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International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in US

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing. These 'reproductive tourists' are more likely, compared to Americans, to use egg donors and carriers and genetically screen early embryos.



Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problems

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Helsinki) It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate.



Researchers 'drug the undruggable' through unique collaboration

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Liverpool) A new study published in Nature, conducted by an alliance between industry and academia involving the University of Liverpool, highlights a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be 'undruggable'.



An international consortium identifies the breast cancer patients who would benefit from a treatment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) This new knowledge may be key to the early detection of patients who would benefit from zoledronic acid and those who should be spared, and it may accelerate the administration of the first preventive treatment of metastasis.



Patients suffering injuries in low & middle-income countries have higher prevalence of HIV

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Bentham Science Publishers) Patients suffering injuries in low and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of HIV than baseline populations and HIV Infection may be associated with greater risk of post-injury mortality.



MDC receives funding to collaborate on Human Cell Atlas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin is participating as a research partner in the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has now announced that it will provide financial support for the HCA's sub-project 'Towards a Human Cardiac Cell Atlas.'



Scientists reveal 'superbug's' artillery

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Monash University) Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having the highest level threat to human health. The image identifies the 'nanomachine' used by the highly virulent bacteria to secrete toxins, pointing the way for drug design targeting this.



World first: scientists find where HIV 'hides' to evade detection by the immune system

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) In a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious HIV 'hides' in the human body to evade detection by the immune system.



Clinical Study success for novel contact lens device to improve glaucoma treatment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Liverpool) A novel contact lens device developed by University of Liverpool engineers to improve the treatment of glaucoma has been found to reliably track pressure changes in the eye and be wearable by people who took part in its first clinical study.



Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - San Diego) A study by UC San Diego biologists uncovered a new mechanism linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. Through large-scale genomic analyses, the researchers discovered that 'mutant p53' amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading to increases in the invasive behavior of cancer. Thus, rather than fighting tumor growth, mutant forms of p53 appear to be tapping into the body's immune response system to fuel pro-inflammatory responses that increase cancer growth.



Benson Hill launches gene editing system

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Benson Hill Biosystems) Benson Hill Biosystems launched Edit, powered by CropOS™, the first complete genome editing system made accessible to partners for the development of improved crops. The Edit system combines the analytical power of Benson Hill's CropOS™ computational platform to identify genetic targets with a robust portfolio of novel nucleases. Edit is designed to leverage natural plant genetic diversity to optimize characteristics such as flavor profiles, nutrient-density, and environmental sustainability with greater speed and precision.



When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addiction

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Waterloo) Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.



Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois College of Engineering) A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card.



Leading medical organizations issue recommendations regarding hepatitis C in pregnancy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) National medical organizations jointly issue new recommendations regarding Hepatitis C in pregnancy.



Feel fuller, longer with mushrooms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Mushroom Council) A new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite indicates that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness after the mushroom breakfast compared to the meat breakfast.



UMN Medical School's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) receives NIH R01 grant

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Minnesota Medical School) The University of Minnesota Medical School's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging to understand Alzheimer's disease in the context of the aging brain.



More teens than ever aren't getting enough sleep

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(San Diego State University) Researchers found that about 40 percent of adolescents in 2015 slept less than 7 hours a night, which is 58 percent more than in 1991 and 17 percent more than in 2009. They further learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got. Teens who spent 5 hours a day online were 50 percent more likely to not sleep enough than their peers who only spent an hour online each day.



IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) New tests provide more detailed information about organisms associated with infectious diarrhea, but may require infectious disease expertise to interpret them.



Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseases

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(MediaSource) In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have performed the first meta-analysis of all induced pluripotent stem cell models for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and created an atlas of how cell characteristics are linked to their genotype.



People with and without mental health conditions receive preventive care at similar rates

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Kaiser Permanente) People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder received preventive health screenings at rates similar to or higher than people without mental illnesses, according to a study of more than 800,000 patients published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.



Mathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Complete elimination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) presents a challenge due to latent viral reservoirs within the body that can help re-establish infection. In a paper publishing this week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, researchers propose a mathematical model that investigates the effects of drug parameters and dosing schedules on HIV latent reservoirs and viral load dynamics.



Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Cardiology) Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai.



WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department.



Researchers demonstrate new ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronics

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Two UA materials science and engineering researchers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule. Their findings, reported in Nature Communications, may enhance selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronic devices.



Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Society of Hematology) The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).