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This image shows Anne M. Andrews, University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences. A UCLA team has studied early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants (SSRIs) were thought to work the same way, they did not produce the same long-term changes in anxiety behavior in the adult mice.

Previously removed immigrants more likely to be rearrested later, study finds

Unauthorized immigrants who previously have been removed from the United States are more than 2.5 times more likely to be rearrested after leaving jail, and are likely to be rearrested...

Probing bacterial resistance to a class of natural antibiotics

Yixin Shi is a researcher at the Biodesign Institute's Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology.Antimicrobial peptides are a distinctive class of potent, broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by the body's innate immune system -- the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes.

Potential new tool for cervical cancer detection and diagnosis

This shows a comparison between the normal cervical tissue and tissue lesion for different stages. From top to bottom are the pathological images for the normal cervical tissue (first row) and tissue lesion (second row), the photo image (third row) and corresponding DMAP images (fourth row) of representative experiments respectively. Margins of the normal tissue (green) and cervical lesion (red) are indicated in the photo and DAMP images. The scale bar for the histological images represents 0.1 mm, and that for the photo and DMAP images is 1 mm.Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer...

Scientists define important gene interaction that drives aggressive brain cancer

Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and...

'Trojan horse' proteins used to target hard-to-reach cancers

Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings.

Loyola researchers identify method to assess UTI risk in women after pelvic-floor surgery

Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine may have identified a way to assess who is at risk for developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) following pelvic-floor surgery....

Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing...

Georgia State/CDC study: US taxpayers bear financial burden of smoking-related disease

Cigarette smoking generates as much as $170 billion in annual health care spending in the United States, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at Georgia State University's School...

CWRU nursing school develops how-to exercise pamphlet for people with MS

Fatigue and pain, along with other symtoms, prevent many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from exercising. But a new how-to guide for a home-based exercise program, tested by researchers at...

Injectable 3-D vaccines could fight cancer and infectious diseases

One of the reasons cancer is so deadly is that it can evade attack from the body's immune system, which allows tumors to flourish and spread. Scientists can try to...

Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases

People are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease have fallen, according to a new, first-ever journal publication of country-specific cause-of-death data for 188 countries.

Islet cell transplantation restores type 1 diabetics' blood sugar defense mechanisms

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition...

Teen use of e-cigarettes growing; Hawaii use rates higher than in mainland

Wills is the Interim Director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the U.S., and Hawaii teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, a new study by University of Hawaii...

Three San Antonio studies target androgen in breast cancer

Three studies presented by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2014 demonstrate the effects of blocking androgen receptors in breast cancer. One shows...

Energy efficient homes linked to asthma

The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.

Guidelines for treatment of Ebola patients are urgently needed

As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With over 16,000 total cases...

Prenatal exposure to common household chemicals linked with substantial drop in child IQ

Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home--di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) and di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP)--had an IQ score, on average, more than six points...

How long can Ebola live?

The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can...

Lifestyle the key to gap in cardiac patient outcomes

Patients suffering from the world's most common heart rhythm disorder can have their long-term outcomes significantly improved with an aggressive management of their underlying cardiac risk factors, according to University...

Analysis shows increased use of HF-WBI for patients with early-stage breast cancer

The use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (HF-WBI) for patients with early-stage breast cancer increased 17.4 percent from 2004 to 2011, and patients are more likely to receive HF-WBI compared to...

Possible genetic link found in treatment-related cognitive issues in children with leukemia

This is Deboarh Waber, PhD, of Boston Children's Hospital.Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...

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