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New study links binge-watching in young adults with poor sleep, increased insomnia

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:55
A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia.

Physicians trained at lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions, study finds

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:49
Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study by Princeton University.

SBIR Fast-Track grant to fund study on new drug that targets cardiovascular diseases

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:41
The Exscien Corporation of Louisville, KY, in conjunction with LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been awarded an SBIR Fast-Track grant in the amount of $3.7 million over three years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

BYU researchers 3D-print first viable microfluidic device

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:34
Researchers at BYU are the first to 3D-print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

Researchers develop and validate new assay that detects gene fusions in solid tumors

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:26
An assay that identifies a peculiar but important abnormality in cancer cells has been developed and validated by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Study shows how breast cancer cells spread late in disease development

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 05:20
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have found.

Scientists develop new way of hacking plastics with silver and electricity to prevent bacterial growth

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:22
Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current.

Study provides promising framework to anticipate drug resistance in cancer

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:12
Being able to predict the resistance or sensitivity of a tumor cell to a drug is a key success-factor of cancer precision therapy.

Researchers create anti-cancer drugs that can effectively kill 58 types of tumors

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:06
Boise State University researchers have created anti-cancer drugs that are effective at killing 58 of the 60 types of tumors found in the National Cancer Institutes NCI-60 panel of cancer cells, which affect nine organ systems in the human body.

Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:25
Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse.

Researchers develop injectable tissue patch to repair damaged heart

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:22
A team of U of T Engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.

Cardiac stem cell infusions could help reverse aging process in the heart, study shows

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:13
Cardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:42
Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital.

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for multiplex Zika test

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:10
The Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test, the first multiplex assay that simultaneously tests for the presence of Zika virus, all serotypes of dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and West Nile virus, as well as a host gene that ensures the accuracy of results.

Complex sugar molecules could help in early detection of tumors

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:00
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.

GM pigs one step closer to providing organs for human transplant

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:19
US scientists are the closest yet to creating genetically modified pigs with organs that can be safely transplanted into humans.

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:19
In a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter -- a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.

Counteracting premature aging

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 17:51
Aging is the continuing process of such stress exposures, and with advancing age (normal aging), we must carry lots of senescent cells within our bodies. Senescent cells also often provide some ‘bad influences’ to surrounding healthy cells; such as chronic inflammation and tumorigenesis

Researchers reveal stark increase in opioid-related ICU admissions and deaths

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:12
Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center for Healthcare Delivery Science.

Highly sensitive blood test holds potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00
Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.