Stanford researcher Justin Annes, MD, PhD, wants to know how to make more beta cells, those insulin-producing cells that live in the pancreas. More beta cells would make more insulin, and more self-made insulin would be a huge boon to millions of diabetics worldwide. He and others figured out a first step: how to make the […]Continue Reading ...
One of the most obvious changes that comes with aging is that people start doing things more slowly. Numerous studies have shown that aging also affects language processing. Even neurologically healthy people speak, retrieve words and read more slowly as they get older. But is this slowdown inevitable? Researchers from the Higher School of Economics […]Continue Reading ...
A team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are the first in the world to use a surgical robot to assist with a bilateral free flap breast reconstruction – a procedure in which tissue is taken from the lower abdomen – similar to a “tummy tuck” – and […]Continue Reading ...
Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life. In a study, Penn State researchers discovered five distinct classes or “profiles” among people with alcohol use disorder, with […]Continue Reading ...
Higher rates of alcohol use and drinking consequences are found among Hispanic American adolescents and adults who are more “Americanized,” according to a new study authored by Southern Methodist University (SMU) professor Priscilla Lui and her colleague, Byron Zamboanga, at Smith College. Using scientific research accumulated over the past 40 years, Lui and Zamboanga analyzed […]Continue Reading ...
When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But if you take more than what is recommended, the drug can damage your liver. That’s because when a component of the drug–a substructure referred to as an aniline–breaks down in the liver, it can produce toxic metabolites. […]Continue Reading ...
For the past 17 years, most scientists around the globe have been using the nucleic acid sequence, or genome, an assembly of DNA information, from primarily a single individual as a kind of “baseline” reference and human species representation for comparing genetic variety among groups of people. Known as the GRCh38 reference genome, it is […]Continue Reading ...
The American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics was held from Nov. 2 to 6 in Orlando, Florida, and attracted approximately 12,000 participants from around the world, including primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical specialists, and other health care professionals. The conference featured […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Machine learning of toxological big data can predict the toxicity of chemicals, and may be more reliable than animal testing, according to a study published in the September issue of Toxicological Sciences. Noting that the probability that an OECD guideline animal test would output the same result in a repeat test was 78 to 96 […]Continue Reading ...
Families of rural children with mild head injuries pay more for medical care and get less of it, a Washington State University analysis has found. Janessa M. Graves, an assistant professor of nursing at WSU Spokane, analyzed data on more than 380,000 children with mild traumatic brain injuries, which usually involve concussions. They account for […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 — A higher amount of screen time per day is associated with decreased psychological well-being in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the December issue of Preventive Medicine Reports. Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., from San Diego State University, and W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., from the University of Georgia […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists in Australia warned in September of the spread of a bacteria, staphylococcus epidermidis, immune to all known drugs Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in the European Union in 2015, according to new research published this week warning that superbugs were “threatening modern healthcare.” In a study published in the […]Continue Reading ...
British children with intellectual disabilities are more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution, according to a new Journal of Intellectual Disability Research study funded by Public Health England. The findings come from an analysis of data extracted from the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study, a nationally representative sample of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A major study of mortality across England led by University of Manchester data scientists blames socioeconomic deprivation for sharp rises in deaths among 22 to 44-year-olds living in the North of England. Professor Evan Kontopantelis, lead author of The Lancet Public Health paper published today, says the data reveals a profoundly […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai discovered that a non-treatable form of lethal heart rhythm responsible for sudden cardiac arrest is twice as likely to be found in patients with the most common form of heart failure–heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), compared to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The […]Continue Reading ...
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