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Aggregated Protein in Nerve Cells Can Cause ALS

13 hours ago − Umea University
Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at UmeĆ„ University have discovered that, when injected into mice, the SOD1 aggregation spreads rapidly leading to ALS. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. …
• Ultrasound-estimated Fat Content in Muscles May Be an Indicator of Physical Health − 13 hours ago
• Placenta Size And Offspring Bone Development Linked − 13 hours ago
• Mother's Hepatitis B Supports Chronic Infection in Children, Study Finds − 13 hours ago
• HIV Infections Drop, but US Falls Short of National Goals − 13 hours ago
• Genetic Variant May Help Explain Why Labradors Are Prone to Obesity − 13 hours ago
• Autism And Cancer Share a Remarkable Number of Risk Genes in Common − 13 hours ago
• Surgery Patients in Lower Income Countries Have Three Times Greater Risk of Dying − 13 hours ago
• Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis Reduced in Rat Model by a Cell-signaling Inhibitor Drug − 13 hours ago
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05-04-16

Aggregated Protein in Nerve Cells Can Cause ALS

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05-03-16

Bacteria Use Traffic-cop-like Mechanism to Infect Gut

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05-03-16

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu If Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new…
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05-02-16

Non-animal Approach to Predict Impact of Nanomaterials on Human Lung Published
Washington -- A compilation of recommendations from a 2015 workshop organized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. appears in a report in Archives of Toxicology. …
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05-03-16

USC Roski Eye Institute Researchers Publish Largest Eye Study among Latinos

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05-03-16

UTSW Identifies New Function of Genes Linked to Fanconi Anemia And Certain Types of Cancer

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05-04-16

Autism And Cancer Share a Remarkable Number of Risk Genes in Common
Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not…
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05-03-16

Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns
A U.S. government agency whose mission is to help save the lives of people around the world living with HIV and AIDS has seen a steep drop in funding…
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05-04-16

HIV Infections Drop, but US Falls Short of National Goals
PHILADELPHIA--The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of…
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05-04-16

Genetic Variant May Help Explain Why Labradors Are Prone to Obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers - the UK and US's favourite dog breed - has been identified by scientists at the University of…
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05-02-16

Mepolizumab in Severe Asthma: Added Benefit Not Proven
The monoclonal antibody mepolizumab has been approved since the end of 2015 for the treatment of adults with severe refractory eosinophilic asthma. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency…
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05-04-16

Mother's Hepatitis B Supports Chronic Infection in Children, Study Finds
Chronic hepatitis B infection, a lifetime disease with no effective cure, could one day be cleared from a person's system with a series of shots, according to a new…
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05-02-16

Health Sensing Tool Measures Lung Function over a Phone Call, from Anywhere in the World

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05-04-16

Placenta Size And Offspring Bone Development Linked
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, studied 518 children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) who underwent bone scans…
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Cancer, Oncology

Research Points to a New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer


13 hours ago − Purdue University
• Autism And Cancer Share a Remarkable Number of Risk Genes in Common − 13 hours ago
• Chemoradiotherapy Vs. Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer − 13 hours ago
• Genetic Variant May Help Explain Why Labradors Are Prone to Obesity − 13 hours ago
• Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the US − 13 hours ago
• Many Americans Putting Vision at Risk from Sun Damage − 13 hours ago
• Herbal Remedies Are an Overlooked Global Health Hazard − 13 hours ago
 
AIDS, HIV
HIV Infections Drop, but US Falls Short of National Goals

13 hours ago − University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
PHILADELPHIA--The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by President Obama's U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported this week in the journal AIDS and…
• Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, but Fails to Meet Reduction Goals − 13 hours ago
• Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns − Yesterday
• Promoting Abstinence, Fidelity for HIV Prevention Is Ineffective, Stanford Study Finds − 2 days ago
• New Drug-delivery Approach Holds Potential for Treating Obesity − 2 days ago
• Two Known Chemotherapy Agents Effectively Target Breast Cancer Stem Cells − 2 days ago
• Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-impaired Elderly − 9 days ago
 
Stroke, Cerebral Infarction
Cardiovascular Risk Tool Overestimates Actual Chance of Cardiovascular Events

2 days ago − Kaiser Permanente
OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2016 -- A widely recommended risk calculator for predicting a person's chance of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event -- such as heart attack, ischemic stroke or dying from coronary artery disease -- has been found to substantially overestimate the actual five-year risk in adults overall and across all sociodemographic subgroups. The study by Kaiser Permanente was published today in the Journal of the American College…
• Stiffening of the Arteries Detected in Multi-ethnic Study of Young Adults − 2 days ago
• 'Walk-DMC' Aims to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy − 6 days ago
• Endocrine Society Experts Call for Expanded Screening for Primary Aldosteronism − 7 days ago
• Reducing the Sodium Content of Packaged Foods: How Does Canada Measure Up? − 8 days ago
• 'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes in Heart Patients − 9 days ago
• Wellderly Study Suggests Link Between Cognitive Decline Genes And Healthy Aging − 12 days ago
 
