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Responsive parenting intervention promotes healthy weight in young children

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:29
An intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies' needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes when they were three years old.

New method evaluates effectiveness of interventions in mitigating spread of HIV

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:08
Using genetic sequencing to understand the evolutionary relationships among pathogens, an international team of researchers-;including several from the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at New York University-;has developed a new method to determine how effective interventions are against the spread of infectious diseases like HIV.

Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:59
A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication.

Compounds in 'monster' radish could potentially prevent heart disease and stroke

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:51
Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or "monster," radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke.

Cleveland Clinic awarded $4.7 million grant to study prevention of cancer-associated blood clots

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:49
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a $4.7 million grant to Cleveland Clinic to study the prevention of life-threatening, cancer-associated blood clots.

Researchers develop and test new MRI coil for preclinical studies

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:42
Researchers from ITMO University developed and tested an MRI coil providing high-resolution imaging of the whole body of a mouse.

Gene considered as tumor promoter may also halt development of cancer, shows study

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:36
A gene that has for decades been considered a tumor promoter, the PLK1 gene, can also perform the exact opposite function: halting the development of cancer.

Physical activity can help reduce risk of heart disease in older adults

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:31
Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:17
Alzheimer's disease is difficult to diagnose as well as treat, but researchers now have a promising new screening tool using the window to the brain: the eye.

New drug makes rats to self-administer alcohol less frequently

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:16
Alcohol use disorders can have devastating effects on a person's health, relationships and finances. Yet for some, the feeling they get when taking a drink temporarily outweighs these other concerns.

Inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births, finds study

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:10
A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure.

Researchers use 3D printer to create microfluidic probe for studying cancer cells

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:05
NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Mohammad Qasaimeh, and NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Fellow in Engineering and first author of the research Ayoola T. Brimmo, along with other researchers, used a 3D printer to create a functional, integrated, and inexpensive microfluidic probe to study cancer cells and other living organisms in a Petri dish.

Asking better questions about person's memory could improve doctors' understanding of patients

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:04
Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related problems, but how these questions are worded may be confusing or trigger emotional responses.

Women veterans treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:52
A new study has shown that women Veterans being treated for fibromyalgia exhibit high rates of childhood abuse.

Scientists develop 3D-printed implant that could deliver personalized treatment

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:49
Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections as well as ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.

New findings pave way for novel, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:42
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found new evidence of how certain transport proteins are working at the molecular level, paving the way for new, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders.

Study identifies distinct genetic mutations in appendix cancer that may impact treatment

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:41
The rarity of appendix cancer, accounting for less than 1 percent of tumors that originate in the gastrointestinal tract, and the lack of scientific data for this disease means that current treatment guidelines recommend applying therapies to people with appendix cancer that are intended for those with colon cancer.

New research shows that ketogenic diets may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:33
New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that ketogenic diets, which are low carbohydrate high fat eating plans that are known to lead to weight loss, may cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the early stage of the diet.

Death from cardiac disease in young football players more prevalent than previously thought

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:31
Researchers have found that silent heart conditions that cause sudden death in young athletes affect 1 in 266 football players affiliated with the English Football Association.

New drug delivery system delivers anticancer drugs that reduce tumor size

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:24
Cancer tissue cells are divided into two major groups: cancer cells and cancer stem cells. CSCs are related to cancer progression and dissemination, so it's necessary to eradicate CSCs in order to cure cancer.