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Investigators incorporate randomized trial within dialysis care delivery

1 week ago from Science Daily

The Time to Reduce Mortality in ESRD (TiME) trial was a large pragmatic trial demonstration project designed to determine the benefits of hemodialysis sessions that are longer than many patients...

New blood thinner may prevent stroke, without risk for bleeding

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk.

Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases

1 week ago from Science Daily

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting immune system T-cells. The...

New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite worms found in undercooked pork

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in eliminating Trichinella spiralis, a round worm and the causative agent of Trichinosis. People acquire...

Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that a synthetic molecule stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The study demonstrates in mice that...

Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal

1 week ago from Science Daily

Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within that...

Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines

1 week ago from Science Daily

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research. The team say the discovery could...

Does time of day affect the body's response to exercise?

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research confirms that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. Based on this work alone, it's too early to say when...

How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses. The findings potentially explain how the hepatitis B virus...

Researchers use gene editing with CRISPR to treat lethal lung diseases before birth

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using CRISPR gene editing, researchers have thwarted a lethal lung disease in an animal model in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. This proof-of-concept study showed...

Pediatric endocrinologist gives iconic 'Mona Lisa' a second medical opinion

1 week ago from Science Daily

A doctor refutes the most recent hypothesis that 'Lisa' had hypothyroidism and psychomotor retardation.

Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study

1 week ago from Science Daily

A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish.

Rare 'Bubble Boy Disease' Likely Cured with New Gene Therapy

1 week ago from Live Science

Eight infants with a severe immune disorder, known as "bubble boy disease," appear to be cured of the disease thanks to an experimental gene therapy.

Cell-killing proteins suppress listeria without killing cells

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also block certain bacterial infections without triggering the death of the...

Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug...

Intrinsic apoptosis shapes the tumor spectrum linked to inactivation of the deubiquitinase BAP1

1 week ago from Science NOW

Malignancies arising from mutation of tumor suppressors have unexplained tissue proclivity. For example, BAP1 encodes a widely expressed deubiquitinase for histone H2A, but germline mutations are predominantly associated with uveal...

Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Ill

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The woman is in a coma after contracting the disease, and passengers on a flight from J.F.K. to Tel Aviv are told to watch for symptoms.

Washington Senate passes bill to restrict parents' vaccination options

1 week ago from UPI

With the most measles cases nationwide in five years and 74 sickened in Washington state alone, lawmakers there have passed a bill to restrict vaccine exemptions.

New patch may slow muscle damage after heart attack

1 week ago from UPI

A patch, designed by researchers to reduce damage after a heart attack, helped stop left ventricle heart muscle stretching in an experiment with rats, researchers report.

UCLA's Shareef O'Neal returns to the court after heart surgery

1 week ago from UPI

Shareef O'Neal -- the son of basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal -- has returned to the court for the UCLA Bruins following heart surgery.

Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States. Today, the US and many other countries are experiencing outbreaks of measles because of declines in measles vaccine...

A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether A Child Will Become Obese

1 week ago from Scientific American

A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their chances -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientists advance creation of 'artificial lymph node' to fight cancer, other diseases

1 week ago from Physorg

In a proof-of-principle study in mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the creation of a specialized gel that acts like a lymph node to successfully activate and multiply cancer-fighting...

Cell-killing proteins suppress listeria without killing cells

1 week ago from Physorg

New North Carolina State University research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also block certain bacterial infections without triggering...

NFL Schedule: Best games to watch, point spreads for Week 1

1 week ago from UPI

The 2019 NFL season schedule is out and UPI has you covered with the best games to watch and point spreads for the Week 1 slate.

WHO: 205 killed, 913 injured in Libya over two weeks

1 week ago from UPI

The World Health Organization said Thursday 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 injured in two weeks of fighting in Libya.

Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot

1 week ago from Physorg

Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria. But Northwestern University researchers caution that these paints might be doing more harm than good.

Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.