Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:49:51 -0500A new discovery by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune system are best suited to fight cancer.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:07:01 -0500Deep brain stimulation might alter the brain circuits that drive anorexia nervosa symptoms and help improve patients’ mental and physical health, according to a small study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:57:05 -0500Data presented today on Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever at the International Stroke Conference in Houston demonstrate that the results from the four pivotal randomized controlled trials – SOLITAIRE FR With the Intention For Thrombectomy as PRIMary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Proximal Occlusion Ischemic Stroke, EXtending the Time for Thrombolysis in Emergency Neurological Deficits - Intra-Arterial and Endovascular Revascularization With Solitaire Device Versus Best Medical Therapy in Anterior Circulation Stroke Within 8 Hours – can be replicated in U.S. centers, in a pragmatic, real-world setting reconfirming the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy in patients suffering acute ischemic stroke (AIS).
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:31:43 -0500Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:06:37 -0500The genetic material of an organism encodes the instructions that guide its development. These codes are not written in stone; they can change or mutate any time during the life of the organism.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:58:09 -0500Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. In their report published online in Cancer Discovery, the team also identifies potential targets for future treatments.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:42:39 -0500Here's some good news if you are female: Research published online in The FASEB Journal, shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter long-term behavior and learning, and can even "rescue" females from the negative effects on behavior resulting from a poor maternal diet during pregnancy.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:33:36 -0500An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may explain why susceptibility to one of the disorders could place individuals at lower risk for the other, according to the results of a study published today in the journal npj Schizophrenia.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:28:00 -0500In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:20:02 -0500Early this year, about 30 neuroscientists and computer programmers got together to improve their ability to read the human mind.