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Portable device produces biologic drugs on demand

2 min ago from Physorg

For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients can be challenging.

2 San Diego police officers shot, one fatally; suspect in custody

1 hour ago from UPI

Shawn PriceSAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) -- San Diego police said they arrested one person and are looking for other possible suspects after the shooting of two officers in a...

Pigeons used to map lead pollution in cities

2 hours ago from Chemistry World

Researchers find lead levels in pigeons mirror those of children in New York City

Portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand

2 hours ago from MIT Research

For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients can be challenging. Biopharmaceutical drugs, which are used...

Kirk Cousins treats each day as if it could be his last

7 hours ago from UPI

By Brian McNally, The Sports Xchange RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins understands the bar has been raised for him now.

Former Boston Red Sox 2B Doug Griffin dies

7 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Former major-league infielder Doug Griffin died after a lengthy illness, the Boston Red Sox announced Thursday. He was 69.

Turner's Craig Sager to miss Olympics due to illness

7 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager will be unable to cover basketball at the Summer Olympics.

Toward an effective TB vaccine: Analysis of the immune response to a promising candidate

9 hours ago from Science Daily

BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, is only partially effective. Given the complicated TB treatment, the rise of adult TB cases in conjunction with the HIV epidemic, and increasing...

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez urges understanding between police, minorities

10 hours ago from UPI

Eric DuVallPHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez addressed the Democratic convention, leading delegates in a moment of silence for the law enforcement officers killed there.

Marrow cells’ role in pulmonary hypertension explored

15 hours ago from Science Blog

Cells from the bone marrow participate in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and they can also protect against it, according to new findings from a team of Vanderbilt...

Tighten teens' nighttime driving restrictions: CDC

15 hours ago from UPI

Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Getting U.S. teens out of the driver's seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes, federal health officials said Thursday in a new report.

Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs

16 hours ago from Physorg

Research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the effect of growing conditions on the nutritional value of soybean meal. "The digestibility of phosphorus is the same in...

Vision trouble can dim life's prospects

16 hours ago from UPI

Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests.

Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

16 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News Adlyxin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, the agency said Thursday in a news release.

Pain often improves in older veterans, study shows

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Older military veterans frequently show improvements in pain intensity over time. However, opioids, some mental health conditions and certain pain diagnoses are associated with lower likelihood of improvement, according to...

Students seek to reduce deaths from battlefield injuries that block breathing

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Undergrad engineers have designed a low-cost, low-tech device to make it easier for combat medics to create an artificial airway and pump air into the lungs of wounded soldiers.

Open-source drug discovery a success

16 hours ago from Science Daily

In what is being called the first-ever test of open-source drug-discovery, researchers from around the world have successfully identified compounds to pursue in treating and preventing parasite-borne illnesses such as...

Why brain neurons in Parkinson's disease stop benefiting from levodopa

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Though the drug levodopa can dramatically improve Parkinson's disease symptoms, within five years one-half of the patients using L-DOPA develop an irreversible condition -- involuntary repetitive, rapid and jerky movements....

Antidepressants get backed up in the brain, delaying their effects, study says

17 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerCHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- SSRI antidepressents can take weeks or longer to work, and researchers now say they've discovered why, which could lead to drugs that work faster.

Study shows distress intolerance associated with opioid misuse

17 hours ago from Science Daily

Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new research.

Scar treatments can improve patients' quality of life

17 hours ago from Science Daily

Scarring can have a profound impact on patients. Fortunately, dermatologists have developed an improved understanding of the biology of scarring, allowing them to provide more effective treatment that can improve...

Eczema can have many effects on patients' health

17 hours ago from Science Daily

When a patient is diagnosed with eczema, the diagnosis of another medical condition may not be far behind, say researchers. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by dry,...

Treating psoriasis may improve related cardiovascular symptoms

17 hours ago from Science Daily

People with psoriasis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Treating psoriasis may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which in turn leads to less inflammation elsewhere in...

Spike orders 10 episodes of 'Caraoke Showdown,' hosted by Craig Robinson

18 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Spike has ordered 10 episodes of a half-hour game show called "Caraoke Showdown" to be hosted and executive produced by actor Craig Robinson.

Minnesota Vikings, head coach Mike Zimmer strike new deal

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange In February, only one month removed from leading the Minnesota Vikings to their first playoff game since 2011, head coach Mike Zimmer prefaced responses to questions about...

Heath Ledger's death was his own fault, says dad

18 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinPERTH, Australia, July 28 (UPI) -- Heath Ledger's dad, Kim Ledger, said there's no one but the actor to blame for his death at age 28 from an accidental...

The Problem with Food Subsidy in the U.S. Farm Bill

18 hours ago from Science Blog

There’s something new to worry about in your food. It’s linked to obesity, higher levels of unhealthy fat and inflammation, and although few other countries have to deal with it,...

Successful treatment for a severe case of fetal lung disorder CPAM

19 hours ago from Science Daily

A successful treatment has now been conducted for the fetal lung disorder Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformattion (CPAM), also known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM). By performing a series of...