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Resistance to antibiotics: When 1+1 is not 2

9 years ago from Physorg

The evolution of multiple antibiotic resistances is a global and difficult problem to eradicate. Isabel Gordo, a group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, reports in the...

Brain Develops Motor Memory For Prosthetics

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that the brain can develop a stable, neural map of a how to control a prosthetic device, providing hope that physically disabled people can one day...

Infected swine-flu inspector flew twice on April 29: CFIA

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency disclosed for the first time Thursday that one of its inspectors flew on two commercial flights one day after contracting swine flu at a quarantined...

ORNL advances therapy for Parkinson's, other diseases

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By miniaturising a device that monitors the delivery of healthy cells, researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a powerful instrument for physicians to use in...

Transplanted Neurons Develop Disease-like Pathology In Huntington's Patients

9 years ago from Science Daily

Results of a recent study question the long-term effects of transplanted cells in the brains of patients suffering from Huntington's disease. The study provides the first demonstration that transplanted cells...

Common Cold Virus Efficiently Delivers Corrected Gene To Cystic Fibrosis Cells

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have worked for 20 years to perfect gene therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, which causes the body to produce dehydrated, thicker-than-normal mucus that clogs the lungs and...

Peptide linked to glucose metabolism and neuronal cell survival (w/ Video)

9 years ago from Physorg

A cellular protein that may prevent nerve cells from dying also helps to improve insulin action and lower blood glucose levels, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein...

Discovery May Open Door To Drug That Cuts Appetite And Boosts Energy

9 years ago from Science Daily

In a major advance in obesity and diabetes research, scientists have found that reducing levels of a key enzyme in the brain decreased appetites and increased energy levels.

Neural Stem Cells May Rescue Memory In Advanced Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause...

Baboon study furthers diabetic research

9 years ago from UPI

SAN ANTONIO, July 21 (UPI) -- Pancreatic cells that pump insulin also produce a destructive substance that can kill the cells that produced it, U.S. scientists studying diabetes said.

Can The Relationship Between Doctors And Drug Companies Ever Be A Healthy One?

9 years ago from Science Daily

Should the financial ties between doctors and drug companies be completely cut, or are healthy alliances between the two possible with the common aim of improving human health? A debate...

Individual Health Insurance Market Failing Consumers, Report Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

The individual health insurance market is not a viable option for the majority of uninsured adults, a new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds. Seventy-three percent of people who tried...

New breast cancer-promoting gene identified

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A team of researchers, at the Genome Institute of Singapore, has identified a new gene that seems to contribute to aggressive breast cancer behaviour. As discussed in an accompanying commentary,...

Students embed stem cells in sutures to enhance healing

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Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient's own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopaedic injuries...

New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care

9 years ago from

A new subsidy designed to increase access to life-saving antiretrovirals must remain focused on quality patient care if it is to succeed, argues Tido von Schoen-Angerer and colleagues in this...

Aussie swimmers struggle with swimsuit scenarios

9 years ago from Physorg

Few countries have been more affected by the rapid approval of the new generation of swimsuits than traditional powerhouse Australia.

Rates of secondhand smoke exposure high among college students

9 years ago from

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is not only a nuisance, but a potential health concern for many college students, and administrators should be taking steps to reduce students' exposure, according to a...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage In African-Americans With HIV

9 years ago from Science Daily

From the start of the HIV epidemic, it appeared that some of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the...

Green Tea: Mixed Reviews For Cancer Prevention

9 years ago from Science Daily

Lifestyle choices are pieces of the cancer prevention puzzle, but exactly which steps to take remain unclear, even to scientists. Still, more and more individuals are incorporating small changes into...

Implantable Device Offers Continuous Cancer Monitoring

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate but offer only a snapshot of the tumor...

UT Southwestern Earns Grant for Cardiac Myogenesis Research Center

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers Drs. Jay Schneider, Joseph Hill and Eric Olson have been awarded a $2 million grant from the American Heart Association to study the development and...

Healthcare reform needs better choices: report

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Telemedicine, workplace clinics and finding ways to help people stay healthier may be more important for reforming the U.S. healthcare system than insuring everyone, according to a...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

9 years ago from Science Blog

TUCSON, ARIZ. -- It is an amazing sight: What looks like a tiny beating heart is actually a piece of synthetic, gauze-like mesh, barely the size of a fingernail,...

Personal Health: Much Has Changed in Surrogate Pregnancies

9 years ago from NY Times Science

With the birth last month of twin girls for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, surrogate pregnancy once again assumed center stage.

Observatory: Maritime Group Seeks Cleaner Fuel for Ships

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The International Maritime Organization has adopted policies calling for reducing the sulfur content of marine fuels.

Global Update: Aids: Role of Gay Men in Spreading Virus Is Ignored in Africa, Study Finds

9 years ago from NY Times Science

The role of gay sex in the transmission of AIDS in Africa has been long ignored, say the authors of a new study.

Researcher offers hope for male diabetes sufferers

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- Scientists at Glasgow have made a significant discovery in the study of a rare form of diabetes which predominantly affects men.

Mystery of HIV vaccine failure deepens

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Heightened immune response to cold virus may not be to blame.