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May 2, 2019

Watchful waiting reasonable for patients with diabetic macular edema and good vision

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins promptly if vision worsens, according to clinical trial results. The findings are published online in the Journal of the American Medical […]
May 2, 2019

Scientists are moving closer to understanding how genes determine the birth weight

You are weighed for the first time almost immediately after birth. The weight of the newborn is a very important health indicator. Now scientists from the University of Queensland conducted a large study providing insights into genes and their role at determining the birth weight of a child. In total […]
May 2, 2019

Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder

A recently recognized brain disorder that mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease has for the first time been defined with recommended diagnostic criteria and other guidelines for advancing and catalyzing future research. Scientists from several National Institutes of Health-funded institutions, in collaboration with international peers, described the newly-named pathway to […]
May 2, 2019

Cannabis could help cancer patients to stop losing weight

In the recent years cannabis has been getting a lot of scientific attention. Nowadays scientists agree that the potential of this plant is severely underutilized. While consequences of the legality of recreational use of marijuana are still debatable, its potential to become a modern and natural medicine is huge. Now […]
May 1, 2019

Do you really need all those supplements? They may actually shorten your life

People who are really into sports swear by amino acids and protein shakes. They believe that these supplements are extremely important if you want to be healthy and grow muscle. But is that really the way to go? Scientists from the University of Sydney say that you shouldn’t so fast […]
May 1, 2019

Do you sit too much? Here's how much exercising you need to nullify the harm of sitting

Most of us nowadays have jobs that do not promote movement. In fact, more and more people spend their days sitting and not doing anything physical at all. We are well aware that this sort of behaviour is extremely harmful, but does working out after a prolonged period of sitting […]
April 30, 2019

The more you speak to your children, the smarter they are going to be

You learn as you go. This is how you learned to walk, to speak, to read and to do pretty much everything else. You observe, you try and you do it. Scientists say that this is why it is very important that small children hear a lot of talking from […]
April 30, 2019

New technique may improve detection and treatment of advanced brain cancer

In a new study, Yale Cancer Center scientists have demonstrated a powerful method to analyze how tumor cells are altered as they metastasize, or spread, to the brain. The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, may eventually improve early diagnosis and treatment of metastatic brain cancer, whose incidence is climbing and whose […]
April 30, 2019

Microscopic roundworm could be holding secrets of successful repair of damaged nerves

Nature can provide us with a lot of inspiration when it comes to science. For example, did you know that there is a species of microscopic roundworm, called c. elegans, which are able to repair damaged nerves? Scientists observed how this tiny creature spontaneously reconnects severed nerves. Researchers from the […]
April 30, 2019

Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The syndrome easily could be mistaken for other muscle diseases that require different treatment, so the findings are expected to help […]
April 30, 2019

In a bind: Team IDs potential cause of low testosterone

Prior studies have suggested that pain-relieving opioids such as methadone can markedly lower testosterone in men. And those contending with Type 2 diabetes are roughly twice as likely to see a decrease in active amounts of the male sex hormone. While explanations have proven elusive, researchers do have an intriguing […]
April 30, 2019

Orthopedic injury therapy in rodents may soon be headed to the clinic

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a promising new cell therapy with potential to improve tissue healing after orthopedic injuries. The new cell therapy, recently described in the journal Stem Cells, accelerated the recovery of ruptured Achilles tendons in a rodent model, and may similarly aid […]
April 30, 2019

Tissue environment plays important role in tumor formation

A team of Florida State University researchers used a simple tumor model to show the importance of tissue microenvironment in primary tumor formation. In the journal Developmental Cell, FSU researchers explain how certain signaling pathways define tumor hotspots, tissue microenvironment favorable for tumorigenesis, and show that simple stimulation of a […]
April 29, 2019

Skipping breakfast associated with higher risk of cardiovascular death

Eating breakfast every day has always been considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but a new study from the University of Iowa shows just how important it is. The study, by Wei Bao, assistant professor of epidemiology in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, finds that people who […]
April 29, 2019

