Month: June 2017

 

Genetic differences may play role in vision impairment, eye abnormalities of some astronauts

Researchers have found that genetic variation may increase susceptibility of some astronauts to develop higher-than-normal carbon dioxide levels in the blood, which may contribute to eye abnormalities, including grooved bands on the retina in the eye and swelling of the optic nerve.

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UTA researchers recommend evaluation of DCD in children with autism

UTA researchers are recommending in a new study that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder should be checked for developmental coordination disorder since the two maladies are linked.

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Study finds psychosocial risk factors, unexplained bruising in fatal or near-fatal child abuse cases

Analysis of fatal and near-fatal physical abuse cases of children under 4 years of age revealed that psychosocial risk factors in the home, such as criminal history, were present in all cases.

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Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior

Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition in healthy humans have been identified.

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Exercise does not stimulate drive to eat for vast majority of people, findings suggest

Some people believe that exercise cannot help them control body weight, as it automatically stimulates hunger and energy intake.

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Perceived side effects to Tamoxifen making many quit breast cancer drug

According to a new study by a team of researchers led by the Queen Mary University of London, women who have been prescribed Tamoxifen as a cancer preventive are failing to take the medicine owing to perceived side effects from the drug. Some of the symptoms that they report as distressing are caused naturally by the disease condition rather than the drug explain researchers.

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Researchers discover protein that makes stem cells into perfect allrounders

Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered the protein that enables natural embryonic stem cells to form all body cells.

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New technique reveals extracellular matrix structure of organs and tumors

A world of details revealed?Cells which are organized together to form tissues rely on the extracellular matrix as a foundation for attachment, to arrange themselves properly and to sense how to behave when their environment changes.

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Scientists use supercomputers to test new techniques for early cancer detection

An important factor in fighting cancer is the speed at which the disease can be identified, diagnosed and treated.

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Proteins impeding antitumor immunity could be ‘Achilles heel’ of some cancers

By comparing variations in protein expression in tumor samples from a single melanoma patient, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center say their findings have the potential to reveal some of the mechanisms underlying response or resistance to immunotherapy drugs.

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