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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new genetic model has been developed that is yielding new insights into what happens when astrocytes go awry. Damage to astrocytes -- star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord -- is ... read more

Ultrasound Examinations Can Identify Patients at Risk of Stroke

Nov. 25, 2015 — Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could ... read more

New Treatment Potential for Heart Attack Sufferers

Nov. 25, 2015 — New hope in the fight against cardiovascular disease has arrived, following breakthrough research identifying a pigment in our bile which could protect ... read more

Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Nov. 24, 2015 — Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native ... read more

Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans

Nov. 24, 2015 — Fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers, researchers ... read more

Mental Health Risk for New Dads

Nov. 24, 2015 — Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... read more

Gene Variants Involved in Stress Responses Affect 'Post-Concussive' Symptoms

Nov. 24, 2015 — Variations in a gene that affect the body's responses to stress influence the risk of developing so-called post-concussive symptoms after car crashes, reports a ... read more

Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom With Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants

Nov. 23, 2015 — In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral ... read more

Young Women Who Survive Cardiovascular Event Have Long-Term Risks

Nov. 23, 2015 — Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke still face long-term risks of death and illness, according to an article. The study included 226 women who had a heart attack (average age 42), 160 ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune response, and neurodegenerative diseases. New findings show that infection with pathogenic bacteria causes neurodegeneration in the ... read more

Tick That Feeds on Birds May Increase the Range of Lyme Disease

Nov. 23, 2015 — A tick that is not known to bite people may play a role in the transmission of Lyme disease, according to a new article. This study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates that in order to ... read more

New Approach Explored to Prevent Newborn Epilepsies

Nov. 23, 2015 — Specific forms of epilepsy may manifest as early as in the first weeks of life. A new laboratory study shows that a preventive therapeutic strategy can be successful if it is applied within a time ... read more

Adults Born With Heart Defects Have a Substantially Higher Risk of Stroke

Nov. 23, 2015 — Adults with congenital heart defects have considerably higher rates of stroke compared to the general population. Heart failure, diabetes and recent heart attacks were the strongest predictors of ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... read more

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the ... read more

Diabetes Drug Could Be Used to Combat Fatty Liver Disease, Research Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Findings from a new study present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment. The trial was the first of ... read more

British Hospitals Face Serious Shortage of Liver Specialists

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fewer than one in three hospitals employ a full-time doctor who specializes in liver medicine, according to a survey of 144 hospitals in the UK. The results suggest that staffing levels for liver ... read more

Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease May Help Protect Patients' Kidney Function

Nov. 19, 2015 — After six months of treatment with hydroxyurea, sickle cell disease patients' kidney function, as measured by the urinary albumin/creatine ratio, improved significantly, report investigators at ... read more

Long-Term Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Nov. 19, 2015 — Recent work has focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer. Among other findings, researchers found that cancer survivors had an overall increased relative risk for ... read more

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