» Number of genetic markers linked to lifespan triples
07/12/17 16:48 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Researchers have studied 389,166 volunteers who gave DNA samples to the UK Biobank, US Health and Retirement Study and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. In addition to confirming the eight genetic variants that had already been linked to...

» Clot-busting drugs not recommended for most patients with blood clots
06/12/17 22:42 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown t...

» Traumatic brain injury causes intestinal damage, study shows
06/12/17 22:42 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
A two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes has been uncovered by research. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage.

» Routing gene therapy directly into brain
06/12/17 22:42 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
A new technique, which could be used to transplant donor-matched hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or a patient's own genetically-engineered HSCs into the brain, has been revealed by scientists in a new report.

» Parents' reports of children's autism symptoms differ by ethnicity
06/12/17 21:23 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study.

» Can diet help reduce disability, symptoms of MS?
06/12/17 21:23 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study.

» 3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function
06/12/17 21:23 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Hospitals are making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have developed a new system to reduce the time it ...

» Combating eye injuries with a reversible superglue seal
06/12/17 19:24 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Scientists and engineers have developed a reversible, on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield.

» Novel regulation of gene expression in brain tumors identified
06/12/17 19:23 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
New study results reveal a previously unknown interplay between two key enzymes and a novel understanding of how brain cancer tumors form and spread.

» When a common cold may trigger early supportive care
06/12/17 19:16 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
A new study shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease.

» Some video games are good for older adults' brains
06/12/17 19:16 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a new study suggests.

» CLOCK gene may hold answers to human brain evolution
06/12/17 19:16 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
A gene controlling our biological clocks plays a vital role in regulating human-specific genes important to brain evolution. These findings open new paths of research into how CLOCK proteins produced by the CLOCK gene affect brain functi...

» Healthy mitochondria could stop Alzheimer's
06/12/17 18:25 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Using a bioinformatics and experimental approach, scientists have found that rendering mitochondria resistant to damage can halt diseases caused by amyloid toxicity, such as Alzheimer's disease.

» Probiotic gets a boost from breast milk
06/12/17 18:21 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Supplementation with probiotics can improve a person's gut health, but the benefits are often fleeting, and colonization by the probiotic's good microbes usually doesn't last. Breast milk may help sustain those colonies in the long run, ...

» Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa
06/12/17 18:20 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii have been found large numbers on trees in South Africa.

» Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
06/12/17 17:26 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
A team of researchers has 3-D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs. These patient-specific organ models, which include integrated soft...

» A South American amphibian could potentially hold the key to curing cirrhosis
06/12/17 17:26 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
The unique liver function of a South American amphibian, Siphonops annulatus, could pave the way to finding a cure to the devastating liver condition cirrhosis, according to a new study.

» High prevalence of bacteria that carry gene mcr-1 in ecosystem, study shows
06/12/17 17:25 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. The prevalence of mcr-1 in our ecosystem challenges the...

» Psychosis incidence highly variable internationally
06/12/17 17:25 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study.

» Abnormal electrocardiogram findings are common in NBA players
06/12/17 17:25 from ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine News
About 1 in 5 professional basketball players had abnormalities on their electrocardiograms (ECGs), some but not all of which were explained by changes in the shape and size of their hearts as a result of athletic training.

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