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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Nose2Brain: Better Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2017 — Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood -- either directly by injection into the bloodstream or indirectly, for example through the digestive tract after oral ... read more

Chemoresistance in Breast Cancer Is Related to Varying Tumor Cell Populations

Apr. 27, 2017 — Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this ... read more

National Mental-Health Survey Finds Widespread Ignorance, Stigma

Apr. 27, 2017 — Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a ... read more

Energy Drinks Linked to More Heart, Blood Pressure Changes Than Caffeinated Drinks Alone

Apr. 26, 2017 — Two hours after drinking 32 ounces of a commercially available energy drink, the heart's electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a caffeine-matched control drink. Both caffeine and ... read more

Simple Treatment for Severe Bleeding Could Save Lives of Mothers Around the World

Apr. 26, 2017 — An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study. The global trial of 20,000 women ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new bone clearing technique is a breakthrough for testing osteoporosis drugs. The technique has promising applications for understanding how bones interact with the rest of the ... read more

Tracking Unstable Chromosomes Helps Predict Lung Cancer's Return

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumors increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard ... read more

Vital Role for Mitochondrial Calcium Exchange in Heart Function

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have long thought that calcium transport into mitochondria is a key signal linking cardiac workload, or how hard the heart pumps, with energy production. Now, in a major breakthrough, ... read more

Novel Antibiotic Resistance Gene in Milk

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new antibiotic resistance gene has been found in bacteria from dairy cows. This gene confers resistance to all beta-lactam antibiotics including the last generation of cephalosporins used against ... read more

Exploring Personalized Pharmacotherapy to Treat Panic Attacks

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, ... read more

Clearing out Old Cells Could Extend Joint Health, Stop Osteoarthritis

Apr. 26, 2017 — Selectively removing old or 'senescent' cells from joints could stop and even reverse the progression of osteoarthritis, researchers report after a preclinical study in mice and human ... read more

Longer-Lasting Pain Relief With MOFs

Apr. 26, 2017 — To treat headaches, back pain or fever, most of us have reached for ibuprofen at one point or another. But we often have to take doses every four to six hours if the pain warrants it. Now scientists ... read more

Nanodiamond-Enhanced MRI Offers Greater Range of Diagnostic, Therapeutic Applications

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new means of noninvasively tracking nanodiamonds with magnetic resonance imaging has been developed by researchers, opening up a host of new ... read more

Nanoparticles Can Travel from Lungs to Blood, Possibly Explaining Risks to Heart

Apr. 26, 2017 — Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart ... read more

Youth Violence on Decline, New Study Shows

Apr. 26, 2017 — Contrary to popular perception, a new study finds that youth violence is declining -- and at noteworthy rates. Between 2002 and 2014, researchers found a 29 percent decrease in the relative ... read more

Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans' Opioid Use Similar to That of Civilians

Apr. 25, 2017 — Opioid use among Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn veterans is roughly comparable to that of the general US population, suggests new ... read more

A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Apr. 25, 2017 — Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has proven its effectiveness in different types of psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Schizophrenia remains one of the leading causes ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have achieved a significant milestone in the effort to understand pathogens responsible for some of the world’s most deadly infectious ... read more

High Rate of Tumor Shrinkage Among Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Apr. 25, 2017 — Adding cisplatin to standard gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel drug treatment provided a very high rate of tumor shrinkage for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a pilot ... read more

Novel Phage Therapy Saves Patient With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have successfully used an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages -- viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria -- to treat a patient near death from a ... read more

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