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Smartphone interventions may help middle-aged, older adults cope with serious mental illness

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:28
The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care.

Lab-grown miniature blood vessels mimic rare Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:28
Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels that exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome -- an extremely rare genetic disease that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children.

Scientists develop new technique for 3D printing of living tissues

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:12
Scientists at the University of Oxford and the University of Bristol have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.

Multi-drug resistant fungi found in UK hospitals - alarms health officials

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:44
Latest reports have confirmed that over 200 patients in England have been infected with a drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris that was first detected in Japan. High alerts have been put in place to look out for further infections and prevent spread.

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:34
A latest UK study has found that deficiency of adequate sleep in children could be linked to their risk of developing diabetes later in life. The study notes that every extra hour of sleep a child gets per night is associated with a lower body weight and increased lean muscle mass and less blood sugar. The study is published this week in the journal Pediatrics.

Cancer treatment with alternative medicine can double risk of dying: Study finds

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:25
A new study has found that patients who choose cancer treatment with alternative medicine more than double the risk of dying in five years compared to those who chose conventional cancer treatment for the treatable cancers. The study is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Evidence that cannabis use helps pain or PTSD is lacking, say researchers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:49
Scientific evidence reporting on the use of cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain or post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) is too limited to conclude its safety or efficacy, say researchers from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Most patients expect health care professionals to protect them during active shooter events in hospital

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:24
Hospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they're in the hospital.

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:23
Emory University School of Medicine researchers have developed tools that enable them to detect small proteins called granulins for the first time inside cells.

Scientists aim to find out how lung cells react in space

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:05
Space travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment.

Researchers hint at experimental molecular treatment for heart failure

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:52
Researchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapeutic strategies to repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury – describing an experimental molecular treatment for heart failure.

Mayo Clinic researchers discover new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:37
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine.

Usage of emojis in office correspondence may not be a very good idea !

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:35
Keep your smileys and other emojis to personal communication and social networking, say researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). In an office e-mail usage of emoticons can undermine sharing of information and also create a negative impression.

New study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:30
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of disease, and patients have few options for effective treatment.

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:25
Johns Hopkins researchers looked into the brain scans of persons with mild loss of thought and memory and have found that they have significantly low levels of serotonin in their brains. Serotonin is a natural brain chemical that is responsible for several functions including mood, sleep and appetite and also is important for several mental health conditions.

Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 07:42
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, light to moderate consumption of alcohol can actually reduce the risk of deaths due to cardiovascular causes while heavy drinking may raise the risk of deaths due to all causes and also due to cancers.

Protein changes essential for normal adult muscle function

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:38
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have shed light on the process that guides the maturation of newborn muscles into adult, fully functional organs.

Researchers uncover novel role for Gata4 in reducing post-heart attack fibrosis

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:28
During a heart attack, blood stops flowing into the heart; starved for oxygen, part of the heart muscle dies.

Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:22
A group of U of T researchers have demonstrated that the space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Poplar trees fortified with probiotic effectively clean up polluted sites

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 06:03
Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant. It's a feat of nature companies have used to help clean up polluted sites, though only in small-scale projects.