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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Protein ZMYND8 Tied to Suppression of Prostate Cancer Tumor Metastasis

July 28, 2016 — Although it reads like European license plate number, a protein known as ZMYND8 has demonstrated its ability to block metastasis-linked genes in prostate cancer, according to a ... read more

Confronted With Sepsis, Key Immune Mechanism Breaks, Scientists Find

July 28, 2016 — When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers ... read more

Researchers Discover Gene Variant Associated With Esophageal Cancer

July 28, 2016 — A rare genetic mutation is associated with susceptibility to familial Barrett esophagus and esophageal cancer, according to a new study that set out to identify novel disease susceptibility variants ... read more

Even Mild Vision Impairment Has Influence on Quality of Life

July 28, 2016 — Blindness is known to have a broad-ranging adverse influence on affected individuals, their families, and the societies in which they live and is exemplified by its association with impaired quality ... read more

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

July 28, 2016 — Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study ... read more

New Leishmania Virulence Strategies

July 28, 2016 — Medical researchers have discovered novel virulence strategies employed by the Leishmania parasite. These scientific breakthroughs represent two important clues to understanding the cellular and ... read more

Scientists Discover How Certain Proteins May Help Fight Chlamydia

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have made an interesting discovery, which may help fight chlamydia infection -- one of the most widespread STDs in the world. A series of experiments have shown that certain proteins are ... read more

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to New Diagnostic Tests and Treatments

July 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted to slow tumor ... read more

Photopharmacology and Optogenetics: Lighting the Way for Second Messengers

July 28, 2016 — Scientist have created photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules, thus enabling their actions to be regulated by light, and affording new insights into the communications networks that ... read more

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses

July 28, 2016 — The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the life-threatening infection as bacteria become more and more resistant to ... read more

'Pain Paradox' Discovery Provides Route to New Pain Control Drugs

July 28, 2016 — A natural substance known to activate pain in the central nervous system has been found to have the opposite effect in other parts of the body, potentially paving the way to new methods of pain ... read more

Creativity, Intermedial Languages as Bridge to Communicate With Autistic Children

July 28, 2016 — This pioneering research using drama with autistic children started with an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project 'Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as ... read more

Recovery of Dopamine Function Emerges With Recovery from Smoking

July 28, 2016 — A new study reports that smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical implicated in reward and addiction, return to normal three months after quitting. The normalization of dopamine systems ... read more

Treating Psoriasis May Improve Related Cardiovascular Symptoms

July 28, 2016 — People with psoriasis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Treating psoriasis may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which in turn leads to less ... read more

Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers

July 28, 2016 — Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves, ... read more

Eczema Can Have Many Effects on Patients' Health

July 28, 2016 — When a patient is diagnosed with eczema, the diagnosis of another medical condition may not be far behind, say researchers. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by dry, red ... read more

Scar Treatments Can Improve Patients' Quality of Life

July 28, 2016 — Scarring can have a profound impact on patients. Fortunately, dermatologists have developed an improved understanding of the biology of scarring, allowing them to provide more effective treatment ... read more

Early Detection of Leukemia Patients' Resistance to Therapy

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients' resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid ... read more

Apollo Astronauts Experiencing Higher Rates of Cardiovascular-Related Deaths

July 28, 2016 — Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a new ... read more

Introduction of Screening Could Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

July 28, 2016 — The introduction of lung cancer screening in the UK could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups, without causing participants the undue stress sometimes associated with medical tests, say ... read more

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