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Patients with Huntington's have lesser cancer than general population

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:27
Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population.

Measles vaccination provides child survival benefits beyond protecting against infection

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:08
In the largest study to date on children in a low/ middle-income country, new research in Ghana finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection.

Scientists develop new array to identify biomarkers for wide range of diseases

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:01
Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.

New tool measures cell strength 100 times faster than current technologies

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:50
Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.

GlycoNet researchers to study correlation between sugars and Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:40
Two GlycoNet Investigators are using technology to better understand how sugars in the human body are connected to Alzheimer's disease.

AMU researchers design new, intelligent stethoscope

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:34
AMU team of researchers led by dr Honorata Hafke-Dys from AMU Institute of Acoustics (Faculty of Physics), have designed a new and intelligent stethoscope.

People who survive childhood heart defects may be at elevated risk of developing dementia

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 20:08
People born with heart defects who survive into adulthood may be at higher risk of developing dementia, particularly dementia that starts before 65 years of age, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

Scientists make important discovery about cellular cargo transport mechanism associated with neurological disorders

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:51
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered new information about how motor proteins called dyneins interact with another protein called dynactin to transport molecules to different parts of a cell.

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:34
A new study found that ultrasound imaging in combination with a blood test for alpha fetoprotein improved the detection of early-stage liver cancer by 40%.

New imaging system helps predict chemotherapy responses in breast cancer

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:11
A new optical imaging system which uses infrared light has shown promise in predicting early responses to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients.

Study explores link between sibling bullying and risk of psychotic disorders

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:46
People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Scientists in Sweden create DNA nanowires that offer hope for treatment of diseases

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:45
Scientists in Sweden today reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems - conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.

Researchers refine two innovative surgery techniques for effective treatment of lymphedema

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 16:11
Lymphoedema is fluid retention in the tissue caused by damage to the lymphatic system and is one of the most serious side-effects of cancer operations.

GlobalData reveals increasing demand for IVD testing as focus on personalized medicine becomes the norm

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:31
The in vitro diagnostic testing market is one of the fastest-growing segments within the medtech industry.

Higher yogurt intake linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive adults

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:30
A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

Study provides new evidence of biological link between diet and depression

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:29
New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyze associations between diet, body mass index, inflammatory markers and mental health in adolescents.

Postmenopausal women with high body-fat levels despite normal BMI have increased breast cancer risk

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:58
The risk of invasive breast cancer is increased in postmenopausal women with a normal body mass index (BMI) but higher levels of body fat, meaning that a large portion of the population has an unrecognized risk of developing cancer.

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:49
Combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found.

Chemist finds how to control blood sugar without usual side effects

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:20
Chemist Robert Doyle in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University has figured out how to control glucose levels in the bloodstream without the usual side effects of nausea, vomiting or malaise.

CNIC researchers discover high level of plasticity among cells in regenerating zebrafish heart

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:46
Some animals, including the zebrafish, have a high capacity to regenerate tissues, allowing them to recovery fully after cardiac injury. During this process, the heart muscle cells divide to replace the damaged tissue.