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Fundamental Beliefs About Atherosclerosis Overturned

1 hours ago − University of Virginia Health System
Doctors' efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. These new discoveries will force researchers to reassess their approaches to developing treatments and discard some of their basic assumptions about atherosclerosis, commonly…
• Midlife Changes in Alzheimer's Biomarkers May Predict Dementia − 1 hours ago
• Societal Challenges And New Treatments for Ebola Virus Disease − 1 hours ago
• Study Provides New Insights into the Genetics of Drug-resistant Fungal Infections − 1 hours ago
• Non-invasive Technique May Help Detect Skin And Other Cancers − 1 hours ago
• Stress-fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma − 1 hours ago
• ADHD Medications Linked to Cardiac Problems in Children with Hereditary Heart Disease − 1 hours ago
• Restraint And Confinement Still an Everyday Practice in Mental Health Settings − 1 hours ago
• Study Explains How Dengue Virus Adapts as It Travels, Increasing Chances for Outbreaks − 1 hours ago
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Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases

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REM Sleep Critical for Young Brain Development; Medication Interferes

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Fingolimod in RRMS: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients
Pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG), the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) reassessed fingolimod (trade name:…
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07-06-15

Schwann Cells 'Dine In' to Clear Myelin from Injured Nerves

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07-06-15

New Test Could Predict Arthritis Drug Failure in Patients
A study of 311 patients by The University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will fail to respond…
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07-06-15

Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. The research, which…
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07-06-15

Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers. Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)…
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07-06-15

Second-line Cetuximab Active Beyond Progression in Quadruple Wild-type Patients with MCRC
BARCELONA-LUGANO, 4 July 2015 - Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth…
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07-06-15

Safer, with More Benefits: Parents' Vaccine Views Shifting

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06-30-15

JDR Articles Explore 3-D Printing for Oral And Dental Tissue Engineering
Alexandria, Va., USA - Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a case report on the first application of a 3D printed scaffold for periodontal…
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07-03-15

New Measurements Reveal Differences Between Stem Cells for Treating Retinal Degeneration
By growing two types of stem cells in a "3-D culture" and measuring their ability to produce retinal cells, a team lead by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers…
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06-30-15

Topical Benzoyl Peroxide Efficacy on Propionibacterium Acnes Reduction in Shoulder Surgery
Greenwich, CT, 30 June, 2015 - A new paper to be published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery evaluates the effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with…
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07-03-15

Genetic Testing in Kids Is Fraught with Complications

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07-03-15

ASHG Issues Position Statement on Genetic Testing in Children And Adolescents
BETHESDA, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Workgroup on Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing has issued a position statement on Points to Consider: Ethical, Legal, and…
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Cancer, Oncology

Study Provides New Insights into the Genetics of Drug-resistant Fungal Infections


1 hours ago − Worcester Polytechnic Institute
• Non-invasive Technique May Help Detect Skin And Other Cancers − 1 hours ago
• Pitt Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests − 1 hours ago
• Epigenetic Driver of Glioblastoma Provides New Therapeutic Target − 1 hours ago
• tRNAs Are Segmented into Fragments in a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender And Population − 1 hours ago
• Detecting More Small Cancers in Screening Mammography Suggests Overdiagnosis − 1 hours ago
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with Psychiatric, Medical Conditions − 1 hours ago
 
AIDS, HIV

Scientists Shows AIDS Vaccine Candidate Successfully 'Primes' Immune System


18 days ago − Scripps Research Institute
• The Lancet Global Health: Increasing Secondary Education Protects Against HIV Infection − 7 days ago
• More Secondary Schooling Reduces HIV Risk − 7 days ago
• UNAIDS-Lancet Commission: World Must Drastically Accelerate AIDS Efforts Or Face More − 11 days ago
• Needle Exchanges Can Prevent More HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana − 11 days ago
• UCLA Research Offers More Evidence for Possible Link Between Cocaine Use And HIV Infection − 17 days ago
• PrEP Is Not Linked to Greater Risk for Depression − 17 days ago
 
Stroke, Cerebral Infarction

Reducing Stroke Damage May Be Next for OCT Technology Widely Used in Vision Healthcare


1 hours ago − SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics
• Fundamental Beliefs About Atherosclerosis Overturned − 1 hours ago
• New Study Again Shows: More Strokes with Intracranial Stents − 1 hours ago
• Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases − 7 hours ago
• New Guidelines Recommend Brain Stents to Fight Strokes in Certain Patients − 3 days ago
• Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis − 3 days ago
• Athletes Should Drink Only When Thirsty, According to New Guidelines − 6 days ago
 
