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Exeter scientists discover how two cell organelles interact at molecular level

Exeter scientists discover how two cell organelles interact at molecular level

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how different compartments (or organelles) of human cells interact. [More]
Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states "opt-out" of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. [More]
Researchers identify new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur

Researchers identify new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur

In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of a new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur. The principle is based on an enzyme, tryptase, that has epigenetic effects that cause cells to proliferate in an uncontrolled manner. [More]
Researchers develop new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer

Researchers develop new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer

A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. [More]
Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

Longer distance to clinics prompted by restrictive Texas law linked to drop in abortions

New research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) exploring the impact of House Bill 2 (HB 2) - the restrictive Texas abortion law that was struck down by the Supreme Court - found that increases in travel distance to the nearest abortion clinic caused by clinic closures were closely associated with decreases in the official number of abortions. [More]
Chemotherapy prior to surgery could improve prognosis in African-American breast cancer patients

Chemotherapy prior to surgery could improve prognosis in African-American breast cancer patients

Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study. [More]
Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. [More]
Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Annals of Behavioural Medicine. [More]
Advances in imaging technology help diagnose more trauma patients with blunt cerebrovascular injuries

Advances in imaging technology help diagnose more trauma patients with blunt cerebrovascular injuries

Advances in diagnostic imaging technology have meant that more trauma patients are being diagnosed with blunt cerebrovascular injuries, and as a result, stroke and related death rates in these patients have declined significantly over the past 30 years. [More]
UCF researcher combines new and old science to create method for speedy medical tests

UCF researcher combines new and old science to create method for speedy medical tests

A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. [More]
Salk Institute researchers reveal how to curb immune enthusiasm

Salk Institute researchers reveal how to curb immune enthusiasm

Normally when we think of viruses, from the common cold to HIV, we want to boost people's immunity to fight them. [More]
Pre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgery

Pre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgery

Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn's disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be complicated. [More]
Precision medicine advances diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors

Precision medicine advances diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors

Precision medicine - in which diagnosis and treatments are keyed to the genetic susceptibilities of individual cancers - has advanced to the point where it can now impact the care of a majority of children with brain tumors, a new study by investigators at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center suggests. [More]
Study finds viruses communicating with one another

Study finds viruses communicating with one another

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: for the first time, viruses have been found communicating with one another. [More]
New study finds no significant improvements in nutritional value of children's menus

New study finds no significant improvements in nutritional value of children's menus

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children's menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. [More]
Number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed, study finds

Number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed, study finds

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found. [More]
NYU Langone scientists discover mechanism behind many disease-related genetic deletions

NYU Langone scientists discover mechanism behind many disease-related genetic deletions

Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered the mechanisms behind a genetic change known to cause a set of related diseases. [More]
Mental sharpness in women begins to decline earlier than previously thought

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline earlier than previously thought

UCLA researchers have found that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that their average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period. [More]
Service to screen for DNA damaging compounds released by Merck

Service to screen for DNA damaging compounds released by Merck

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has introduced CAN MultiFlow™ screening services to more accurately predict genotoxic and mode of action* properties of substances, ingredients and drug compounds. Offered through its BioReliance® testing facilities, Merck will be the first company to provide this service in the United States. [More]
Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
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