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Study shows the enduring impact of historical redlining on colon cancer care

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 22:33
A nationwide study of 196 cities shows that housing discrimination from 90 years ago still casts a historical shadow of inequities in colon cancer care today, S.M. Qasim Hussaini, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues at the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health report in the journal JCO Oncology Practice.

Unveiling the brain mechanism behind memory consolidation in sleep

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 22:21
Neuroscientists have established in recent decades the idea that some of each day's experiences are converted by the brain into permanent memories during sleep the same night.

Eating fish during pregnancy doesn't shape kids' heart health, study finds

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 22:13
A comprehensive study published in Nutrients finds that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy does not affect the cardiovascular health of their children at age 11, challenging assumptions about diet's long-term impact on heart health.

Study reveals crucial insights into the ocular effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 22:07
A groundbreaking study published in the journal iScience presents crucial insights into the ocular effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy and offers promising avenues for therapeutic intervention.

Revolutionizing diabetes management with reliable blood glucose monitoring without finger pricking

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 21:56
Study introduces a novel non-invasive glucose measurement technology, DIROS, that improves accuracy by focusing on blood-rich skin areas, avoiding common pitfalls associated with interstitial fluid measurements and offering a promising tool for diabetes management

Scientists develop an mRNA technology approach to target Alzheimer’s disease

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 21:40
Scientists at The Florey have developed an mRNA technology approach to target the toxic protein tau, which builds up in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Antibody discovery could explain mysteries about COVID-19 and long COVID

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 21:21
UVA Health researchers have discovered a potential explanation for some of the most perplexing mysteries of COVID-19 and long COVID.

Public defibrillators rarely used during cardiac arrest incidents, research shows

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:58
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are a common resource in public buildings, yet a new analysis reveals that they are rarely used to help resuscitate people suffering cardiac arrest.

PROSPERITY trial reveals no negative cholesterol impact from fortified eggs

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:46
Whether you like your eggs sunny-side up, hard boiled or scrambled, many hesitate to eat them amid concerns that eggs may raise cholesterol levels and be bad for heart health.

Mental health conditions could accelerate cardiovascular risk in young and middle-aged women

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:43
Younger women are generally thought to have a low risk of heart disease, but new research urges clinicians to revisit that assumption, especially for women who suffer from certain mental health conditions.

Study links heavy drinking to increased heart disease risk in young women

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:40
Young to middle-aged women who reported drinking eight or more alcoholic beverages per week—more than one per day, on average—were significantly more likely to develop coronary heart disease compared with those who drank less, finds a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.

Human breast cell atlas unveils early changes in BRCA gene mutation carriers

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:29
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created the world's largest catalog of human breast cells, which has revealed early cell changes in healthy carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.

Unraveling gene regulation's role in pulmonary fibrosis

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:20
Regulators of gene expression are thought to play an outsized role in disorders from cancers to heart disease. But how exactly do variations in gene regulation translate into a disease's biology?

AudioCure Pharma: Novel compound AC102 restores noise-induced hearing loss in preclinical models

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:09
A single application of the novel compound AC102 almost completely restores noise-induced hearing loss in preclinical models.

Genetic and lifestyle factors linked to brain network aging, study reveals

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:07
Research highlights the impact of genetic and lifestyle factors on a brain network particularly sensitive to aging, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, using data from nearly 40,000 UK Biobank participants to investigate modifiable risk factors and genetic associations.

Predicting treatment response in common blood cancer with DNA methylation profiling

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 20:05
A recent study led by Dr. Manel Esteller, Director of the Josep Carreras Institute, shows how DNA methylation profiling in a common type of blood cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome, predicts whether the patient will respond to treatment.

New research advocates genetic screening in early onset atrial fibrillation

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 19:53
Although the vast majority of clinicians do not view atrial fibrillation (AF) as a genetic disorder, a White Paper in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, analyzes the current understanding of genetics and the role of genetic testing in AF and concludes there is an increasing appreciation that genetic culprits for potentially life-threatening ventricular cardiomyopathies and channelopathies may initially present with AF.

Dietary vitamin A shows promise in Alzheimer's disease intervention, study finds

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 19:51
Study explored the impact of dietary vitamin A on gut microbiota and intestinal transcriptome, revealing its potential in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and cognitive functions in mice.

Simple pre-surgical protocol can help prevent dangerous post-surgical infections

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 19:49
A new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) demonstrates the use of a simple pre-surgical infection prevention protocol to prevent dangerous post-surgical infections.

ATLAS: The AI revolutionizing dietetics education with virtual patients

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 19:18
Study showcases "Authentic Teaching and Learning Application Simulation (ATLAS)," a generative AI model designed to enhance communication skills in nutrition and dietetics students by using virtual simulated patients, offering an innovative, cost-effective alternative to traditional human-simulated patients.