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Slight changes in patient's position during radiotherapy may impact survival chances

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:37
Very small differences in the way a patient lies during radiotherapy treatment for lung or oesophageal cancer can have an impact on how likely they are to survive, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference.

Study shows no increased risk of breast cancer recurrence after DIEP flap reconstruction

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:34
After surgery for breast cancer women who have undergone breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue do not have a higher risk of recurrence than women who have not undergone breast reconstruction. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Salamander study provides clues for treating spinal cord injuries

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:07
One of the most vexing problems with spinal cord injuries is that the human body does not rebuild nerves once they have been damaged. Other animals, on the other hand, seem to have no problem repairing broken neurons.

Study uncovers possible source of gender differences in migraines

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:54
Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments.

Researchers develop new vaccine to help people overcome bath salts abuse

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:50
Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant's effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse.

Higher consumption of fish linked to better neurological health

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:07
A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health.

Metabolic differences may contribute to postpartum weight retention in black moms

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:23
Differences in the way women with obesity burn calories during pregnancy may be a contributor to long-term postpartum weight retention in black moms, according to researchers in Baton Rouge, La.

Innovative research could lead to new ways to treat, prevent cancer

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:58
Research into cancer can provide new insight into how this disease works and how it can be stopped. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting will showcase innovative research that could lead to new ways to treat and prevent cancer.

Research offers new hope for healing wounds in patients with diabetes

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:54
One of the most frustrating and debilitating complications of diabetes is the development of wounds on the foot or lower leg. Once they form, they can persist for months, leading to painful and dangerous infections.

New studies related to causes of liver degradation and possible treatments

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:49
A treatment gap remains for many conditions involving damage to the liver, the body's main organ for removing toxins, among other functions. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will feature important research announcements related to the causes of liver degradation and possible treatments.

Shorter courses of radiotherapy found to be safe, effective for prostate cancer patients

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:41
Radiotherapy given in high doses over a shorter period of time is safe and effective for prostate cancer patients, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference today.

Scientists illustrate role of novel chromosomal mutations in fosfomycin resistance

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:38
Researchers identified novel chromosomal mutations and described their role in the development of resistance of Escherichia coli (E. coli) to broad-spectrum antibiotic fosfomycin, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity warn researchers

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:08
While people are getting more and more health conscious they are increasingly bending in favor of artificial sweeteners especially zero-calorie ones. New research has found that these replacements for sugar are likely to cause health changes which may be associated with diabetes and obesity.

Study debunks ‘myth’ that strenuous exercise dampens immunity

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:26
New research overturns a myth that has persisted for nearly four decades - that competing in endurance sports, like this weekend's London Marathon, suppresses the body's immune system and makes competitors more susceptible to infections.

Researchers discover blood biomarkers that may help detect, confirm mild traumatic brain injury

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:19
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, Georgetown University and the University of Rochester have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.

CPRIT awards $2 million grant to push forward breast cancer research in West Texas

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:13
A $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas will allow Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso to create a new lab focusing on breast cancer, pushing forward breast cancer research in West Texas.

Unhealthy diet damages the development of immature fat cells, study shows

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:57
24 hours. This is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.

Study proves usefulness of EDX testing in diagnosis, management of neuromuscular disorders

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:33
Each and every day, doctors diagnose patients with various diseases and disorders based on physical examinations, laboratory reports, and/or test results.

Mayo Clinic study provides valuable information about impact of pediatric anesthesia

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:26
A Mayo Clinic study of children who received one or more exposures to anesthesia before the age of 3 has provided valuable information about the potential neurological and behavioral impact of general anesthesia on very young children, according to the International Anesthesia Research Society and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.

Wear exoskeletons with caution for heavy lifting, researchers say

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 06:17
You can wear an exoskeleton, but it won't turn you into a superhero. That's the finding of a study in which researchers tested a commercially available exoskeleton-;a mechanical arm attached to a harness-;that's typically worn by workers to help them carry heavy objects hands-free.