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Routine body CT scans may help estimate individual's risk of osteoporotic fractures

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:28
Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Gene expression is rhythmic in most tissue types

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:27
Researchers have mapped primate gene expression throughout the day and discovered that the majority of critical gene activity is time dependent, which may aid the development of new treatments for many diseases.

Study reveals the link between genetic variations and major psychiatric disorders

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:07
Psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder share common molecular characteristics, despite variations in gene expression.

Gladstone scientists uncover how fast-spiking interneurons improve procedural learning

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:00
Even if you haven't ridden your bike in years, you probably remember how to do so without giving it much thought.

Drinking 100% fruit juice leads to weight gain, study concludes

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:12
A new study that analyzed data from more than 49,000 women concludes that drinking 100 percent fruit juice leads to weight gain, while consumption of fresh whole fruit results in weight loss.

New TSRI study may provide chance to target tumors before metastasis

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 15:23
New research from The Scripps Research Institute may give scientists a chance to target tumors before they metastasize.

Massachusetts General Hospital to participate in PanFAM-1 hereditary pancreatic cancer risk study

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:35
Immunovia AB today announced that Massachusetts General Hospital is to participate in PanFAM-1, a multicenter prospective validation study for the early diagnosis in high-risk individuals with Familial Pancreatic Cancer.

Breakthrough study on mosquito brains could crack the code to creating viable Zika vaccine

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 14:33
Deakin neuro-engineers have conducted an investigation into how mosquito brains are affected by the Zika virus, in a breakthrough study that could crack the code to creating a viable vaccine.

Undernutrition in preschool years linked to hearing loss later in life

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:10
Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better-nourished peers, a new study suggests.

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:44
Lipids are fatty molecules that play important signaling and storage roles in the body, but having an excess of some lipids, like cholesterol, is a risk factor for many metabolic diseases.

Smart thermometer can improve forecasting of influenza activity

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:34
A new approach tested by researchers at the University of Iowa shows that de-identified data from a "smart thermometer" connected to a mobile phone app can track flu activity in real time at both population and individual levels and the data can be used to significantly improve flu forecasting.

New faster and cheaper method developed to drug test athletes

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:29
It will now be easier, faster and cheaper to catch athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs. A new way of testing blood and urine developed by University of Waterloo researchers cuts down the time required to analyze samples from 30 minutes to 55 seconds. They're working to reduce it even further to 10 seconds per sample by using a fully automated workflow.

Scientists develop new technique to 'turn off' multi-drug resistance capabilities in cancer cells

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:05
The ability for cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs - known as multi-drug resistance - remains a leading cause for tumor recurrence and cancer metastasis, but recent findings offer hope that oncologists could one day direct cancer cells to "turn off" their resistance capabilities.

New method can remove unwanted antibiotic resistant genes from industrial compost

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:49
At an industrial scale, compost, such as manure, is produced by mixing plant and animal waste. Manure, however, is likely to contain antibiotic-resistant genes if animals have been treated with antibiotics during their lifetime.

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake's venom show promise to fight against hepatitis C

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:39
A group of Brazilian scientists achieved promising results using isolated compounds from the venom of the South American rattlesnake in combat of hepatitis C.

Black patients found to be underrepresented in prostate cancer clinical trials

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:34
Clinical trials can offer patients access to cutting-edge treatments with the potential to extend their survival and shape the standard of care in the future.

Human antibodies against malaria parasite can prevent spread of disease

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:29
Malaria is a disease that spreads incredibly efficiently. The antimalarial medicines that are currently used cannot do much to stop this, because the parasites remain in the patient's blood for a long time after treatment.

HDAC6 inhibition could be promising therapeutic approach for peripheral neuropathies

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:20
Inhibiting HDAC6 improves the structural stability of cells and protects against neuronal damage. Leuven research uncovered that targeting this mechanism could be a promising therapeutic approach for peripheral neuropathies, whether due to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) or as a side effect of chemotherapy.

Human iPS cell-derived inner ear cells may improve hereditary hearing loss

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:12
A Japanese research group has successfully grafted human iPS cell-derived inner ear cells that express human-derived proteins into the inner ears of embryonic mice.

Researchers fabricate artificial device mimicking blood-brain barrier

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 08:04
Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier, the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external substances, such as contaminants, but also drugs when they are injected intravenously into the body.

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