January 4, 2017 at 2:26 AM UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years. The secret lies in a chemical called Piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including […]Continue Reading ...
January 24, 2017 at 2:40 AM A new study indicates that yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes. Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial show that neither 12 weeks of yoga nor 12 weeks of aerobic exercise had a statistically […]Continue Reading ...
September 25, 2014 at 7:43 AM Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have developed a novel one-step process using, for the first time in these types of syntheses, potassium superoxide (KO2) to rapidly form oxide nanoparticles from simple salt solutions in water. “Typically, the synthesis of oxide nanoparticles […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2016 at 3:04 PM More than 36 million people worldwide, including 1.2 million in the U.S., are living with an HIV infection. Today’s anti-retroviral cocktails block how HIV replicates, matures and gets into uninfected cells, but they can’t eradicate the virus. Mike Kent, a researcher in Sandia National Laboratories’ Biological and Engineering Sciences […]Continue Reading ...
September 3, 2007 at 7:08 AM The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has warned women against cosmetic procedures advertised as “vaginal rejuvenation,” “designer vaginoplasty”, “revirgination” and “G-spot amplification”. The ACOG says such procedures are not medically necessary and are not guaranteed to be safe as there is little known about their potential complications, […]Continue Reading ...
September 17, 2013 at 4:07 AM LSO Medical SAS, a leading French laser manufacturer for aesthetic and surgical applications, and GME German Medical Engineering GmbH, a German company developing and marketing laser applications, announced today the formation of a strategic partnership. LSO will market GME’s dermatologic product line in France. The partnership LSO Medical-GME aims […]Continue Reading ...
February 23, 2016 at 5:44 AM Researchers at Hiroshima University have opened the door to finding a new class of cancer-causing genetic variations. Using a combination of pre-existing electronic databases and their own experiments with cancerous and healthy cells, researchers linked stomach (gastric) and prostate cancer to a specific type of DNA called transcribed-ultraconserved regions […]Continue Reading ...
January 4, 2016 at 12:19 AM MUSC researchers received a $1.68 million National Institutes of Health grant to explore a better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, with the hopes that it also may shed light on a future cure for patients with type 1 diabetes. Hongjun Wang, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Department […]Continue Reading ...
April 4, 2007 at 11:18 AM Zinc sulfate, a supplement thought to be helpful in regaining the sense of taste for some head and neck cancer patients after radiation therapy, has been found to have no significant impact on preventing or curing taste alteration, according to a study released today in the International Journal for […]Continue Reading ...
June 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM A simple eye test may someday offer an effective way to identify patients who are at high risk for stroke, say researchers at the University of Zurich. They showed that a test called ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) can reliably detect carotid artery stenosis (CAS), a condition that clogs or […]Continue Reading ...
March 9, 2015 at 2:02 AM A letrozole pill once a week restored fertility in obese, infertile men and led to their partners giving birth to two full-term, healthy babies, according to a new study from Canada. The results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. “To our […]Continue Reading ...
November 2, 2016 at 5:22 AM While the average hospital saw 30-day readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients drop by about 14 percent, some hospitals had reductions as much as 32 percent after implementing a new quality improvement program, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the […]Continue Reading ...
January 3, 2017 at 6:45 AM Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including “precocious puberty,” and promote breast cancer. Associate Professor Kendall Nettles led the study on the Florida […]Continue Reading ...
May 3, 2006 at 5:40 PM Newborn babies who are diagnosed with and treated for jaundice are no more likely than other babies to suffer long-term developmental problems, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente’s Division […]Continue Reading ...
December 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a new probe that allows them to image these molecules without using any chemical or radioactive labels. Currently the gold standard approach to imaging molecules in the brain is to tag them with radioactive probes. […]Continue Reading ...
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