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Live imaging reveals how wound healing influences cancer

Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. Live imaging shows neutrophils, the protective inflammatory cells of the body's immune system, diverted from an induced...

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His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for...

IU research: a microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery

An image of a field of polypyrrole nanowires captured by a scanning electron microscope is shown. A team of Purdue University researchers developed a new implantable drug-delivery system using the nanowires, which can be wirelessly controlled to release small amounts of a drug payload.A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled.

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Adult craze for human breast milk purchased online poses serious health risks

The recent craze for human breast milk amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers is ill advised say the authors of an editorial published today by the

Eating up to 100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart.

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Rate of ectopic pregnancy following IVF has almost halved in past 12 years

Lisbon, 16 June 2015: The risk of ectopic pregnancy following fertility treatment with assisted reproduction (ART) is small but significantly higher than found in natural conceptions. Now, a nationwide population-based...

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Study may help Department of Veterans Affairs find patients with high-risk of suicide

Clinicians are challenged every day to make difficult decisions regarding patients' suicide risk. Using Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health system electronic medical record data, Veterans Affairs (VA) and National Institute...

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First live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue frozen during childhood

This is Dr. Isabelle Demeestere, who led the research.A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed...

Noninvasive prenatal testing: Effective, safe, preferred by parents

Glasgow, United Kingdom: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down's syndrome is feasible, acceptable to parents, and could be introduced into the National Health Service (NHS), UK researchers say. The...

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Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria

At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world....

New genetic form of obesity and diabetes discovered

Scientists have discovered a new inherited form of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans.

OU professor developing vaccine to protect global communities from malaria

A University of Oklahoma professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a new vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of...

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Nanoparticle 'wrapper' delivers chemical that stops fatty buildup in rodent arteries

In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have found...

Gut microbe may be key to metabolic health and leanness in overweight/obesity

The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila may hold the key to better metabolic health and healthier body fat distribution in people who are overweight or obese, reveals a small study published...

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Has breast milk become an Internet commodity, and not just for infants?

<i>Breastfeeding Medicine</i>, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, is an authoritative, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published 10 times per year online with Open Access options and in print. The journal publishes original scientific papers, reviews, and case studies on a broad spectrum of topics in lactation medicine. It presents evidence-based research advances and explores the immediate and long-term outcomes of breastfeeding, including the epidemiologic, physiologic, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the <i>Breastfeeding Medicine</i> website.The practice of breast milk sharing among mothers has evolved into an Internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies, but...

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Vitamin D status related to immune response to HIV-1

Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1. Now an international team of researchers has...

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Study provides insights on chronic lung disease

A new study shows that shorter telomeres--which are the protective caps at the end of a cell's chromosomes--are linked with worse survival in a progressive respiratory disease called idiopathic pulmonary...

Heart attack risk increases 16-21 percent with use of common antacid

Recent studies show increased risk of heart attack for people who use proton pump inhibitors to control GERD and other excess-acid issues.Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according...

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Taking statins? Don't worry about memory loss, Rutgers, Penn study finds

Brian L. Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is lead author on a study that examines links between cholesterol-lowering drugs and memory impairment. Researchers at Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania studied nearly one million patients and say that statin drugs most likely do not cause short-term memory loss -- contrary to prior assertions.Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs most likely do not cause short-term memory loss, according to a Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania study of nearly one million patients - contrary to prior...

VirScan reveals viral history in a drop of blood

From a single drop of blood, researchers can now simultaneously test for more than 1,000 different strains of viruses that currently or have previously infected a person. Using a new...

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New anti-microbial compounds evade resistance with less toxicity

New compounds that specifically attack fungal infections without attacking human cells could transform treatment for such infections and point the way to targeted medicines that evade antibiotic resistance.

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