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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015 — A researcher is disputing recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odors. He says the data used in a 2014 study published in Science does not support this ... read more

Cancer Drug 49 Times More Potent Than Cisplatin

July 7, 2015 — A new cancer drug has been found to have effectiveness for ovarian and bowel cancer that is 49 times as potent is Cisplatin. The key to this new drug, researchers report, is that it can shut down a ... read more

Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

July 7, 2015 — For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Optical 'Dog’s Nose' May Hold Key to Breath Analysis

July 7, 2015 — A laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease is under development, researchers report, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, ... read more

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Can Occur Hours After First

July 7, 2015 — New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about ... read more

July 7, 2015 — When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to ... read more

Vitamin C Related to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Early Death

July 7, 2015 — High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research ... read more

The Next Anti-Tuberculosis Drug May Already Be in Your Local Pharmacy

July 7, 2015 — Testing thousands of approved drugs, scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid). Tuberculosis continues to be a global ... read more

Study Identifies New Way to Kill the Malaria Parasite

July 7, 2015 — Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the ... read more

S100B Protein in Diagnosing Intracranial Hemorrhage in Some Patients With Mild Head Injury

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have examined elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who had presented with mild head injury to see if levels of S100B protein could help identify whether ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... read more

Religious Groups Could Expedite Response to Biggest Global Health Challenges of 21st Century

July 7, 2015 — Faith-based organizations are crucial in achieving the promise of universal health coverage -- an adequate standard of health care for all people -- especially for poor and marginalized groups, ... read more

Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease Found

July 6, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease has been developed by ... read more

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Lead to Under Treatment of Older Adults

July 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Joint National Committee released the eighth update to the blood pressure guidelines (JNC8P). These guidelines included a controversial decision to change the blood pressure goal that ... read more

Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

July 6, 2015 — National guidelines for thyroid cancer testing have been revised to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. The clinical explanation ... read more

Restraint, Confinement Still an Everyday Practice in Mental Health Settings

July 6, 2015 — Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice that can cause harm to ... read more

Stress-Fighting Proteins Could Be Key to New Treatments for Asthma

July 6, 2015 — Investigators have discovered the precise molecular steps that enable immune cells implicated in certain forms of asthma and allergy to develop and survive in the body. The findings reveal a new ... read more

Link Found Between Autoimmune Diseases, Medications, Dangerous Heartbeat Condition

July 6, 2015 — New research focuses on identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain ... read more

Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma's Spread Acts as Air Traffic Controller

July 6, 2015 — The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic ... read more

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