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PGA Wyndham: Matt Every shoots 61 to claim lead

16 hours ago from UPI

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Matt Every shot a 9-under-par 61 to take the early lead in the first round of the Wyndham Championship on Thursday in steamy conditions at Sedgefield Country...

Scientists develop new immunotherapy for prostate cancer

17 hours ago from UPI

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have created a new immunotherapy technology to treat prostate cancer using synthetic DNA against a cancer specific protein.

Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discovered

2 days ago from Science Daily

The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed...

Does stronger initial response to cancer treatment predict longer overall survival?

2 days ago from Science Daily

It seems like such a simple question: Do patients whose tumors shrink more in response to targeted treatment go on to have better outcomes than patients whose tumors shrink less?...

Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids

2 days ago from Science Blog

Physicians trained at the United States’ lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study by Princeton University researchers. The study...

The best place to treat type 1 diabetes might be just under your skin

2 days ago from Science Daily

The space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), a group of researchers has demonstrated.

Charlotte Flair on dad Ric Flair's hospitalization: 'Our dad is a fighter'

2 days ago from UPI

WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair, the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair, has commented on her dad's hospitalization on Instagram.

Immune study points to new ways to treat lung disease

2 days ago from Science Daily

Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease, report investigators.

How Gata4 helps mend a broken heart

2 days ago from Science Daily

Gata4 alone is able to reduce post-heart attack fibrosis and improve cardiac function in a rat model of heart attack. In rat fibroblasts in the lab, the molecular mechanism involves...

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

3 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a...

Air purifiers may help the smog-stressed heart

3 days ago from UPI

High levels of air pollution can harm heart health, but air purifiers may protect against the threat, according to a small study from China.

Drink to your health? It depends on how much drinking you do, study shows

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

This just in, and it’s definitive (for now): People who drink alcohol in moderation — especially older people, women and non-Latino white people — are less likely to die of...

Modern environment, longer life contribute to rising arthritis rates

3 days ago from UPI

Rates of knee osteoarthritis have doubled in the United States since the 1940s, but it's not just because Americans are living longer and weigh more, a study suggests.

San Francisco 49ers sign linemen Leger Douzable, Andrew Gardner

3 days ago from UPI

The San Francisco 49ers bolstered both lines of scrimmage by signing Leger Douzable and Andrew Gardner to one-year contracts, the team announced Monday.

Legendary former Arkansas Razorbacks coach, AD Frank Broyles dies

3 days ago from UPI

Frank Broyles, the legendary coach who brought the University of Arkansas football program to prominence, died Monday. He was 92.

Fleas test positive for plague in two Arizona counties

3 days ago from UPI

Health officials are reporting that fleas in Navajo and Coconino counties in Arizona have tested positive for the plague.

Genetic mechanism prevents kidney injury after severe dehydration

3 days ago from Science Daily

In humans, even the most minor dehydration can compromise the kidneys causing lifelong, irreparable issues or even death. However, some animals living in desert environments are able to survive both...

Granulins are brain treasure, not trash

3 days ago from Science Daily

Using new tools, researchers can see granulins inside cells within lysosomes, and propose that granulins have important jobs in the lysosome that are necessary to maintain brain health, suppress neuroinflammation,...

Harvard researchers examine firehouse cancer threat

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Harvard researchers have teamed up with local fire departments to tackle a health care mystery: How does the firehouse itself increase cancer risk among firefighters? Led by postdoctoral fellow Emily Sparer, researchers including...

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in...

Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists studying the body's cancer-fighting T cells have a serious problem: When they culture them in the lab, the T cells sit around at equilibrium, waiting to bump into cancerous...

Injectable tissue patch may help repair damaged organs

3 days ago from UPI

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels that can be delivered via injection.

The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical team

3 days ago from Science Daily

Orthopaedists can help prevent injuries; put people back together; provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs; or pair patients with rehabilitation professionals for nonsurgical or post-surgical rehabilitation...

'Nobody's bothered': Toronto human rights advocate pleads for peace in Yemen

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Toronto resident and human rights advocate Zaid Al-Rawni was born in Yemen. Once one of the world's poorest countries, it now faces devastating conditions, its populace plagued by famine, disease,...

GoDaddy boots neo-Nazi site after post on protest violence

3 days ago from Physorg

A leading neo-Nazi website is losing its internet domain host after its publisher posted an article mocking the woman who was killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist...

FDA: Potential contamination in multiple drugs, dietary supplements

3 days ago from UPI

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and healthcare providers to not use any liquid drug or dietary supplements due to potential contamination.

Atlanta Falcons place RB Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol, will not play vs. Steelers

3 days ago from UPI

Less than a week after becoming the NFL's highest-paid running back, Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was placed in the league's concussion protocol.

Lockheed Martin receives $24.1M F-35 systems contract

3 days ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $24.1 million contract for F-35 Lightning II logistics services for the U.S. and foreign military sales customers.