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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Promising New Drug Could Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

July 25, 2016 — Approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken. ... read more

Protein in Breast Milk Reduces Infection Risk in Premature Infants

July 25, 2016 — Full-term babies receive natural protection from their mothers that helps them fight off dangerous infections. However, babies born prematurely lack protective intestinal bacteria and often are ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Patient

July 25, 2016 — The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual has been documented. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the ... read more

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new ... read more

Using Tau Imaging as Diagnostic Marker for Alzheimer Disease

July 25, 2016 — The accumulation of ?-Amyloid and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind ... read more

Racial Differences in Inpatient Procedures After Stroke

July 25, 2016 — Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. A new study has found that ... read more

Are Primary Stroke Centers Associated With Lower Fatality?

July 25, 2016 — Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care? A new study analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and ... read more

Medical Students Using Electronic Health Records to Track Former Patients

July 25, 2016 — Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to an ... read more

Induced Labor Not Associated With Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Study Shows

July 25, 2016 — Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk ... read more

Researchers 'Solve' Key Zika Virus Protein Structure

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus's reproduction and its interaction with a host's immune ... read more

Newly Found, 'Thrifty' Genetic Variant Influences Samoan Obesity

July 25, 2016 — A genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world's highest levels of obesity, a new study ... read more

Salmonella Protein Reduces Drug Resistance in Tumors

July 25, 2016 — A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. Scientists have found that ... read more

Hot Desert Storms Increase Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Africa

July 25, 2016 — Exposure to airborne dust and high temperatures are significant risk factors for bacterial meningitis, a new study has found. The Sahel region of West Africa has the highest number of bacterial ... read more

Risk Factors Identified in Patient-to-Patient Transmission of Resistant Bacteria

July 25, 2016 — Three key factors increase the risk for patient-to-patient transmission of an extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as CP-CRE, according to a new study. The research helps explain why some contacts ... read more

Developmental Differences in Late Preterm Babies May Not Emerge Until After Age Two

July 25, 2016 — Developmental differences in babies born four to six weeks early may not show up until after they turn two, a new study suggests. At age two, late preterm babies were developmentally on track with ... read more

Does a Dementia Diagnosis Have a Silver Lining? Study Suggests It Can

July 25, 2016 — In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of Early Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via ... read more

Pokémon Go Could Ease Type 2 Diabetes Burden

July 25, 2016 — Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters ... read more

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