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Study offers way to predict onset of lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation.

Overweight female kidney donors of childbearing age may have greater preeclampsia risk

Female kidney donors who are overweight may be at a greater risk for preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Enzyme discovery provides new horizon of therapeutic opportunities across disease spectrum

Doctors have long treated heart attacks, improved asthma symptoms, and cured impotence by increasing levels of a single molecule in the body: nitric oxide.

New smartphone app successfully enables remote monitoring of surgical wounds

A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.

CBT is cost-effective treatment in primary care setting, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using antidepressants, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

UCLA researchers describe herpes virus structure associated with Kaposi's sarcoma

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer.

DNA study sheds light on longstanding puzzle of cell division

Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division.

Scientists find how potential new eczema treatment could also alleviate asthma

Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma

Older hospitalized patients less likely to be tested for influenza

This year's flu season is shaping up to be an especially serious one, and it's important for clinicians to promptly recognize, diagnosis, and treat influenza in hospitalized patients, especially in vulnerable populations such as older individuals.

Researchers develop new mathematical tool to solve genetics challenge

Researchers developed a new mathematical tool to validate and improve methods used by medical professionals to interpret results from clinical genetic tests. The work was published this month in Genetics in Medicine.

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease

Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Tufts University School of Medicine and Cancer Center.

Study reveals key mechanism of how cancer metastasis happens

Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according to a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers.

Flu may pass to others through exhaled breath, study shows

It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study released today.

New review explores effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia

The head of the CU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia.

Childhood physical activity may have far-reaching implications

Childhood physical activity is related to long-term educational and labor market outcomes. According to Jaana Kari's dissertation, physically active children have better academic achievement at the end of compulsory basic education, and higher educational attainment and earnings as adult.

Study finds rise in number of adolescents receiving psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis

According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis.

Researchers test new anti-malaria medication

An international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases.

Consuming one hundred percent fruit juice does not alter blood sugar levels, study suggests

New evidence suggests that consuming 100% fruit juice does not significantly impact fasting blood insulin, fasting blood glucose, or insulin resistance.

Prebiotics could enhance the learning and memory skills of infants

This news article describes a recent study which showed that learning and memory skills could be enhanced by adding prebiotics to piglet feed.

Researchers develop adhesive materials to prevent bracket stains on teeth

Researchers from Valencia (Spain), London (England) and Sul (Brazil) have performed research to develop adhesive materials that will prevent white stains from appearing on the teeth of people who use brackets.

Flu can be spread without coughs and sneezes

A study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that it is easier to spread the influenza virus than was previously thought.

New initiative seeks to transform the way people live with dementia

Challenge Dementia, supported by Nesta, launches today as the first national search for next generation products, technologies and services that could transform the way people live with dementia helping them to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

AMSBIO offers isogenic panels of neuronal iPSC derivatives

For several years, neuroscience research using cell line and animal models of degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease has been challenged to translate results into in vivo conditions, whether for basic understanding of disease pathology or for the screening of targeted drug therapies.

MAST Isoplex DNA Lyo: New isothermal amplification kit using LAMP technology

MAST is pleased to announce the MAST ISOPLEX DNA Lyo which is a ready to use isothermal amplification kit using LAMP technology and is presented in a convenient lyophilized format.

MAST announces new AmpC, ESBL & Carbapenemase Detection Set - D72C

MAST are pleased to announce the latest addition to the MASTDISCS combi range – AmpC, ESBL & Carbapenemase Detection Set - D72C.

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