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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Recommended Levels of Activity Rarely Achieved by Obese Children and Those With Liver Disease

Nov. 26, 2015 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries, and yet new research indicates that obese children rarely achieve ... read more

Stem Cell Study Paves the Way for Patient Therapies

Nov. 26, 2015 — Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic makeup suggests. The research -- which focused on ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells -- a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control ... read more

New Gene Map Reveals Cancer's Achilles Heel

Nov. 25, 2015 — Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like ... read more

Closing the Loop on an HIV Escape Mechanism

Nov. 25, 2015 — The motion of a specific protein in a human cell regulates whether HIV will infect other cells, a collaborative six-university research team has found. The finding may lead to promising new ways to ... read more

Researchers Assess Use of Drug-Susceptible Parasites to Fight Drug Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases has been developed by experts. The strategy would take advantage of parasite refugia--host populations ... read more

Heart Disease Patients Who Sit a Lot Have Worse Health Even If They Exercise

Nov. 25, 2015 — Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research. Patients in the study wore an activity monitor during their waking hours for nine days. The ... read more

Progesterone Supplements Do Not Improve Outcomes for Recurrent Miscarriages, Study Shows

Nov. 25, 2015 — Progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy do not improve outcomes in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages, new research shows. The findings mark the end of a ... read more

Antibody-Drug Compounds and Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. ... read more

New Technology Promises Fast, Accurate Stroke Diagnosis

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to identifying biomarkers in blood has proven successful in helping diagnose stroke, and the technology could be expanded to diagnose such conditions as concussion, some forms of ... read more

NTDs Disproportionately Found in Areas of Poverty in Islamic Nations

Nov. 25, 2015 — The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Muslim-majority countries with a mission to promote human rights and advance science and technology ... read more

Overweight, Obesity Early in Life Increase Risk of Cardiac Death

Nov. 25, 2015 — Overweight and obesity throughout adulthood, and especially elevated weight in early adulthood, were associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death in a 32-year study of more than 72,000 ... read more

New Strategy Discovered for Treating Arthritis

Nov. 25, 2015 — Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers. Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to ... read more

Two-Thirds of Studies on 'Psychosocial' Treatments Fail to Declare Conflicts of Interest

Nov. 25, 2015 — The creators of commercially sold counseling programs increasingly profit from public health services across the world. However, a new study on the evidence basis for some of the market leaders ... read more

Anticancer Agent FL118 More Potent Than Its Analogs, Not Prone to Typical Channels of Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new synthetic form of camptothecin appears to have greater potency, longer efficacy and fewer adverse side effects than irinotecan and topotecan, report ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their ... read more

Liver Cell Therapies Closer as Study Reveals Key to Mass Production

Nov. 25, 2015 — Stem cell scientists have made a key find that aids the quest to produce therapies for patients with liver damage. They have developed a new technique for growing liver cells from stem cells that is ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers report they have figured out ... read more

Dietary Restriction Gives Fruit Flies a Rhythm for a Long Life

Nov. 25, 2015 — Dietary restriction enhances the expression of the circadian clock genes in the peripheral tissue of fruit flies. Researchers show that dietary restriction, induced by reducing protein in the diet, ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what's going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in ... read more

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