of those at risk for cystic fibrosis liver disease.

Abused children more likely to suffer fingertip injuries, study finds

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:17
Many children who suffer fingertip injuries have been abused, according to a Rutgers study. The researchers found that children who had a documented history of abuse or neglect were 23 percent more likely to suffer a fingertip injury before age 12.

Researchers develop radical non-invasive technology to diagnose respiratory lung diseases

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:11
Monash University researchers in Australia have developed radical non-invasive technology that can be used to diagnose respiratory lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and lung cancer, and potentially fast-track treatments for patients.

Genetic susceptibility influences the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 03:06
Radiation from cell phones is associated with higher rates of thyroid cancer among people with genetic variations in specific genes, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.

Having fewer children helps Chinese women to achieve higher levels of education

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:59
A new study uses China's one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education.

Prolonged hormone therapy linked to higher muscle mass, less chance of sarcopenia

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:53
Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition.

Discovery identifies an adaptation by cancer cells that promotes metastasis

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:48
The discovery identifies an adaptation by cancer cells that facilitates their spreading to distant sites, and the potential for targeting these features to prevent or slow the progression of metastatic hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

NETRF announces $3.5 million in research grants to improve neuroendocrine tumor treatment

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:30
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, Boston, MA, today announced $3.5 million in neuroendocrine tumor research grants to fund 12 projects around the world in pursuit of more precise treatments for this uncommon cancer affecting an estimated 171,000 Americans.

Study provides new details about therapy-associated polyposis in childhood cancer survivors

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:25
In a paper published online today, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers provide new details about a recently discovered condition in which childhood cancer survivors develop numerous colorectal growths called polyps despite not having a hereditary susceptibility to the condition.

UQ researchers reverse reproductive aging process in mice

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 02:21
Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the aging process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive.

Poor neuronal connectivity between two brain regions may be predictive of Alzheimer's risk

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:56
Late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the one that appears after age 65, is the most common form of this neurodegenerative disease and accounts for more than 90% of cases.

Skin cancer rates found to be higher among gay and bisexual men

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:51
In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities. Rates of skin cancer were higher among gay and bisexual men compared to heterosexual men but lower among bisexual women than heterosexual women.

Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:39
New collaborative research at Queen's University Belfast and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.