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Scientists develop a way to accurately detect and monitor common pediatric brain cancer

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:00
A team of scientists at Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have developed a way to more accurately both detect and monitor a common type of pediatric brain cancer, setting the stage for giving clinicians a real-time view into how the cancer responds to treatment.

Dietary supplement represents an innovative strategy to help in the fight against SARS-CoV-2

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:40
SPIN (SPermidin and eugenol INtegrator for contrasting incidence of coronavirus in EU population) is a European project powered by EIT Food that is currently developing a dietary supplement supporting the function of the immune system in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 infections in population at high risk.

Research shows the value of Multi-User Virtual Reality remote psychotherapy for eating disorders

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:34
Research from the University of Kent, the Research center on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies - RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

New study to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:20
A palliative care expert from London's Kingston University is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

Gut hormone found to be key regulator of new nerve cells in the adult brain

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:36
A gut hormone, ghrelin, is a key regulator of new nerve cells in the adult brain, a Swansea-led research team has discovered. It could help pave the way for new drugs to treat dementia in patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Pastoral care helped to mitigate COVID-19 impact among the elderly

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:21
Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows.

Brigham researchers identify possible subtypes of preeclampsia

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:58
Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, occurs in about 7 percent of pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal mortality and premature birth.

SARS-CoV-2 mutations possibly making virus less virulent

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:50
In their bioRxiv* preprint paper, the researchers focus on mapping the clade-specific mutations' effects on the protein structures' conformation and stability. They identified the mutations in the set of seven proteins - orf8, nsp2, nsp4, nsp6, nucleocapsid protein (N), and Spike protein (S).

UCLA researchers discover compound that stimulates muscle cells in mice

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:47
UCLA researchers have identified a compound that can reproduce the effect of exercise in muscle cells in mice. The findings are published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine.

Protein delivery to the testes restores male fertility in mice

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:39
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 15% of couples are infertile, and male infertility plays a role in over one-third of these cases.

UK researchers to investigate the neurological and neuropsychiatric effects of COVID-19

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:31
A grant worth over two million pounds has been awarded to clinical researchers from the University of Liverpool and King's College London to investigate the neurological and neuropsychiatric effects of COVID-19.

Study identifies potential target for treating polyploidal giant cancer cells

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:06
As researchers and medical professionals work to develop new treatments for cancer, they face a variety of challenges.

"Immunological imprinting" could influence antibody response to COVID-19

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:55
Researchers in the United States and Spain have shown that prior exposure to seasonal coronaviruses may influence antibody responses to infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

High flavanol diet associated with lower blood pressure

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:54
People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents' diet.

More than 2.5 million person-years of life lost in US due to COVID-19

Rss Feed - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:29
In a recently published study, researcher Stephen Elledge from Harvard Medical School has described converting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) death toll from individual deaths to “person-years” lost in order to provide a more accurate picture of the pandemic’s toll on the population.

Study explains how certain foods can prevent respiratory tract infections

Rss Feed - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 22:01
On 22 October 2020 paediatrician Ellen van der Gaag will receive her PhD for her thesis entitled 'Health-promoting effects of nutrition in children'.

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Rss Feed - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:46
Palliative care should extend across China and pay more attention to managing non-malignant disease - integrated within the country's healthcare system and available to everyone who needs it, according to a new study.

Eliminating the Cold Chain with COVID-19 Molecular Transport Media

Rss Feed - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:59
In this interview, Rebekah Stibbs from EKF Diagnostics talks to News-Medical about eliminating the cold chain with COVID-19 molecular transport media.

New diagnostic method may allow for real-time detection of cancer growth patterns

Rss Feed - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:08
Using a 2 ml blood sample from 100 gastric cancer patients, researchers succeeded in identifying cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream and trace them back to their origin tumor by detecting an overexpression of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR2) in both the cancer cells and the tumor.

Study analyzes the effect of political factors on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among the public

Rss Feed - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 13:31
If an initial COVID-19 vaccine is about as effective as a flu shot, uptake by the American public may fall far short of the 70% level needed to achieve herd immunity, new Cornell research suggests.