Research in mice indicates that there’s a sensitive period for reversing social deficits in tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic condition that commonly includes autism spectrum disorder. IN the model, the TSC1 gene was deleted only in cerebellar Purkinje cells, which have been implicated in autism. Credit: Peter Tsai New research on autism has found, in […]Continue Reading ...
For decades, emergency surgery has been considered the first-line treatment for appendicitis in order to remove the inflamed appendix quickly before it bursts and sends infection throughout the body. But recently, new scientific studies out of Europe are showing positive results for the use of antibiotics alone as an alternative treatment. Now, a study by Stanford […]Continue Reading ...
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions and sensory and behavioral abnormalities. Research in genetics and brain imaging suggests that abnormalities in the development of the brain concerning, in particular, the formation of neural networks and the functioning of synapses could be involved in the onset of ASD. […]Continue Reading ...
Treating appendicitis with antibiotics as an alternative to surgical removal of the inflamed organ was found to be more costly in the long term and result in higher rates of hospital readmissions, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “People treated with antibiotics alone have a higher chance of coming […]Continue Reading ...
Preeclampsia affects 5 to 10 percent of all pregnancies — more than 8 million a year worldwide — and claims the lives of 76,000 mothers and a half-million babies each year. The condition causes hypertension and an abnormal amount of protein in the urine, which can lead to organ failure, stroke and brain damage, and […]Continue Reading ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “Eisai”) announced that Biogen presented results at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) meeting, in Barcelona, Spain, from the recent 36- and 48-month analyses of the ongoing long-term extension (LTE) of the Phase 1b […]Continue Reading ...
With age, our tissues lose their function and capacity to regenerate after being damaged. A study published today in Cell by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico of the Center for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG) explains how dermal fibroblasts age. The main conclusion drawn is […]Continue Reading ...
A study from a group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may reduce the concern that elevating levels of urate, an approach being investigated to treat several neurodegenerative disorders, could increase the risk of hypertension. The study authors – several of whom previously conducted a phase 2 trial finding that the drug inosine safely elevated […]Continue Reading ...
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely to make people seriously ill, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Based on an analysis of nearly 3,800 U.S. outbreaks from 2009 to 2016, the research confirms several factors that […]Continue Reading ...
A study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging examines the neural signatures of restricted and repetitive behaviors in infancy A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD. The study is published in Biological […]Continue Reading ...
Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighborhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Achieving high follow-up rates for a difficult-to-track violently injured emergency department population is feasible. That is the finding of a study to be published in the November 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The Flint Youth Injury (FYI) Study, a prospective study, demonstrated that […]Continue Reading ...
A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Researchers defined serious heart problems as the combined rate of heart attacks, stroke and heart-related deaths. Although hundreds of […]Continue Reading ...
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers seek to identify the relationship between insurance coverage and the mortality rate of patients transferred between hospitals. Recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine Insurance Coverage Predicts Mortality in Patients Transferred Between Hospitals: a Cross-Sectional Study, found that patients without insurance are more likely to be transferred […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for the polio-like illness causing paralysis in children, called acute flaccid myelitis. But a new study shows no signal of efficacy for one potential treatment, the antidepressant fluoxetine. The study is published in the November 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy […]Continue Reading ...
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