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July 28, 2015 — Researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for Alzheimer's disease. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective ... read more

New Eye-Tracker Method Shows 'Preferred Retinal Location' in Both Eyes

July 28, 2015 — Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL). Now for the first time, a new method makes it ... read more

Illuminating Mechanisms of Repetitive Thinking

July 28, 2015 — The ability to engage in mental time travel is a unique and central part of the human experience. And yet this very ability can have detrimental consequences for both physical and mental well-being ... read more

Two New Tests May Make Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetes Easier and More Affordable

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have successfully tested two new potential methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes in its standard and gestational forms. These findings may lead to easier, timelier, and more ... read more

July 28, 2015 — The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or ... read more

Report Documents an Unmet Need for Expanded Family Planning Services at CHCs

July 28, 2015 — As part of a unique survey of nearly 2,000 women of childbearing age who receive health care at the nation's community health centers, 90 percent reported that they were not actively seeking to ... read more

New Treatment May Help Neonatal Liver Disease Associated With Parenteral Nutrition

July 28, 2015 — Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study ... read more

Ancient Proteins Involved in DNA Repair Could Shed Light on Tumor Development

July 28, 2015 — By studying yeast used in beer- and bread-making, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which ancient proteins repair DNA damage and how their dysfunction could lead to the development of ... read more

Brain Disease Scenarios Revised by Step-by-Step Imaging of Toxic Aggregation

July 28, 2015 — Diseases like Alzheimer's are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. In a world first, scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of ... read more

Specific Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer's Disease

July 28, 2015 — Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's ... read more

July 28, 2015 — New research is showing that less is more when it comes to the treatment of optic disc pits -- a rare eye condition. Many of the surgical techniques commonly used are unnecessary, a researcher now ... read more

Clinical Validation for LOXO-101 Against TRK Fusion Cancer

July 27, 2015 — The first imaging studies of TRK fusion cancer conducted post-treatment have confirmed that stage IV patient's tumors had substantially regressed. With four months of treatment, additional CT ... read more

Experimental Drug Treatment for Rett Syndrome Suggests Disorder Is Reversible, Mouse Study Shows

July 27, 2015 — A strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome has been developed by scientists, a devastating autism spectrum disorder. In their report, the researchers demonstrate that treatment with ... read more

July 27, 2015 — The lymph system provides a slow flow of fluid from tissues into the blood. It returns fluid and proteins that leak from blood vessels, provides passage for immune cells from the tissues to the ... read more

One in Four Patients With Defibrillators Experiences Boost in Heart Function Over Time

July 27, 2015 — A study of outcomes among 1,200 people with implanted defibrillators — devices intended to prevent sudden cardiac death from abnormal heart rhythms — shows that within a few years of ... read more

Mobile Stroke Treatment Units May Greatly Improve Survival Rates, Chance of Recovery for Ischemic Stroke Patients

July 27, 2015 — Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTUs) can significantly reduce the time it takes to diagnose and treat patients for stroke, new research confirms. MSTUs resemble ambulances on the outside, but ... read more

Narrowing in on Pituitary Tumors

July 27, 2015 — A new technique that could help surgeons more precisely define the locations of pituitary tumors in near real-time has been demonstrated by a team of scientists. The new strategy uses a visualization ... read more

Gene Therapy May Improve Survival of Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

July 27, 2015 — Use of gene therapy to deliver a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve the survival of patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy, ... read more

Blood Markers Identify Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression

July 27, 2015 — The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called 'the love hormone,' may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the ... read more

Some Stroke Treatments Proven to Reduce Health Care Costs

July 27, 2015 — Use of mechanical thrombectomy on qualifying stroke patients could result in major savings to the healthcare economy in the United Kingdom and other western countries with a similar healthcare ... read more

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