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MDI Biological Laboratory investigator awarded NIH grant for research on peripheral neuropathy

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:43:52 -0400

The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to study the molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of cancer chemotherapy causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, temperature sensitivity and numbness in the extremities.



ACP praises court’s decision to block Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:21:26 -0400

The American College of Physicians today praised this morning's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholding a lower court ruling halting the proposed $54 billion insurance merger between Anthem and Cigna.



New citizen science project aims to teach the public how to conduct climate research

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:12:46 -0400

A new citizen science project in Abisko in northern Sweden aims to teach the public how we do climate change science while collecting valuable data.



Study finds increased interest for cosmetic surgery among teens involved in bullying

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:02:02 -0400

Adolescents who are involved in bullying--victims and perpetrators alike--are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.



Scientists launch new virtual platform to aid global search for treatment of leukemia

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:33:00 -0400

Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the world.



Couple-based interventions can help women cope with premenstrual distress

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:28:52 -0400

A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).



New book offers guidance on how to deliver systematic approaches in forensic music therapy

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:27:00 -0400

‘The Clinician's Guide to Forensic Music Therapy’ by Dr Stella Compton Dickinson and Dr Laurien Hakvoort, is the first book to offer clear, evidence-based manuals for forensic music therapists in the treatment and recovery of men and women in secure hospitals and prisons.



German scientists unravel defense strategy of mushrooms against insect larvae

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:24:10 -0400

Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as German scientists have now discovered.



Different doses of resistance exercises could aid recovery from infection, injury

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:20:00 -0400

Having your healthcare professional prescribe you a dose of bench presses to ward off an infection or help heal an injury may sound like shonky healthcare but could actually be the advice of the near future, according to Griffith University scientists.



Actress Kiruna Stamell argues about gene editing with Dr Christopher Gyngell

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:18:31 -0400

Two papers published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, debate gene editing and the health of future generations.