While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates that these sleep characteristics are relatively accurate compared to one another, and they vary only slightly from objective sleep measures. Results show that when compared […]Continue Reading ...
Healthy white blood cells, called “T-cells,” play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma. That’s according to the results of a study led by Mayo Clinic hematologists Zhi Zhang Yang, M.D., and Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D., that was published in Cell Reports. T-cells are a key part of the immune system and […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have been advancing methods to generate insulin-producing beta cells from pluripotent stem cells (PSC) for the clinical treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, transplantation of these immature cells into patients poses substantial risks, namely the development of tumors (teratomas) and the growth of these stem cells into unwanted cell types. Pluripotent stem cells […]Continue Reading ...
Examples of T-score brain activity maps used for predicting compounds’ neuropharmacology. Credit: City University of Hong Kong Developing a new drug often takes years and costs hundreds of millions of dollars. A shortcut has now been reported in a study led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU), which can potentially reduce the time and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People sometimes suffer toxic side effects from drugs that help many others. Yale scientists have identified a surprising explanation—the gut microbiome. The research, published Feb. 8 in the journal Science, describes how bacteria in the gut can transform three drugs into harmful compounds. “If we can understand the microbiome’s contributions to […]Continue Reading ...
In collaboration with the universities of Miami, Columbia and San Francisco, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, CNRS, Collège de France, Sorbonne University and the University of Clermont Auvergne have managed to restore hearing in an adult mouse model of DFNB9 deafness – a hearing disorder that represents one of the most frequent cases of […]Continue Reading ...
Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers to develop snapshots of single-cell gene expression not only several times faster but also at much higher-resolution. Published in Nature Methods, this innovation by Yale mathematicians will reduce the […]Continue Reading ...
Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. A team of researchers from Australia, the U.K. and Sweden has found a possible method to test blood samples for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their testing system and its […]Continue Reading ...
Reviewed by Philip MelnikFeb 19 2019 Study reveals crucial developmental period for father’s ability to produce offspring From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn’t clear. Using new technology to reveal the 3D organization of […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school […]Continue Reading ...
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximately 10 percent of adults in the United States take these drugs for frequent heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given their prevalence, researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical […]Continue Reading ...
Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new research from Duke University and the National University of Singapore. The authors found pre-natal exposure to haze from forest fires led to a statistically significant 1.3-inch decrease in expected height […]Continue Reading ...
National Cancer Centre Singapore and Lucence Diagnostics announce first molecular test that selects immunotherapy for kidney cancer Immunotherapy drugs such as PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors represent the front-line treatment for kidney cancer. But immunotherapy is expensive, benefits only a subset of patients and is futile in the majority of patients. Now, researchers from National Cancer Centre […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers pinpoint how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease, hinting at what may drive symptoms in humans The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate […]Continue Reading ...
There is little debate over the importance of primary care physicians — the virtual quarterbacks on our medical teams running us toward the end zones in good health. New research now shows us just how important those primary care physicians are in what to many is the most important contest of all: prolonging our lives. […]Continue Reading ...
- Self-reported sleep duration is a useful tool to measure sleep in children, study suggests
- T-cells play key role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma
- Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species
- Researchers engineer stem cell with ‘suicide genes’ to induce cell death in all but beta cells
- Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time
- Shortcut strategy for screening compounds with clinical potentials for drug development
- Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease
- Microbiome could be culprit when good drugs do harm
- Prenatal exposure to forest fires causes stunted growth in children
- Gene therapy restores hearing in mice with congenital genetic deafness
- First molecular test predicts treatment response for kidney cancer
- New method for improved visualization of single-cell RNA- sequencing data
- Researchers capture altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson’s in mice
- A possible blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms show
- Primary care physicians associated with longevity, new research finds
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- Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis
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