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January 29, 2020

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Scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away -- from the inside out -- portions of plaques that cause ... read more
Duchenne type muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common hereditary muscular disease among children, leaving them wheelchair-bound before the age of 12 and reducing life ... read more
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research ... read more
A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects ... read more
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Zinc Lozenges Did Not Shorten the Duration of Colds

Administration of zinc acetate lozenges to common cold patients did not shorten colds in a randomized ... read more

Research Offers Promise for Treating Schizophrenia

Psychologists show that targeting one particular symptom of schizophrenia has a positive effect on other ... read more

Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order ... read more

With High Fiber Diets, More Protein May Mean More Bloating

People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a ... read more

AI to Help Monitor Behavior

Algorithms based on artificial intelligence do better at supporting educational and clinical decision-making, according to a new ... read more

Enhancing Drug Testing With Human Body-on-Chip Systems

Scientists have devised a functioning comprehensive multi-Organ-on-a-Chip (Organ Chip) platform that enables effective preclinical drug testing of human drug ... read more

Micro-Scaled Method Holds Promise as Improved Cancer Diagnostic Platform

A new method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's ... read more

Unanticipated Response to Estrogen at the Single Cell Level

Researchers found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation, neither do individual gene copies, known as ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Technology Lights Up Lung Cancer Cells, Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer ... read more

Can Lithium Halt Progression of Alzheimer's Disease?

In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed ... read more

Opioid Dependence Found to Permanently Change Brains of Rats

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers ... read more

'Jumping Genes' Help Stabilize DNA Folding Patterns

The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes are turned on or off. New ... read more

High Air Pollution Exposure in 1-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of ... read more

Early Life Adversity and Opioid Addiction

Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such ... read more

Through experiments, researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it -- in other words, traction -- is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as ... read more

Deciphering the Sugar Code

Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the ... read more

TP53 Gene Variant in People of African Descent Linked to Iron Overload, May Improve Malaria Response

A rare, African-specific variant of the TP53 gene called P47S causes iron accumulation in macrophages and other cell types and is associated with poorer response to bacterial infections, along with ... read more

Why Eating Yogurt May Help Lessen the Risk of Breast Cancer

One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria which dampens ... read more

Novel Coronavirus That Recently Emerged in China

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and ... read more

Weight Loss and Health Improvements With Mediterranean, Fasting & Paleo Diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably ... read more

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