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Researchers discover molecular underpinnings of Alexander disease

34 min 8 sec ago
Scientists have known that genetic mutations leading to the production of a defective protein called GFAP cause Alexander disease (AxD), a debilitating neurodegenerative condition that can present during infancy, adolescence, or adulthood.

Study finds postpartum women are getting prescribed more narcotics than needed

39 min 43 sec ago
New University of Minnesota Medical School research finds postpartum women are generally getting prescribed more narcotics than they need.

Cancer patients more likely to die from stroke than general public

46 min 7 sec ago
People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more.

UM trial to evaluate new stent as a treatment option for aneurysms

51 min 56 sec ago
Robert M. Starke, M.D., M.Sc., an experienced neurosurgeon and researcher with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine, has been conducting laboratory studies on a specialized stent designed to treat complex aneurysms in the blood vessels of the brain.

Excellent mental health for 68% of Indigenous people living off reserve in Canada

1 hour 15 min ago
Two-thirds (68%) of Indigenous people living off reserve in Canada have excellent mental health, according to a nationally representative study conducted by the University of Toronto and Algoma University.

Researchers study the effects of hyperoxia on the lung development of germ-free newborn mice

3 hours 34 min ago
Charitharth Vivek Lal, M.D., and University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of newborn mice that are germ-free -- meaning no microbes colonizing their lungs.

Researchers discover new active substance effective against gram negative bacteria

4 hours 4 min ago
More and more bacterial pathogens of infectious diseases become resistant to customary antibiotics. Typical hospital germs such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae have become resistant to the most - and in some cases even all - currently available antibiotics. Their additional external membrane makes these bacteria difficult to attack.

Inducing labor after 41 appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival

4 hours 11 min ago
Inducing labor after 41 instead of 42 full weeks' pregnancy appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival, new Swedish research shows. The current study is expected to provide a key piece of evidence for upcoming decisions in maternity care.

Researchers discover why Aeromonas hydrophila can have lethal consequences in some cases

4 hours 17 min ago
Some infections caused by bacteria can have devastating results on health. This is the case of the infections caused by Aeromonas hydrophila, which can be found in water and, if ingested orally, can sometimes cause gastrointestinal upsets that require treatment with antibiotics.

Researchers uncover critical role of PKM2 protein in multiple inflammatory diseases

4 hours 25 min ago
A research team in Trinity College Dublin has uncovered a critical role for a protein called 'PKM2' in the regulation of immune cell types at the heart of multiple inflammatory diseases.

Immunity within the lung tissue provides most protection for preventing pneumonia

4 hours 33 min ago
Previous research has shown that recovery from bacterial pneumonia hugely improves our defense against further infections by seeding the lungs with immune cells called lung resident memory T (TRM) cells, but how these cells actually protect the lungs against future bacterial infections has been unknown until now.

New research project could help reduce unnecessary C-sections in Ireland

4 hours 40 min ago
A new research project at Trinity College Dublin could have far-reaching implications for the management of labour, making monitoring less intrusive and potentially reducing the number of unnecessary caesarean sections in Ireland.

Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury

4 hours 58 min ago
A new study has shown that frailty is an important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury in patients less than 75 years of age. In patients younger than 75 years, frailty was a predictor of adverse events, acute length of stay, and in-hospital mortality, as reported in an article published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Study opens new possibilities for using smartphone to self-monitor one's health

5 hours 7 min ago
Can we use our smartphones without any other peripherals or wearables to accurately extract vital parameters, such as heart beat rate and stress level? The team led by Professor Enrico Caiani of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano has shown that it is possible to do so, using the accelerometers inside a smartphone.

Study shows increase in perceived harm of electronic cigarettes among U.S. adults

5 hours 19 min ago
The number of U.S. adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be at as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes has increased between 2017 and 2018, even prior to the national outbreak of vaping-related lung disease and deaths, a study by tobacco researchers from Georgia State University's School of Public Health has found.

Study provides more specific data on child development milestones

5 hours 23 min ago
CDC guidelines say most children reach a milestone by a certain age, but new data shows that "most" may mean over 99% or barely half.

Women living in deprived neighbourhoods at greater risk of experiencing intimate partner violence

5 hours 28 min ago
Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of experiencing violence during their early adulthoods at the hands of their intimate partners, finds a new study published in Epidemiology.

First time-motion study assesses the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists

5 hours 33 min ago
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists.

UTSA research aims to use sulfur to expedite new drug development

5 hours 44 min ago
Organosulfur compounds are widely present in our bodies and the natural environment. They are found in onions, shallots and even cauliflower. Medical research finds that when consumed, they can protect against cancer, heart disease and even diabetes. There is also evidence of these compounds' antiviral and antibacterial uses. About a quarter of all pharmaceutical drugs currently use OSCs.

Researchers design new antitumoral drug release strategy for breast cancer treatment

5 hours 44 min ago
The local release of antitumoral drugs through bacterial proteins in the treatment of breast cancer can mark a before and after in precision medicine.