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Experimental treatment for Niemann-Pick disease type C1 appears safe, effective

6 days ago from Science Blog

An experimental drug appears to slow the progression of Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), a fatal neurological disease, according to results of a clinical study led by researchers at the...

Opening a supervised injection site 'not a simple process': new guidelines aim to help

6 days ago from CBC: Health

The BC Centre for Substance Use has published a new set of guidelines for opening and running a supervised injection site as the death toll continues to climb in the...

Stark increase in opioid-related admissions, deaths in nation's ICUs

1 week ago from Science Daily

In one of the first efforts to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on intensive care units on United States' hospitals, a new study revealed that opioid-related demand for acute...

Milwaukee Brewers best Cincinnati Reds, snap six-game skid

1 week ago from UPI

MILWAUKEE -- Eric Sogard scored on a 10th-inning wild pitch as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night at...

Philadelphia Phillies slam door on New York Mets

1 week ago from UPI

PHILADELPHIA --The Philadelphia Phillies clawed their way to a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night behind the arm of starting pitcher Aaron Nola.

98 Degrees to release new Christmas album Oct. 13

1 week ago from UPI

"Let it Snow," a 12-track Christmas album by 98 Degrees, is set for release on Oct. 13 via UMe.

Pig-to-Human Transplants: CRISPR Gene Editing May Make This Possible

1 week ago from Live Science

Scientists just took one step closer to making safe pig organ transplants for humans, thanks to the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR.

Study: Higher income people are more physically active

1 week ago from UPI

A study by the American Cancer Society found that higher income individuals are more likely to be weekend warriors exercising just a few days a week.

Researchers explore what happens when people hear voices that others don’t

1 week ago from Science Blog

People who hear voices — both with and without a diagnosed psychotic illness — are more sensitive than other subjects to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations. And the...

Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

1 week ago from Physorg

The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected.

Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?

1 week ago from Scientific American

The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians -- Read more on

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder welcome first child, a daughter

1 week ago from UPI

Actress Nikki Reed has given birth to her first child, a daughter.

Jenji Kohan working on Renaissance Faire-themed series for Lifetime

1 week ago from UPI

Lifetime says it has ordered "American Princess," a scripted series about a heart-broken socialite who starts a new life working at a Renaissance Faire.

International Physiologists Release Report Detailing a Path Forward for Physiology

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

The International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) released the new report "Physiology: Current Trends and Future Challenges" to delegates attending its World Congress, which was held August 1-5, 2017, in...

New guidelines aim treat brain tumors more effectively

1 week ago from Science Daily

New European guidelines aim to treat brain tumors more effectively.

A metabolic pathway that feeds liver cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

A little-studied gene may explain how some liver cancer cells obtain the nutrition they need to proliferate, according to new research.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to undergo knee replacement surgery

1 week ago from UPI

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo total right knee replacement surgery this weekend, the school announced Thursday.

College football notebook: Can Wisconsin withstand loss of Jack Cichy?

1 week ago from UPI

Wisconsin suffered a significant loss this week when senior linebacker Jack Cichy suffered a torn ACL in practice, but the Badgers are equipped to handle a setback at middle linebacker.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jude Adjei-Barimah likely out for season

1 week ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah suffered a patellar fracture in his right knee and will require surgery that will probably end his season.

Food-borne parasite infections on the rise in L.A. County

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Health officials warned this week that an unusually high number of patients in Los Angeles County have been infected with a parasite that causes a severe stomach illness and can...

FDA investigating deaths of patients who had gastric balloon procedure for obesity

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted physicians and surgeons who treat obesity that it is investigating whether there is a link between gastric balloons — a new-generation weight-loss...

President Trump Escalates Criticism of Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader

1 week ago from NY Times Health

For days, Mr. Trump has trained his fire on Mr. McConnell, venting on Twitter about the Senate’s inability to pass a health care repeal bill.

Iraq, Saudi Arabia express full commitment to OPEC balancing act

1 week ago from UPI

Oil production from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will remain subdued until the markets reach a target level that indicates a balanced market, leaders said.

Immune cells promote or prevent cytomegalovirus activity in mice depending on location

1 week ago from Science Daily

Immune system cells called regulatory T cells appear to promote cytomegalovirus (CMV) latency in the spleen of mice, but suppress it in the salivary gland.

Gene editing used to eliminate viruses in live pigs

1 week ago from Physorg

eGenesis, a biotechnology company focused on transforming xenotransplantation into a lifesaving medical procedure, announced the publication of a study in the journal Science by eGenesis scientists and their collaborators demonstrating...

Crank the AC, Cut in-Car Pollution

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

For many, the commute to and from work is a lengthy, stressful process. According to the U.S.  Census Bureau, it takes the average American about 26½ minutes to get to...

Microbiota-activated PPAR-{gamma} signaling inhibits dysbiotic Enterobacteriaceae expansion

1 week ago from Science NOW

Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic...

Jimmy Kimmel says son needs two more heart surgeries

1 week ago from UPI

Jimmy Kimmel gave an update on 3-month-old Billy after the infant underwent emergency surgery for a rare heart defect.