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Chromosome X microduplications implicated in infancy-onset gigantism

Chromosome X microduplications implicated in infancy-onset gigantism

Researchers report that heritable microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 may underlie a “striking” form of gigantism with onset in late infancy, and reveal a candidate culprit gene. [More]
Progression to combined pituitary hormone deficiency common in IGHD

Progression to combined pituitary hormone deficiency common in IGHD

Researchers have found that a high proportion of children initially diagnosed with isolated growth hormone deficiency will progress to combined pituitary hormone deficiency. [More]
Higher parental education can increase depression risk in black youth

Higher parental education can increase depression risk in black youth

An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education - which has a protective effect for white youth - can also increase the risk of depression for black youth. [More]
AMD LASERS' Picasso dental laser wins Townie Choice Award five years in a row

AMD LASERS' Picasso dental laser wins Townie Choice Award five years in a row

AMD LASERS, a global leader in dental lasers and dental laser education, announced its recent win again as the "number one" choice of dentists for soft tissue dental lasers. The achievement was announced in Dentaltown Magazine's December 2014 issue. [More]
Methamphetamine use may increase Parkinson's disease risk

Methamphetamine use may increase Parkinson's disease risk

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson's disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows. [More]
New study finds that immune cells in the brain may contribute to obesity

New study finds that immune cells in the brain may contribute to obesity

Immune cells perform a previously unsuspected role in the brain that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers. [More]
Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia

Cold 'sensor' hold key to new therapeutic target for treatment of frostbite and hypothermia

A cold 'sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King's College London. [More]
Preventive effect of tamoxifen drug for breast cancer remains virtually constant for 20 years

Preventive effect of tamoxifen drug for breast cancer remains virtually constant for 20 years

The preventive effect of breast cancer drug 'tamoxifen' remains virtually constant for at least 20 years - with rates reduced by around 30 per cent - new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals. [More]
Study reveals how the human brain heals itself after surgical removal of brain tumor

Study reveals how the human brain heals itself after surgical removal of brain tumor

An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor. [More]
CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. [More]

Plymouth University receives £1.2M in funding to support capital investment for teaching facilities

Plymouth University has received funding in excess of £1.2M from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to support capital investment for teaching facilities in existing and proposed laboratories, at the headquarters of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD), Plymouth Science Park. [More]
Children living in non-redeveloped public housing more likely to take repeated trips to emergency rooms

Children living in non-redeveloped public housing more likely to take repeated trips to emergency rooms

San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley. [More]
NIHR recognises research study that aims to develop simple saliva test for gum diseases

NIHR recognises research study that aims to develop simple saliva test for gum diseases

A research study at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry (UK) which aims to develop a simple saliva test for gum diseases, has been recognised by the National Institute of Health Research, which has included the study in its portfolio. [More]
Study explores association between statin use and cataracts

Study explores association between statin use and cataracts

Few classes of drugs have had such a transformative effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as have statins, prescribed to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [More]
Study reports effective treatment approach to inhibit herpes virus infection

Study reports effective treatment approach to inhibit herpes virus infection

A multi-institutional study reports an effective treatment approach to inhibit and keep latent viruses like herpes simplex from reactivating and causing disease. The work, whose lead author is the late James Hill, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor and Director of Pharmacology and Infectious Disease at the LSU Eye Center, is published in the December 3, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine. [More]
Researchers receive grant to examine role of proteins in dementia diseases

Researchers receive grant to examine role of proteins in dementia diseases

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have received funding from Alzheimer's charity BRACE for a pilot study to investigate the role of proteins in the development of dementia diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. [More]
TDF wins William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement

TDF wins William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement

Tufts Dental Facilities Serving Individuals with Disabilities, a network of clinics that provides comprehensive oral health care to adults and children with intellectual, developmental, or acquired disabilities, has been announced as the winner of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Academic Dental Institution, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement. [More]

Research findings have major implications for public dental health resources, costs for patients

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. [More]
Antacid medicines improve overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer

Antacid medicines improve overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer

Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
Kentucky governor, Lt. governor unveil multidisciplinary health care home for children

Kentucky governor, Lt. governor unveil multidisciplinary health care home for children

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen today (Dec. 1) announced an innovative public/private partnership between Community Dental, a nonprofit of Kentucky, and University of Louisville Pediatrics to provide a multidisciplinary health care home for Kentucky children enrolled in the Medicaid program. [More]