Surgery
Pitt Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

1 hours ago − University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2015 - University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists recently led a panel of experts in revising national guidelines for thyroid cancer testing to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. …
• Older Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries Less Likely to Get Surgery − 1 hours ago
• Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma's Spread Acts as Air Traffic Controller − 1 hours ago
• Older Patients with Spinal Cord Injury: Surgery Less Likely Than for Younger Patients − 1 hours ago
• Genetic Variation Determines Response to Anti-diabetic Drug − 3 days ago
• One in 4 People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-term Prescriptions − 4 days ago
• New Health Evidence Gives Women Informed Choice in the Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery Debate − 5 days ago
 
Infectious Disease

Study Explains How Dengue Virus Adapts as It Travels, Increasing Chances for Outbreaks


1 hours ago − University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
• Societal Challenges And New Treatments for Ebola Virus Disease − 1 hours ago
• Why Don't Men Live as Long as Women? − 1 hours ago
• Temple-led Research Team Finds Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus − 1 hours ago
• Stopping Candida in Its Tracks − 3 days ago
• The Sting in Dengue's Tail − 3 days ago
 
Nutrition, Obesity

Millions of Children's Lives Saved Through Low-cost Investments


3 days ago − Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
• Lifestyle Factors Associated with Less Heart Failure After 65 − 1 hours ago
• Mandatory Targets to Cut Salt Would Reduce Excess Heart Disease Deaths in Deprived Areas − 4 days ago
• Study: Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is − 4 days ago
• Benefits of Vitamin B12 Supplements for Older People Questioned − 4 days ago
• Consumers Understand Supplements Help Fill Nutrient Gaps, New Survey Shows − 4 days ago
 
Pharmaceutical
Research Breakthrough to Treat Girls-only Epilepsy

1 hours ago − University of Adelaide
An international team, led by a University of Adelaide genetics expert, has made a breakthrough discovery which is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy. Professor Jozef Gecz, from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute, was a key player in identifying the responsible gene and mutations in this female-only epileptic syndrome, in 2008. …
• Study Shows Novel HIV Vaccine Regimen Provides Robust Protection in Non-human Primates − 3 days ago
• Prolific Authors Raise Concerns About Industry Dominance in Diabetes Research − 4 days ago
• New Role for Twitter: Early Warning System for Bad Drug Interactions − 6 days ago
• National Study Finds Life-threatening Barriers in Access to Breakthrough Drugs − 6 days ago
• SAPH-ire Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research − 7 days ago
 
Urology

Drugs for Impotence Do Not Increase Risk of Melanoma


12 days ago − Umea University
• Weight-loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence − 13 days ago
• Vanderbilt-led Study Finds Significant Drop in New Prostate Cancer Diagnoses − 18 days ago
• ED Worsened, Testosterone Levels Decreased by Some Treatments of Prostate Enlargement − 24 days ago
• New Survey: Only About Half of Men Can Remember Their Last Medical Check-up − 28 days ago
• Zinc in the Body May Contribute to Kidney Stones − 1 months ago
 
Obstetrics, Gynaecology
India's Abortion Law Puts Women at Risk And Should Be Changed

10 days ago − BMJ
Proposed amendments to India's abortion law are "contradictory" and need "urgent redrafting" to prevent women from making ill informed decisions and risking their lives with illegal terminations, writes a senior doctor in The BMJ this week. …
• Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Within Fetal Lungs That Initiate Labor − 13 days ago
• Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Write of Their Experiences in Nepal Earthquake Relief − 18 days ago
• Panel Urges Innovative Research to Improve Diagnosis And Treatment of ME/CFS − 19 days ago
• Minor Surgical Procedure Common in O&G Associated with Increased Risk of Preterm Delivery − 20 days ago
• Study Shows First Signs That ADHD Drug May Improve Cognitive Difficulties in Menopausal Women − 24 days ago
 
Pathology

Similarities Between Embryos And Breast Tumors Identified


5 days ago − University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
• Second-line Cetuximab Active Beyond Progression in Quadruple Wild-type Patients with MCRC − 7 hours ago
• Experimental Drug Combined with Standard Chemo May Shrink Ovarian Cancers − 5 days ago
• Discovered a Potential Treatment Option for Children with Ewing's Sarcoma − 1 hours ago
• Braking Mechanism Identified for Cell Growth Pathway Linked to Several Cancers − 9 days ago
• Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Prints First 3D Heart Using Multiple Imaging Techniques − 9 days ago
 
