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Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams Syndrome

3 days ago from MIT Research

Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and extreme friendliness, or hypersociability....

Hole-forming protein may suppress tumor growth

3 days ago from Science Daily

A gene called gasdermin E, which is downregulated in many cancers, aids cells in dying in an unexpected way, and may also suppress tumor growth.

Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also found that patients with cancer...

Catalyst renders nerve agents harmless

3 days ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists has studied a catalyst that decomposes nerve agents, eliminating their harmful and lethal effects.

New guidelines likely to identify more children with high blood pressure

3 days ago from UPI

By widening guidelines on treatment for high blood pressure in children, researchers say they can better predict who is more likely to develop heart disease -- and to help them...

Three alumni to receive Harvard Medal at Commencement

3 days ago from Harvard Science

The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has announced that Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland ’76, M.B.A. ’79; Dan H. Fenn Jr. ’44, A.M. ’72; and Tamara Elliott Rogers ’74 will receive the 2019 Harvard Medal. First awarded...

Global burden of emergency diseases and conditions

3 days ago from Science Daily

In 2015, about half of the world's 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a...

New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

3 days ago from Science Daily

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.

Report: Kim Jong Un could visit Russian ship during Putin summit

3 days ago from UPI

Kim Jong Un's first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin could include a visit to a naval vessel of Russia's Pacific fleet.

New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

3 days ago from Science Blog

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial...

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

3 days ago from Science Blog

rom prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs,...

Innovative drug delivery improves effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

3 days ago from Science Blog

Even after decades of research, cancer remains difficult to treat, in part because of its ability to evade the body’s natural defenses found in the immune system. Immunotherapy, which stimulates...

Ireland police release two men without charges over Lyra McKee's killing

4 days ago from UPI

Two men arrested in connection to the death of a journalist who was killed during rioting in North Ireland have been released, police said.

The New Health Care: What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

4 days ago from NY Times Health

Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care.

Well : Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? Inflammation May Play a Role

4 days ago from NY Times Health

How exercise guards against colon cancer and other types of cancer remains a mystery.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects distrust in...

Why shift work can be tough on your health

4 days ago from CBC: Health

Working the night shift could cause some long-term health problems, like obesity, heart attacks and strokes, as well as more immediate issues, like inattention.

Ireland police release two men without charges over Lyra McKee's killing

4 days ago from UPI

Two men arrested in connection to the death of a journalist who was killed during rioting in North Ireland have been released, police said.

The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Civil suits filed by three states accuse pharmaceutical distributors of flooding the country with opioids while devising systems to evade regulators.

Death toll rises to 290 in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attacks; 24 suspects arrested

4 days ago from UPI

The death toll in the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and high-end hotels throughout Sri Lanka rose to 290 on Monday, police said.

Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

4 days ago from UPI

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent successful surgery on a fractured right clavicle, the team announced Sunday.

Amy Duggar King is pregnant with her first child

4 days ago from UPI

Reality television personality Amy Duggar King is pregnant with her first child.

Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

Thirteen students hospitalized after flight to Boston

4 days ago from UPI

Thirteen students on a flight from Miami to Logan International Airport in Boston were hospitalized Sunday after becoming ill, the Massachusetts Port Authority said.

More than a dozen students hospitalized after flight to Boston

4 days ago from UPI

More than a dozen students on a flight from Miami to Logan International Airport in Boston were hospitalized Sunday after becoming ill, the Massachusetts Port Authority said.

Yankees officially place Judge on DL with oblique injury

4 days ago from UPI

The New York Yankees have placed outfielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique injury.

More than a dozen students hospitalized on Miami to Boston flight

4 days ago from UPI

The Massachusetts Port Authority said Sunday that more than a dozen people on an inbound flight to Logan International Airport were hospitalized after becoming ill on a flight.