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Chlorinated lipids predict lung injury and death in sepsis patients

ST. LOUIS — In a study published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight</i>, Saint Louis University scientists have found that elevated levels …

Major research initiative explores how our bones and muscles age, new ways to block their…

AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 6, 2017) – With age, the form and function of our bones and muscles drop off, putting us as increased risk for frailty and …

Gene that enables memories, sense of direction produces schizophrenia-like symptoms when mutated

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Mutations in a gene that should enable memories and a sense of direction instead can result in imprecise communication …

Spinal cord injury research: Bonus benefit to activity-based training

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Activity-based training has resulted in unexpected benefits for individuals with severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Researchers in …

Skin testing, computerized support tool can improve antibiotic use in hospital inpatients

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) investigators have developed two approaches to increasing the use of …

Newly discovered multicomponent virus is the first of its kind to infect animals

For the first time, a multicomponent virus–which contains different segments of genetic material in separate particles, rather than a single strand …

Brain’s insular cortex mediates approach and avoidance responses to others in distress

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (01/31/2018) – The brain's insular cortex, which processes senses and emotions, controls reactions like approach to or avoidance …

Nutritional properties of mushrooms are better when grilled or…

Culinary treatments (boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying) influence on proximate composition and antioxidant capacity of most cultivated …

Increasing hydroxyurea dose helps to keep young sickle cell patients…

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have shown that using the drug hydroxyurea to boost average fetal hemoglobin levels above 20 …

Preterm infants have narrowed upper airways, which may explain higher obstructive sleep…

Infants born preterm have significantly lower nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal volumes, compared with newborn peers carried to full term, and those …

Landmark DAWN study presented at SVIN meeting with New England Journal of Medicine release

Boston, MA<p>November 11, 2017 is a day to remember for the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).<p>Simultaneous with the online …

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with…

For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active.<p>In fact, the World Health Organization laid out …

Robert Witzburg, MD, honored for physician excellence with Jerome Klein Award

BOSTON–Robert Witzburg, MD, a general internal medicine physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Jerome …

In some genetic cases of microcephaly, stem cells fail to launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study …

New drug shows potential as a different kind of antidepressant in mouse trials

A potential new antidepressant and antianxiety treatment with a unique mechanism of action has been developed by scientists at the University of Bath.<p>…

Cognitive training enhanced innovative thinking and brain networks in…

Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas have demonstrated in a pilot study that cognitive training improves innovative thinking, along …

Study identifies multiple roles of glucose metabolism in platelet activation and survival

Platelets, the cells in blood that enable clotting, are highly reliant on their ability to metabolize glucose, according to a new study by …

F1000Research launches rapid, open, publishing channel to help scientists tackle Zika

ZAO provides a platform for scientists and clinicians to publish their findings and source data on Zika and its mosquito vectors within days of …

The brain game

Diet, exercise, a good night's sleep — all sound recommendations for mitigating one's risk for everything from heart disease to diabetes and, as it …

Differences in sex and running ability influence declines in marathon performance, study…

ATLANTA–A person's sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia …

Can parental education improve effectiveness of school-based BMI…

New Rochelle, NY, February 8, 2017–Parents of elementary school children who received body mass index (BMI) screening results together with …

Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities

East Hanover, NJ – September 1, 2017 – As we celebrate Labor Day, the job news remains upbeat for Americans with disabilities, according to today's …

A nose for smells? Practice makes perfect!

The human brain has the ability to recognise and process a very wide range of sensory stimuli, from which it builds a mental representation. But do …

Call to action on food justice and overcoming disparities in infant…

New Rochelle, NY, October 10, 2017–The "first food system" in the U.S., which calls for exclusive feeding of breast milk for an infant's first 6 …

Growing number of teens think getting heroin is ‘probably…

Despite reports about the increase in heroin use, more teens believed it was "probably impossible" to get heroin in 2014 than in 2002, according to a …

Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosis

Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in …

How race consciousness influences your likelihood of getting a flu shot

College Park, Md. – African American adults are less likely than Whites to get an annual flu shot (39% vs. 47%), and public health efforts to address …

American…

Bioengineer Todd Coleman, from the University of California, San Diego, has been named one of 100 outstanding individuals for 2015 by The Root, a …

Breast milk appears to aid white matter microstructural organization in preemies

SAN FRANCISCO – To the growing list of reasons why mothers should consider breast-feeding infants, add another: Critical white matter structures in …

Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new…

For decades, American waistlines have been expanding and there is increasing cause for alarm. Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of …