Psychiatry

Patients with Recurrent Depression Have Smaller Hippocampi


6 days ago − University of Sydney
• Study Details Use of Antipsychotic Medication in Young People − 5 days ago
• Boys More Likely to Have Antipsychotics Prescribed, Regardless of Age − 5 days ago
• Trends in Antipsychotic Medication Use in Children, Adolescents, And Young Adults − 5 days ago
• Hospital-wide Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal And Suicide/Harm Impacts Readmission Rates − 5 days ago
• Human Brain May Contain a Map for Social Navigation − 4 days ago
 
Pediatrics

Safer, with More Benefits: Parents' Vaccine Views Shifting


7 hours ago − University of Michigan Health System
• Survey Finds Many Physicians, Clinicians Work Sick Despite Risk to Patients − 1 hours ago
• Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis − 3 days ago
• Preemies at High Risk of Autism Don't Show Typical Signs of Disorder in Early Infancy − 4 days ago
• Stanford Study: Immune Response to a Flu Protein Yields New Insights into Narcolepsy − 4 days ago
• New Drug for Neuroblastoma Shows Promise in Phase I Study − 4 days ago
 
Neurology

Midlife Changes in Alzheimer's Biomarkers May Predict Dementia


1 hours ago − Washington University School of Medicine
• Age-related Cognitive Decline Tied to Immune-system Molecule − 1 hours ago
• Increased Risk of Complications, Death During Delivery for Women with Epilepsy − 1 hours ago
• Dental Pulp Cell Transplants Help Regenerate Peripheral Nerves − 1 hours ago
• New Guidelines Recommend Brain Stents to Fight Strokes in Certain Patients − 3 days ago
• Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis − 3 days ago
 
Cardiology

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Prints First 3D Heart Using Multiple Imaging Techniques


9 days ago − Spectrum Health
• Lifestyle Factors Associated with Less Heart Failure After 65 − 1 hours ago
• Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Other Heart Disease Risk Factors Increasing in Asia − 1 hours ago
• Experts Call for 'All Hands on Deck' to Tackle Global Burden of Non-communicable Disease − 4 days ago
• Societies Issue Recommendations for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion − 6 days ago
• Extra Heartbeats Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Congestive Heart Failure − 1 hours ago
 
Radiology

CT Allows Nonsurgical Management of Some Lung Nodules


13 days ago − Radiological Society of North America
• Low-field Synchronized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder − 11 days ago
• Annual Low-dose CT Screening Safe And Reliable for Identifying Pre-cancers − 12 days ago
• Study Highlights 'Important Safety Issue' with Widely Used MRI Contrast Agents − 10 days ago
• 'High-normal' Blood Pressure in Young Adults Spells Risk of Heart Failure in Later Life − 13 days ago
• Brain Injury Patterns Linked to Post-concussion Depression And Anxiety − 20 days ago
 
Endocrinology

Mouse with Weaker Bones, Stronger Metabolism Points Toward New Diabetes Therapies


21 days ago − Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
• Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Nearly 4-fold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk − 20 days ago
• Maternal Stress Alters Offspring Gut And Brain Through Vaginal Microbiome − 20 days ago
• Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep of Perimenopausal Women − 20 days ago
• New Taxonomy Classifies Rare Genetic Bone Disorders by Metabolic Pathogenesis − 19 days ago
• Which Artificial Pancreas System Is the Best for Children with Type 1 Diabetes? − 25 days ago
 
Endocrinology

Bionic Eye Clinical Trial Results Show Long-term Safety, Efficacy Vision-restoring Implant


12 days ago − American Academy of Ophthalmology
• Reducing Stroke Damage May Be Next for OCT Technology Widely Used in Vision Healthcare − 1 hours ago
• Researchers Identify Gene Mutation That Can Cause Key-hole Shape Defect in Eye − 13 days ago
• TGen Study Identifies First Genetic Mutation Associated with Aicardi Syndrome − 17 days ago
• Vitreomacular Adhesion Patients Report Improved Vision with Non-surgical Treatment − 19 days ago
• New Study Links Excessive Iron in Cells with AMD, Other Diseases − 24 days ago
 
Dermatology

For Vitiligo Patient, Arthritis Drug Restores Skin Color


11 days ago − Yale University
• Research Letter: Indoor Tanning Rates Drop among US Adults − 5 days ago
• Citrus Fruit Consumption May Be Associated with Increased Melanoma Risk − 5 days ago
• Action Spectrum of Sun Skin Damage Documented − 9 days ago
• Non-invasive Technique May Help Detect Skin And Other Cancers − 1 hours ago
• How Much Do Consumers Know About New Sunscreen Labels? − 19 days ago
 
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