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Researchers create a working model of cerebral tract to study brain function

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:08
It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain.

Scientists use 3D imaging to help model complex processes performed by placenta

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:02
New three-dimensional imaging of the human placenta has been developed to help understand the reasons for fetal growth restriction - a condition which affects thousands in the UK alone.

New insights into how vitamin D affects immune system

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:54
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Two new epigenetic regulators maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:48
Embryonic stem cells have the ability to self-renew, and, being pluripotent have the potential to create almost any cell type in the body.

New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:38
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy - for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male - were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps.

Scientists use NIR light and injected DNA nanodevice to guide stem cells to injury

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:29
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process?

Immune responses that prevent fungal infections may eliminate Trichinella spiralis

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:22
Scientists from Lancaster University in the UK have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of Trichinosis.

Study compares effectiveness and cost of gene therapy and HSCT in major beta-thalassemia

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:15
Gene therapy offers the promise of a cure for beta-thalassemia and a new study has shown that it is associated with fewer complications and hospital admissions over 2 years than treatment by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Breakthrough antibody treatment suppresses HIV without antivirals

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:36
A new research paper describes how an antibody that prevents HIV binding to human immune cells was shown to be able to suppress levels of HIV for up to four months.

New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:19
A new gene therapy created by US researchers appears to have cured eight infant boys born with a rare genetic disorder referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease.

WiFi may interact with signaling pathways in the brain, causing irreversible damage

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:57
A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies to determine once and for all, whether WiFi has a detrimental effect on human health.

Maternal age has no affect on IVF success, conclude researchers

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:33
Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage.

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:13
Victor W. Zhong and colleagues have published a study showing that the consumption of eggs is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:32
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs.

Cervical cancer subtype increasing in several subpopulations of women

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:56
A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination.

Researchers identify risk factors for severe infection after knee replacement

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:39
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement.

Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:35
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider, says the Ontario Child Health Study.

Improper inhaler use common in children with asthma

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:29
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma - the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma - researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full dose of medication.

New adhesive patch could help reduce post-heart attack muscle damage

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:24
Researchers have designed a new type of adhesive patch that can be placed directly on the heart and may one day help to reduce the stretching of heart muscle that often occurs after a heart attack.

Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:05
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections.