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Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:31:19 -0500

Cracking the German Enigma code is considered to be one of the decisive factors that hastened Allied victory in World War II. Starting with clues derived from espionage, computer scientists were able to work out the rules that turned a string of gibberish characters into plain German, providing life-saving and war-shortening intelligence.



Targeted lung cancer treatments may benefit smokers and non-smokers alike

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:20:30 -0500

Smokers are less likely than non-smokers to have lung cancers caused by targetable genetic changes. But a study published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research shows that when they do, smokers benefit just as much as non-smokers from targeted treatments.



Fear compromises the health, well-being of immigrant families, survey finds

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:33:00 -0500

Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before.



Belgian researchers create transplantable artificial ovary prototype

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:29:55 -0500

Belgian researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.



Minority people less likely to see dermatologist for psoriasis treatment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:22:53 -0500

Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment.



Nanotextured surfaces kill bacteria without harming mammalian cells

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:48 -0500

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells.



IPM begins first clinical trial of vaginal rings to prevent HIV in women

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:03:28 -0500

The nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides announced today the start of the first clinical trial of vaginal rings designed to slowly release the antiretroviral drug dapivirine over three months to prevent HIV in women.



Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:57:05 -0500

The common view of type 2 diabetes as an old person's disease is becoming seriously outdated in step with the increasing number of persons under the age of 45 who develop the disease.



Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:50:10 -0500

For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being presented during the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.



Survey shows prevalence of diarrhea in people living with HIV

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:40:55 -0500

Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a human health company developing and commercializing novel gastrointestinal prescription products from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jaguar Health, Inc., today released the results of a survey of 350 people living with HIV and AIDS on "Talking to Your Doctor About Symptoms".