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The Medical News

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Fred Hutch scientists make important step in identifying specific T cells to fight against cancer

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:49:51 -0500

A 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.

Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:07:01 -0500

Deep 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.

New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:57:05 -0500

Data 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).

Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could accelerate cognitive decline for some patients

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:31:43 -0500

Donepezil, 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.

Scientists unravel mechanism of rare, early phenomenon that can affect human development

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:06:37 -0500

The 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.

MGH researchers discover regulators of gene expression programs in medulloblastoma

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:58:09 -0500

Massachusetts 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.

Adolescent female offspring could be rescued from negative effects of poor maternal diet during pregnancy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:42:39 -0500

Here'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.

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:33:36 -0500

An 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.

Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:28:00 -0500

In 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.

Princeton-Intel collaboration builds new software to decode brain scans

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:20:02 -0500

Early this year, about 30 neuroscientists and computer programmers got together to improve their ability to read the human mind.