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New study shows how SNO reaction may contribute to Parkinson's disease

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:48:09 -0500

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction- which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution- may contribute to Parkinson's disease.



SITC releases first consensus recommendations on managing immunotherapy side effects

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:40:04 -0500

The first consensus recommendations on recognition and clinical management of immune-related side effects from cancer immunotherapy are published today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.



People who use indoor firing ranges at risk of lead poisoning

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:32:13 -0500

Indoor firing ranges may put hobby shooters, law enforcement officers and employees at risk from lead exposure, particularly if proper dust-control measures are not in place.



Researchers question exclusion of people with prior cancer history from clinical trials

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:27:40 -0500

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have found.



Palliative care services help cancer patients

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:21:57 -0500

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression.



Metabolites significantly affected in chronic kidney disease, study finds

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:59:07 -0500

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 1 in 7 people in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.



FDA approves first medical device system that can make adjustments to implanted lens after cataract surgery

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:55:05 -0500

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device system that can make small adjustments to the artificial lens' power after cataract surgery so that the patient will have better vision when not using glasses.



Food-related cues can nudge people to overeat, study suggests

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:47:08 -0500

The mouth-watering aroma of juicy burgers and crispy fries, and the eye-catching menu signs with delicious food pictures can tempt many hungry patrons to stop at fast-food restaurants.



Small protein modification can trigger invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, research finds

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:03 -0500

A small protein modification can trigger the aggressive migratory and invasive properties of prostate cancer cells, according to new research published on the cover of Oncotarget. The findings give greater insight into how cancers can move from one location in the body to another, and could help develop more effective therapies in the future.



Study finds improvement in men’s health and negative health trend among women

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:29:54 -0500

Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten in Sweden have studied health trends among women and men aged 25-34 from 1990-2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group.