Surgery

Prevalent Cancer-associated Mutations Detected in Apparently Healthy Group


2 days ago − University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine
• New Guidelines Explain How to Monitor And Treat Hyperthyroid Cats − 13 hours ago
• Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the US − 13 hours ago
• Double-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of the Xiao Procedure in Children − Yesterday
• Surgery Patients in Lower Income Countries Have Three Times Greater Risk of Dying − 13 hours ago
• Nearly Half of Heart Bypass Patients Skip Medications That Keep Blood Flowing − 2 days ago
• Study Shows Long-term Improvement in Health-related Quality of Life After Bariatric Surgery − 2 days ago
 
Infectious Disease

Early Warning: Current Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Might Not Protect


13 hours ago − PLOS
• Mother's Hepatitis B Supports Chronic Infection in Children, Study Finds − 13 hours ago
• Updated Cochrane Review: Corticosteroids for Managing Tuberculous Meningitis − 13 hours ago
• Ebola Vaccine: Promising Phase I Trials − 13 hours ago
• Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu If Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant − Yesterday
• Diagnosing Mononucleosis: UGA's Mark Ebell Works to Expedite Proper Treatment − 2 days ago
 
Nutrition, Obesity

Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D


2 days ago − McGill University
• Promoting Abstinence, Fidelity for HIV Prevention Is Ineffective, Stanford Study Finds − 2 days ago
• Kids' Eating Habits Highlight Need for Healthier Lunchboxes − Yesterday
• National Study Shows New Ways to Stop Weight Gain Cut Young Adults' Obesity Risk by Half − 2 days ago
• Even Doctors Get Confused About Reflux Disease in Babies − 2 days ago
• Breast Milk Linked to Significant Early Brain Growth in Preemies − 2 days ago
 
Pharmaceutical
Sparing Livers

13 hours ago − Harvard Medical School
Recently developed treatments that cure hepatitis C virus (HCV) will create new opportunities for people with other liver diseases to receive transplanted livers. Only one-third of Americans who need liver transplants receive them, and shortages are expected to rise as the transplant waiting list continues to grow while the supply of organs remains flat. The research suggests that the benefits of new HCV treatments could spill over to…
• Current Cancer Drug Discovery Method Flawed: Study − 2 days ago
• Using Oxygen to Sterilize Medical Implants Could Save Time And Money − 5 days ago
• Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Heart Cells And Brain Cells Using Drugs − 6 days ago
• Conflicts of Interest in Surgical Research: More Transparency Needed, Study Finds − 8 days ago
• Micro-needle Insertion into Hippocampus Helps Brain Regeneration in Animal Model of AD − 8 days ago
 
Urology

New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested


6 days ago − University of California - San Diego
• Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors − 6 days ago
• Radiotherapy More Effective Than Chemotherapy for Early Stage II Testicular Cancer − 2 days ago
• Patients with Low Literacy Levels Get Health Information from Commercial Websites − 7 days ago
• Researchers Look for Causes of Unexpected Early Bladder Cancer Recurrence After Laparoscopic Surgery − 7 days ago
• NTU Scientists Invent Bubble Technology Which Can Shoot Drugs Deep into Tumors − 16 days ago
 
Obstetrics, Gynaecology

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease


14 days ago − University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
• A Long-noncoding RNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Triple-negative Breast Cancer Cells − 6 days ago
• Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts − 13 days ago
• Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu If Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant − Yesterday
• Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse to Halt Asthma − 15 days ago
• AACR: Breast Cancer Stem Cells Radicalize Normal Neighbors for Purpose of Metastasis − 16 days ago
 
Pathology

Excessive Tests Don't Benefit Patient, Do Increase Cost in Age-related Immune Disorder


7 days ago − Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
• Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis Reduced in Rat Model by a Cell-signaling Inhibitor Drug − 13 hours ago
• Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria − 4 days ago
• VIB/UGent Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes − 5 days ago
• Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Sepsis And Other Responses to Infection − 6 days ago
• Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer in 2015 Highlighted by IASLC − 6 days ago
 
Psychiatry

An Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Genetic Changes Thought to Spur the Disease


