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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

New Switch Decides Between Genome Repair, Death of Cells

Sep. 27, 2016 — The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in the DNA, which can be induced by radiation, are a dangerous threat to the cells, and ... read more

Healthcare Leaders Recommend Restructuring Health Care System to Better Serve Needs of U.S. Throughout 21st Century

Sep. 26, 2016 — To keep up with the evolving needs of our nation’s health and health care system, a series of papers recommends restructuring the U.S. health care system in ways that will support more efficient, ... read more

Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity

Sep. 20, 2016 — A problem has been found with regard to the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — The protein behind Alzheimer’s disease shape-shifts, changing its internal structure in order to infiltrate brain cells and become toxic, new research ... read more

Rate of Hearing Loss Increases Significantly After Age 90

Sep. 19, 2016 — A new study examined if the rate of age-related hearing loss is constant in the older old (80 years and older). Scientists concluded that hearing loss rapidly accelerates over the age of 90. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study provides substantial new evidence that health becomes endangered when aging cells lose control of rogue elements of DNA called ... read more

Patient Overcomes Rare Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Sep. 15, 2016 — Larry Jacob got the call every parent fears. His daughter was sick, away at college and needed help. Mr. Jacob left his home in the Chicago suburbs and was driving to Western Illinois University when ... read more

Poison in the Brain

Sep. 15, 2016 — There are factors that facilitate the formation of putatively toxic structures in the neuronal nuclei of Alzheimer’s patients, report scientists. A research team compared brain samples from ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

Decelerated Protein Synthesis, Degradation in a Worm With Doubled Lifespan

Sep. 14, 2016 — The gradual accumulation of damage to all kinds of molecules in the cell is often considered as the primary cause of aging. This escalating damage could cause the progressive failure of cell ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of ... read more

How 'Super Aging' Older Adults Retain Youthful Memory Abilities

Sep. 13, 2016 — Some loss of memory is often considered an inevitable part of aging, but new research reveals how some people appear to escape that ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Keep Intimate Life Intact Despite Tumor Surgery in the Pelvis

Sep. 13, 2016 — Tumor surgery in the pelvis (urogenital and anal area) can lead to injuries of the regional nervous center and therefore to bowel and bladder incontinence and sexual function disorders. This can ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Substantial new evidence that health becomes endangered when aging cells lose control of rogue elements of DNA called transposons has been provided by recent ... read more

Evidence of 'Hidden Hearing Loss' in College-Age Human Subjects

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as 'hidden hearing ... read more

Exercise App Reduces Incontinence

Sep. 12, 2016 — Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved quality of ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease -- a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments. The neurodegenerative disease affects an ... read more

Double Negative Leads to Big Positive Against Bladder Cancer Metastasis

Sep. 9, 2016 — New understanding may allow doctors and researchers to stop bladder cancer's ability to stop the tumor-suppressing gene RhoDGI2, thus allowing its initial action to ... read more

Midlife Physical Activity Is Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age

Sep. 9, 2016 — Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins ... read more

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