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Scientists reveal unexpected route to slow progression of diabetic kidney disease

1 hour 46 min ago
More than 660,000 people in the United States suffer from end-stage kidney disease, which can only be treated by dialysis or kidney transplantation. Almost half of these patients develop the condition as a complication of diabetes.

Brief behavioral therapy in pediatric primary care setting can help improve mental health among youth

2 hours 10 min ago
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents. Youth with these disorders often go to their primary care physicians for referrals, but only a small number of them obtain much-needed mental health care.

New plant therapy developed at WPI cures patients with drug-resistant malaria

2 hours 16 min ago
When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the "compassionate use" doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.

Placebo can help reduce intensity of emotional pain from romantic rejection, study finds

2 hours 23 min ago
Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain.

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:48
The bacteria residing in your digestive tract, or your gut microbiota, may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy drugs in the clinic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Scientists use stem cells to identify underlying cellular defects that cause Angelman syndrome

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:30
Researchers at UConn Health used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure.

Simulations of care, worst-case scenarios can improve confidence among parents of infants in NICU

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:21
Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents of newborns being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit.

New grant to support research on mental health needs of Pacific Islanders

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:14
Pacific Islanders are persons who trace their roots to the native peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Although they make up the third fastest growing racial group in the U.S., their mental health needs and attitudes regarding mental illness are poorly understood.

Consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables have greater intakes of key nutrients, study reveals

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:06
New research presented today via poster presentation at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting shows consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits and vegetables overall. In fact, consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables also have significantly greater intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.

Research provides new insight into psychology behind humans' willingness to kill animals

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 22:48
When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer.

Artificial intelligence image detection technique offers low-cost, improved screening for cervical cancer

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:55
Artificial intelligence--commonly known as A.I.--is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I. to tailor product ads to customers' tastes quicker and with more precision than any breathing marketing analyst.

Penn State researchers receive NIH funding to explore malaria transmission in Southeast Asia

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:44
Researchers at Penn State have received more than $1 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate malaria transmission in Southeast Asia with a goal of working toward the disease's elimination in the region.

Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:26
Whole-exome DNA sequencing -- a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome -- may routinely miss detecting some genetic variations associated with disease, according to Penn State researchers who have developed new ways to identify such omissions.

Spousal cancer diagnosis can lead to decline in household income

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:53
Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

UTSW researchers develop new nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets multiple tumor types

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:35
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:28
Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:19
Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.

Scientists receive $2.8 million federal grant for diabetic cardiomyopathy research

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:30
Researchers from Georgia State University's Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.

Researchers discover gene that may play role in restoring hearing after noise exposure

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:26
Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day provide researchers with new tools to prevent hearing loss.