Medical Research

The Future of Parasite Control?

In the April 2017 issue of <i>Equine Disease Quarterly</i>, Dr. Gene Lyons (PhD) provides a brief review of the history and current status of anthelmintic …

Evidence-Based Medicine

History of African-Americans and Medical Research Goes Beyond Henrietta Lacks

Ask a given person what they know about the history of the use of African-Americans as unwilling research subjects and they are likely to mention one …

Clinical Trials

Long-term treatment of decompensated cirrhosis with human albumin improves survival

ILC 2017: Results of the ANSWER study show that long-term administration of albumin also improves quality of life, and reduces the incidence of …

Medicine

15 Women Share Why They're Marching for Science

Scientists and science lovers are taking to the streets April 22nd for the first-ever March for Science. The march is poised to be one of the largest …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Innovative research, published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> this week, explains how thousands of "previously ignored genetic mutations" may …

Evidence-Based Medicine

More surgeons must start doing basic science

They say they don't have the time or incentives to do research — and that’s dangerous for translational medicine.<p>In Steven Soderbergh’s classy …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Could fungi be a vast, untapped source of new antibiotics?

Fungi could harbor a vast treasure trove for new drugs to fight infections caused by bacteria and other microbes. This was the conclusion that …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Gastroenteritis is one of the main causes of death in children under 5 years old, leading to 2.5 million deaths annually, with younger infants being …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Enzyme saves us from insect dust and worm skin

Each time you take a breath, there’s a good chance you’re inhaling bits of insects, morsels of mites, and other remnants of various organisms. This …

Biology

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn't science fiction.<p>Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Some of the Parts: Is Marijuana's "Entourage Effect" Scientifically Valid?

If you believe budtender wisdom, consuming a strain called Bubba Kush should leave you ravenous and relaxed whereas dank Hippie Chicken should uplift …

Medical Marijuana

Naked mole-rats 'turn into plants' when oxygen is low: Discovery could lead to treatments for heart attack, stroke

Discovery could lead to treatments for heart attack, stroke<p>Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do …

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Macrophages shown to be essential to a healthy heart rhythm

Mass. General-led study reveals involvement of immune cells in cardiac signal conduction<p>A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led research team has …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Study overturns seminal research about the developing nervous system

New research overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study could help scientists …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Too many studies have hidden conflicts of interest. A new tool makes it easier to see them.

PubMed, the Google of scientific search, is now publishing funding information in its abstracts.<p>I once got a press release about a "landmark” study showing cranberry juice could cut the risk of urinary tract infections.<p>This study piqued my interest. All the credible research I’d seen on cranberry …

Research

Text Mining to Improve the Health of Millions of Citizens

<i>By Kenji Takeda</i>, Director of Azure for Research at Microsoft.<p>Doctors face daily decisions about the best care for their patients, and their own …

Machine Learning

Insights into mitochondrial 'power grids' increase understanding of heart muscle

A new study reveals further insights into how electrical "power grids" of interconnected mitochondria inside heart muscle cells work. It shows that a …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Canadian researchers find new compound to potentially fight antibiotic-resistant infections

Antibiotic PEG-2S targets an infection's energy source, ignores healthy gut bacteria<p>Two scientists at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg have …

Microbiology

Macrophages conduct electricity, help heart to beat

Macrophages, immune cells known for their PAC-MAN-like ingestion of microbial intruders and biological waste, have a previously unrecognized role in …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

A new study shows that a drug derived from a protein found in the malaria parasite stopped chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer tumors growing in …

Cancer

Improving genetic diagnosis in Mendelian disease with transcriptome sequencing | Science Translational Medicine

Although genome and exome sequencing are becoming increasingly common and are often useful in diagnosing unexplained genetic disease, more than half …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Children at greater risk for complications from brown recluse spider bites

Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers report.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Adrenergic-mediated loss of splenic marginal zone B cells contributes to infection susceptibility after stroke

Article |<p>Open<p>Laura McCulloch ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1396-6643<br>• , Craig J. Smith<br>• & Barry W. McColl<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>8</b>, Article number: 15051 (2017)<p>…

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Alphabet to help researchers predict disease

Alphabet, the owner of Google, has teamed up with two leading academic institutions to collect health data on more than 10,000 people to help medical …

Digital Health

Researchers study secrets of aging via stem cells

<i>Third in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.</i><p>“If only,” wrote an ancient Japanese poet, …

Biotechnology

Speeding Healing With A Dose Of A Single Protein

I’ve previously written about how muscle stem cells rev their engines in response to a distant injury, like drag cars at the starting line of a race. …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugs

Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are …

Microbiology

Frog skin compound destroys flu virus

While kissing a slimy frog may not be the best route to finding your Prince Charming, frog slime has been suggested to protect against flu. According …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal

BINGHAMTON, NY - With Earth Day approaching, new research from Binghamton University-State of New York could help U.S. residents save more energy, …

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