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Treatment Improved Overall Survival in Elderly Patients With Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Apr. 27, 2017 — Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no ... read more

Blood Test Predicts Kids at Risk for Dengue Shock Syndrome

Apr. 27, 2017 — The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can ... read more

Physical Activity Helps to Counteract Weight Gain from Obesity-Causing Gene Variant

Apr. 27, 2017 — Physical activity can reduce the weight-gaining effects of the genetic variant that carries the greatest risk of obesity, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments -- even in the absence of skeletal ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually ... read more

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Expectant Mothers' Melanoma Risk

Apr. 27, 2017 — Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are not pregnant, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from ... read more

Underdiagnoses of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Findings Suggest

Apr. 27, 2017 — Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care ... read more

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

Strong Parent Connections Enhance Children's Ability to Develop Healthy Response to Stress

Apr. 27, 2017 — Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data from more than ... read more

Legal Marijuana Stores Lead to Increases in Property Crime

Apr. 27, 2017 — Legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — An annual survey shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Putting a turbo engine into an old car gives it an entirely new life -- suddenly it can go further, faster. That same idea is now being applied to neuroscience, with a software wrapper that can be ... read more

A Quarter of Nursing Home Residents Are Colonized With Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 27, 2017 — The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and ... 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

When Students Pay Attention in Class, Their Brains Are in Sync

Apr. 27, 2017 — When people in a group are engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show similar patterns. That's the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Worry -- it does a body good. And, the mind as well. A new paper argues there's an upside to ... read more

Mushrooms Get Defensive

Apr. 27, 2017 — Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as scientists have now ... read more

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