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NIH Creates Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations

Yesterday − National Human Genome Research Institute
Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have collaborated with physicians and medical geneticists around the world to create the Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations. Health care providers can use the new atlas to diagnose diverse patients with inherited diseases by comparing physical traits (called phenotypes) and written descriptions of their symptoms with photos and descriptions of…
• Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches - Simplified Approach Shows Good Results − Yesterday
• 'Machine Learning' May Contribute to New Advances in Plastic Surgery − Yesterday
• Good Long-term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction − Yesterday
• Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease 'Flare-ups' in Western Africa − Yesterday
• The Lancet Psychiatry: Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows − Yesterday
• Cancer Drug May Treat Sepsis, Other Uncontrollable Immune Responses to Infection − Yesterday
• Is Breast Conserving Therapy Or Mastectomy Better for Early Breast Cancer? − Yesterday
• Failure to Publish Trial Results Exposes Patients to Risks Without Providing Benefits − Yesterday
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04-15-16

Can Group Meditation Prevent Violent Crime? Surprisingly, the Data Suggests Yes: New Study

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04-29-16

Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants Associated with Numerous Cancers
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population. The…
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09-22-14

Old Drug May Be Key to New Antibiotics
Hamilton, ON (September 22, 2014) – McMaster scientists have found that an anticonvulsant drug may help in developing a new class of antibiotics. Although dozens of antibiotics target…
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04-30-16

The Lancet Psychiatry: Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows
Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease,…
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04-29-16

Using Oxygen to Sterilize Medical Implants Could Save Time And Money
International researchers led by the University of Bath have demonstrated a cheap, effective and environmentally-friendly way to sterilise medical implants without changing their properties, in contrast to some techniques.…
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04-30-16

Cancer Drug May Treat Sepsis, Other Uncontrollable Immune Responses to Infection
Results from laboratory experiments and mouse studies suggest that small doses of drugs from a specific class of approved cancer medications called topoisomerase 1 (top1) inhibitors may protect against…
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04-30-16

Good Long-term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction
April 29, 2016 - For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal "DIEP flap" provides good long-term quality of life (QOL)--similar to that…
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04-30-16

NIH Creates Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations

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04-30-16

'Machine Learning' May Contribute to New Advances in Plastic Surgery
April 29, 2016 - With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning--a subfield of artificial intelligence--to…
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04-30-16

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches - Simplified Approach Shows Good Results
April 29, 2016 - A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to an "Ideas and Innovations"…
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04-30-16

Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease 'Flare-ups' in Western Africa
Ebola virus samples taken from patients in Liberia in June 2015 are strikingly similar in their genetic makeup to other Ebola virus sequences from Western Africa, according to research…
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04-29-16

Clay Nanotube-biopolymer Composite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

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04-22-16

Fructose Alters Hundreds of Brain Genes, Which Can Lead to a Wide Range of Diseases

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04-29-16

VIB/UGent Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes
Belgian scientists from VIB and UGent developed Virotrap, a viral particle sorting approach for purifying protein complexes under native conditions. This method catches a bait protein together with its…
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Cancer, Oncology
Good Long-term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction

Yesterday − Wolters Kluwer Health
April 29, 2016 - For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal "DIEP flap" provides good long-term quality of life (QOL)--similar to that of women without breast cancer, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). …
• Cancer Drug May Treat Sepsis, Other Uncontrollable Immune Responses to Infection − Yesterday
• Is Breast Conserving Therapy Or Mastectomy Better for Early Breast Cancer? − Yesterday
• Failure to Publish Trial Results Exposes Patients to Risks Without Providing Benefits − Yesterday
• HPV Infection Can Be Identified in Self-collected Vaginal Swabs − Yesterday
• New Gene Testing Technology Finds Cancer Risks 'Hiding in Plain Sight' − 2 days ago
• Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants Associated with Numerous Cancers − 2 days ago
 
AIDS, HIV

Study Finds Lack of Uniformity on Laws Protecting Child Witnesses


10 days ago − Sam Houston State University
• Smoking Cessation Drugs Do Not Elevate Risk of Serious Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects − 9 days ago
• It Is Critical to Screen Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment − 9 days ago
• Hearing Aid Use Is Associated with Improved Cognitive Function in Hearing-impaired Elderly − 6 days ago
• Brain Scans Link Physical Changes to Cognitive Risks of Widely Used Class of Drugs − 12 days ago
• Too Much 'Noise' Can Affect Brain Development − 16 days ago
• First Diagnosed Case of Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-positive Individual Reported − 16 days ago
 
