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One type of brain cell might hold key to inflammation after head injury

5 days ago from Science Daily

By eliminating one type of immune cell in the brain, researchers were able to erase any evidence of inflammation following traumatic brain injury, according to a new study.

Body clock researchers prevent liver cancer growth in mice

5 days ago from Science Daily

The body's internal clock could play a critical role in the fight against certain types of liver cancer, according to a recent preclinical study.

Combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy effective in Phase II leukemia study

5 days ago from Science Daily

A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory...

What do metastatic cancer cells have in common with sharks?

5 days ago from Science Daily

In a new study, researchers report that when cancer cells become invasive (metastatic), they start behaving in 'predatory' ways. Metastatic cancer cells differ from their non-metastatic counterparts not only in...

Study: Burn victims' own cells regrow skin up to 30% faster

5 days ago from UPI

Human trials are planned early next year on burn victims after researchers regrew skin in animals up to 30 percent quicker from human burn cells.

Among heart attack survivors, drug reduces chances of second heart attack or stroke

5 days ago from Science Daily

In a clinical trial involving 18,924 patients from 57 countries who had suffered a recent heart attack or threatened heart attack, researchers have found that the cholesterol-lowering drug alirocumab reduced...

Air pollution is associated with increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

5 days ago from Science Daily

Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Blue light can reduce blood pressure, study suggests

5 days ago from Science Daily

Exposure to blue light decreases blood pressure, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.

A major role for a small organ in the immune response during pregnancy

5 days ago from Science Daily

The immune system of a pregnant woman is altered during pregnancy, but not in the way previously believed, according to a new study. This study shows that the thymus, an...

Healing kidneys with nanotechnology

5 days ago from Physorg

Each year, there are some 13.3 million new cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious affliction. Formerly known as acute renal failure, the ailment produces a rapid buildup of...

Blazers prep for different cast of Clippers

5 days ago from UPI

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The makeover of the Los Angeles Clippers is complete. And the current product doesn't look bad at all.

Low health literacy associated with early death for cardiovascular patients

5 days ago from Science Daily

Patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year if they have low health literacy, according to a new study.

Shia LaBeouf, FKA Twigs spotted kissing in Los Angeles

5 days ago from UPI

Shia LaBeouf and FKA Twigs fueled dating rumors during an outing Tuesday following the actor's split from Mia Goth.

Pope Francis calls for better access to clean drinking water

5 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis on Thursday called the lack of safe drinking water in the world an "immense shame" in the 21st century.

Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia

5 days ago from MIT Research

Schizophrenia, a brain disorder that produces hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, usually strikes during adolescence or young adulthood. While some signs can suggest that a person is at high risk for developing the...

Air pollution causes increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

5 days ago from Physorg

Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air pollutants is linked to increased emergency department (ED) visits...

Nasal delivery of weight-loss hormone eases breathing problems in sleeping mice

5 days ago from Science Daily

Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during...

Disrupting communication in infectious bacteria

5 days ago from Science Daily

Chemists report that they have inhibited the biosynthesis of a bacterial signal and, as a result, blocked the infectious properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the most common germ found in health...

Long-term study shows that HIV-2 is deadlier than previously thought

5 days ago from Science Daily

A study shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that early treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not only to those...

'Dual mobility' hip replacement implant reduces risk of dislocation, study finds

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that a newer type of artificial hip known as a 'modular dual mobility' implant could reduce the risk of dislocation in patients who need a revision...

Calcified eye spots linked to progession of macular degeneration

5 days ago from UPI

The composition of calcified nodules in eyes have been linked to the progression of age-related macular degeneration in retinas, according to a study.

Dodgers pick up 2019 option for skipper Dave Roberts

5 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised the 2019 option on manager Dave Roberts' contract.

Automated feminine hygiene disposal for developing communities

5 days ago from Physorg

The lack of safe and discreet menstrual hygiene options contributes to lost workplace productivity and missed schooling for millions of women and girls around the world. A technical solution called...

Men focused on muscle building struggle with binge drinking and other problems

5 days ago from Science Blog

Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not connected to obesity. They also have...

New single-dose antibiotic safe and effective for uncomplicated gonorrhea

5 days ago from Science Blog

A phase 2 clinical trial led by Stephanie N. Taylor, MD, Professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the Section of Infectious Diseases at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine,...

Patients use only a fraction of opioids given after surgery -- but prescription size affects use

5 days ago from Science Daily

The first large study of surgical opioid prescribing and patient usage shows the potential for reduced amounts and the importance of safe disposal of unused pills.

Domantas Sabonis dunks all over Joel Embiid

5 days ago from UPI

Domantas Sabonis dunked all over Joel Embiid during the Indiana Pacers' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

New antibiotic shows promise against 'super gonorrhea'

5 days ago from UPI

A newly developed antibiotic pill has proven effective in early trials against an untreatable, antibiotic-resistant form of gonorrhea, researchers report.