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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50, Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2017 — Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the ... read more

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of ... read more

Overweight/obese People With Diabetes at Increased Risk of Brain Abnormalities

Apr. 27, 2017 — Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell has now been discovered by researchers. The tagging can be turned on like a switch, which enables researchers to ... read more

Food Insecurity Can Affect Your Mental Health

Apr. 27, 2017 — Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys ... read more

Treatment Improved Overall Survival in Elderly Patients With Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Apr. 27, 2017 — Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no ... read more

Blood Test Predicts Kids at Risk for Dengue Shock Syndrome

Apr. 27, 2017 — The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can ... read more

Physical Activity Helps to Counteract Weight Gain from Obesity-Causing Gene Variant

Apr. 27, 2017 — Physical activity can reduce the weight-gaining effects of the genetic variant that carries the greatest risk of obesity, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually ... read more

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Expectant Mothers' Melanoma Risk

Apr. 27, 2017 — Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are not pregnant, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from ... read more

Underdiagnoses of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Findings Suggest

Apr. 27, 2017 — Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care ... read more

Nose2Brain: Better Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2017 — Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood -- either directly by injection into the bloodstream or indirectly, for example through the digestive tract after oral ... read more

Strong Parent Connections Enhance Children's Ability to Develop Healthy Response to Stress

Apr. 27, 2017 — Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data from more than ... read more

Chemoresistance in Breast Cancer Is Related to Varying Tumor Cell Populations

Apr. 27, 2017 — Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this ... read more

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the brain by inhibiting the blood-brain barrier in rats, new research ... read more

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