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Indigenous people exposed to oil spills have harmful metal contaminants in their body, study finds

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:36
People from two indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon who live close to the country's longest oil pipeline have mercury, cadmium and lead in their bodies at concentrations that could be harmful to their health.

Dangerously high levels of mercury found near artisanal gold mines in Senegal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 06:24
A Duke University-led study has found dangerously high levels of mercury and its more toxic chemical cousin, methylmercury, in soils, sediments and rivers near artisanal gold mines in the West African nation of Senegal.

Chinese researchers report first clinical trial based on autologous lung stem cell transplantation

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 07:25
A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial.

Study provides valuable insights to prevalence of burnout in neurosurgery residents

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 07:18
When it comes to workplace stress, even doctors aren't immune to its effects. For doctors training to become neurosurgeons, burnout is common, and certain workplace stressors -- like unrewarding mentor relationships, difficult coworkers and not getting enough exposure to the operating room -- can lead to it, according to a new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Far-UVC light may offer solution to eradicating airborne flu viruses

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 07:08
Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Simple tool can help doctors estimate survival for patients with long bone metastases

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:57
A simple three-factor tool can help doctors estimate survival time in patients with long bone metastases (LBMs)- advanced cancer that has spread to the bones of the limbs, reports a study in the February 7, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Researchers identify link between physical inactivity and lung, head/neck cancers

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:50
An increasing body of evidence suggests that a lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of diseases, but physical inactivity is not currently recognized as a risk factor for cancer.

Scientists successfully produce functioning human kidney tissue

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:43
Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

Researchers to develop new device using cold plasma technology to tackle airborne allergens

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:37
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded funding to develop an innovative device that uses cold plasma technology to tackle the problem of airborne allergens in the home.

NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:21
National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Salk scientists uncover how the liver can have a speedy response to food

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:03
Minutes after you eat a meal, as nutrients rush into your bloodstream, your body makes massive shifts in how it breaks down and stores fats and sugars.

Scientists uncover new insight into earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:52
Researchers used 3D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy--offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy.

Impairing rare group of intestinal cells allows gut bacteria to cause inflammation, study finds

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:23
The human microbiome - the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in and on our bodies - is emerging as an increasingly important player in health and wellness. But, our co-existence with these organisms is complex, and scientists are learning that even minor changes in this relationship can lead to big problems with our health.

Research funded by NIH grant aims to discover crucial role of 'invisible' cells

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 01:06
Neurons are the star of the show in brain science, but they don't work alone to process information. In new research funded by a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory aims to discover the likely crucial role of the supporting cast member with a stellar-sounding name: the astrocyte.

Japanese study seeks to establish link between insomnia and depression

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:45
Lay people tend to think that insomnia is usually a symptom of something else, like stress, a bad diet or a sedentary lifestyle, but this may not be true at all.

Study offers new hope to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:21
Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity.

Undergraduate researcher discovers genes linked to glioblastoma

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:12
When Leland Dunwoodie, an undergraduate researcher in biochemistry, approached his PI about wanting to start research on "some human stuff" in the spring of 2016, he didn't imagine it would lead to the discovery of 22 genes that are implicated in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer.

Researchers develop antimicrobial plastic films to reduce infection risk in hospitals

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:08
In the framework of the European project FLEXPOL, members of the UA NANOBIOPOL group are designing formulations with antimicrobial properties from essential oils.

Elderly women take longest time to arrive at the hospital after myocardial infarction, study reveals

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:01
It takes women aged over 65 the longest to arrive at the emergency department after the onset of myocardial infarction symptoms. As a consequence, valuable time is lost to reopen the occluded blood vessels and limit the damage to the myocardium.

Lab-grown eggs could combat infertility

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:22
Researchers have successfully developed human eggs in a laboratory in a major scientific first.

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