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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

New Test Method Aims to Predict Allergenic Potency of Chemicals

May 29, 2017 — A method that determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is has now been developed by researchers. This will aid ... read more

May 26, 2017 — Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for ... read more

A New Way to Slow Cancer Cell Growth

May 25, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell ... read more

Sorting out HIV: Research Collaboration Devises a New Method That Could Speed Up Vaccine Development for HIV

May 25, 2017 — A new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses has now been created, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, say experts. The technique will enable scientists to identify ... read more

CRKL in 22q11.2; A Key Gene That Contributes to Common Birth Defects

May 25, 2017 — The research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential birth defects seen in patients with ... read more

May 25, 2017 — Using fruit flies, researchers have discovered a cascade of molecular signals that program gene activity to drive the fly from one stage of maturation to the next, like a baby turning into an adult. ... read more

Two Genetic Variants in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Development

May 25, 2017 — Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic ... read more

May 25, 2017 — Globally, every 30 seconds a diabetic has a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and ... read more

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Heightened Heart Disease Risk in Young Adult Offspring

May 24, 2017 — Complications of pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and infections, are linked to a heightened risk of early coronary heart disease in the young adult offspring, finds new ... read more

May 24, 2017 — A team of researchers has discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research, they ... read more

Patients in Rural Hospitals Can Save Thousands of Dollars If Local Hospital Is Part of Tele-Emergency Room Network

May 24, 2017 — Patients in small towns can save thousands of dollars in health care costs by avoiding transfer to a larger facility if their local rural hospital is part of a tele-emergency room network, according ... read more

Two Types of Empathy Elicit Different Health Effects

May 24, 2017 — Psychologists have found that our bodies respond differently depending on the perspective we take when helping someone who is suffering. Stepping into the perspective of the suffering person leads to ... read more

Shedding Light on How Humans Walk, With Robots

May 24, 2017 — Patients walking in clinical robotic suits do not modify their gait in response to forces that are meant to alter the height of their steps, though they do respond to alterations in step length, ... read more

Your Mobile Phone Can Reveal Whether You Have Been Exposed to Radiation

May 24, 2017 — In accidents or terror attacks which are suspected to involve radioactive substances, it can be difficult to determine whether people nearby have been exposed to radiation. But by analysing mobile ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia, home to the world's largest silver deposit, may put residents at risk of ... read more

Mindfulness-Focused Childbirth Education Leads to Less Depression

May 24, 2017 — A new study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure ... read more

Largest Psoriasis Meta-Analysis to Date Yields New Genetic Clues

May 24, 2017 — The identification of 16 additional genetic markers will help researchers get closer to understanding how -- and why -- psoriasis ... read more

World-First Discovery of Protein That Causes Liver Disease Brings Hope for New Treatments

May 24, 2017 — In a world-first discovery, Australian scientists have identified a protein that causes liver fibrosis, paving the way for new treatments for liver disease to be ... read more

Aging Population With Care Needs Set to Grow by 25% Within a Decade in England and Wales

May 23, 2017 — Urgent need for better disease prevention policies targeting poor diet, smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity, as well as increased investment in health and social care. The ... read more

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