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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Feb. 9, 2016 — Status epilepticus -- continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more -- is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate in both children and adults. Prompt and effective ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Ecological epigenetics has now been further advanced thanks, to the development of a new research technique. Epigenetic research has grown immensely as a field of research all across the world. In ... read more

Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence

Feb. 9, 2016 — Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators have found. The study evaluated 1,227 patients scheduled for courses ... read more

COPD May Cause Structural Changes Within the Brain

Feb. 9, 2016 — Patients with COPD demonstrated gray matter decreases in areas of the brain that process breathlessness, fear and sensitivity to pain. The study found patients with COPD show regionally decreased ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — They may have made America their new home, but immigrants whose children have special medical needs appear to be having trouble finding a true 'medical home' for their child, a new study ... read more

'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments

Feb. 9, 2016 — An international team of scientists has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some ... read more

Link Between Stress Fracture Injuries, Genes Found

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have successfully identified how certain genes can contribute towards a person's susceptibility to stress fracture injuries. This research provides a platform for further research ... read more

Wound-Healing Intestinal Bacteria: Like Shrubs After a Forest Fire

Feb. 9, 2016 — In injured mouse intestines, specific types of bacteria step forward to promote healing, scientists have found. Potentially, some of these microbes could be exploited as treatments for conditions ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — The first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent, has been created ... read more

Study Compares Outcomes at VA Hospitals Vs. Non-VA Hospitals

Feb. 9, 2016 — Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalization at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, compared with hospitalization at non-VA hospitals, was associated with lower 30-day ... read more

Cutting Prison Sentences Could Reduce Spread of HIV

Feb. 9, 2016 — Reducing the number of men who go to prison could help curb the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in a community. A new computer model suggests that reducing incarceration in a ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — A new way of mapping the collection of RNA read-outs that are expressed by a cell's active genes has been devised to shed additional light on the role of RNAs in cells. These 'dark' ... read more

Professors Use Cadaver DNA to Advance Genetics Literacy in Medical Curricula

Feb. 9, 2016 — Cadavers have long been one of the most important resources for anatomy teaching in medical school. Now, they are also at the forefront of cutting-edge genetics teaching, thanks to some innovative ... read more

Oral Capsule With Bacterial Spores May Be Effective Treatment for Recurrent C. Difficile

Feb. 9, 2016 — Treatment with an oral capsule containing the spores of approximately 50 species of beneficial bacteria successfully prevented recurrence of C. difficile infection in patients with a history of ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Linked With Asthma Risk

Feb. 9, 2016 — Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of ... read more

Patient Access to Online Health Action Plans Enhances Rate of Preventive Care

Feb. 9, 2016 — Health plan members who accessed their health information online and received timely alerts about potential gaps in care were more likely to receive preventive tests and screenings than those who did ... read more

Researchers See Helpful Protein Causing Cancer

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have determined how a protein that helps cells fight viruses can also cause genetic mutations that lead to cancer. The research shows how the expression of a protein causes mutations to ... read more

Study Shows Promising Safety Results for Anti-Aging Drug

Feb. 9, 2016 — Minimal metabolic side effects have been documented after continuous, long-term treatment with encapsulated rapamycin in a marmoset (monkey) model. Results lead to new research grant to study ... read more

Researchers Resolve Longstanding Issue of Components Needed to Regenerate Muscle

Feb. 9, 2016 — New findings clear a path to devise new treatments for muscular injuries and dystrophies, report investigators. The work describes the essential role of a TBP-containing TFIID-protein complex in ... read more

Barley Helps Improve Blood Sugar Levels, Reduce Appetite

Feb. 9, 2016 — Barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibers found in ... read more

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