Stroke, Cerebral Infarction

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


3 days ago − University of Washington
• Endocrine Society Experts Call for Expanded Screening for Primary Aldosteronism − 5 days ago
• Reducing the Sodium Content of Packaged Foods: How Does Canada Measure Up? − 5 days ago
• 'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes in Heart Patients − 6 days ago
• Wellderly Study Suggests Link Between Cognitive Decline Genes And Healthy Aging − 9 days ago
• No Increased Risk of Fatal CV Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy − 10 days ago
• A New Player Revealed in Nerve Growth Process − 11 days ago
 
Surgery

A Long-noncoding RNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Triple-negative Breast Cancer Cells


3 days ago − University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• 'Machine Learning' May Contribute to New Advances in Plastic Surgery − Yesterday
• Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches - Simplified Approach Shows Good Results − Yesterday
• UEA Drug Research Could Prevent Secondary Cataract − 3 days ago
• Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors − 3 days ago
• Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer in 2015 Highlighted by IASLC − 3 days ago
• 'Walk-DMC' Aims to Improve Surgery Outcomes for Children with Cerebral Palsy − 3 days ago
 
Infectious Disease

A 'Tropical' Parasitic Disease Emerges in the Canadian Arctic


3 days ago − McGill University Health Centre
• Cancer Drug May Treat Sepsis, Other Uncontrollable Immune Responses to Infection − Yesterday
• Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease 'Flare-ups' in Western Africa − Yesterday
• Single Antibody Infusions Provide Durable Protection Against HIV-like Virus in Monkeys − 3 days ago
• Decoding Zika to Fight Future Outbreaks − 3 days ago
• Study: Answer to Antibiotic-resistant Infections Could Already Be on the Market − 5 days ago
 
Nutrition, Obesity

Leading Nutrition Experts Speak Up About Malnutrition


3 days ago − Elsevier Health Sciences
• Study Links Residential Radon Exposure to Hematologic Cancers in Women − 3 days ago
• Special Microbiome Issue − 3 days ago
• Want to Eat Better? Sorry, We're Closed − 3 days ago
• Study: Even a Little Air Pollution May Have Long-term Health Effects on Developing Fetus − 4 days ago
• 'A Fatty Liver May Result in a Broken Heart,' According to New Research − 5 days ago
 
Pharmaceutical

Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Heart Cells And Brain Cells Using Drugs


3 days ago − Gladstone Institutes
• Using Oxygen to Sterilize Medical Implants Could Save Time And Money − 2 days ago
• Conflicts of Interest in Surgical Research: More Transparency Needed, Study Finds − 5 days ago
• Micro-needle Insertion into Hippocampus Helps Brain Regeneration in Animal Model of AD − 5 days ago
• Fructose Alters Hundreds of Brain Genes, Which Can Lead to a Wide Range of Diseases − 9 days ago
• Penn And Rutgers Researchers Discover New Pathway That May Trigger Asthma − 12 days ago
 
Urology

New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested


3 days ago − University of California - San Diego
• Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors − 3 days ago
• Patients with Low Literacy Levels Get Health Information from Commercial Websites − 5 days ago
• Researchers Look for Causes of Unexpected Early Bladder Cancer Recurrence After Laparoscopic Surgery − 5 days ago
• NTU Scientists Invent Bubble Technology Which Can Shoot Drugs Deep into Tumors − 13 days ago
• Neonatal Circumcision Does Not Reduce Penile Sensitivity in Men − 16 days ago
 
Obstetrics, Gynaecology

AACR: Breast Cancer Stem Cells Radicalize Normal Neighbors for Purpose of Metastasis


13 days ago − University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
• Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts − 10 days ago
• Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease − 11 days ago
• Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse to Halt Asthma − 12 days ago
• A Long-noncoding RNA Regulates Repair of DNA Breaks in Triple-negative Breast Cancer Cells − 3 days ago
• Expanding Insurance for Single-embryo IVF Could Improve Pregnancy Outcomes − 18 days ago
 
Pathology

Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players' Brains


5 days ago − IOS Press
• VIB/UGent Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes − 2 days ago
• Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Sepsis And Other Responses to Infection − 3 days ago
• Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer in 2015 Highlighted by IASLC − 3 days ago
• Excessive Tests Don't Benefit Patient, Do Increase Cost in Age-related Immune Disorder − 5 days ago
• Researchers Look for Causes of Unexpected Early Bladder Cancer Recurrence After Laparoscopic Surgery − 5 days ago
 
Psychiatry

Penn Study on Fragile X Syndrome Uses Fruitfly's Point of View to Identify New Treatments


