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Young adults who binge drink more likely to have cardiovascular risk factors

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:19
You might want to think before you go out drinking again tonight. Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at a younger age than non-binge drinkers.

Scientists find new molecular biomarker for gastric cancer

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:15
Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from the costly therapy is a Holy Grail for oncologists.

Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:12
Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-; Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

Study provides snapshot of mechanism behind cancer metastasis for the first time

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:53
Metastasis, or the formation of secondary tumors, is a leading contributor to the vast majority of deaths related to cancer.

Study shows regular exercise is associated with improved mental health

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:47
People who exercise report experiencing 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health per month, compared with individuals who do not exercise, according to research by U.S. researchers.

New study investigates whether nicotine could slow memory loss

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:43
Can nicotine slow or stop memory loss in people experiencing mild memory problems, or mild cognitive impairment? A new study being conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center aims to find out.

Painkiller prescriptions after wisdom tooth removal could set teens on path to long-term opioid use

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:42
Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many of them receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds.

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may not be healthier option

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:39
Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure they meet all their dietary needs may backfire, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides an overview of recent scientific studies.

Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:29
A number of psychiatric disorders present with aggression and violence, which, needless to say, are destructive to both individuals and societies worldwide: death, disease, disability, and numerous socioeconomic problems can often be traced back to aggressive behavior.

Scientists find genetic marker that indicates a person's risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:27
Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure.

Combination of arsenic and existing leukemia drug may combat cancer

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:15
Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator.

Study finds false negatives in common tests used to determine ROS1 status in lung cancer

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:39
Drugs like crizotinib are used to treat patients with ROS1-positive lung cancer. But which patients are ROS1-positive? A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology shows that common laboratory tests used to determine ROS1 status all have inherent limitations that can lead to false-negative results.

Young people's attitudes toward marijuana have become more positive in recent years, report shows

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:33
With Pennsylvania now among the majority of states in legalizing medical marijuana, a new report shows that young people's attitudes toward pot have become more positive in recent years.

RNA and DNA sequencing platform matches broader swath of drugs to late-stage cancer patients

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:56
A comprehensive RNA and DNA sequencing platform benefits late-stage and drug-resistant multiple myeloma patients by determining which drugs would work best for them, according to results from a clinical trial published in JCO Precision Oncology in August.

Researchers uncover clues on how the brain separates important from unimportant information

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:54
The precise interaction of brain waves and nerve cells may be decisive for the amazing ability of our brain to separate important from unimportant information, even when we are flooded with stimuli.

New AI algorithm helps predict medication response in patients with complex mood disorder

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:25
Mood disorders like major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder are often complex and hard to diagnose, especially among youth when the illness is just evolving.

Cancer cells release biological 'drones' to assist in the fight against immune system

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:16
Cancer cells are more than a lump of cells growing out of control; they participate in active combat with the immune system for their own survival. Being able to evade the immune system is a hallmark of cancer.

Adolescent abortion-fund patients experience greater hardships than adults

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 17:05
Adolescents who received funding to help pay for an abortion experienced greater hardships that affected abortion access compared to adult abortion-fund patients, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo social work researcher.

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:56
Studying transthyretin amyloidoses-;a group of progressive nerve and cardiac degenerative diseases caused by the buildup of misfolded transthyretin proteins in the body-;has long been hampered by the lack of animal models of the disease.

Researchers discover molecule essential for guiding axon to its destination

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:41
While today's technology is growing increasingly wireless, nature's greatest technology, the human brain, still depends on neurons being directly connected to one another.