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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how cells in the human body build their own ‘railway networks’, throwing light on how diseases such as bowel cancer work. The microtubule tracks are vital for ... read more

New Treatment Option for the Acute Phase of the Rare Disease TTP

Feb. 11, 2016 — Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. This can be heriditary or can be acquired as an autoimmune condition. Due to the associated excessive ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Faulty bioelectric signaling has been found to be responsible for the skull and facial abnormalities that characterize the rare genetic disorder Andersen-Tawil Syndrome (ATS). It may therefore be ... read more

Remote Telemonitoring Does Not Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients

Feb. 11, 2016 — Combined health coaching and remote monitoring did not reduce all-cause 180-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients, and did not have significant effects on 30-day hospital ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers used ultrasound-activated microbubbles to improve preservation of heart muscle and function in a pig heart attack model. The method is now in phase I human clinical trials. The promising ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — DNA is unwound by a type of “pumpjack” mechanism, similar to the way one operates on an oil rig, a team of scientists suggests. This finding is based on new close-up images of the proteins that ... read more

Research Finds New Target in Search for Why Statin Drugs Sometimes Cause Problems for Some Patients

Feb. 10, 2016 — Statin drugs interact with a gap junction protein called GJC3 that releases ATP, a major signaling molecule for inflammation in the body, new research shows. This discovery provides a significant new ... read more

Research Uncovers More Inherited Genetic Mutations Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 10, 2016 — Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent ... read more

Study Sheds Light on Source of Drug Addicts Risk-Taking Behavior

Feb. 10, 2016 — New insight has been gained into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings show that while drug users have very strong motivation to seek out 'rewards,' they ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous, new research shows. The study contributes to a growing body of research ... read more

Two in Five Individuals With Schizophrenia Have Attempted Suicide

Feb. 10, 2016 — Those with schizophrenia who'd been physically abused during childhood were five times more likely to have attempted suicide, a new study shows. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A cardio-oncology program is focusing on modulating the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in men, especially those receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat their prostate ... read more

Exercise and Meditation Together Help Beat Depression

Feb. 10, 2016 — A mind and body combination of exercise and meditation, done twice a week for only two months, reduced the symptoms for a group of students by 40 ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason -- it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, ... read more

The New Health 'Desert'? Reliable Weight Loss Programs Hard to Find

Feb. 10, 2016 — People with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds, new research ... read more

Scientists Write Document Explaining Zika Virus, Urge Vigilance

Feb. 10, 2016 — Public concerns about Zika have triggered scientists to write a new Extension document to explain the virus. Meanwhile, state mosquito control agencies and the Florida Department of Health monitor ... read more

Rise in Marijuana in U.S. Use Not as High as Previously Reported

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers report an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States use marijuana, but this research also shows that the rate of pot use did not double from 2002 to 2013 — as had ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Newly patented compounds show significant improvements over existing treatments, showing low toxicity and, consequently, fewer side-effects. Infectious tropical diseases mainly affect people living ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Scientists have analyzed more than 500 previously published scientific articles and proposed their own approach to the choice of methods used for the treatment of one of the most common ... read more

Atherosclerosis: A Short Cut to Inflammation

Feb. 10, 2016 — The enzyme Dicer processes RNA transcripts, cutting them into short segments that regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. A research team has shown that Dicer promotes the development of ... read more

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