5 days ago − University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
• Hormone And Neurotransmitter Systems Disturbed in Alcoholics' Brains − 2 days ago
• Four New Genetic Diseases Defined Within Schizophrenia − 3 days ago
• Gestational Exposure to Type of Antidepressants Associated with Adolescent Depression − 3 days ago
• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Linked to Reduced Depressive Relapse Risk − 3 days ago
• The Lancet Psychiatry: Depression Symptoms That Steadily Increase in Later Life Predict Higher Dementia Risk, Study Shows − Yesterday
 
Pediatrics

Study May Explain Gene's Role in Major Psychiatric Disorders


5 days ago − University of Iowa Health Care
• Food Allergies of Low-income Kids Are Poorly Managed − 4 days ago
• Nearly 1 in 4 Babies in NICUs Receive Acid Suppressing Medication − 4 days ago
• Probiotics Stop Menopause-like Bone Loss in Mice − 3 days ago
• Infants Who Ate Rice, Rice Products Had Higher Urinary Concentrations of Arsenic − 6 days ago
• For Some Cancers, Risk Lower among Kids of Non-US-born Hispanic Mothers − 6 days ago
 
Neurology

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


3 days ago − University of Washington
• Rosacea Linked to a Slightly Increased Risk of Dementia − 3 days ago
• Micro-needle Insertion into Hippocampus Helps Brain Regeneration in Animal Model of AD − 5 days ago
• Zika Is Test Case for Brain Organoid Mini-reactors − 9 days ago
• Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Earliest Sign of Alzheimer's Disease − 9 days ago
• Researchers Find Moderate Vascular Risk in Southwest Native Population − 9 days ago
 
Cardiology
Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-clinical Study

3 days ago − The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart failure, according to a study led by Roger J. Hajjar, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study was published online this week, and will…
• First Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in Single Ventricle Fontan Anatomy − 3 days ago
• Sedentary Lifestyle Associated with Coronary Artery Calcium, UTSW Researchers Find − 3 days ago
• Women Have Problems Sticking to Cardiac Rehab Programs − 4 days ago
• China Pays Price of Western Lifestyle with Soaring Childhood Obesity − 5 days ago
• 'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes in Heart Patients − 6 days ago
 
Radiology

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


12 days ago − Indiana University
• In Child Heart Patients, a Novel Approach Improves Symptoms of Hazardous Lymph Blockage − 9 days ago
• Stent Retrievers Improve Odds for Ischemic Stroke Patients − 12 days ago
• Technique Could Help Identify Patients Who Would Suffer Chemo-induced Heart Damage − 12 days ago
• World-class Oral Presentations Featured at ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting − 6 days ago
• Penn Medicine Presents Evidence Showing New Drug Combination May Improve Outcomes for Women with Advanced Breast Cancer When Administered Before Surgery − 13 days ago
 
Endocrinology

Infant BMI Is Good Predictor of Obesity at Age 2


9 days ago − Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
• Endocrine Society Experts Call for Expanded Screening for Primary Aldosteronism − 5 days ago
• The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Living in a High-deprivation Neighborhood Has Long Term Health Effects, According to Unique Refugee Relocation Study − 3 days ago
• Public Health Concern as Data Reveals High Prevalence of Hepatitis B among Refugees in Germany − 13 days ago
• New Research: Obese People Can Maintain Stable Weight Loss − 16 days ago
• GW Physician Publishes Lancet Review Article on Testosterone Therapy for Transgender Men − 18 days ago
 
Endocrinology

Researchers Develop Magnifying Smartphone Screen App for Visually Impaired (w/Video)


9 days ago − Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
• Nanoparticles Hold Promise as Double-edged Sword Against Genital Herpes − 3 days ago
• Researchers Find Nerve Damage May Precede Diabetic Retinopathy − 4 days ago
• UEA Drug Research Could Prevent Secondary Cataract − 3 days ago
• New Genetic Risk Factors for Myopia Discovered − 9 days ago
• Detecting When the Most Common Skin Cancer Turns Dangerous − 11 days ago
 
Dermatology

Immunotherapy Drug Shrinks Tumors in Half of Patients with Rare, Virus-linked Skin Cancer


12 days ago − Johns Hopkins Medicine
• All Hairstyles Are Not Created Equal − 3 days ago
• Penn Medicine Study Uncovers New Pathways That Control Skin Tanning And Lightening − 5 days ago
• Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes, BMI & Obesity in Danish Twin Study − 3 days ago
• Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients Who Received Pembrolizumab Often Had Durable Responses − 12 days ago
• Angiogenesis Factor Found to Promote Three Age-related Diseases of the Eye − 20 days ago
 
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