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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Regulatory RNA Essential to DNA Damage Response

Sep. 26, 2016 — It iss essential for cells to quickly ascertain whether it's possible to repair mistakes or to self-destruct for the good of the organism. That's because cells with a damaged genome often ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study. The nanoparticles, which are commercially available as the injectable iron supplement ferumoxytol, are ... read more

Vaccine Vs Many Common Cold Viruses Achievable

Sep. 26, 2016 — Scientists are making the case that a vaccine against rhinoviruses, the predominant cause of the common cold, is achievable, saying that the immune system can handle the ... read more

Tapping Evolution to Improve Biotech Products

Sep. 26, 2016 — Scientists can improve protein-based drugs by reaching into the evolutionary past, a new paper proposes. As a proof of concept for this approach, the research team showed how "ancestral sequence ... read more

Broadly Neutralizing HIV Antibodies Pave the Way for Vaccine

Sep. 26, 2016 — A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types of HIV ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing stomach fat – especially the “hidden fat” in your abdomen – is associated with newly identified and worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. These adverse ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — The consumption of dietary supplements and cold therapies containing high concentrations of zinc is now being called into question, following research that suggests it may worsen Clostridium ... read more

New Genetic Links for Heart Disease Risk Factors Identified

Sep. 26, 2016 — 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes have now been uncovered by ... read more

Scientists Track Down Possible New Treatment for Epilepsy

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures, ground-breaking new research shows. On the basis of this discovery, scientists were able to completely ... read more

'Teashirt' Gene Links Autism and Kidney Problems, New Study Finds

Sep. 26, 2016 — A gene dubbed the ‘Teashirt’ by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Mice placed on a low-calorie diet are less likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new stud. The paper suggests new ways to prevent the often fatal condition from occurring in ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers have built a three-dimensional map of the anthrax toxin that may explain how it efficiently transfers its lethal components into the cytoplasm of infected cells. The study suggests that ... read more

Unknown Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke Associated With Increased Mortality

Sep. 26, 2016 — A new biomarker has identified known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke and confirmed a strong association to increased mortality in non-smokers, according to a new study. The results provide ... read more

Widespread Adoption of SBRT Has Improved Survival Rates for Elderly Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer

Sep. 26, 2016 — Survival rates for elderly patients who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rose from roughly 40 to 60 percent over the past decade, ... read more

Young Cancer Survivors in Economic Struggle

Sep. 26, 2016 — Young cancer survivors have a 40 per cent higher risk of becoming unemployed, than others, say researchers, noting that they also have a 40 per cent higher risk of receiving governmental financial ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is capable of rapid genetic adaptation in both natural environments and in humans according to a study. This presents doctors with a dilemma: prescribe medication ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — A team of heart surgeons and cardiologists used new catheter technology to repair a leaky tricuspid valve for the very first time. The Cardioband serves as an innovative and low-impact method of ... read more

Yoga May Not Count Toward 30 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity, but May Have Other Benefits

Sep. 24, 2016 — Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national ... read more

Supporting Employees to Stand Up, Sit Less and Move More

Sep. 24, 2016 — Employers can implement an intervention to substantially reduce the sitting time of office workers both during work hours and across the ... read more

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

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