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UT Southwestern researchers identify 170 potential therapeutic targets for lung cancer

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:56
After testing more than 200,000 chemical compounds, UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center researchers have identified 170 chemicals that are potential candidates for development into drug therapies for lung cancer.

Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:41
In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spectrum disorder.

Consuming large quantities of sugar during pregnancy can affect child's cognition, shows study

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:38
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar.

Concussion recovery and symptom severity found to vary between men and women

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:33
A new study comparing male and female athletes examined whether there are clear sex-related differences in post-concussion symptom severity and length of recovery. In addition to a finding of significant differences between the male and female college varsity athletes, differences among the women depending on hormonal contraceptive use were reported in the study published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Researchers discover new information related to rare form of leukemia

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:11
International research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered new information related to a rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia.

Researchers test tattoo sensor's accuracy at detecting glucose levels in diabetes patients

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:55
For Angela Valdez, being diagnosed with diabetes was an awakening. The disorder ran in her family, but she didn't think it would happen to her. And when it did, she acted by modifying her diet and physical activity. She was doing everything right-;almost.

New non-invasive nerve stimulation may offer relief for people with hand tremor

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:19
People with tremors in their hands from a condition called essential tremor may find some relief from a new, non-invasive type of nerve stimulation, according to a preliminary scientific abstract released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

Opioid pain medications may not be safe for hemodialysis patients

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:39
A new analysis indicates that opioid pain medications may not be as safe for hemodialysis patients as recommendations suggest, and therefore, their use should be limited when possible. The analysis appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

People with vitamin D deficiency may be at greater risk of diabetes

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:02
An epidemiological study conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Seoul National University suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes.

People who become physically active after heart attack more likely to live longer, shows research

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:29
Becoming more physically active after a heart attack reduces the risk of death, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.1 The study, which followed more than 22,000 patients, found that those who became more physically active after a heart attack halved the risk of death within four years.

Study shows distinctions between age groups in predicting and responding to stress at home

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:21
A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home - but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.

IU psychologist receives NIH grant to study earliest phases of language learning in children

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:12
An Indiana University psychologist has been awarded $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the earliest phases of language learning in children.

Biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help children during medical procedures

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:03
A new Pain Practice study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures.

Study looks at sperm producing ability in testicular cancer patients

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:52
In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm.

Study shows clinical benefit and monetary gains of weight-loss surgery

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:44
A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime. Researchers used a decision-analytic model to come to their conclusion.

Skin cancers associated with decreased risk of developing AD

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:42
Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers).

Maternal depression during and after pregnancy linked to poorer child neurodevelopment

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:39
Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, and in early childhood were linked with poorer child neurodevelopment in a recent Depression & Anxiety study.

Brief bedside visual art intervention reduces pain, anxiety in cancer patients

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:35
A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with haematological cancers.

Smartphone app effective in promoting proper child car seat practices

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:30
A smartphone app designed to promote proper child car seat use among parents proved effective in a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Triple-negative breast cancer found to be chemoresistant prior to treatment

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:26
Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports. The findings, which are published in the journal Cell, may lead to better and more personalized treatments for breast cancer.