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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

New Research Sees Zebrafish Earn Their Stripes in the Fight Against Muscular Dystrophy

Oct. 13, 2015 — New research has demonstrated a new method for observing the behavior of the protein Dystrophin in a living animal cell, in real-time. This breakthrough may provide a key to understanding how to ... read more

Obesity Doesn't Protect Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Oct. 13, 2015 — Why is it that study after study shows obese or overweight people with cardiovascular disease outliving their normal weight counterparts? Would this phenomenon, referred to as the obesity paradox, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping) study is examining changes in both brain structure and function and determining how long it ... read more

Disparities in Breast Cancer Persist Across All Subtypes, Stages

Oct. 13, 2015 — Minority women were more likely to have aggressive subtypes of breast cancer and were more likely to receive non-guideline concordant treatment when compared with non-Hispanic white women, says a new ... read more

No Proof That 85 Percent of Depression Treatment Apps Accredited by NHS Actually Work

Oct. 13, 2015 — There is no proof that 85 percent of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say ... read more

Advanced Care, Increased Risk

Oct. 13, 2015 — Patients with trauma, stroke, heart attack and respiratory failure who were transported by basic life support ambulances had lower mortality than patients who were transported by advanced life ... read more

Extreme Weight Loss Tactics Among UK Cage Fighters Prompt Alarm and Call for Action

Oct. 13, 2015 — UK cage fighters are indulging in potentially dangerous behaviors in a bid to lose large amounts of weight in the shortest possible time before a fight, reveal doctors in a snapshot survey of ... read more

Vaccinating Children May Be Cost-Effective for Tackling Flu

Oct. 13, 2015 — Extending flu vaccine administration to UK children may be a cost-effective way to reduce disease burden in the general population, according to research. The study, which was part of the evidence ... read more

Cell Authentication Survey Shows Little Progress in a Decade

Oct. 12, 2015 — A new survey of almost 450 biomedical researchers from every major stakeholder group (e.g., academia, industry) shows little has changed in cell line authentication and culture practices in the past ... read more

RNA Editing Technique Treats Severe Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Oct. 12, 2015 — An RNA editing technique called 'exon skipping' has shown preliminary success in treating a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy that currently has no treatment. The discovery stems ... read more

Computerized Cognitive Training Improves Childhood Cancer Survivors' Attention and Memory

Oct. 12, 2015 — Computer-based cognitive training is as effective as medication for improving working memory and attention in childhood cancer survivors with cognitive deficits, suggests a new ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Conan Thompson becomes first baby to have a 3D printed model made of his face while still in the womb to help doctors determine whether he would need a lifesaving procedure at ... read more

Cardiac Patients Receive Comparable Care from Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Oct. 12, 2015 — Patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation receive comparable outpatient care from physicians and advanced practice providers -- physician assistants and nurse ... read more

Turncoat Protein Regulates Sensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells to Drug

Oct. 12, 2015 — A surprising, paradoxical relationship between a tumor suppressor molecule and an oncogene may be the key to explaining and working around how breast cancer tumor cells become desensitized to a ... read more

First Comprehensive Profile of Non-Protein-Coding RNAs in Human Cancers

Oct. 12, 2015 — 70 percent of the genome is made into non-coding RNA, but most studies of genomic alterations in cancer have focused on the miniscule portion of the human genome that encodes protein. An ... read more

Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' to Form Tumors, Study Finds

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers link early prostate cancer to alterations in a program controlled by a 'master regulator' of cell growth. These epigenetic changes point to new avenues for preventing and ... read more

Study Examines Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Uninjured Athletes

Oct. 12, 2015 — Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and ... read more

Allergic Asthma: Key Molecule Identified

Oct. 12, 2015 — Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. ... read more

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