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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

Registry Data Used to Examine Oral Anticoagulant Therapy, Appropriate Use

Sep. 30, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for research published throughout 2016, including a study examining if atrial fibrillation ... read more

Advancing Non-Animal Testing Methods: First Set of Novel Knowledge Tools Published

Sep. 30, 2016 — An adverse outcome pathway, or AOP, is a highly structured way of describing a toxicological process which can lead to an adverse health effect in humans or wildlife, caused by an unsafe exposure to ... read more

Adaptation to Food Deprivation as a Clue for Treating Metabolic Diseases

Sep. 30, 2016 — When people are deprived of food, a number of biological mechanisms are set in motion to adapt the body’s metabolism to the conditions of scarcity. One of these processes has been revealed by a ... read more

New Genetic Variations Discovered

Sep. 30, 2016 — New research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases. The study shows how large scale genomic datasets can be used to help identify potential novel ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Researchers report they have identified a protein that enables a toxic natural aggregate to spread from cell to cell in a mammal's brain -- and a way to block that protein's action. Their ... read more

Genetic Switch for Cancer Cells' Immortality Revealed

Sep. 29, 2016 — Scientists have revealed how a genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Our brains hold on to memories via physical changes in synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. Unexpected molecular mechanisms by which these changes take place have now been revealed by new ... read more

Scientists Discover How Cells Put the Brakes on Protein Production

Sep. 29, 2016 — A new scientific study conducted by a team of geneticists has characterized how cells know when to stop translating DNA into proteins, a critical step in maintaining healthy protein levels and cell ... read more

Network and Gene Tools Help Quickly Identify New, Rare Genetic Disease

Sep. 29, 2016 — A new genetic disorder, which still has no name, has been identified using a national network and gene mapping tools. It shares similarities to two other rare genetic disorders arising from related ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Researchers working with flies describe that the concentration of some small intracellular organelles determines the branching capacity of tracheal cells. Tracheal cells are analogous to the cells ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Like fingerprints, immune systems vary from person to person. And although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and ... read more

Scientists Reveal How Signals from Pathogenic Bacteria Reach Danger Sensors of Cells

Sep. 29, 2016 — An essential protein induced by the signaling protein interferon is needed to activate danger-sensing proteins in the cytoplasm of cells, scientists describe in a new ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Digital scans of a young child's fingerprints can be correctly identified one year later, a first-of-its-kind study demonstrates. A child could be identified by a simple fingerprint scan at each ... read more

Pre-Screening for Young Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Sep. 29, 2016 — Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, ... read more

Setting the Stage from Diagnoses to Dimensions

Sep. 29, 2016 — The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. ... read more

Ovarian Removal to Prevent Ovarian Cancer Should Not Be an Option for Premenopausal Women, Research Finds

Sep. 29, 2016 — The controversial practice of ovary removal in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women who are not at high risk of cancer, new evidence ... read more

Ki67 May Help Avoid Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Some Patients

Sep. 29, 2016 — Breast cancer patients over 50 years old could be spared invasive procedures by use of stratification based on tumor size and molecular characteristics, including Ki67. The cell proliferation index ... read more

Men With High Genetic Chance of Bowel Cancer Could Have Lower Risk With Healthy Lifestyles

Sep. 29, 2016 — Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Oral administration of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows reduction of prostate tumor size by up to 70 per cent and decrease in tumor metastasis by up to 50 per cent, report ... read more

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