Research shows connection between sleep apnea, deadly blood cancer

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a link between sleep apnea and multiple myeloma, a deadly blood cancer, that could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of the disease. Mahmoud Ali, the study’s lead author and a postdoctoral researcher at the UI, says the findings provide a better understanding […]
April 29, 2019

Scientists found new drugs for stroke and dementia in the shelves of pharmacies

Recovering after stroke is extremely difficult. Not only you have to try to live with the changes presented by the disease, you also have to understand the risk of developing a secondary stroke at any time. A team of scientists led by the Universities of Edinburgh and Nottingham have just […]
April 29, 2019

Heart attack and stroke screening times should be more individual

Certain lifestyle choices and conditions can increase your risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. Of course, routine check-ups is one of the more reliable ways to reduce this risk. In fact, now scientists from UCL and the University of Helsinki say that as many as 1 in […]
April 29, 2019

Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men

Researchers cause a lupus-like disease in mice by amplifying the amount of a single “master regulator” factor — suggesting both a root cause for known differences between the sexes and a target for new treatments. It’s one of the great mysteries of medicine, and one that affects the lives of […]
April 29, 2019

Creativity is not just for the young, study finds

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they’re young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some people early in their career and another that […]
April 27, 2019

Scientists discovered protein in blood cancer cells that is not present in healthy cells

Chemotherapy is still our best bet when fighting leukaemia and other forms of cancer. However, even though it is the best available option now, it is definitely not without its own faults. Chemotherapy has a wide range of extreme side effects that make patients‘ lives miserable. Now scientists from the […]
April 26, 2019

Study pinpoints what causes relapse after cancer immunotherapy

Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes for patients. But a lingering problem with immunotherapy, as with many other cancer treatments, is relapse. In many cases the tumor comes back, and doctors don’t know why. Now, research from the […]
April 26, 2019

Chemotherapy or not?

Case Western Reserve University researchers and partners, including a collaborator at Cleveland Clinic, are pushing the boundaries of how “smart” diagnostic-imaging machines identify cancers—and uncovering clues outside the tumor to tell whether a patient will respond well to chemotherapy. The recent findings in breast and lung cancer research build off […]
April 26, 2019

How a cell keeps its 2 metres of DNA without knots? Methods of rope climbers may be in play

DNA strands are long and fussy. They can actually tie into knots, makings parts of them difficult to read. And yet about 2 metres of DNA can be neatly packaged in each of our cells without much problem. How? Scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Padova in Italy studied […]
April 26, 2019

How Colon Cancer Unfolds in the Body

‘Protein whisperers’ create a new line of sight into the deadly disease PNNL scientists and colleagues have taken one of the most in-depth looks ever at the riot of protein activity that underlies colon cancer and have identified potential new molecular targets to try to stop the disease. The research […]
April 25, 2019

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible, but because some are so small and widespread, it is difficult to eradicate all of them. Researchers […]
April 25, 2019

“Nanofiber yarn” makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue

The human body is held together by an intricate cable system of tendons and muscles, engineered by nature to be tough and highly stretchable. An injury to any of these tissues, particularly in a major joint like the shoulder or knee, can require surgical repairs and weeks of limited mobility […]
April 25, 2019

Exposing Cancer’s Metabolic Addictions

Cancerous tumors are classified primarily based on their tissue of origin. However, the sequencing of the human genome and the development of powerful and affordable DNA sequencing technologies has ushered in a new era of precision oncology, in which patients are treated with customized therapies designed to target the specific […]
April 25, 2019

Blood Thinner Found to Significantly Reduce Subsequent Heart Failure Risks

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease or irregular heart rhythms was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack. Results from the COMMANDER Heart […]
April 25, 2019

Engineering 'hairpins' increases CRISPR accuracy

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold. They believe it can be easily translated to any of the editing technology’s continually expanding formats. The approach adds a short tail to the guide RNA […]
April 25, 2019

A New Clue in the Mystery of ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia

A special focus on rogue proteins may hold future promise in stopping the progression of nerve cell destruction in people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or frontotemporal dementia. ALS, a rare but devastating disorder that’s also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks the body’s nerve cells, resulting in progressive […]