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Yeast unravels Parkinson's cause

9 years ago from Science Alert

After using yeast to find links between different causes of Parkinson's, scientists are a step closer to identifying the single pathway that leads to the disease.

Stainless skin cancer diagnosis

9 years ago from Chemistry World

An infrared imaging technique that can distinguish different types of skin cancer has been developed by scientists in France

One drink a day? Study shows women's risk of cancer rises

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Even small amounts of alcohol increase the threat of various cancers, according to a new study of more than 1 million women. ...

Ad click-through rate lower than previously thought

9 years ago from

The rate of ad clicks from sponsored and non-sponsored links was reported in a recent study conducted by researchers from Penn State and the Queensland University of Technology...

Indicator Found That Warns Leukemia Is Progressing To More Dangerous Form

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have identified a mechanism by which a chronic form of leukemia can progress into a deadlier stage of the disease. The findings may provide physicians with an indicator of...

Patients are untapped resource for improving care, study finds

9 years ago from

As the United States transitions to a new administration, and as the health care crisis mounts, the debate about how to buttress primary care delivery with information technology is getting...

Gym won’t make up for sitting

9 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that sitting all day takes so little energy that it’s hard to compensate just with exercise – but occasionally standing helps a lot.

Get personal to improve heart health

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Scare tactics may not be necessary when trying to get patients at risk of heart disease to change their diet or behaviour, a new study has found. Instead, doctors and...

A safe, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for metastatic esophageal cancer

9 years ago from Physorg

Metastatic esophageal squamous cell cancer has very poor prognosis. Conventional surgery is considered the most effective treatment, but many cases are inoperable at the time of diagnosis.

Rett Syndrome scientist makes significant discovery

9 years ago from Physorg

A paper published online today in Nature Neuroscience reveals the presence of methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) in glia. MeCP2 is a protein associated with a variety of neurological...

What is potentially pathogenic role of anti-tTG IgA in the development of celiac disease?

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The recent detection of antibodies in celiac patients specific for deamidated gliadin peptides (DGP), the product of tTG binding to gliadin peptides, provides an opportunity to address the correlation between...

Non-invasive diagnostic tools for assessment of function of the stomach mucosa

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Risks for gastric cancer or peptic ulcer diseases are low in subjects with healthy stomach mucosa but are remarkably high in those with 'diseased' stomach mucosa: i.e., in those with...

Restless cells: Cause of serious genetic disease discovered

9 years ago from

White blood cells (leukocytes) are constantly streaming through our vasculature, searching for pathogens - however, in order to trigger an immune response they need to leave the vessels and migrate...

Patients That Seek Health News On Internet More Likely To Receive Latest Treatments

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new analysis finds that when colorectal cancer patients seek out health information from the Internet and news media, they are more likely to be aware of and receive the...

Potential Atherosclerosis Drug Exhibits No Harmful Side-effects In Liver

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed and tested a synthetic atherosclerosis drug that can reduce the build-up of dangerous blood vessel plaques without producing the side-effect of fatty liver disease. The encouraging results...

Drug Industry Controls Many Scientific Societies And Journals: How Can Intellectual Freedom In Medicine Be Preserved?

9 years ago from Science Daily

The drug industry has full control of many scientific societies, journals and clinical practice guidelines, according to the editor of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. A new article provides several suggestions for...

Arsenic and old toenails

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Scientists from Leicester and Nottingham have devised a method for identifying levels of exposure to environmental arsenic - by testing toenail clippings...

Enhanced skin cancer risk linked to defects in cellular aging controls

9 years ago from Science Blog

February 23, 2009, Cambridge, UK ? Cell lifespan is limited by telomeres, DNA sequences that cap chromosomes and control the number of times a cell may be copied. A...

Researcher seeks to turn stem cells into blood vessels

9 years ago from Biology News Net

A Johns Hopkins engineer is trying to coax human stem cells to turn into networks of new blood vessels that could someday be used to replace damaged tissue in people...

Brain injury raises epilepsy risk for years: study

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - A severe brain injury puts people at high risk of epilepsy for more than a decade after they are first hurt, a finding that suggests there may...

Early Switch From IV To Oral Meds Is Effective For Children With Acute Bone Infection, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

When treating hospitalized children with acute osteomyelitis -- a bacterial bone infection -- an early changeover from intravenous antibiotic delivery to oral antibiotics is just as effective as continuing the...

How Mosquitoes Survive Dengue Virus Infection

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered that mosquitoes that transmit deadly viruses such as dengue avoid becoming ill by mounting an immediate, potent immune response. Because their immune system does not eliminate the...

Unrelated And Mismatched Cord Blood Transplantation Can Still Help Children With Deadly Conditions

9 years ago from Science Daily

An unrelated cord blood transplant, even from a mismatched donor, can be effective in treating children with a host of life-threatening diseases and disorders including cancer, sickle cell anemia, and...

New Lab Evidence Suggests Preventive Effect Of Herbal Supplement In Prostate Cancer

9 years ago from Science Daily

DHEA is a natural circulating hormone and the body's production of it decreases with age. Men take DHEA as an over-the-counter supplement because it has been suggested that DHEA can...

Herpes Virus: To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have followed up on an intriguing study showing that mice persistently infected with certain forms of herpes virus, which can establish lifelong latent infections, are resistant to infection with...

Fructose-sweetened Drinks Increase Nonfasting Triglycerides In Obese Adults

9 years ago from Science Daily

Obese people who drink fructose-sweetened beverages with their meals have an increased rise of triglycerides following the meal, according to new research. This effect was especially pronounced in insulin-resistant subjects,...