13 hours ago − Rockefeller University
• Placebo Effects in Women Are Boosted by Vasopressin − Yesterday
• Adults with Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Anxiety Or Depression Following Mania − Yesterday
• National Study Shows New Ways to Stop Weight Gain Cut Young Adults' Obesity Risk by Half − 2 days ago
• Expand Prescribing of Buprenorphine for Opioid Abuse? Experts Weigh Pros And Cons − 2 days ago
• Breast Milk Linked to Significant Early Brain Growth in Preemies − 2 days ago
 
Pediatrics
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu If Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant

Yesterday − University of Utah Health Sciences
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women immunized is a public health priority. …
• Double-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of the Xiao Procedure in Children − Yesterday
• Does Supplemental Donor Milk Instead of Formula Reduce Infections in Preterm Infants? − 2 days ago
• Concussion Outcomes Differ among Football Players from Youth to College − 2 days ago
• Even Doctors Get Confused About Reflux Disease in Babies − 2 days ago
• Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks − 2 days ago
 
Neurology

'Walk-DMC' Aims to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy


6 days ago − University of Washington
• Rosacea Linked to a Slightly Increased Risk of Dementia − 6 days ago
• Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis Reduced in Rat Model by a Cell-signaling Inhibitor Drug − 13 hours ago
• Micro-needle Insertion into Hippocampus Helps Brain Regeneration in Animal Model of AD − 8 days ago
• Zika Is Test Case for Brain Organoid Mini-reactors − 12 days ago
• Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's Disease − 12 days ago
 
Cardiology
First Recommendations Published on Imaging Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves

13 hours ago − European Society of Cardiology
Sophia Antipolis, May 4, 2016: The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves are published today in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging.1 …
• Nearly Half of Heart Bypass Patients Skip Medications That Keep Blood Flowing − 2 days ago
• SCAI Publishes Updated Guidelines for Cath Lab Best Practices − 2 days ago
• Cardiovascular Risk Tool Overestimates Actual Chance of Cardiovascular Events − 2 days ago
• Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-clinical Study − 6 days ago
• First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy − 6 days ago
 
Radiology

Brain Scans Link Physical Changes to Cognitive Risks of Widely Used Class of Drugs


15 days ago − Indiana University
• In Child Heart Patients, a Novel Approach Improves Symptoms of Hazardous Lymph Blockage − 12 days ago
• Stent Retrievers Improve Odds for Ischemic Stroke Patients − 15 days ago
• Technique Could Help Identify Patients Who Would Suffer Chemo-induced Heart Damage − 15 days ago
• World-class Oral Presentations Featured at ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting − 9 days ago
• Penn Medicine Presents Evidence Showing New Drug Combination May Improve Outcomes for Women with Advanced Breast Cancer When Administered Before Surgery − 16 days ago
 
Endocrinology
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Living in a High-deprivation Neighborhood Has Long Term Health Effects, According to Unique Refugee Relocation Study

6 days ago − The Lancet
Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood may lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a unique study looking at the health of refugee immigrants in Sweden, published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. …
• Endocrine Society Experts Call for Expanded Screening for Primary Aldosteronism − 7 days ago
• Infant BMI Is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2 − 12 days ago
• Public Health Concern as Data Reveals High Prevalence of Hepatitis B among Refugees in Germany − 16 days ago
• New Research: Obese People Can Maintain Stable Weight Loss − 19 days ago
• GW Physician Publishes Lancet Review Article on Testosterone Therapy for Transgender Men − 21 days ago
 
Endocrinology

USC Roski Eye Institute Researchers Publish Largest Eye Study among Latinos


Yesterday − University of Southern California - Health Sciences
• Age-related Macular Degeneration Before And After the Era of Anti-VEGF Drugs − Yesterday
• UEA Drug Research Could Prevent Secondary Cataract − 6 days ago
• Nanoparticles Hold Promise as Double-edged Sword Against Genital Herpes − 6 days ago
• Researchers Find Nerve Damage May Precede Diabetic Retinopathy − 7 days ago
• Researchers Develop Magnifying Smartphone Screen App for Visually Impaired − 12 days ago
 
Dermatology

All Hairstyles Are Not Created Equal


6 days ago − Johns Hopkins Medicine
• Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes, BMI & Obesity in Danish Twin Study − 6 days ago
• Penn Medicine Study Uncovers New Pathways That Control Skin Tanning And Lightening − 7 days ago
• Immunotherapy Drug Shrinks Tumors in Half of Patients with Rare, Virus-linked Skin Cancer − 15 days ago
• Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients Who Received Pembrolizumab Often Had Durable Responses − 15 days ago
• Angiogenesis Factor Found to Promote Three Age-related Diseases of the Eye − 23 days ago
 
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