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Vitamin D level in girls associated with muscle strength

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:33
Girls are stronger with higher levels of vitamin D, but the association was not found in boys. These are the results from a new large study from the Odense Child Cohort, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:25
A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that higher circulating vitamin D concentrations are significantly associated with lower colorectal cancer risk.

Researchers discover genetic program that controls invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:34
Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making the tumor difficult to remove by surgery.

Scientists discover how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:31
Scientists have just made an important discovery as to how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body, which has significant implications for related therapies.

Study: Allergen in red meat linked to plaque buildup in arteries of the heart

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:30
A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart.

Researchers find enzyme responsible for aircraft noise-related vascular damage

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:29
In a recent study, scientists at the Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage.

Study shows improvements in adherence, outcomes of gout patients receiving text message reminders

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:27
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate significant improvements in adherence and clinical outcomes in gout patients who received a daily text message to remind them to take allopurinol.

Flavoring additives in e-cigerettes appear to be toxic to blood vessels

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:22
Could flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) cause bodily harm? There has been a rapid rise in e-cigarette use, partially due to flavoring additives in tobacco products and perception of less harm than traditional combustible cigarettes.

Pharmacists can play key role in resolving treatment-related problems among undeserved people

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:14
Pharmacist-delivered home medication management review service effectively resolves treatment-related problems in patients displaced by humanitarian crisis, according to a new study published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis linked to premature delivery and low birth weight

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:00
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight.

Metabolic process providing energy to heart muscle fails to mature in babies with hypertrophy

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:56
A metabolic process that provides heart muscle with energy fails to mature in newborns with thickened heart walls, according to a Japan­-Canada research team.

Osteoarthritis patients with greater disease severity may have higher risk of depression

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:45
Two measures of disease severity cumulatively contribute to depressive symptom onset; physical performance and structural severity

Various E-cigarette flavorings may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:42
The flavorings found in in electronic cigarettes and related tobacco products could cause changes in the lung, heart and blood vessels that lead to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in an American Heart Association journal.

New chemical solution could reduce chances of infection associated with root canal work

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:43
A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide's Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance of infection associated with root canal work.

Combination of NSAIDs and TNF inhibitors linked to reduced radiographic progression in AS patients

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:42
Celecoxib combined with TNF inhibitors was associated with the greatest reduction in radiographic progression.

Study shows link between Parkinson’s and type 2 diabetes

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:16
A new study by UCL, University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London researchers suggests that people with type 2 diabetes are 32% more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those without diabetes.

Blood samples can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:48
Our blood can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain, according to University of Queensland research.

Sharks could inspire new type of surface that would attack harmful bacteria

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:04
Sharks are often the subject of TV specials or news stories focusing on their attacks on humans. But scientists are finding that sharks could inspire a new type of surface that would attack bacteria, helping humans instead of hurting them.

Researchers show feasibility of stem cell-derived organoids for developing gene therapy vectors

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:51
A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in the efficiency of gene transfer to both retinal pigment epithelial and photoreceptor cells.

Researchers produce snapshots of the cell's 'protein factories'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:37
Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of the 'protein factories' of the cell. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics.