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Tracking how multiple myeloma evolves by sequencing DNA in the blood - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ATLANTA – Although people with multiple myeloma usually respond well to treatment, the blood cancer generally keeps coming back. Following genetic …

Major cause of dementia discovered

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and …

Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural …

Quantum Mechanics

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

Cardiovascular System

Scientists Have Developed A New Way To Detect Cancer In Humans, Using Bananas

It can kill the cells too 🍌<p>Scientists employ endless innovation and creativity in fighting cancer, but now they have used something you might not …

Cancer

Thousands of Mutations Accumulate in the Human Brain Over a Lifetime

ISTOCK, JEZPERKLAUZENTwo studies in <i>Science</i> today (December 7)—one that focuses on prenatal development in humans, the other on infancy to old …

Scientists discover a way to prevent stem cell loss and improve tissue regeneration

Stem Cells and Aging<p>The stem cells found within the average adult human are capable of restoring dying cells while also fixing damaged tissue. …

Immortality

New gene therapy could regenerate brain tissue, fix neurological diseases

Blood-Brain Barrier<p>A new study has demonstrated the advantages of a gene therapy transplantation technique that seeks to repopulate the brain’s …

Medicine

CRISPR/Cas9 can reverse multiple diseases in mice

A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps …

Genetics

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola.<p>The U.N. agency said Friday that three people died during the outbreak in eastern Uganda near the Kenya border. It says …

Disease

Pollution kills nine million people a year

This doesn't feel like progress.<p>Pollution killed 9 million people in 2015—close in number to the population of New York City—and those deaths could have been avoided, according to a recently published report by The <i>Lancet</i> Commissions on pollution and health.<p>The researchers, a mix of medical doctors, …

Is it time to retire cholesterol tests?

The next time you go in for a medical checkup, your doctor will probably make a mistake that could endanger your life, contends cardiologist Allan …

Diabetes

First DNA sequence from a single mitochondria

DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University …

Nature

TOOLBOX<p>A test drive of a DNA-analysis toolkit in the cloud<p>The Bioconductor project gathers genomics tools and data into a handy package that can run …

PubMed

After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found

South Africa's status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today's unveiling of "Little Foot", the …

Evolution

Lithium Chloride Blunts Brain Damages Linked to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

<i>Summary: A new study from researchers at NYU Langone reveals a single dose a lithium chloride, a drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, may</i> …

Neuroscience

It's time to rethink how we do cancer research

“A devastating failure of medical research.” This was the response of one cancer survivor on hearing the news that over half of European Medical …

Cancer

Inhibiting one enzyme may allow us to extend the human lifespan

A Key Enzyme<p>A new study has been able to extend the lifespan of worms and flies by inhibiting RNA polymerase III (Pol III). Since the enzyme is …

Longevity

Prions found in skin of people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

At a Glance<p>Researchers detected abnormal prion proteins in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.<br>• The results …

Medicine

Endometrial cancer: Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new …

Cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …

Genetics

Antifungal Resistance Is a Public Health Threat That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Fungal infections are on the rise and pose a serious threat to millions of people worldwide. While not all are dangerous, some can be deadly.<p>In any …

Microbiology

Exercise alone alters our gut microbiota

It is well established — and perhaps unsurprising — that what we eat affects the microbes that live in our intestine, collectively known as the gut …

Microbiome

Thanks to a new study, we may be able to stop HIV in its tracks

Stuck in Place<p>There are several steps HIV-1 must go through in the process of infecting the body, but the most important is the invasion of an immune …

Biology

Will Artificial Ovaries Mean No More Menopause? - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>Will Artificial Ovaries Mean No More Menopause?<p>During menopause a woman’s ovaries stop working—there …

Susan Wojcicki

The Genetics of Skin Colour Are a Lot More Complicated Than Anyone Expected

Caucasian skin is only a tiny part of the story.<p>New research suggests the genetic coding behind skin pigmentation is more complicated than previously …

Evolution

Almost All Global Cholera Epidemics During The Past 50 Years Can Be Traced Back To One Place

Cholera is still very much a modern disease, infecting millions and causing the deaths of close to 100,000 people around the globe each year. Caused …

Public Health

Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

Two studies - one in mice and the other in human subjects - offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of …

These Groundbreaking Migraine Prevention Drugs Just Smashed Clinical Trials

"We hope this marks the start of real change."<p>A series of late-stage drug trials are showing great promise for a completely new generation of …

Medicine