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How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangoes with the immune system

3 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men.

Danish dogs to receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment

3 days ago from Science Blog

Fifteen Danish dogs with advanced cancer are to receive a new type of therapeutic vaccine which, it is hoped, will rid them of the disease and pave the way for...

Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds....

Danish dogs to receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment

3 days ago from Physorg

Fifteen Danish dogs with advanced cancer are to receive a new type of therapeutic vaccine which, it is hoped, will rid them of the disease and pave the way for...

Police arrest 40 suspects as death toll rises to 310 in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings

3 days ago from UPI

Within hours of Sri Lanka declaring a state of emergency, police announced Tuesday it had arrested 40 suspects and that the death toll had climbed to 301.

New IRA apologizes for journalist's death

3 days ago from UPI

A paramilitary group claimed responsibility for the shooting death of a journalist during rioting in Northern Ireland.

Deep learning algorithm helps to predict response to treatment to acute ulcerative colitis

3 days ago from Science Blog

Recent advances in machine learning technology may help doctors to decide on better treatments related to Acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC). Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease condition that is...

Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

3 days ago from UPI

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban underwent hip replacement surgery, the school announced Monday.

Abdominal etching for six-pack abs is a thing

3 days ago from Science Blog

Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal etching can help...

Revealed: The secret superpower that makes C. difficile so deadly

3 days ago from Science Blog

new discovery about dangerous Clostridium difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease. “C. diff” is the most common hospital-acquired infection; the...

Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams syndrome

3 days ago from Science Daily

In a study of mice, neuroscientists have found that impaired myelination underlies the hypersociability seen in patients with Williams syndrome.

Overlooked molecular machine in cell nucleus may hold key to treating aggressive leukemia

3 days ago from Science Daily

Many people fighting a very aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) don't survive more than five years. These very sick patients are often unable to receive the only cure...

Children in U.S. don't drink enough water, opt for sugary juice instead

3 days ago from UPI

On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don't drink any water at all, a new survey shows -- and those who don't end up consuming almost twice as...

Medical marijuana use on the rise among cancer patients

3 days ago from UPI

Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new...

Yankees release pitcher Gio Gonzalez from minor league contract

3 days ago from UPI

The New York Yankees have released veteran starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, allowing him to hit the free agent market.

Protecting damaged hearts with microRNAs

3 days ago from Science Daily

Once the heart is formed, its muscle cells have very limited ability to regenerate. After a heart attack, these cells die off and scar tissue forms, potentially setting people up...

No increase in complications with 'tummy tuck' in obese patients

3 days ago from Science Daily

'Tummy tuck' surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients, reports a new study.

With abdominal etching, plastic surgeons help patients get 'six-pack abs'

3 days ago from Science Daily

Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal etching can...

Advance in CAR T-cell therapy eliminates severe side effects

3 days ago from Science Daily

An advance in the cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side effects, making the treatment safer and potentially available in outpatient settings.

New novel circulating proteins involved in progression of DKD to ESRD

3 days ago from Science Daily

Seventeen proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to end stage renal disease in a patient with diabetic kidney disease.

Anti-tumor activity of curcumin on stomach cancer

3 days ago from Science Daily

A review article evaluated several compounds with therapeutic potential against gastric tumors.

Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss

3 days ago from Science Daily

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the...

A Leading Cause for Wrongful Convictions: Experts Overstating Forensic Results

3 days ago from NY Times Science

These three men spent decades in prison as a result of statistical exaggerations. They were among 150 men and women released from prison after their wrongful convictions were overturned in...

Skipping Breakfast May Increase Stroke and Heart Risks

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Eating breakfast could be a simple way to promote cardiovascular health, one researcher says.

Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Target recalls wooden toys due to possible choking hazard

3 days ago from UPI

Target is recalling its "Bullseye's Playground" assortment of toy wooden vehicles due to a possible choking hazard for children.

Study: Mexico murder rate up nearly 10% so far this year

3 days ago from UPI

Nearly 8,500 people were killed in Mexico during the first three months of this year -- a spike of nearly 10 percent for the country's murder rate, government officials say.

CARAT exercise in Sri Lanka ends early because of bombings

3 days ago from UPI

The Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training exercise concluded four days earlier than scheduled in Sri Lanka because of bombings in the nation.