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Sleeping on your back during late pregnancy may cause problems for fetus

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:07
A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same time record the mother's position during sleep.

Researchers uncover enzyme behind immune cell response

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:57
Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body.

New study examines link between sleep and weight management

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:19
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.

Study provides detailed characterization of neurotoxicity arising from CD19 CAR T-cell therapy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:03
New potential biomarkers and a novel algorithm could help identify patients at increased risk of suffering from severe neurotoxicity after receiving CD19 CAR T-cell therapy. The study extensively characterized common and occasionally fatal side effects of this immunotherapy.

Existing drugs could help patients with rare form of bone cancer

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:41
Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine - chordoma - could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University College London Cancer Institute and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

Researchers identify genes crucial for hearing

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:36
Fifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes.

Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders assigned more blame, harsher punishment

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:32
Popular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes.

Scientists identify new type of diabetes caused by RFX6 gene mutation

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:50
Scientific research at the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB leads to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:06
Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke.

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:58
Researchers from NYU School of Medicine studied the effects of Caesarean section on the weights of the offspring in laboratory mice and found that they are more at risk of becoming overweight and obese.

Ebola vaccine that provides a year’s worth of protection developed

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:50
Liberia’s Ebola outbreak has yielded a successful trial of two vaccines against the deadly infection that could provide protection for up to a year and is also deemed to be safe.

Birth control method for men by gene editing

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:43
Researchers at the Michigan State University have come closer to finding an effective method of male contraception. Men have been notorious in not choosing to be responsible of their fertility and not adopting contraception.

Fundamental discovery may open potential for new types of cancer drugs

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:02
Many approved cancer therapies target a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that regulates many crucial cellular processes and can speed the proliferation of tumor cells.

Researchers find potential approach to prevent peripheral neuropathy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:58
In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment.

Study: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patients

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:54
A protein known to play a significant role in the development of psoriasis can be prevented from functioning without posing a risk to patients, scientists at King's College London have found.

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:44
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. The discovery of this "cell of origin" promises to accelerate the development of more precise screening tools and therapies for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, the fastest growing form of cancer in the U.S.

Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:40
A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

New project to seek answers for effects of alcohol on the nervous system

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:35
When a drink at the local watering hole turns into five or six, what are the effects on our brains and hearts? How does too much to drink affect how we sleep? How does binge drinking affect blood pressure for people who drink socially but not usually to excess? Do women's bodies process alcohol differently depending on stages of their menstrual cycles?

New research reveals negative consequences of coffee cultivation in Uganda

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:30
New research led by Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh, explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. She cites a range of negative consequences that coffee cultivation contributes to, including: malaria vulnerability, decreased participation in schooling, gender inequalities, and environmental degradation in Bududa, Uganda.

UTA professor wins grant to develop non-invasive means to detect lung cancer from breath

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:26
Current methods of detecting lung cancer consist of imaging methods and invasive biopsies, which can be stressful and painful for patients.