• By News Medical   -   Feb 23, 2019

    NOVEL MRI SENSOR CAN PEER DEEP INTO THE BRAIN TO DETECT INTRACELLULAR CALCIUM ACTIVITY

    Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    ONE IN 13 CHILDREN AFFECTED BY PTSD, ACCORDING TO LANDMARK STUDY

    A new study has found that almost one in 13 young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma.

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    'HOLY HERB' IDENTIFIED AS A POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    Yerba santa, also known as the ‘Holy Herb', may have important implications for patients with Alzheimer's disease.

    Alzheimer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    THE GENE-EDITED TWINS BORN IN CHINA MAY HAVE ALTERED COGNITION AND MEMORY

    A new study has fuelled further concerns over the controversial gene-editing experiment that was performed in China last year.

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    INVASIVE SURGERIES COULD BE AVOIDED WITH NEW PACEMAKERS POWERED BY HEARTBEATS

    Researchers have developed a small, flexible, elastic skeleton bound to two piezoelectric composites, which uses the electrical activity...

    Power
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    HEART ATTACKS MORE LIKELY TO BE FATAL IN WOMEN AND RATES ARE RISING

    A recent study found that the heart attack rate is increasing in younger women and that fatalities for this gender are more common...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    MORNING WALKS COULD BE BETTER THAN DRUGS AT LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE

    According to a new study, just half-an-hour of walking in the morning could be as effective as medication at lowering blood pressure.

    Drugs
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    CPRIT AWARDS NEARLY $20 MILLION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was awarded $19.6 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute...

    Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    $1.5 MILLION GRANT TO DEVELOP OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM FOR JAIL DETAINEES

    In what could serve as a model for tackling one of the nation's top public health crises, a University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    FDA'S NEW PROPOSED RULE WOULD UPDATE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS IN THE U.S

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products...

    Food, Drugs
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NOVOSTIA RAISES CHF 6.5 MILLION TO ADVANCE ITS AORTIC, MITRAL HEART VALVE TO CLINICAL TRIALS

    Novostia announces that it raised CHF 6.5 million from private investors to advance its disruptive aortic and mitral heart valve to...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    UVA SCIENTIST RECEIVES $1 MILLION AWARD TO MAP OUT SUBMICROSCOPIC WORLD

    A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has received a prestigious three-year, $1 million award from the William...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    STUDY FINDS OUT SIMILARITY IN FUNCTION BETWEEN HEALTHY RETINA CELL AND TUMOR CELL

    How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks....

    Tumors, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NEW CELLULAR ATLAS COULD PROVIDE A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO BLINDING DISEASES

    When it comes to understanding how neurons connect to form circuits in the brain, scientists for decades have turned to the retina...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NEW DESIGN GUIDANCE COULD ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE-SENSING NANOMATERIALS

    Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    FIRST MOTOR-CONTROLLED HEART VALVES IMPLANTED BY MAINZ UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

    Patients of the Mainz University Medical Center with heart valve disease have recently been able to benefit from a new treatment option...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NEW STUDY EXPLAINS WHY SOME PATIENTS REPORT PHANTOM SENSATIONS AFTER LIMB AMPUTATION

    After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion...

    Brain
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    BREAST CANCER STUDY: FAMILY-HISTORY-BASED MODELS PERFORM BETTER THAN NON-FAMILY-HISTORY BASED MODELS

    A team of researchers led by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Professor Mary Beth Terry, PhD, evaluated four commonly...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    TRANSPARENCY ON HEALTHCARE PRICES PLAYED KEY ROLE IN ARIZONA HEALTH SYSTEM'S TURNAROUND

    Efforts to understand costs and openly share information on healthcare prices played a key role in a major Arizona health system's...

  • By News Medical   -   Feb 22, 2019

    ICHE'S REVIEWS ON SURGICAL INFECTIONS, UNNECESSARY URINE TESTS, AND NURSES' ROLE IN ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP

    Changes to standard urine orders in a computer physician order entry system, resulted in a 45% reduction in unnecessary urine cultures...