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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Toxic Peptides Disrupt Membrane-Less Organelles in Neurodegenerative Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — Scientists reveal how toxic peptides that arise due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia target the integrity of membrane-less organelles and trigger ... read more

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Cancer, Poor Dietary Quality in Adulthood

Oct. 19, 2016 — Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes. In mice and roundworm adding the substance can both extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes. New research shows that this new ... read more

Researchers Study Diagnostic Error in Asthma, COPD

Oct. 13, 2016 — A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to a research team to study the impact of diagnostic error on outcomes for pulmonary patients and the use of lung-function testing in primary care. Studies ... read more

Tai Chi Can Help Relieve Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Oct. 13, 2016 — Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled ... read more

Older Adults Gain Weight When Spouse Is Stressed out

Oct. 13, 2016 — Stress isn't good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels, new research ... read more

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

Oct. 13, 2016 — The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A research team has identified and ... read more

MS Drug May Reverse Some Physical Disability

Oct. 12, 2016 — A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research. Because it can cause serious side ... read more

Common Asthma Drug Could Prevent Liver Disease, Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

Oct. 11, 2016 — A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma someday could find new use in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, according to new ... read more

Technique May Identify Patients With Fast-Progressing Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Oct. 11, 2016 — Combining multiple non-invasive measures, researchers describe a novel method to quantify the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to its more dangerous and deadly states -- ... read more

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention ... read more

New Immune Cell Subset Associated With Progression to Type 1 Diabetes

Oct. 11, 2016 — A recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes, research suggests. These so called follicular T helper cells were found to be increased at the onset ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — The liver reacts to chronic injury by walling it off with scar tissue and calling in immune cells with inflammatory signals. If cancer arises, the resulting inflammation then stokes tumor ... read more

Failures in Mental Health System Flagged in New Report in England

Oct. 10, 2016 — Significant numbers of people with learning disabilities, particularly very young adults, remain inappropriately incarcerated in English hospitals, new research ... read more

Personalized Medicine: Smart Drug Clears Fat from Liver, Blood

Oct. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It ... read more

Research Uncovers a New Disruption at the Root of Parkinson's Disease

Oct. 7, 2016 — Leading-edge research has shown for the first time that a malfunctioning stress-coping mechanism in the brain is at the root of Parkinson’s disease. Genetic mutations that cause Parkinson’s ... read more

The Importance of Loving Care Within Children's Institutions

Oct. 7, 2016 — Nurturing caregiving from a few consistent individuals helps to minimize the potential emotional and mental-health development issues that can arise from spending the early years of a child's ... read more

Simple Blood Test Could Vastly Improve Detection Rates of Severe Liver Disease

Oct. 6, 2016 — A new non-invasive method of predicting the risk of developing a severe form of liver disease could ensure patients receive early and potentially life-saving medical intervention before irreversible ... read more

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