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Preventing Alzheimer's dementia with Ibuprofen

Researchers suggest that daily intake of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like over the counter ibuprofen could prevent the onset of Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Improvements in optical mammography to advance breast cancer diagnostics

Researchers from Politecnico di Milano, Italy report improvements in the design of optical mammography used in diagnosis and monitoring of breast …

Cancer

Home genetic tests: how accurate are they?

Researchers at Ambry Genetics Corp analyzed how accurate direct-to-consumer genetic tests are in highlighting specific genetic variants. They found …

Molecular Biology

Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Researchers have conducted a study to see if eating pecans had an impact on cardiovascular disease and diabetes biomarkers. This study was funded by …

Diabetes

Muscular dystrophy treatment with Tamoxifen and Raloxifene

Researchers study the use of selective estrogen receptor modulators tamoxifen and raloxifene in patients with muscular dystrophies (MD). Results in …

Cancer

Fatty liver could be caused by E-cigarette smoke.

Researchers found that regular e-cigarette exposure may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver. Their conclusion was based on an animal study on …

eCigarettes

Online depression intervention tool found effective in adolescent mothers

Researchers from the University of Louisville found that using an Internet-based depression intervention tool program found effective in improving …

Research

Smartphone app to reliably diagnose irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the University of Turku developed a smartphone app to detect atrial fibrillation with phone alone, without any extra equipment. This …

Potential treatment for Alzheimer's dementia using cell therapy

Researchers from Gladstone Institute uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving interneurons with a voltage-gated sodium channel …

Medical payments affect heart attack outcomes

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) analyzed if medical payments for acute myocardial infarction affects treatment outcomes …

Researchers find possible link between autism and nuclear receptor protein LXRβ

Research by University of Houston scientists discovered a possible link between nuclear receptor protein LXRβ (Liver X receptor Beta) and autism …

New body-on-a-chip technology to advance pharmacological research

Researchers from MIT have developed "physiome on chip" technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect side effects before the drugs …

New asthma management (APGAR) tools improve outcomes

Researchers analyzed to see if a set of asthma management tools called APGAR(Activities, Persistent, triGGers, Asthma medications, Response to …

A new approach to create targeted nanovesicles for cancer treatment

Researchers have used autologous immune cells from the mouse to create nanovesicles to be used in the delivery of drugs to tumors. This technique …

New nanosensor technology to detect osteoarthritis biomarker

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to analyze hyaluronic acid using solid-state nanopore sensor. This technique allows …

Understanding molecular mechanisms behind germinal matrix hemorrhage

Researchers have utilized a mouse model to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying germinal matrix hemorrhage. Nearly 12,000 premature infants …

New biomarkers to predict the success of diabetic macular edema treatment

Researchers have found new biomarkers that predict prognosis following current treatments for diabetic macular edema. The research was led by Dr. …

Cost of care for falls in elderly population

Researchers estimated medical costs attributable to both fatal and nonfatal falls in the elderly population and found that approximately 50 billion …

New biomarkers for assessing Alzheimers dementia risk and early diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Texas have analyzed biomarkers to predict future risk of dementia. Their findings are published in journal …

Total joint replacement procedure projections 2030 to 2060

Total joint replacement (TJR) is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States, and the volume of primary and revision …

New targeted epigenetic therapy for lymphoma shows promise

New compounds targeting epigenetics have shown promise in treating patients with lymphoma, according to data presented at the Targeted Anticancer …

A new algorithm to solve memory problems in large-scale human brain simulations

Researchers have come closer towards advancing technology to create computer simulations of the brain networks using exascale-class supercomputers. …

Understanding interaction between heart muscle cells and nanoscaffoding

Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have researched nanofibrous scaffold structure and its interaction with rat heart …

Developing new biomarkers for liver cancer with RNA splicing techniques

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), led by Professor Adrian Krainer, have developed a method for identifying splicing-based …

New target receptor for treating depression GPR158

Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute find a new target receptor called GPR158 for treating depression. Their research shows that …

Effects of flu on brain

Group of researchers from Germany and USA studied effects of influenza virus on brain cells. The study published in the Journal of Neuroscience finds …

New flu simulation map using health and social media data

Researchers at the University of Chicago have created computer simulations to predict spread of flu across the United States utilizing datasets of …

Understanding "social brain" neural networks in autistic children

A team of researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, studies how neural networks develop in brains of toddlers with autism. …

Hemanthamine found in Daffodils has anti-cancer properties

Researchers from Université Libre de Bruxelles discover that alkaloid found in Daffodils has anti-cancer properties. This alkaloid called …

New In-flight medical emergency guidelines published

Physicians at St. Michael's Hospital have developed practical recommendations for in-flight medical emergencies for healthcare professionals, …