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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Connecting Uninsured Patients to Primary Care Could Reduce Emergency Department Use

May 5, 2015 — An intervention to connect low-income uninsured and Medicaid patients to a reliable source of primary health care shows promise for reducing avoidable use of hospital emergency departments in ... read more

One in Five People Will Develop Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 — One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely ... read more

Treating Gum Disease Reduces Prostate Symptoms, Researchers Find

May 5, 2015 — Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers. Previous studies have found a link between gum disease and prostatitis, a disease that inflames ... read more

'Tangles' Trigger Early-Stage Alzheimer's Abnormalities in Neocortical Networks

May 5, 2015 — A ground-breaking study has now, for the first time, characterized early-stage changes that occur inside individual, Alzheimer's-affected cells in the intact brain. Remarkably, the study ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Research results can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists say. Results from recent study revealed a nucleic acid molecule that has the perfectly reversed geometry as compared to a ... read more

Accelerated Brain Aging in Type 1 Diabetes Related to Cognitive Complications

May 5, 2015 — The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research. The findings indicate that clinicians should ... read more

The Dark Side of Cannabis: Panic Attacks, Nausea

May 5, 2015 — Although the use of cannabis as a medical drug is currently booming, we should not forget that leisure time consumption -- for example, smoking weed -- can cause acute and chronic harms. These ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists. Model studies showed that microparticles loaded ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Finding out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion has been the focus of recent research. Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the ... read more

Shedding Light on Rods: Novel Technique to Investigate the Activity of These Retinal Cells

May 5, 2015 — By using 'unusual' optic fibres in a novel fashion, an international team of researchers scrutinized the response to light of rods, the light-sensitive cells of the retina, and demonstrated ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) possess the ability to grow into almost any kind of cell, which has made them dynamic tools for studying early human development and disease, but much depends ... read more

Women Hospitalized 60 Percent More Than Men After Emergency Asthma Treatment

May 5, 2015 — Women with acute asthma who are treated in the emergency department are 60 percent more likely than men to need hospitalization, a study shows. The authors speculate that there are a number of ... read more

Proteomics Provides New Leads Into Nerve Regeneration

May 5, 2015 — Using proteomics techniques to study injured optic nerves, researchers have identified previously unrecognized proteins and pathways involved in nerve regeneration. Adding back one of these proteins ... read more

First Extensive Description of the Human Secreted miRNome

May 5, 2015 — In an elaborate study, biologists have found out that small molecules named microRNAs are, against many hopes, not yet suitable for early diagnosis of skin cancer, as well as supposedly for other ... read more

Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match

May 5, 2015 — A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A gene variant that influences whether Huntington’s disease breaks out earlier or later than expected has been identified by researchers. The findings can contribute to improved diagnosis and ... read more

Nerves Move to Avoid Damage

May 5, 2015 — New research can help explain the prevalence of widespread syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica. According to the results, neural movements can be measured by using non-invasive ... read more

Oral Spores of Harmless C. Difficile Prevent Repeated C. Difficile Infection

May 5, 2015 — In what is a major step towards the prevention of recurring bouts of Clostridium difficile (Cdiff) infection, an international team of researchers has shown that giving spores of non-toxic Cdiff by ... read more

Digoxin Increases the Risk of Early Death in Patients With Heart Problems, Large Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — There is conflicting evidence about whether digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, might contribute to an increase in deaths in patients with atrial ... read more

'Fuzzy Thinking' in Depression, Bipolar Disorder: New Research Finds Effect Is Real

May 4, 2015 — People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that ... read more

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