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Researchers identify fifteen genes that determine our facial features

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:42:28 -0500

Researchers from KU Leuven and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics.



Emergency nurses experience regular verbal and physical abuse

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:39:26 -0500

The first ever review of the experience of hospital A&E staff reveals that they have resigned themselves to patient violence and aggression.



Researchers find high risk of suicide among unaccompanied refugee minors

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:18:57 -0500

In a report written on behalf of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have concluded that the risk of suicide among unaccompanied refugee minors and young adults in 2017 was nine times higher than the equivalent figure for the same age group in the Swedish population.



Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:03:13 -0500

Increasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder with dysfunction of the brain's cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. In a new study, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital used stem cell technology to create cerebellar cells known as Purkinje cells from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic syndrome that often includes ASD-like features.



Liquid biopsies could be used as new predictive marker for metastatic TNBC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:46:02 -0500

A clinically relevant "liquid biopsy" test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer, according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.



Researchers reveal potential biological roots behind individuality

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:43:00 -0500

Scientists have studied the system that controls age-appropriate behavior and discovered a certain element of variation that may contribute to a species’ survival from an evolutionary point of view.



Researchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s disease

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:27:19 -0500

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.



Early childhood immune signature predicts risk of developing asthma later on

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:21:46 -0500

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells.



Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:58:00 -0500

A new survey has found that one in six parents are likely to postpone their children’s dental care visits until the age of 4 or older.



Research finds rising trend in incidence of merkel cell carcinoma

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:47:38 -0500

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma. But while it may not be as common as other skin cancers, MCC is highly aggressive and often deadly -; and it's also becoming more common, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego.