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Saturday 8th December 2018

Middle aged men in lyrca on the rise but 'Mamils' confined to weekends, affluent suburb

(University of Sydney) The number of middle-aged Australian men who cycle on weekends has doubled in recent years, but the rise of the so-called 'Mamils' (middle aged men in lyrca) is confined to men in more affluent suburbs, says research in today's Medical Journal of Australia.

Thursday 6th December 2018

Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Research on the differing drug response patterns of leukemia stem cells and blasts may show why some attempts to treat are not successful and why some patients relapse.

New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer's disease

(Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation) A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the December 7, 2018 online issue of Neurology®.

Elucidating protein-protein interactions & designing small molecule inhibitors

(Bentham Science Publishers) To carry out wide range of cellular functionalities, proteins often associate with one or more proteins in a phenomenon known as Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI). Experimental and computational approaches were applied on PPIs in order to determine the interacting partners, and also to understand how an abnormality in such interactions can become the principle cause of...

A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

(Lund University) For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering contribution for applying direct reprogramming for inducing immunity. Importantly, the finding opens up the possibility of developing novel dendritic cell-b...

UC San Diego researcher gets $4 million NCI award to study cancer drug resistance, spread

(University of California - San Diego) David Cheresh, Distinguished Professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, received a $4.2 million National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award to continue his research into cancer's ability to overcome stress, gain drug resistance and metastasize.

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes' appeal to kids

(Cornell University) New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs.

Researchers explore what's behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet.

Study highlights correlations between violent death and substance use

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Consumption of alcohol or at least one drug was associated with over half the violent deaths that occurred in São Paulo City in the period analyzed.

Carnegie Mellon researchers probe hydrogen bonds using new technique

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development of better catalysts for use in a wide range of fields. The findings were published as a 'Very Important Paper' in the ...

Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces

(Association for Psychological Science) Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Researchers evaluate pMSCs sheets for engineered repair and regeneration of heart tissue

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds.

Modest increases indicate ongoing job growth for Americans with disabilities

(Kessler Foundation) 'President Bush understood that hiring people with disabilities benefits employers and our economy, as well as the individuals who gain greater independence,' noted Dr. O'Neill. 'When more employers recognize that they can rely on employees with disabilities, more job seekers with disabilities will effectively compete for jobs. Let's encourage employers across the nation to ra...

Double the stress slows down evolution

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics more slowly if they also have to defend themselves against predators.

One out of 3 rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization

(University of Barcelona) One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricultural activity and territory urbanization. This environmental problem will affect hydric ecosystems due global warming, the growing use of water and the exploitation of soil natural resources.

DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish

(University of Maine) Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides -- including DDT -- in the meltwater.

Study: Damning evidence of dam's impacts on rainforest birds

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has caused the local bird population to collapse.

LSU researchers present at world's largest earth and space sciences conference

(Louisiana State University) LSU faculty and students will present more than 80 research talks, posters, press conferences and events at the largest Earth and space sciences conference in the world, the American Geophysical Union, or AGU. From Dec. 10-14, more than 20,000 scientists will convene in Washington, D.C., for the centennial AGU Fall Meeting. Researchers from multiple disciplines across ...

Some people uncomfortable discontinuing cancer screening even when benefit is low

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study finds 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended screening colonoscopies were uncomfortable with the idea of stopping these screenings when the benefit was expected to be low for them personally.

Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy associated with fewer pills dispensed

(JAMA Network) An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for gynecologic cancer, without changes in postoperative pain scores, complications or increases in prescription refill requests. Under the protocol, patients having ambulatory or minimally invasive surgery weren't prescribed opioid...

Increasing statins dose and patient adherence could save more lives

(Imperial College London) Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors.

Bacterial 'sleeper cells' evade antibiotics and weaken defense against infection

(Imperial College London) New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and stopping recurrence of the bacterial infection.

Mayo-led study: Drug reduces hot flashes, improves breast cancer survivor quality of life

(Mayo Clinic) Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in women who are unable to take hormone replacement therapy, including breast cancer survivors. These findings were presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Reproduction: From Hippocrates to IVF

(University of Cambridge) A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today.

Planning processes for Chicago's 606 Trail spawned gentrification, study finds

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a paper published in the journal Cities, Alessandro Rigolon, a professor of recreation, sport and tourism at the University of Illinois, and University of Colorado urban and regional planning professor Jeremy Nemeth examined the planning processes associated with the 606 Trail and conclude that these processes may have made gentrification the most li...


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