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Study finds excess emissions from diesel cars produced by major auto manufacturers in Europe

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:29
In September 2015, the German automaker Volkswagen was found to have illegally cheated federal emissions tests in the United States, by intentionally programming emissions control devices to turn on only during laboratory testing.

Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:26
A series of illustrations and charts designed as decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries helped them communicate with emergency medicine physicians and make informed decisions about their child's care, according to a study that will appear Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

Research scientist at Kessler Foundation receives $10,000 grant to study aphasia after stroke

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:24
Olga Boukrina, PhD, research scientist in Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, has received a $10,000 grant from the Mabel H. Flory Charitable Trust.

New findings on characteristics of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:22
The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older. In a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, additional steps are being taken toward better diagnosis and treatment.

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:17
A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment.

Innovation Fund Denmark supports research project that aims to fight Clostridium difficile diarrhea

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:15
One man's trash is another man's treasure, as the saying goes. If things go to plan, feces from registered and thoroughly tested healthy donors will in a few years be the standard treatment for the bacterium Clostridium difficile at Danish hospitals.

Survey estimates caregiving costs for family members

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:11
"Informal care" is the term used in medicine to describe unpaid care provided by family and friends. It's an important lifeline for millions of older adults in the U.S. who need day-to-day help with shopping, cooking, cleaning, eating, taking medicine, looking after their own daily well-being, and many other activities essential to our health and quality of life as we age.

EFS checklist provides user-friendly tool for evaluating feeding skills in preterm infants

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:16
Infants born prematurely face challenges in developing the complex, interrelated skills needed for effective feeding.

Family history in blacks, Latinos associated with higher risk of AFib

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:04
Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia disorder in the U.S., there is not much research on the causes of atrial fibrillation in minority populations.

Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:55
Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described in animal models.

Insulin treatment shows great potential against chronic bowel inflammation

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:38
Millions of people take insulin every day to treat their diabetes. But diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears.

USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:31
New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions, and other diseases of aging, might one day be treated and prevented.

Study opens new avenues for treatment of Laing distal myopathy

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:51
New avenues are now being opened for future treatment of Laing distal myopathy, a rare disorder that causes muscles in the feet, hands and elsewhere to atrophy. In a study published in the journal PNAS, researchers have identified an enzyme with a clear link to how the disease develops.

Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk, finds study

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:42
Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study has found.

Researchers develop technology to study behavior of implants without animal testing

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:37
An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body.

Scientists use mice to study transmission of Lyme disease bacteria by infected ticks

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:30
Lyme borreliosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia that are transmitted by a bite from a tick of the genus Ixodes.

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:56
The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a brain disease that causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells, is expected to grow from 3.2 million today to more than 8 million in 2050.

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:23
University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of brain cells that compete for the control of feeding behaviour and found that cells that drive the urge to eat overpower the ones that signal to stop.

Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:40
Researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications.

Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:34
Sufficient sleep has been proven to help keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. But it's not just an issue of logging at least seven hours of Z's.